Saturday, April 30, 2011

RD400 DG Pipes

On a better note than the FZR disaster, the RD400 recieved some lovely DG chambers. I don't care what anyone says, how can you top these for $250? I put the pipes on the other night after work and after running it and doing a plug chop it's definitely running too lean. I ordered $100 worth of jets so we'll have at it tomorrow and see if I can get the mixture where it needs to be.

FZR600 Disaster

Ah the day started with so much promise. I got the entire bike back together, cleaned up a bunch of plumbing and wiring, and extracted a broken exhaust stud that I didn't know was in there until I went to put the headers on. Everything fell together perfectly and I held my breath as I cranked it over for the first time. Everything sounded great so after building some oil pressure I hooked up the fuel pump and coils and lit her up. She sputtered to life and the music coming out of the pipe gave me chills......until I saw water seeping out of the head gasket and milky frothy oil. What. The. Fuck. 

After countless hours and thousands of dollars, I now have to dump another couple hundred bucks into new gaskets and misc bits like oil, and pull the whole bloody mill out of the bike again and redo it. Lesson to be learned? OEM parts are best. Never again will I get aftermarket head gaskets.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Miob's bikes: Please take your time to read this



A couple months ago, my best friend from childhood broke every vertebrae in his neck--and we know what that means. He's a cop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA and was off duty having a pint with his father. A fight broke out at the pub, and the bartender--knowing he was a cop--asked if he could help usher the fight outside. During the process, two guys picked him up and slammed him on his head--immediately breaking his neck and concussing him. The guys then stomped on his head, jeering about what they did to a cop. My friend has 4 young kids, and though he'll likely survive, he will never be the same.

On May 1, there is a fundraiser at the 51st Street Speakeasy (1114 NW 51st St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118-4408) to help his family. I'm donating this bike ( to the fundraiser. Is there any way you can help promote the 1.) what has happened to a police office 2.) the event and 3.) the bike donation. It would get people extremely exited to see a bike they are buying on auction featured on your blog . Any promotional help is well appreciated.

First of all: The world needs guys like this, so the world needs to show it's thankful for people like Chris' friend. And I think Chris deserves a lot of credit for offering his bike to be actioned off.

Please reblog, repost, retweet, email, facebook link, whatever you can think of.



Fork Brace Design

Substantial fork brake design that allows for no preload on the lowers during install.Very Cool.


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spot the problem

The RD400 got new a new chain and sprockets yesterday. Can you see why?
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