Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting a Checkup

So I'm getting the tank and seat repainted. I'm going to go thought it. Some of the time 10-15 mins into my ride. I will be at a stop and the bike RPM stays at 2500 and it will also clime to 3100. checking the cables, carbs, floats. something is sticking. also going to build a splash guard.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Engine table is complete

Thanks to Greg and the motorrad guys the engine assembly table is complete. She might get mad at the cold steel on her gut but the height is perfect for humping your mom. check out the road cone bong that was found in a foreclosed shack.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Hey all, gonna try to catch up with you guys tonight, I have a client in town and have to do some business stuff but weather and business dinner non withstanding I'll catch up with you dudes at some point.
(by the way...I am of course Charlie Brown in the picture)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday rain train

Hay fuck balls, The W-man says we have a 20% chance of having a dry Thureday evening. Regardless here is an idea. Meet at the BYE&Bye at 7:30. roll out at 8-8:15 to Gregs weld shop (1810 N columbia Blvd.) free beer, check out the triumph and motor table. Then up to Kenton station for burgers and beers/Danceing BARE for some clap and crabs. At this point the Idea whould be to roll over ST. Johns brigde to Joe's Cellar is NW (1332 NW 21ST Ave ).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Side ripper

Sidecar experiences revival

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Sidelined by a tweaked neck and a kitchen renovation Agnes and I were not able to ride but we cruised down to Kelly's downtown to see the crew off on another rainy FFMC Spring opener. There were plenty of bikes and lotsa folks to chat with. Snapped a few flics of some cool bikes and some of the crew.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


We all suck compared to him bow down to the mighty power of xtreme goldwing action!


Just got the linkage for the build it's on!


First off I would like to say thank you to Chris "Rampage" Holmes for all of his help and guidance through this phase of the build, without Chris the build would be in limbo.

So.... I lost all of the photos I took yay for me..

Last Saturday was a beautiful day to ride and I decided to spend it in my garage trying to get the build rideable. We started around noon and things were going very well until (and despite our best efforts) the linkage for the shift was too short.

So working around that we got her ready to fire and we kicked, and kicked and kicked... About an hour 2 beers 2 hot dogs and a burger later we were stumped.

Enter Agnes's dad, moving through the late afternoon and into the evening hours we took apart everything we put together and traced the problem to a loose connection in the electrical. Kick still no fire...

As Chris was perched atop the bike ready to give it one more try he realized "Hey I'm sitting on top of a bomb this will most likely explode" and wisely thought for a minute that the backfiring we had all been enjoying so much (with flames) was the sound of One cylinder firing.

Then we figured out the spark plug wires were crossed! Kick, smoke, kick, grumble, KICK, FIRE!

It runs and not only does it run it is LOUD! Once she started she kept going and going and going.

So it lives and now all we have to do is put it back together and a few final tweaks and look out.

For Chris's side of the story check out his blog at:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thursday night ride

This is going to be an easy deal. Meet at the Sandy warehouse at 6:30-700pm, cheap beer and laughs. We are all going to roll out as a group at 7:15 and ride over to the Corner Spot Bar (6008 North Greeley Avenue). Don't be a fuck ass, just show up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Well it's shitty outside... and as of now it doesn't look like it's going to get any better Mikey is here so we will carry on. Green Dragon at 7:30 even if it's for eats and drinks. Hope to see you all out.


Just got the seat for the build from Ginger at New Church, she also did Mikey's R-90 seat. So we're ready to go for this Sat! You are all invited for the all day beer, burger, and dogs let's get this thing running event. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010


Of running into another group that has a Thursday night ride? Pretty good if you go over to the slingshot. Met some cool folks and saw some great bikes! Hope to see everyone out this week.


If one is good two is even better!

Ducati's look great at any angle!

There was a great turnout for the riding clinic and ride afterwords, lots of different people and tons of different bikes!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


It's beautiful out there today hope to see everyone out tonight for a bit of a ride and some good times. We'll be meeting at 7:30pm at the Slingshot Lounge 5532 Se Center St Portland, OR 97206 (off Foster) then we'll hit up the Press Club and then some wrenchin' gotta get the ladies sv running!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Maybe Next Week

I'm coming back into town for a week (7th-14th) and if the weather is good I say we haves a Big Ol' BBQ. We could have it at one of our many parks or at my old house. The good thing about my place is that its next to Bonfire and Goodfoot. Just think about it and post up if interested . Or I will see you on MotoThursdays.


We finally found a bike that fit Agnes! Just kidding....

We picked up a 01 SV650 for this Monday a sick little bike with lots of good stuff done to it. It has GSXR suspension, a fender eliminator and a Vance Hines exhaust. Not to mention a 520 chain and Vortex sprocket (she scored) Chris and I have a few things to do it this week but be sure to look out for a yellow blur zipping through the streets of the Rose City!


nuff said...


Spent a big part of Saturday getting the garage ready for the March 13th Yamaha Cafe deadline. It is nice to see the garage nice and full check out Agnes's new SV650 in the yellow. Hope to have you all stop by the garage for a beer or to throw a wrench or two.


Here's a whole bunch of sexy ass motorcycle! That of course is Betty there on the left and Gordon's beloved Ginger there on the right hanging out before a burn through the farm roads on Sunday. Which one takes the cake though (I'm biased for the hyper) but what can I say? Anyway what do you guys think?