Monday, May 27, 2013

Goodnight Sweet Prince.

The Ranger has suffered a mortal wound.
It currently resides in the driveway awaiting it's dire fate.

The engine still runs just fine and the transmission probably works, although I can't tell because a brake line and clutch line have snapped. The left front steering knuckle is broken, and the passenger side body is crushed.

I would love to believe that I will one day go out there with a sawsall, chop the body off, make a tube frame, and pre-runner it. But I just don't know.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New bikes! - surprisingly, they're not vintage.

I can't believe it's been over two months since my last post. It's not like I've been slacking off though, I've just been extremely busy at the shop.

In the meantime, I managed to bring home a couple more bikes.

First off, a 1999 VFR800FI
...of which I seem to have no pictures. Well no pictures of it in one piece at least.

Then about 2 weeks later this beautiful 1996 CBR600 F3 followed me back to the shop.

It didn't stay together all that long either...

Currently both bikes are awaiting some new parts. The VFR has a laundrylist of things the PO lied to me about. I'll be replacing the seat, regulator, headlight, chain + sprockets, tires, rear master cyl and eventually swapping the front forks and de-linking braking system.

The CBR only has 6500miles and is in immaculate condition. After I finish cleaning the carbs, it will be receiving a K&N air filter, new jets, carb insulator boots, and a lot of attention.