Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gramma Silly visits

Mom came all the way from Ohio to spend a week with us, I mean Max.

Monday, October 29, 2012

49 Mile Ride 2012

Again a lack of updates. It's amazing how if you miss one or two updates, you just get backlogged and then it all snowballs. So let's start with the best one: The 49 Mile Ride. I managed to get my XS running and riding great. I only had one blown fuse during the shakedown ride the day before. It rides like a new bike. I had to make a few time-restraint related concessions, but at least I have a running bike again.

Lori, Max, and I have been Popeye a few times so far for Halloween, and we showed up in costume for the ride. Lori and Max met me in the morning to see me off.

We won best costume, and our prize was a box of Rice A Roni.

The tshirts came out great!

I didn't take a lot of pictures, as I assumed there would be plenty out there. For a great ride recap go to Occhio Lungo.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Wired the headlight and shaved the dust sleeves to fit into the fork covers. The new dilemna is that the tightening divets in the sleeves are no longer exposed because the front end is lowered 3". The only solution I can think of is the entire fork needs to be assembled and then shoved up into the covers during assembly. My chrome should be here in a week or two, so I can finally put on the lowers and have a roller. The crank from Wes should be coming in a few weeks. In the meantime, I'm going to try to finish up the XS for the 49 Mile Ride.

Friday, October 19, 2012

San Diego

I've been absent for a week. We went down to San Diego to meet up with some of Lori's family and rented a house in Carlsbad. I got to spend 3 days jumping into waves and showing off my pale chubby gut. We also roasted ourselves at the San Diego Zoo. I think we'll start doing this more often. All the pics

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Suck Boom Blow chamber

Got my barrels back from being bored to .060" over. Jason at SF Vintage Cycle traded me my +40 pistons and rings for the +60. Holla.

I also picked up a few other things from SF Vintage, new levers, throttle, rocker cap tabs, and a spare set of external fork springs.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Like A Glove

In the world of other projects, I got my battery tray from Craig over at Front St Cycle. The CDI attaches to the bottom, and the whole tray is removeable from the frame. I'll get on this after the Triumph is done.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Craig at Front St Cycle is helping me coordinate with his polisher and chromer. Just got a picture of the polished parts today. Now at chromer.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Needing Love

Our poor pooches just don't get the love and attention they used to.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012