Monday, March 28, 2011

Upcoming things

Wanted to relay a few bits of info regarding a few things coming up.

- Cafe Moto Meetup: There's a meet up at Kappys this month of Cafe Moto. Didnt make it out to the 2nd one but the first one was pretty fun inspite of the rain. To get more info, check out the Meet up group. I'm still tentative on whether or not I'm making it this Saturday but if anyone is going, let me know. Here's a picture of Dante, Alan and I at the first one:



- A few of us have been talking about a beach run in the very near future. Heading out on CR415 out to Maytown Rd and then out to KFC from there. Once we get a get a date down, I'll post the specifics...


- Dime City Grand Opening Run: we're definitely doing this run out to Largo in May so make sure your shit is running. If not, make sure you know someone with a truck and/or trailer because we aint stopping! We'll be posting specifics once we get closer to the date.



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TT3D : Closer To The Edge - Official Trailer



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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Marges Bowling Ball

Richard sent over a few pictures of his cl-100 in its before stage.









Lots of work getting ready to go into this one; carb, bars and pipes are next. He'll be sending over more pictures as he makes progress.

I love a good 450 build




Great write up on Bonita Applebum.

Freedom


Nothing more sexy than a woman driving an Ootobai...

Rider: Little Sara
Photographer: Scott Pommier

Thursday, March 17, 2011

CB 450 Project

Been neglecting the fo-fitty but that's all about to change. Spent the afternoon on Monday taking inventory of what I have and figuring out where to start. Plan is to roll with a cafe inspired build and the start point is definitely going to be getting the motor running. New carbs are in the plan as well in addition to ripping out the airbox and moving the battery out of its current location. I also want to move the foot pegs into a more aggressive position similar to my Thruxton and replace the seat with one of these. Here's a few pictures of the bike in its current state:









Here's a few pictures of the engines. I actually have two 450 engines at the moment; the original '72 engine and an engine off a '74 CB 450 I picked up through a local cycle salvage yard. The problem is both have top end damage so I can't build one running engine with what I have. We're going to go with newer engine as its in overall better condition than the original. The plan is to bore it out .25 bigger and since we have it apart, do some head work to clean up the crap on the valves. I'm sure the plan will change as we get into it but at least we have a starting point.









I'll post more pictures as we make progress...