Saturday, December 31, 2011

Let it Rip Tonight...

You don't need an over rated meaningless holiday to cut loose do you?  Here's to everyone that stopped by this blog, bought me a drink, loaned me a tool , gave me a hand, offered advice, bought a shirt, sold me a part, gave me a lift, dropped me off, let me ride, said hello, sent me stickers, gave directions, patted me on the back, kicked me in the ass, or let me sleep on their floor (or in their tent). Happy New Year! We've all been good all year long so let's have some fun tonight. See you at Marcel's.

One Thing...

...leads to another.  What started out as a smoking rear cylinder and just a broken ring repair has turned into a total rebuild.  Check both pics of the pistons, notice the top one is missing the cross brace inside it that the second one has.  Also notice all the chipping on the undersides of both pistons.  It looks like the cross brace broke off and fell into the crankcase.  The flywheels probably shot the random pieces of the brace up into the bottom of the pistons from time to time badly chipping them.  So now it's out with the cases so they can be split to look for more damage.  The rear cylinder also took a beating due to the piston losing it's cross brace, it's actually funnel shaped (20 over at the base 40 over at the top) as is the top of the cylinder which explains the smoking rear cylinder.  Fun stuff. Thanks to Greasy Dave for the spare set of hands and the giant brain this afternoon.  Happy New Year.

Makin' Stuff...

I had a chance to run up north and spend a little time with Gene this holiday season.  Of course we ended up in his cozy little shop for two days filled with all that cool old racing hardware talking bikes, life and women.  Great times. I also got a chance to build a little shift bracket for the rear sets on the Bonnepan.  There is just about nothing better in this world then makin' stuff - and spending time with good friends.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tank You...

...whoever painted this back in the 70's!  Every now and then ebay comes in handy.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Get Your Jolly On!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Daily Sled #253

One from Gene's epic collection of HD racing hardware.

Manlove...'s not for the faint of heart.  Meant to post this pic from Greasy Dave's B-day party a while back but lost it in the shuffle.  Happy B-day brother.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ode to Bronson

Watched T.C.B again last night with a little Thai food and a some Burnett's.  A good watch even the second time around.  The only issue with the accuracy of the recreation above is the Grand Teton backdrop.  Having said that the only local that can give Nor-cal a run for it's money is Jackson Wyoming. In my opinion two of the most beautiful places on earth.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cycle Porn #217

Bike by Ace. Pic by Jack Rindow. Cropped and PS by me.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Professor Potter

"Ignorance is a powerful tool if applied at the right time, even usually surpassing knowledge." - E.J.Potter

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Staging at Walter's place in NJ for the ride into the Invitational. About as much fun as I've had in a 48 hour period.

Zen Moment

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beyond the Box...

...lie strange things like single cylinder Knuckle's. It a good place, a fresh place. Click the post tittle for more goodness from the Daikoube blog.

Our Daily Sled #252

The three most important things in motorcycle building - proportions, proportions, proportions.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rio Grande

One of my favorite places on earth. I took these two shots on the Rio Grande gorge bridge about 2 seconds apart, one facing West the other East. There are only a few places that I have been to that instantly felt like home the moment I put foot to ground. Jackson, Wyoming - Northern California and Taos, New Mexico above.

T Minus