Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
We've been unsuccessful if finding an oil tank (that we like) for a flat seat swinger frame. Ridged,no problem, drop seat the short quart model is nice, anything that follows the frame line of the flat seat is pretty ugly & bulky looking.
This tank above is the short quart with an added piece of pie to meet the seat rails. The mod wasn't a huge deal but I was blown away at what a piece of shit the brand new tank that I cut into was.
It is so crooked & poorly made in every way possible, I can't believe anyone would ever feel good about selling something like this?
American made at it's finest, straight out of Carson City.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Yesterday was our first time racing any sort of vintage MX club event and I have to say the CAL VMX crew has a good thing going.
Although the atmosphere was real laid back the program was dialed, motos went like clockwork the track was pretty good, there was a great lunch, the caliber of bikes was amazing and most of all everyone was super friendly we felt like we fit in right away.
We'll be back next month.
Ok after getting a legit race race under my belt I'm completely convinced there's something seriously up with this bike? Every other 125 out there no matter what age, color or how clapped out was pulling me on every uphill by a lot. If there was a jump right out of a turn, forget about it...
It seems to run well but it seriously feels like there's an 80cc motor in a 125 frame?
The first moto I was riding so far over my head just trying to make it go that I ended up laying at the bottom of a downhill dizzy with some bruised ribs and a sore ego. 2nd moto I just rode the best I could with the damn thing.
I have no idea but I'm in need of a local So-Cal air cooled 2stroke guru.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
This afternoon I got my cone pipe bolted up and somewhat tuned but what I was really stoked on is the retro fitting of a 2005 shorty kicker arm.
After a couple trips to the local cycle salvage I figured out that a mid 90's pivot knuckle & the 05 arm would work on the 1980 kick shaft, all I had to do was drill a hole and clean it up, Voila no more super long cast steel unit.
This pig is getting faster one ounce at a time.