Spoiler.... Vincent Black Lightning is number one. http://www.cnbc.com/id/100424523/page/11
It is really difficult to true wheels when the rim is bent or dented. This one was ran into the back of a trailer...
Our friend Jack's Triumph: 750 motor, Cerriani front end, track master frame, rear disc, and a wassel aluminum tank
I won't be in the shop for a lil while because my dog Jessie isn't well. Please say a prayer for her, do a 'get well' dance or whatever.
Also, Dan will be at the shop so feel free to go over there and talk to him for an hour about how you use to own a Triumph. Then make some wise cracks about Lucas electrics and how old Brit bikes leak oil. Then have him tell you whats wrong with your bike and how to fix it yourself. Then leave without buying anything.
I had to de frost the ol' BSA this morning to go on Max's ride. I lost my tail light lens along the way, but no big deal, the bike ran great. Good times and good people (except for the creepy kid at the bar in Port Costa).
Stumbled upon this today here in the Bay Area. Had to sneak a few cell phone pics. Nothing like crusty ol' bikes in ol' barn.
These days, when something breaks you junk it. I would have guessed that to be true with our Chinese mini lathe, but its not. We rescued this machine from Wally's junk yard (Sergios), replaced the belt, greased and oiled it , and it was cutting us spacers in no time. Then the other day, I thought I killed it by starting it up with a chuck key in it, which jammed the motor and broke a gear. However, replacing the gear turned out to be an easy fix... Truth be told, I quite enjoy working on these little machines.
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