Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cheap Thrills Show Asbury Park NJ - This Weekend!!! Updated Info!

CHEAP THRILLS BIKE SHOW and SWAP MEET!!!

PRE- PARTY 
At The Wonder Bar
Friday Night Feb. 5th!!!

BAND LINE UP 
Saturday Night Feb. 6th
At Convention Hall 6PM - 10PM

HOTELS


AFTER PARTY!!!
At The Saint on Main Street Asbury Park
Late Saturday Night Feb. 6th


CHEAP THRILLS SHOW Asbury Park NJ...
There's been some confusion regarding the times...The Show and Swap Starts at 12 Noon and goes 'til 6 PM then the Party goes from 6 PM 'til 10 PM... all at Convention Hall! After Party after 10 PM at The Saint!

Monday, February 1, 2016

1941 Knucklehead FL TT - Fork Change

Ready to remove the XA length Fork

Off with the number plate and Ride Control...

Front wheel...off

Damper, ride control, front axle...

Handle bars...

Off...

Spring compression and removal of XA length Springer

Spring compression and install standard length Springer
Presto Chango...that was quick!

OK now we're getting somewhere...

Ride Control, steering damper, wheel...all back on
Don't forget to install that steering damper before you install the front wheel or that wheel is coming back off! When I was a kid I learned the hard way and installed the front fender, brake, wheel, "the whole 9 yards" and then saw the steering damper laying on the floor...hey WTF I needed the practice...

A whole lotta left over chunky stuff from Rick's mud track breaking loose...

Need to pop on the number plate and take it for a ride!
Oh yeah I changed out the tail pipe as well...
Adjusted the carb and she's running pretty good...

Checking out the handling and tuning her in....

Satisfied for now...we'll see how she handles on the track...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Yosemite Road Run 2015 - Part 2 - Day One

Early morning at Yosemite Pines - Day One of the Road Run

I been everywhere man...

Mike's Knuckle

Jerry's ride...

Dave and ...well never mind...

Getting ready to head out to the park...

First gas stop...


Brian assisting with another tweak or two on Ken's Pan...


Vince's '39

Manny's Knuckle

My ride for the week...

A missed turn heading toward Glacier Point...I pulled into a parking area and turned around to see all these folks followed me in...I guess they thought I knew where I was going...musta been the California plate on my bike...

Lunch break at Glacier Point

Not too shabby...

Glacier Point parking area...


Somethings funny...

Dr. Sprocket's...







A daring mountain rescue...











Done with lunch and back on the road...

The next gas stop...


Keep your eye on the Rusty Knuckle all the way in the back...look what happened right after I took this pic..

Oopsy...actually I can vouch for the fact that the Knuckle fell over all by itself...Dan was standing next to me and we watched it flop over...of course rather than help, I decided to follow my journalistic instincts and document the occasion in photos...

Dan showing us the proper technique...
I saw an instructional video on Youtube of a girl picking up a Road King utilizing the same method...

Ouch...





Onward...

Ken getting his camera ready...tired of gas pump shots...

Jerry and Mike cooked an awesome feast at the cabin that night!


Oh yeah...

Grill Master Mike....

Not too sure what's going on here...

Jerry cooking up a storm...Thank you!

An Indian encampment...

Kicking back after dinner...

If you've never ridden an old motorcycle through Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area... Put it on your list! I was last in Yosemite in the summer of 1973 (turned 10 years old there)...I remember a lot of that summer in the family station wagon touring California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona, memories etched in my mind forever..  But, to ride a Knucklehead (thanks again Ricky), with friends old and new through those valleys and over those mountains was the epitome of how to experience the roads and breathtaking scenery of Yosemite...
So, if the Yerba Buena Chapter puts on the Yosemite Road Run again...Don't Miss It!

My pics do not do it justice...like Ken said at one point..."I'd like to get a photo without a gas pump in the background". When we weren't gassing up or eating we were riding...Personally I haven't mastered the art of taking photos while riding...I tried a couple... not so good. We didn't stop much the first day for scenic shots...I did get a few more in over the next couple of days though...

Enjoy the pics...more to come...