I've cut back big time on my street riding over the last couple of years and the Thruxton has seen practically no riding over the last 2 years. I contemplated selling it over the winter time and came really close to letting it go, but my wife talked me out of it and I'm pretty … Continue reading Triumph Thruxton Track Prep
A few weeks back Adam's SR250 was wrapped up. I think it turned out pretty awesome and its a ton of fun to beat around on. BIKEBOUND picked it up on their blog after seeing it on instagram. You can check it out here. Alot of the process has already been captured, but I'll hit … Continue reading 1982 Yamaha SR250 Scrambler
It seems that I have lost many of my disassembly photos of the 1967 BSA 441 when I transferred over to the new iPhone X. On the plus side though, most of what was on there is not going back. I finally settled on the route for restoration for this bike. I have always liked … Continue reading BSA Repli-racer Beginning
I know it has been quite a bit since the last post. It seems that a 9-5 really limits my shop time. But over the last couple weeks, I have been working on a bit of a fun project. Several years ago, I bought a 1984 Moto Guzzi V65C with the expectation of trying to … Continue reading HOORAY BEER!
After some significant time at work, I was able to get after the Matchless project some more. I was not the best at doing before/during/after photos. But there are some to see how all of it was accomplished. By the time I remembered to take photos, I had already had one fork leg apart. For … Continue reading Front Suspension Rebuild Part 1: Disassembly
It has been a while since anything has been posted. I just started a new job which has severely limited my time in the garage and also hampered any updates that I might have. Recently, I have been working on getting the stock RZ wheel to mate to the '86 GSXR front end, but those … Continue reading An addition to the collection….
One of the other motorbikes in my collection is a 1955 Matchless G80CS. In its origin, it was designed for early moto cross racing. In fact, Bud Edkins (the man who did the jump in "The Great Escape") was a Matchless factory rider in the early 50's. The G80 was a 500cc single cylinder motor. … Continue reading Matchless Engine Vapor Blasting
About 2 years ago I picked up a 1978 Triumph Bonneville T140E from the bar owner I knew back in college. A little bit of elbow grease and some homemade gaskets for the carb and the bike was up and running. I had it for about a year, before an ad on craigslist came up … Continue reading 1988 Yamaha RZ350 Disassembly
2005 Triumph Thruxton R Chassis/Suspension Mods: Triumph Daytona Forks Free Spirits Triple Tree Ohlins rear shocks Yamaha R6 monobloc calipers Brembo Mastercylinder Carrozzeria Wheels 17×3.5″ front 17×5″ rear LSL Steering dampener Frame has been detabbed and passenger pegs removed Engine Mods: TPUSA built 988cc motor - 92WHP Keihin FCR39 carburetors D&D TT full exhaust Remapped … Continue reading 2005 Triumph Thruxton R
In May of 2011, I bought my first bike a 2005 Triumph Thruxton in Caspian Blue. This was after much deliberation on wanting an older bike because of the style and wanting a newer bike because of the reliability. All the while trying to get enough performance that I would keep the motorbike long term, … Continue reading First Bike and First Build