Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bikes from JCCS 2013

This is what the JCCS staff rode around on. I haven't seen one since we were in Japan.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Japan Style TW200 for sale in L.A.

Check it out! Here's a really nice Dub for a really fair price, all things considered.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A few recent shots of my bike from today...

I know it's been a while since I posted photos of the bike, so today I snapped a few with my wife's new Sony Cybershot. Since "finishing" the bike, I have made a few minor changes.  Namely, I removed the crappy eBay mirrors and put the stock mirrors back on. The eBay mirrors were not really long enough to adjust into a position where I could see more than my shoulders, and they were just a little to obnoxious anyway.   So I put the stock mirrors back on and I think I will keep them on until I find a better option.

I also changed the rear sprocket to a black one I found online and did a quick head light grill mock up with tape just to see if I like it.  I'm not sure if I will build an actual grill or not.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

K&N Filter Install

A few people have also asked about the K&N filter, and how difficult the install was.  In a nut shell, it was very, very easy, and with a little work, this could be done without buying the kit from Japan.

You can domestically get the filter, it is K&N #RB-0510.  Then you just need to find a ring for the filter to clamp to. I bet you could use a piece of steel pipe of the right diameter and thickness, cut down to a ring with a saw.  See the instruction sheet after the cut.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Under the seat...

So I have had a few people ask me about how I fit the battery and all the electrical components under the seat. It was quite simple really, with the help of a nice 4 cell mini battery from Anti-Gravity Batteries. I also used a basket designed specifically for the TW200/TW225.  It sits nicely in the frame and is secured with zip-ties.Here are some pics.
As you can see, it is a rather tight fit, but with some fanegaling and more zip-ties, it all fit nice and neat.

1970s Wickedness

Yesterday I found some nice photos of original Simpson M30 helmets.  These are originals from 1975, not the remake by Norix which I reviewed earlier.  As you can see, Norix did a very, very fine job of reproducing the M30.  And I have to say, most of the really, really cool looking motorcycle gear came out of the 1970s, which is interesting considering clothing styles of the same era are among the absolute worst, that is, until people snapped out of their hippish and disco ways and punk was born...

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Simpson (Norix) M30 Review

So a few times now I have gone riding and wore my new Simpson (Norix) M30 that I imported from Japan.  So I figured a proper review was in order.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gear Part 2 - "Every Day Rider's Outfit"

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gear Part 1 - "Hardcore Rider's Outfit"

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sneak peek...