47Fab News: February 2009
47 Fab News

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bash reminder

Remember to get to the Biltwell Bash.  Gonna be good times at this event. More details at the Biltwell site. http://biltwellinc.com/bash

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kirk's triumph takes second place!

One of my customers, Kirk, got his bike together enough to enter it in a show in Maryland this last weekend. He took home the second place in the Nostalgic Bobber class. An awesome showing if you ask me. Paint by Ryzart. I'm glad I was able to be a part of it. Congrats Kirk!
  Photo courtesy of Pbxorcist

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My engine will leak no more, I hope!

You can always tell when someone was riding behind me. They would be covered in oil. For some reason, both of my 500cc Honda engines have done nothing less than pissed oil out of somewhere. My original had a cracked case. Then the starter went and I wanted to go to kick only. But not before it would dump oil out of a loose side cover bolt.  I replaced the engine with another that had a kicker. That one leaked out of the cam cover. I fixed it. Then it leaked out of the countershaft seal. I've fixed that. Now it leaks out of crack in the case next to the seal. I guess the chain came off and cracked it. I'm done. I went out and tore down the original one. I got a new lower case and started to reassemble it with all new gaskets and seals. In the process I am fitting it with a kicker to get rid of the crappy starter. With any luck you'll all be safe (and dry) behind me this summer.  

James' cb750 update

Been doing some little stuff on this one for the last week or so. Got the fender on and the seat too. Working on the tank now. actually looking like a bike now. Don't mind those forward controls. They are the old ones. They seem so much uglier now. Oh well. Have to make some new ones I guess.