Monday, August 29, 2011

Wild weekend..

 A friends boat birthday party friday
 18 holes on saturday
 Rode out to the beach on sunday
The ride to the ocean was gnarly. We sent out all our surf stuff with friends who were driving out the day before. We left portland at 6:30 am , It was cold and dark. We thought we had dressed warm enough but we were so wrong. it's been so nice lately we thought the beach would be the same but it got colder as we got closer. We stopped and got coffee for an hour and got warm. The road was pretty bumpy the whole way too. We had to wait in line for 40 min to get to the beach and when we got there the waves were not so good. We hung out for a bit then realized we had 3 hours of cold ,dark riding to do so we left. The ride home was a test of endurance for sure, I wanted to camp on the side of the road a few times.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Starting another cb 450

 Paint stripper ... this shit's nasty.

She's looking good and runs pretty good too. I'm most likely going to do the fat tire look again with this bike , stay tuned.

Bret's xs before and after.

This thing came out great. Took it for a ride around the block feels nice and solid.  The bike is getting shipped down to him in San Fran in a couple days. Thanks for the business Bret, Hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another great weekend.

 Joe went down hard .I know this pic looks suspect but he's just taking pics of his wounds.

 Bike repair . Nothing major, but later in the trip Bryan lost all but 2 bolts holding his rear sprocket on. We tightened up the remaining 2 and used bailing wire to help hold it on till we got back to the trucks.

We thought this raft was going to be sweet but it kind of sucked. Spiders all over and it would sink with 3 of us on there.
6:30 am  packed up and headed out to get back to work.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bret's xs update.

Different headlight, paint, new air filters and chain. Today is wiring up the new blinkers and working the bugs out of the rest of the wires.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Camp ride to tillamook

Our plan was to ride trails all the way to the ocean but ... all the trails and roads ended so we back tracked so much we used up our fuel and had to camp and retreat in the morning. It was still fun but the forest out there is all logged or is private property so its not really the great outdoors experience we were looking for.  Better luck next time.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Seat pan and foam shaping.

 This pan was a little tricky. The tank mount was in the way of the seat so I built a little shack over it.
Got the foam on and shaped it like a surfboard. I think It came out sick.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bret's xs update.

 Headlight bracket. Wasn't much to work with up there so I had to get crafty.

Headlight/ taillight on, new bars grips ,tires, all tabs cut and grinded, new cross bar. Still a ways to go.

The weekend.

 Austin flipping the cat.
Took My xl 600 to go moto camping this weekend but it all changed. I ended up in government camp at the bar then truck camping. On sunday we took the hobie cat out, that was fun. All in all a great weekend , glad to get out of the city.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brett's xs 650 build.

Most all the parts arrived for Brett's XS so I started it. Got the new forks and tire's on and took just about everything else off.