Sunday, July 31, 2011

Best trip ever.

I didn't want to go home , It was only 5 days but it felt like 2 weeks. It was a blast finding roads, camp sites, and rivers and lakes to swim in . No engine problems which was great. I overpacked so bad my bike was nicknamed the mother ship. I had everything in that bike. Woke up in the best mood every morning excited about the sites to see that day and getting loose on the mother ship. I am addicted to this and were going again soon.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Getting camp ready.

It looks like were heading out mon- thurs making our way to bend oregon camping along the way. So I've been slowly building some racks and getting this thing ready. Built the headlight housing yesterday today making some racks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pic's from the past.

 Working on my first bike. I still have this bike and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.
 My dad and I posing next to the 50 the first time I restored it. I think I've restored it about 4 times now.
 This is the way me and my friend would go camping on our property, doubling on a 2 stroke kx 80.As I remember we tipped the wagon a few hundred feet away and fouled the spark plug.
 All I wanted is to look like Jeff Ward, he was a bad ass.
 Racing a buddy out at the local track.

This is Joe Carlino ripping the streets of so cal and currently ripping the dirt in oregon.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A nice little sunday.

Joe carlino, Bryan Fox, Java Fernandez, Travis from the shop and myself went up to Mc cubbins out past Mt Hood on sunday. The place was great and I had new tires so I didn't crash this time. We rode for a few hours exploring and learning the terrain. It was in an open range for cattle so we saw a few cows on the trails. Finished the day shooting some rounds from my 9mm and headed home tired and hungry. I like this life style .

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Smokin trees.

Headed out to jones creek washington for some rainy day dirt biking. I decided to go with my bald 1986 tires and now I wish I hadn't . It was the most slippery trail I have ever been on. Clay mud right after a rain sucks so bad and this 600 bad boy is either on or off. Also there was a ton of pavers on the trail to stop erosion which stopped traction too. I was cruising around a turn , back end slipped out and before I knew it I slammed against a tree on the outside. Damage list... front fender , rear fender, taillight, kickstand and felt a little gun shy the rest of the day. It was a good time though. Im sore today and going to get some tires put on before the weekend. Thank you helmet.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

xl mods

 New exhaust for the XL 600 , its loud!
 Brett from san fran's xs 650, It will be a little bit till I can start on it but looking forward to it!
New headlight fairing, exhaust ,bars, grips, oil. Should be getting the seat done next week and tires are in the mail. Taking it out today in the dirt out at jones creek washington.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MT. hood and back.

My friend Zac and I saddled up and rode to Mt. Hood for the night. We went to a skate contest at windells camp and headed back up to our hotel getting caught in the worst bug storm I had ever experienced . At first I was bummed then It was just funny. Our faces and the front of our bikes covered. We woke up ,had some coffee and headed back to portland stopping out in the farm lands for some scenic bike shots.  I went straight to the shop got my truck and went to pick up a xs 650 for a new build for a customer in San Francisco. It's a good running bike with lots of potential. Pics coming soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Adventure time.

Its finally summer here in oregon so I dropped in on a dual sport Honda XL 600.  A few friends bought dirt bikes and have been getting after it while I've been working... it hurt, so I"m ready . It runs great but I gotta do some things like get the seat covered and paint the wheels, engine ect black. Also going to make a desert style headlight deal on the front.  In other news I'm tired of towing a trailer behind my truck , its bad for the tranny, hard to park, requires maintenance , speed limit is 55, bad on fuel mileage and it just sucks. So i'm selling the trailer and building one of these on the back of my ford. It will be a little smaller than the trailer but I will still have room for 3-4 bikes and a place to sleep. Thats all a guy really needs.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CB 450 SOLD.

The bike had only been for sale less than a week. They came over from bend to get the bike. He was stoked on it so I'm glad it's gone to a good home. Thanks Eric.

Jake's hardtail 650

Jake came by to get his bike, he's stoked and ready to dive in to the rest of the build. Thanks for the business Jake!

Afternoon delight

Took a late afternoon ride out to troughtdale to play some pool at a local watering hole. It was so buggy on the way back, big oregon bugs hurt.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 4th

We went deep in the woods plowing over snow and trees in my truck to get to a camp site that is actually near A paved highway that we didn't know about, Hmm. Had some beers , axe's ,fireworks and good friends .

Monday, July 4, 2011

Twin's reunited.

The two met today for the first time, it went well. I could never get my bike in the shop and the other one hasn't been ready to go out until today. I made a sketchy ramp extension and went for it. Rode the bike around all evening tuning the carbs along the way. It did real good , and sounds rad.  Went to a bbq and kicked tires for a few. I lost my favorite tuning screwdriver and $5 last night , but making it back to the shop with no problems on a bike I built..... priceless.