Monday, December 20, 2010

How My Motorcycle Became Just a Cycle

Motor in the frame

Letting gravity do the work

Engine removed

The motor will be doing a headstand until I get a replacement oil pan.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

So Shiny!

If anyone at the Prince William Landfill Complex happens to see this, please let me know. I spent a couple hours cleaning and polishing it and I'd really like it back.

Note to self: never leave boxed parts out in the open where they can be mistaken for trash.

Update: Believe it or not, I found it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Could be worse?

Lets hope this motor holds no terrible surprises.

Metal shavings in your oil pan is not something you want to see.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This is What Victory Looks Like

So with the last of the unexpected and unnecessarily difficult obstacles out of the way, the engine will soon be separated from the frame. *Knock on wood*

Hopelessly stripped screw

I used the dremel to make a large slit in the head of the screw
and an impact driver to remove it