The 3rd Miss-Fire installment in Filmmaker and friend James Jones series called “My Bike”. This one featuring our girl Kristen! Check out the other Miss-Fires pieces in this series: Leslie, and Corinna.
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It Was All A Dream About Tennessee
I’ve had the bike I’m riding now, my 1983 Honda GL650, since August of 2010. Her name: My Only One True Love. Ever since my dad rebuilt her for me and I bought a one-way ticket to Illinois and rode her back to Staten Island, I’ve been wanting to get down to Tennessee and exploreContinue reading “It Was All A Dream About Tennessee”
Wow! What a Ride! …Hellbound And Down, part 1
(photo by Miss-Fire Kristin Johnson) Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! ― Hunter S. Thompson Team HellboundContinue reading “Wow! What a Ride! …Hellbound And Down, part 1”
Happy America from The Miss-Fires!
4th of July, in Miss-Fires fashion… The Miss-Fires have are an eclectic group of ladies and bikes and we make a point to have fun and not take ourselves to seriously. We had a nothing more than a loose last minute plan to hit up a few local parties for the 4th and see whatContinue reading “Happy America from The Miss-Fires!”
Black Bear Bar Sunday!
It’s that time again…Scoot on over to Black Bear Bar this Sunday to party with The Miss-Fires! Bike curious? Not a member yet? Just want to make some new friends of the vehicular persuasion? Black Bear Bar Sunday is a perfect time to meet the ladies and community friends to talk motorbikes, classic cars, mopedsContinue reading “Black Bear Bar Sunday!”
1st annual ‘Split’n Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters’ Classic Motorcycle Show
It was a great honor to be included in the first annual classic motorcycle show ‘Splittin’ Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters’ at Brooklyn Bowl a few weeks ago. my Franken-BSA Me and my 1968-ish hot rod BSA joined an amazing lineup of rare antique motorcycles. from a 1923 Nera-Car, shown above… (incidently, this photo was chosen byContinue reading “1st annual ‘Split’n Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters’ Classic Motorcycle Show”
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”
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”
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”
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”