Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Goodbye Desoto

Off to South Australia. She was a good car.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Level Up!

We graduated to the next level this weekend. No more walking distance only or having to use the car. I feel like a whole new world is open now. unfortunately raining season is beginning, so not much time to ride for the next few months. This is the closest I get to riding motorcycles for now. I definitely need a new bike, this one is a little old and tired.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Max Catchup

The little fink is on the verge of walking. He can stand up all by himself. He's tried a couple steps, which usually ends with him grabbing onto something. He is in a hurry for sure.

When Mommy works from home...

Part Spider Monkey

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Triumph

I am so behind in updates.

I got my crank back from Wes at Four Aces. Journals are ground to .020" under, and the rotor keyway has been fixed. I put the sludge trap together and put on the connecting rods with new .020" shells. I'm having some problems with the timing side having tight spots. I was told the con rod bolts are one time use only, so I guess I'll try ordering a new pair.

I put in new main bearings (roller bearing on the drive side), and put in the camshafts and timing gears. Just waiting on the crank to be finished so I can slap them together.

Possibly the coolest thing ever, I got my chrome back. Craig at Front Street hooked me up with his polisher and plater. I got a pretty damn good deal and some damn good quality.

Finally, I got the front end together. Because the forks are lowered 3", the tightening seal is up in the fork covers, and I couldn't get my home made tightening tool in the divets... so I had to pre-assemble the forks and I used a ratchet strap to suck them up. Pretty sexy.

As soon as I can get the connecting rod problem resolved, I am hoping the rest of the motor rebuild goes quickly and easily. Everything is ready to go, I'm right there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

8 months!

Happy 8 Month Birthday little dude. I can't believe 8 months ago you were this helpless, jaundiced, puffy-headed creature. And 9 months before that you were 2 cells. 2 CELLS! Now you're giving us zerberts and babbling nonstop, running around our house in full-on little boy mode on the verge of walking! This is all so crazy and all so awesome and we love you so much little guy.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Beat A Dead Horse

I helped start the trend, I would like to help kill it.

Jeebus, I've aged