Saturday, March 29, 2014

It's like software I think

I bit done today, rear wheel paint and install... not thrilled...
I have heard that software developers are never quite satisfied...
I get that feeling...
I am not used to a cosmetic build. 
With the ST, I just make it mechanically sound...
Rick kept the ST so clean... I just ride it.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Loose fitting shoes

 Don't ask

Today, (in loose fitting shoes) I will:

1. Clean up the 130 lbs of metal crap that was removed from the CXFE project bike, along with the remnants of the wooden carton the bike lift came in.  It's all been under the snow but that's all melted now and the driveway looks like a Tennessee farm  (sorry Sam, not your farm)

2. Clean and paint the rear wheel... and attempt to install it without scratching it.

3. See if the front end of the ST1100 would work on the CX.... (I didn't use the fan Will)

Now for the Inspiration of the week, day, whatever
Out of Underground Garage Panama

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stalled a bit

Inspirational bike of the week, day, whatever

I am stalled waiting for some parts... and warmer weather to paint the rear wheel. The front turned out OK, not great... it was a bit cool.  Garage is heated but paint need warmer than that. The 642 flag is for a Touring Contest this summer with the Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fuel it

Had a heck of a time coming up with a fuel system that looks complicated but isn't.  Don't want the thing leaking all over.  3 rubber hoses instead of six now.  The larger tubing is the crankcase breather system... a work in progress

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Engine is in

Wrestled the engine in by myself.  Not easy but I didn't drop it.
Carbs are on... plumbing and wiring next.  Or maybe rear wheel.
 And no the handlebars are not upside down...
just turned up out of the way... musta hit my head 5 times

Sunday, March 2, 2014

After a brake

I surrendered to Canada.  It has been bitter bitter cold. After a bit of a break, it's time to work on the CXFE Racer again. The garage is heated but I hated to put Maggie's car out in the cold. It was -20F this morning... an all time record for the month of March.   It's going to warm up this week.

 I'll see about putting the engine back in.  I was unable to pick it up and put it on top of the jack.  I'll try lowering the lift.