Wednesday, September 26, 2012

keene koffin

scored this killer tank at keene while you guys were having all the fun in brooklyn.  just what i was looking for.  12 gauge steel and solid as a rock.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

I know you're tired of hearing me say it...

but I love this thing by Walt Siegl. British inspired look with American powerplant. The idea, design and execution are just amazing...and it has a starter!

As a side note...my new best sounding thing in the world? Gregg's Paul Smart Ducati.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Worse ways to spend 7 minutes

Check out this brain teaser.

Alright, after a damp GR6 I parked the shovel pending some maintenance. I pulled the kicker cover to check a noise out and ended up replacing the kicker gear while I was in there. No other weirdness was found, throwout bearing was in good shape so back together it went.
Upon reassembly, I find the clutch won't disengage. Clutch pushrod works fine, throws the pressure plate out nicely, but with clutch pedal down the kicker still turns the motor over. Naturally I think I screwed reassembly up, "last thing you did" and all that so apart it came. Twice. No joy.

Out of ideas, I decide check out the clutch side of things...and this is what I found. Several plates stuck together by some sort of unholy invincible chemical/mechanical bond.
How
stuck were they? Enough to stall a shovel when dropped into 1st.

They pried apart okay and will work for now but I think I'll be ordering up a new set of plates this week...


Monday, September 10, 2012

Could of been worse

Bike ran like a champ all weekend, but decides to die on my way to work today, lucky to have an understanding wife.

Captain and Tennille


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Best of intentions

To take many pictures this weekend, but my camera lost a battle with the road. All around excellent weekend, Walter puts on a great event. The Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh is well worth the trip, truly overwhelming the amount of bikes they have, one stolen pic of the garbage wagons. I think the rest of the idiots may have taken more pictures. Speaking of idiots, we have a new idiot, all 5 readers please say hi to Jason.


Thursday, September 6, 2012