Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's no guy on a buffalo, but it's Still Rotten...

Good stuff:

Monday, December 12, 2011

a Joyride on a BUFFALO!!!

Pure awesomeness!






Monday, November 28, 2011

Wall of Death by Benedict Campbell

Benedict Campbell is putting together some really great videos.  I'm finding his films very enjoyable... might be a like for his subject matter too, but he does a remarkable job putting them together... Nice job Benedict.

THE WALL OF DEATH from benedict campbell on Vimeo.

Friday, November 18, 2011

How to adjust Timing, Timing Chain Tension and Valves

This guy puts together a great video.  Can't get this stuff from a Clymers manual, easily, so the videos really help.  I'm a visual person too ;)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Honda XR100 Motard JDM finally arrived

After a little worrying, ok, maybe a lot, my bike has finally found it's way from Houston to the Chicago area!  I think I got it for a decent price considering if you tried to build one with the same specs, it would be very hard to do, take a lot of time and be expensive since you'd have to source the forks, rims, and disk brakes.  The cool thing is this has a stock NSF100 motor, carb and ecu... not that that NSF100 motor is any different than a CRF100 motor though.  I love the exhaust... LEO VINCE!

Here's the specs on the bike:
JDM Honda factory XR-100 motard
Honda NSF-100 Engine, carb, ecm
JDM NSR-50 wheels/brakes
Leo Vince exhaust w/ carbon can
Bridgestone BT-601ss w/ 80% life left
DID chain
Takagawa fixed pegs(chopped down)
Takagawa billet engine hangers
Pro-taper billet clutch perch
K&N air filter
Aftermarket handle bars

Extras:
Black rear side plastics
Stock handle bars
USDM CRF100 folding peg mounts(no pegs)
Misc. stock parts.. handle bars, pegs, speedo in km

None of the stock lighting included. 
It's a japanese model bike that was imported. Bill of sale only.
Valves adjusted, carb cleaned and fresh oil.


I ordered a JDM xr100 headlight and tail light section along with a full wire harness too from Private-import-japan.com.  It might take a while to get that stuff though since it's just a long process since I'm buying through a third party site from Yahoo Japan.  


Going to keep my eyes out for a decent deal on a BBR 120cc bore kit and a Yosh carb too.  That should make it really fun to ride. Update: bought the BBR kit, but I'm having a hard time finding a carb adapter for my Yosh vm24 carb.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

a rainy Thursday outside, so watch something cool


Much Much Go from Fuel Tank TV on Vimeo.


My new bike hasn't arrived yet.  The guy that's supposed to deliver it is now 4 days late.  He sounds like a  complete jack-knob when I talk to him too.   He was supposed to show up last night with it, but never called, didn't answer his phone, and finally shot me an email the morning after about some excuse why he couldn't make it.  Next step, is file a police report for stolen property if it doesn't show.  Guy deserves not to get paid for the delivery at the very least.  I'm seeing what the shipping org can do about it too.


Ryan Ford from Fuel Tank TV on Vimeo.


Factory 6: Craig Metros from Fuel Tank TV on Vimeo.

I think it's cool to see a bit of analog in a digital world:


HBTV: Depth of Speed - Andy the Pinstriper from HBTV on Vimeo.

HBTV: Depth of Speed - Salt Flats Speed Shop from HBTV on Vimeo.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Getting a new ride!

Worked out a decent price for a JDM Honda XR100 Motard motorcycle.  I bought it from Tom in Texas, who bought it from John Cook in Tennessee, who originally imported it from Japan.  Tom bought it without the motor and wheels, so Tom added a NSF100 motor and NSR50 six-spoke rims and brakes too it.  Looks like this will be a lot of fun.  Hope to get it street titled too.
I put a shipping request on uShip.com to try to find a decent shipping price and I had Brion from Wisconsin respond that day saying he'd pick it up and drop it off on his way home, thus the picture of it loaded in Brion's van.  I should have it in a few days!  Woot and braaaap!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Black Keys = Awesome

This guy dances way better than me.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Against All Odds Nissan Datsun

I want me a Datsun 510.

Friday, October 21, 2011

6 Over - Teaser from Wild Honey Productions

This looks really good to me.  Stuff like this makes you want to get you hands dirty, grind and weld metal together and make something!

6 Over - Teaser from Wild Honey Productions on Vimeo.

Machine... Oz

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I recently picked up a couple projects!

I was browsing the motorcycle section of Craigslist a few weeks ago and saw a parts bike '79 Honda Z50 for $30, so I emailed the guy to tell him if I can make it into the city I'd pick it up... that was on Monday. Thursday I get an email that says he just wants it gone and since I'm the only one to reply to him about it that I could have it for free if I picked it up. I called my wife and told her we were going out to dinner downtown on Friday night! :)

I was also talking to my friend Dan about random bike'ness and he said he hadn't really done much with a load of awesome parts that I traded him for a CT70 (that I also sold to him a while back) for. He said, if I didn't mind, I could pick it up and do some work on it and he'd pay me a little. COOLIO. I picked up two bikes that night for the price of none! Dan also let me take his Honda Ape for a quick ride... it's awesome and now I want one!

Now, fast forward about 3 weeks and I'm browsing Craigslist again. It's Monday morning and it's early, so I find an old Honda XR100 that's in pretty bad shape from the sounds of it, but it's only $150 firm and he says its running so I email immediately and tell him I'd take it. I picked it up that night and it looks like it had never been washed and had been put away wet for a long time. Still, it ran and didn't need too much to probably get it going. Score one for me, so that's where I'm at. I now have 3 projects to work on! And like McDonalds says, "I'm lov'n it!







The Projects Photos so far: https://picasaweb.google.com/DeGraafics/MotorcycleProjects?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Classic motorcycles!


A KIND OF PASSION, a tribute to classic motorcycles and the people who love them from Squadra Sutge on Vimeo.

Monday, August 1, 2011

VW bus'n

Gott'a love the "bus"! Maybe someday I'll get one of my own.

HBTV: Depth of Speed - Simple Soul from HBTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ride Lab Wakeboarding School

Our friend Joe is starting a wakeboarding school in the Chicago area.
Check it: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ride-Lab-Wakeboard-school/133472740073640

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Wishing some of my friends where into bikes :(

Looks like a great time...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Honda Nice motor in a crf50

This thing looks awesome and sounds really mean.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Method Race Wheels.. SCORE trucks

hmmm, I have Method wheels on my Tacoma, so I should pretty much be able to drive just like these guys, right?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

De-Industrialization

Handmade Portraits: Liberty Vintage Motorcycles from Etsy on Vimeo.

New 2010 Husqvarna 510 SMR

Picked up a new bike a week or two ago. Pretty stoked about it.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011