When I’m old and grizzled I want to be just like this guy. Phil Funell from British Columbia. He’s somewhat famous in the BMW circles and attends all the ralleys. He has lots of great stories and tons of fantastic home brewed bike contraptions. In this video he talks about taking his bike across the… Continue reading A true Biker’s Biker: Phil Funell
Hi, Great Bikes you have!! I like your Yamahas the best. Do you sell them, or just keep them after you get them fix up? How big is your shop? BIG ED XT&TT 600 FAN!! I get a lot of shop questions. I’ve had lots of different work spaces over the years. When I lived… Continue reading Do you keep them or sell them?
I just found my old XR650R up for sale on a Russian Auction site. That’s me in the photos. I sold it last year to an exporter who ships bikes to Japan. I’ve sold many vintage bikes to such outfits, but never encountered an exporter who dealt in dirtbikes (or modern bikes for that matter).
Speedway racing has really taken off in Japan and the bikes are just flat out incredible. They are one of the only series that allow for twin cylinder motors. Most of them are these AR600 race motors built by Yamaha specifically for the track. I’ve been trying to figure out why they use external dampers… Continue reading Japan Speedway Racing
I watch way too many motorcycle videos online, here’s a few I like. The Higgspeed expansion chambers for GT750’s give the most incredible sound! I want! Another incredible sounding bike – the Honda RC166 250cc 6 cylinder. This is some serious touring on tiny little Honda z50’s. American’s get too fixated on the… Continue reading A few of my favorite motorcycle vids from Youtube!
I was just reading an article in Classic American Iron from a year ago posing a question about one of Joe Petrali’s flat track race bikes. I’ve been on a bit of a flat track kick lately and was just posting a few cool photos over in the forums, so I thought I’d answer it for them… Continue reading Joe Petrali and his Twin Downtube Flat Tracker
The above bike is a typical Laverda Jota 1200 but with the awesome and hard to come by Cropredy Liberator bodywork. I’m not much of a Laverda fan because the engines, heads, and side covers are all a bit square which I think looks slightly odd: The Cropredy bike above is once of the nicest… Continue reading Laverda Jota 1200 with Cropredy Liberator Bodywork
Hi All! The site has been a bit dormant lately while I’ve been preparing for an all out epic motorcycle adventure. It’s about to begin and this site will be ground zero for all that the trip entails. This site has been getting lots of traffic lately which is flattering to say the least. As… Continue reading Did I Respond To You?
I love how passionate Harley riders get about their bikes, but most of it doesn’t make much sense to me. Harleys have been proven over time to be extremely expensive, labor intensive, and prone to breaking down. I’m all for having an old Iron Head motor bike for bar hopping, but if I had to… Continue reading Harley’s Legal Issues Over Time
Yesterday I found what I thought was a great deal on a 1993 KTM 300 for $500. I have a 94 and they share most parts, so it would be great to have some spares. I talked to the owner briefly and learned that the motor had just been overhauled, but the bike needed a… Continue reading Venting About Bad Sellers