Project Dirtbike

  Project Dirtbike, the engine rebuild of my 1971 Yamaha At1 125, was on hold for a bit while I waited on parts to be sent. specifically the piston circlips, which so far is the only part i managed to misplace in the entire project. pretty damn impressed with that. After a long 2 week wait forContinue reading “Project Dirtbike”

Get In The Van

at Mid Carolina Speedway for practice laps A bunch of my vintage motorcycle friends race vintage Flat Track in the AMA circuit, and I’ve wanted to try it for years. They’re a great group of guys, and every time I asked about how a beginner might get into it, the answer was always the same, ‘justContinue reading “Get In The Van”

Project: BSA

We recently did a quick one nighter session over at member Valerie’s garage MotorGrrl, on my 1968 BSA Lightning. The fork seals were leaking badly and it should have been a quick swap, but as with many old bikes and mine in particular, nothing is ever what it seems. I already knew that my ’68 Lightning hasContinue reading “Project: BSA”

Project CB350G

What an exciting week over at Project CB350G. The engine is completely buttoned up, points set, and into the frame she went! As a few folks have mentioned, these engines are a tricky fit, but Stephanie and the team got it wrangled in perfectly, while preserving the freshly painted frame. Such a sense of accomplishmentContinue reading “Project CB350G”

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”

Black Bear Bar Sundays!

Just thought we’d share a few shots of the weekly shenanigans  over at Black Bear Bar… It’s a perfect way to wind down from a long week of work and wrenching at a fantastic, new Motorcycle-centric bar owned by friends in the two-wheeled community. bring your friends, have a pint, listen to some great DJ’d countryContinue reading “Black Bear Bar Sundays!”

Project CB350G

Sunday found us plugging away on the CB project. by the end of the day, cover pieces were shinier, and the top end is set, timed and ready to go! Congrats to Suzanne and Tony (who stopped by with their pup) on their recent engagement. Glad we got to hang out and give you bothContinue reading “Project CB350G”

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 CB530G

Stephanie’s 1973 Honda CB350G alternator cover came to Moto Monday night at MotorGrrl this week with 2 badly hardened steel  stripped screws. It took all night, but  we ground the heads off to pull the oil bypass valve and retain the cosmetic appearance of the cover.   Success! Corinna Mantlo & Valerie Figarella, MotorGrrl