Saturday, April 16, 2011

test post

Here is the homework for April 15, 2011:

Saturday, August 21, 2010


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New fender

New to me... used, as usual, but in good shape.  Its a Harris one from the UK.

Note the bugs on the fairing, yes, I do get out to ride it, but not as much as I'd like. 

Friday, July 9, 2010


What does it mean to be finished with a bike when you are a fanatic, always tinkering, modifying, thiking of, hearing about, and reading information on how to make a bike better...

Something to ponder another day.  Graphics are on, bike is pretty much "done"... whatever that means.  Enjoy the pics.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Got a Harris RC51 exhaust hanger off of ebay for cheap -- $1.00!  Haven't ridden the bike in awhile, due to work commitments.  Installed a new chain and sprockets, as the originals were over 30,000 km old, and starting to sound like it.  New parts are very smooth, and I went up 2 teeth in the back for a bit more oomph.  Needing a chain riveter, as this does not come with a clip or master link.  Need to find one/borrow one soon.  Plan is to get the graphics finally installed next week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

CF end can

I am really having fun riding this bike.  Daresay more than the Ducati 900 or 999.  What a nice, stable machine!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I've made a decision regarding the graphics -- being involved in education (and the principal of an elementary school starting next year), meant that any tobacco-themed livery was out of the question... and I hate smoking anyway.  So, despite the pricy nature of the kit, I phoned tapeworks and ordered the following:

I also got them to include the rear black numberplates... when I get the graphics applied, I will get a single front one done as well, to cover the headlight-less side of the fairing endurance-style.  I think I will plump for professional installation, simply because when you pay for a graphics kit, you should likely get it installed "right". 

Bike will be taken to the shop today to get an MB safety.  In Canada, used bikes need to pass a DOT inspection prior to being registered with a new owner.  More cash grab by big brother.  Whatever.  I did realize that on paper, the front single light would not pass on its own, mainly because there is no low/dip beam.  With a bit of work, I was able to wire the LHS light, with a hi-low bulb, connecting the hot lead from the low beam.  Looks very neat and clean.  So "on the bar", I now have a proper hi and low beam light that looks "factory".  Unfortunately the 2 glorious weeks of 20 degrees in April (!) have not yet returned, so I'll be taking the bike over in the chill of a 10 degree (high) day.  Forecast for next week is certainly better, so I'll be able to get out on the roads shortly!