Floating a little backwards.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I bought this Stainless motor and trans bolt kit for the commando project & of course it shows up all pitted crappy looking, so yesterday I finally got the ambition to tackle it.
Six hours, one deburring wheel, two polishing wheels & a rather large chunk of compound later it's now somewhat presentable.
If your going to sell a "upgrade" bolt kit why not make good shit?
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
What a great event!
Thanks to Meatball and his crew I haven't that much fun in a while.
The classes were based on bike years which was something I didn't think about when we bought the Suzuki, so I got put into a class with mostly trail bikes and ended up with the handicap of starting a half a lap behind the rest of the pack & had to play catch up. This was fine with me I was there to have fun & not just stand around and drink beer all day. Next year I'm thinking an older bike might be a better idea.
Despite Marshall's advice I rang the hell out of the RM and other than flat spotting the rear wheel she held together.
I won a great trophy put together by the fine folks at Yellow Gear Exchange, hung out with friends and today I'm pretty damn sore.
Thanks to Maximum Bob & Bill for some of the photos.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Growing up in Western Pennsylvania made High Point our hometown MX national and it always seemed to mark the official beginning of our summer.
The amount of mayhem that went down in the campsites on Saturday night was always insane, there were times when we were knee deep in it and other times you were running as fast as you could to get away from it.
1986 wasn't the last time I camped at High Point but it was the year we all got kicked out by promoter Rita Coombs for a tire fire that blistered the paint on more than a few nearby cars.
(Some how by morning we had talked our way back in)
I've since befriended the Coombs family and 15 years later on some odd x-games bender in San Fran I apologized to Davey Coombs and we had a laugh.
Today the Coombs family still run the race & the dates have changed, I've also heard that they had to seriously clamp down on the campers but every year I feel like I should be packing up for a weekend of racing & drunken debauchery.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I'm pretty pleased considering it's condition a couple weeks ago.
We really had no money to spend on this little project so most everything is the original parts cleaned up, massaged & doused in assembly lube.
Huge Thanks to Bob and his daughter Mia who put in some serious hours over the holiday weekend.
Now let's hope it doesn't blow up the first time I over-rev it through a turn.