I feel like I’m on another planet, hard packed salt in every direction for miles.
Apparently, I just obtained a Ninja 300. This one belonged to a friend for a while as their first bike until in ended up on it’s side in a ditch. From there, it sat in the back of a garage for a while waiting to get fixed. The owner ended up buying a Moto Guzzi earlier this year so I expect the Ninja dropped down into…
It’s just over two weeks now until my road trip through the Southwest. I’ve spent the last two weeks getting to know the VTX from a riding perspective, and getting it up to date on maintenance.
A local small displacement specialty shop was doing a dyno day Saturday, so I decided to bring the Grom.
A few friends and I decided earlier this year that it would be fun to do a motorcycle trip from Portland down to Bonneville to watch the top speed racing. We’re now within the 1 month mark so preparations have begun in earnest.
Made my Miata patriotic.
Decided it would be good for a laugh to send the oil from the $200 miata in for a blackstone analysis. Since I’ve been seeing slightly low oil pressure (and an issue where I had no oil pressure under breaking a for a while), I figured it would be a less than stellar report. Got it back today.
Finally had some time this weekend to finalize the installation of my lift. It’s been a few months process with the concrete work that was required and an issue I had with the first batch of epoxy anchors not setting up properly. But last night I finally got a car up in the air!
Picked up an old parts washer for the shop. Don’t know much about it besides that it seems to be from the mid 70s and the price was right (free)
TIL not only is Honda bringing the Monkey Bike to the US, but also an updated Super Cub.
A local race shop put out a feeler Tuesday on facebook looking for a stock 1.6 Miata exhaust manifold. Apparently, they are in the process of converting an old track Miata into a spec car and couldn’t find a stock manifold from their normal sources on short notice (race is tomorrow, I believe). A friend tagged me in…
I realized over the weekend that I havent’t made a $200 miata update in almost a year. And after seeing how nice AestheticsInMotion’s car is in person at the oppo meet, I decided to finally post an update on my pile.
Did some more work on the RS last night. I’m pretty sure the idle issue is fuel, but just to check all the boxes I went in and confirmed that everything else on the engine is operating correctly. Compression is at 110psi, which seemed low to me, but according to the forums is exactly where this motor should be. I also…
I started troubleshooting the idle issue the bike has been having. Basically, you have to keep the idle above 3000rpm otherwise it’ll stall out (for reference, correct idle setting is 1100rpm). Pretty obvious given that the bike sat for about a decade, that the problem is somewhere in the fuel system. Figured I’d…
Yet another motorcycle appears to have come to my house and adopted me as it’s owner. And this one is fancy! And Italian! And rare!
Around this time last year one of my coworkers approached me and asked if I’d be interested in starting up a Lemons team. Within a few weeks we’d rounded up about three more and set about trying to find a car. We all had different requirements, some wanted reliability, easy to find spares, robust aftermarket support.…
This place had freaking Groms hanging from the ceiling.
A few months ago a friend of mine mentioned that he was looking to sell a few of his shop cars so he could make room for newer platforms. I had been in love with a certain yellow s2000 of his since I’d first seen it, so I asked about it. He gave back a number that was WAY lower than I expected, so a few weeks ago I…
Super excited, been wanting to pick one up for a while, and this particular one has always been my favorite.
Buddy who just picked up that Z50 brought it over to do some troubleshooting. I had no idea they were so tiny