Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Sucks

No, I haven't completely given up on this blog.  I just need to slow down and get some computer issues resolved. This hasn't been real high on the priority list either since all 3 of my cars decided to unleash motionless problems all within a 3 day period.  Two are back strong and the third will be this week.  Once I sort out the computer issues, I can sort and edit photos and tell stories of riding my bike with a frozen seat and a frozen helmet and how awesome summer is and how much winter sucks!  

It also appears like many others that Instagram has become the new daily wake up routine to all things cool kid chopperific and blog posts are dwindling down.  I'll say this much about all that, I started doing this blog just for my own outlet and will continue to do so.  It's cool that others check it out and some even like it, but mostly it's just an online scrap book of sorts and I like going back and seeing the evolution of it and checking out old photos periodically. Nothing more, nothing less, for me anyhow. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Excuse the delay...

I've been living, making memories, my laptop just ain't jiving and I haven't slowed down to clean it up.  I will resume the regular posts and meaningless diatribe shortly.  Until then, carry on, raise hell, and get out and ride your bikes.  Ride 'em, don't hide 'em. 

Here's some shots of some random adventures, antics, trips, and storytelling in no particular order.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Big wheel keep on turnin'...

"This is the way we do "Proud Mary"

I left a good job in the city
Working for the man night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying bout the way things might have been

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burnin"

They spin now.  They need some more attention, but until I get a few more pieces just "One piece at a time" well, it'll have to do for now.  

Johnny Cash said it best..."One piece at a time"

 Some excerpts from one of my all time favorite songs...

"One day I devised myself a plan...
I'd get it one piece at a time....
And it wouldn't cost me a dime...
With my big lunch box and with help from my friends...
And with a little bit of help from an A-daptor kit...

I got it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around

Ha, you might just say I went on up to the factory and picked it up!"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Blast from the Past

Me helping my Papa in the shop and pretending to drive the tractor at about two years old.  Those old days on the farm were awesome.  My Papa is probably the most solid dude and best man that has ever walked on this planet.  He has always been pure of heart and full of generosity, and for that, I can never thank him enough!  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Brought home a 1970 XLCH and a 1977 Roller

So I went ahead and pulled a couple of scoots out of the weeds and brought them home. One is a 1970 XLCH with engine (a 90% complete bike, I have most of the parts, just not pictured), and the other is a 1977 XLCH roller.  At this point not sure what to do with all of it.  I'm not sure the case on the 1970 can be repaired and would like thoughts and comments on that.  A friend said he could tig the broken tab, but we didn't see the broken bolt hole at the time because it was covered in grease and dirt.  Regardless, I have nearly nothing invested in these scoots and there are some cool parts that I ended up with as well.  Oh yeah, after I got them my buddy Luke's coworker called me and came to look at the CB750 I own and bought it.  That was great news.  Without further ado, here are some photos.  

1970 XLCH:

33.4mm Narrow Glide front end:

Photos of my concerns and worries with the case:

Random photos of some goodies that came home with me:

1977 XLCH Roller, 35mm front end:

Random Garage Shots:  
My ugly mug sitting down piddlin' with the front wheel and getting the caliper unstuck.  

Me and Josh discussing how to solve world hunger or something relevant to what I was doing.

Several of us still trying to troubleshoot Luke's Sporty. We've almost exhausted all our options.

The evening I rolled all this crap in the garage without even spraying it off:

Overall, it was another good weekend spent hanging with some friends playing in the garage and getting some work done.  In regards to my EVO Sporty head gasket repair, the two O-rings I needed should show up in the mail today and I can begin the reassembly.  I'm ready for the wheelie machine to be back on the road.