Blip-Ability

After the Rocky Mountain Loop ride, I decided that I wanted my bike to have some more 'blip-ability'. carb2
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Power!

The past week was very productive. I had my local shop install the new headers and cats and button all that up. The result is awesome. I don't have a video/sound clip yet but I will get one soon. IMG_2789 Read the rest of this entry »

A Test of Flex

Back on the 13th of Dec, my friend and I were going to go mountain biking, but since it was pretty wet and the trails were closed, we opted to test out the new suspension on the Tacoma! offroad1 Read the rest of this entry »

A Little Higher

Most of the bolts and nuts were so rusted on the old suspension that we resorted to using the sawzall more than the wrench. This made the project take much longer than it should have. But, once we got it all on, the results were amazing. truck4 Read the rest of this entry »

Race Trailer

I spent the last week in Dayton with my friend and we decided to get stuff done. Along with work on his truck, fork rebuild on the DR650, and rear tire work on his Ninja, we also managed to more or less 'complete' the race trailer! 20141011_123619 Read the rest of this entry »

Full Retard Tacoma

On the way to Colorado a few weeks back, the truck encountered some problems. Midway through Kansas, the Tacoma was struggling to make power and in some instances, could barely make it up a 'Kansas hill'. If you are familiar with Kansas then you'll know how bad that is. tacomaEngine Read the rest of this entry »

Something to Pull

This morning, with the bumper solid as a rock, I went and picked up the trailer and a gallon of latex white paint. I've got half the inside painted. E-tracks are ordered and on their way as well. Read the rest of this entry »

New Rear Bumper

I went to work with a grinder and flap disc to clean it all up and prep it for paint. Note that the gussets from the bumper to the bracket arms are too large and I did need to cut them each down three inches so that the frame could clear. 20140629_163556 Read the rest of this entry »

Tank Arrival

The tank came this morning! The box was definitely beat up coming all the way from Spain, which gave me some anxiety when opening it up. However, the tank survived with what I assume is not more damage than it may have had. I only see two defined dings in the tank, one on the left, and the other on the right side, which should clean up just fine. 20140630_093522 Read the rest of this entry »

Long Awaited Piece

Nine months ago I shipped my latest project home from California. The Ducati 250 still needed a few parts to be complete and thus the search began. Today I found the most sought after item...the tank. I do not want to build this bike back up as a Monza, whatever it was in a previous life. The only indication that it might have been a Monza are the two fenders. However, the head is that of a Diana. Since I do like the Diana and Mach 1 style a lot better, the Diana tank was what I was searching for. I watched more than one come and go, in various imperfect conditions, and greatly varying exorbitant prices. Until I narrowed in on one with a fairly reasonable price and a very decent shape for its age. tank Read the rest of this entry »

 
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