Thumping around the city on this thing makes me want to do wheelies everywhere. A few more final tweaks before this weekend's tear down.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
For those of you like me who are frustrated over not being able to acquire legit copies of Closer To The Edge there's good news for us in the Midwest: Harley Davidson will be screening the film on May 31st at 8pm from their museum in Milwaukee. Doors will open at 7pm and concessions and music will be served from some local outfits.
Tickets are $5/Members and $8/Non-Members
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Interior Collection of Alketas Pazis
Photos by Vangelis Paterakis
"Alketas Pazis is a design piece collector of all things Avant-Garde, items of all sorts of designs ranging from the styles of 1900s-1950s. He has an exquisite eye for picking out the truly magnificent pieces, his passionate about locating, rescuing and reclaiming industrial objects. With a vast and very exclusive collection of vintage furniture pieces in Greece, Pazis is very particular about where his pieces go and how they are displayed, having contributed to over 950 commercials and film productions. Even though every piece of item he owns has some personal sentimental value, Pazis recently made the decision to open up his collection as a trading house for vintage pieces and share his treasures with other Avant-Garde lovers."-via Gessato
1979 Suzuki GS750
The brash details of this bike give it so much character and appeal.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
My new Biltwell Gringo helmet arrived yesterday and I've since clocked 2.5 hours in it.
I'll give a more detailed review after I've spent more time under the lid but to sum it up so far: plush.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
All CX500 print sales made up to this date are officially on their way to you!Thank you to all who have claimed one for themselves (or others). Ian and myself are stoked on the amount of orders we've received. Hopefully this is just the start of our creative outreach into genres outside of the garage.
If you've yet to pick up your 1 of 50 you can do so at the webstore.
Thanks for your support guys, it means a lot.
Given the 78 miles on the odometer and the history I've collected from this bike, this is likely the first wash it's had in 40+ years. Remarkably the tubes in the tires still held air, however the tires themselves were literally crumbling off. We threw her into the pick-up bed and brought her to the car wash to blast off all the leaves, dirt and straw that had accumulated. Her pending new owner, Lauren, came by for a test fit and everything went well. This CA95 may be next on the build report - a restoration with some tasteful updates. Stay tuned!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
According to my calculations an update to the Yamaha SR250 is long over due. I've been working at full speed the past few weeks after a certain calendar event invite from Kara regarding completion of her sweet summer ride.
The biggest hang up for me, mentally, was wiring up a new harness from scratch. Wiring diagrams weren't covered in my art school education. The best I could do is paint you a picture describing what they mean to me. Many parts on the bike were either relocated or replaced by parts with different electrical needs. I picked up as many wire color combinations I could find and some fresh connectors (www.vintageconnections.com - highly recommended) then gave my auto tech / mech. engineering friend Joe a call. He's been kind enough to lend a hand whenever I find myself standing and starring at a project for 20-30 minutes visualizing how difficult it's going to be.