I've never seen this bike with its motor in it. Bought it in a box and it stayed there for months. This thing is sooo cool. Yesterday I did the o'l 9:00 to 9:00 shift and got alot done, the xs650 got new carb gaskets so I was able to take the rag out from under the carbs... nice! and its running well. Also put the 450 motor in and tightened up the wiring. Today Im planning on getting it fired up, Pretty excited, couldn't fall asleep last night excited.
I was down at the local motorcycle wrecker when I heard this guy talking about building a xs650, I jumped in the conversation letting him know about my 650's and Holiday. He emailed me and came down to the shop to check out my work and now I'm building him a hardtail for his 650 project. All done except the cross bars. I told him to bring it back for a weld once he figures out where the wheel and fender are going to be. Thanks for the business Jake!
This bike has been in the background of the shop for over a month now , it's time to put it back together. I Have had the jugs in the shop getting bored out to .40 over. Brand new bore, pistons ,rings and gaskets. Should get it done and in the bike in a few days. Nick's bikes on hold, xs 650 is on hold, I might be hardtailing a customers bike today, juggling a few things around lately.
My boys Brian Cook and Brandon Phillips over at ETNIES / 32 http://etnies.com/ sent me a care package the other day. These guys have had my back from the start. Etnies has been my only boot/shoe sponsor through my snowboard/skate days and they are still down to hook me up even though I'm broken.. Thanks guys!
Nick got another bike. It's raked out a bit much so I cut off the head tube and took out the rake. When we finished he went to put on his new springer front and It didn't fit, so it will be a few days . Waiting on a 21" front wheel and where getting the front end milled down to fit. It's going to be a classy bike.
Dave Doman came over from Utah with his new project. He painted this thing wild, it matches his personality. He's a funny/ good dude. We worked till 3 am and I got my bike fired up first kick, sounds awesome.
I made these on thursday, I left the shop stoked . The cable idea just opened up a whole new way I look at bikes. I guess it's just thinking even more outside the "box". Friday was sunny so I decided to ride a bike instead of work on one. I rode solo up through the woods to mt hood. Snowboard summer camp was in full swing so I stopped , had some food and visited with some friends and headed back home. It's raining today so I'm headed to the shop.
We stayed at the shop late last night finishing the triumph. Lot's of little things that seem to take up alot of time, wiring, fuel, oil, cables, exhaust ect... After a few kicks we got that thing fired up in the shop which was super loud and blew all my papers off the table. This thing is a beast. The funny thing that always happens to me is whenever I'm done with a build and want to test ride, it rains, its raining right now.
A party went down last night at the shop for the grand opening of see see's motorcycle store. Ton's of beer, lots of friends and good times. Johnny cash cover band , burn outs and wheelies and now i'm hungover.