Monday, July 25, 2011

Back'n up!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Powder coating

After work yesterday, I spent the night in the garage.  I took both back wheels off my tacoma and took out the center caps.  Method Racing wheels only paints those and it flakes off pretty easily.  I media blasted them and powder coated them flatte black.  I also took my chrome exhaust tip off and blasted and coated that too.  I like the flat black instead of the polished chrome look.  It matches the wheels now :)

I also took some parts  off Dan's Z50 that I'm putting together and ended up blasting and coating the rear rack for his bike.  It was rusted and nasty, but now it looks 100% better.  I hope he likes it.  I need to get some sheet aluminum for some fenders next along with coating the forks in black too.  I also need to start posting pictures when I post this stuff ;)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Must have been a good weekend

I'm very tired and a bit sore.

Tried the old wakeboarding back roll a few times yesterday.  Built a second deck on Friday and Saturday, then built stairs on Sunday.  Must have driven the boat about 5 hours pulling the hot dog tube, kneeboarders, and wakeboarders.  It was fun for everyone.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

got another motorcycle... kinda

I was on Craigslist (a daily occurance) and saw some Honda Z50 parts (frame, forks and wheels) listed for $30, so I emailed the guy and said if I can make it to the city some night that I'd pick them up.... that was on Monday.  On Thursday, he emailed me back and said if I still wanted the parts, that he'd give them to me for free.  How could I pass that up!

I asked the wife if she wanted to go get dinner on Friday night and off we went to pick up the bike and get some sushi at our favorite sushi place, Green Tea, in Lincoln Park.

I also was talking to a friend (Dan Pierce) I know from the mini world.  I was telling him that I miss not having anything to work on since I sold my last CT70 about a month ago :(  He pm'd me back and said if I wanted to work on something that he'd lend me the parts that I traded to him a while back and I could get it going and clean it up.  Good deal for him, and fun for me.  I bit, so I went and picked up the street legal frame, NOS Honda tank, extended Takegawa mono shock and swing arm, wheels and a china motor from him that night too.

All in all, I came home with two bikes for the price of nothing.  It felt good to have bikes back in my garage too.  I've started experimenting with my sandblaster and powdercoating over, on an old pin-holed z50 tank to get my powdering down before I start on Dan's parts.  Oh, and it turns out that you can powder over JB Weld.  I'll post some pics later as proof.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July... the best month of the whole year!

I love July.  I love the hot weather, the lake, the lack of weighty clothes, etc.
It's truly summer now.
It's going to be a good holiday weekend.