New England Trials Clinic (NETA) Trails Cross training Clinic

Chantal and I…stealing a lil kid’s bicycle? Sometimes you just need to take a day off and get out of town. So, last Sunday me and some friends from NYC Vin Moto and The Miss-Fires loaded up the trucks and headed up to lovely, lush Connecticut and the Meridan Motorcycle Club…. Me. ready to ride? TheContinue reading “New England Trials Clinic (NETA) Trails Cross training Clinic”

Project Dirtbike

Moto Monday winter project nights are going strong over at the MotorGrrl garage. Here’s an update on the 1971 Yamaha At1 125 engine rebuild project. This week we put the transmission together, installed the crank, tested the gears and shift pattern, applied Yama-bond to the case edges and pressed them closed. Be sure to thoroughlyContinue reading “Project Dirtbike”

Project Dirtbike

This Monday night’s addition of Project Dirtbike (the engine rebuild of my 1971 Yamaha At1 125), over at MotorGrrl, focused on Bearings. We determined they needed to be replaced as they felt ‘gritty’ when turned. Once extracted, we we pleased we decided to replace them as there was a good amount of dirt between the caseContinue reading “Project Dirtbike”

Project Dirtbike

Monday nights this winter are all about my little dirtbike rebuild over at the MotorGrrl garage. Miss-Fires member and MotorGrrl owner Valerie is a fantastic host with beers on ice and music cranked. And leave it to the Miss-Fires ladies to always arrive with baked goods…mmmmm. I’ve had my 1971 Yamaha At1 125 for aContinue reading “Project Dirtbike”

Project Dirtbike

When it comes to vintage bike projects, it seems like you’re always waiting on something. It’s not until the cases were cracked that we were able to determine what needed replacing for the complete rebuild of the little 1971 Yamaha At1 125 engine. overall, everything was pretty clean, but the decision was made to goContinue reading “Project Dirtbike”