Will be launching to the public tomorrow & if all went well you should be able to check out the finished version of my ERWN SR 500 build. We busted or asses, neglected family, friends, and pretty much all other responsibilities to get this thing finished. So if your not signed up go do so you'll enjoy it.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I have no idea how I stumbled onto this blog and I have to admit some of the early fab work looked a bit scary but man it's turning out pretty damn cool. Not to mention the crazy machined wheels he's doing.
I really wish I could read it, fortunately he's done a good job of posting progress photos.
LINK: Daikoube Blog
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I added a couple of new links to the list, both really good. The first one is our good friend FlatIron Mike whose finally grabbing the bike by the bars and starting his own thing. Mike does good stuff and the fact that his bike is the top keyword search on BCM for 3 weeks running says you guys like his work too.
The second is the new daily blog from Shinya Kimura. Nothing really needs to be said about Shinya, he's a one of kind MC artist & I look forward to checking out what he has up is sleeve.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I almost forgot.
I started this, well, whatever it has become, one year ago today. I can't recall why I decided BCM would be a good idea but it's been pretty damn fun.
My friends and I have made some fun stuff, met some great new people, received some valuable help and information, all & all I think it's been for the good.
As of this posting BCM has 72 public followers, 61,000 hits from 68 different countries and most recently the crew at Chop Cult has chosen us as one their dozen featured blogs.
A Huge thanks to everyone who checks it out & participates we're very grateful.
Now the big question is when & how do you pull the plug on this sort of thing.
Monday, July 27, 2009
We had family in town, some major wiring issues with the ERWN SR500 but the weekend ended with some leisurely beers while doing a little work on Pauls BMW. Thanks to the guys on the SR500 Forum and a couple of dudes in the Chop Cult forum section we got over the wiring issues & we're in the home stretch on SR I hope to have it buttoned up in the next couple of days.
On Saturday evening we BBQ'd a couple beer can chickens one of my simple new favorites and the left overs made for amazing chicken tacos last night.
The BMW received a rear fender mock up, finished the headlight & seat pan mounting then got the front end back together.
Enjoy some random photos.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Motorcycle Dynamics Racing in Escondido shortens our cables and most of the time they'll do it while you wait. So yesterday while waiting for the SR clutch cable I snapped a few phone pics.
MDR is mostly into speed, drag racing, Bonneville, El Mirage type stuff and they always have some cool stuff sitting around. Well actually there's a ton of stuff packed in there. MDR's current labor of love is an electric bike for upcoming Bonneville but I didn't get to see it.
530 Opper Street, # B,
Escondido, CA 92029
Friday, July 24, 2009
Before the urban sprawl made it's way into So Cals inland empire we could gear up and ride out of Mcgoo's garage get some of the best trails and field tracks in the area and we did so often. This particular day was during the week & McGoo was working so my buddy Steve and I made use of the hide a key to do some late afternoon riding as a gesture of thanks we gave the lawn a quick trim. Those days are long gone but some great riding was had.
BS post I know but I have parts to chase.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I've been doing double time finishing up the ERWN SR500 & aside from the things out of my control (paint schemes, color choices, seat preferences, etc.) it's coming together well & I'm happy with my end of the deal.
Pat machined the taillight bezel yesterday & I got it cleaned up and mounted. Stoked, I like it a lot. If time allows I'd like some flathead allen bolts.
Now on to day two of wiring with Wes.
Also the Chop Cult guys stopped by yesterday, messed around in the garage a bit and gave me an online update/run down on the very near complete site. It's definitely a user friendly one stop shop.
Sign Up, the launch countdown is on.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Yesterday I received an email from UK friend of BCM Markus & he included a couple photos of his cool daily, a Kawasaki W650. I like these bikes, the bevel drive makes it. I know Matsumaru & Deus have both done some nice w650's & I can easily see one coming through BCM in the future.
Nice job Markus.