Not out of the woods yet

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WoodsNo updates? Is he all right? I can imagine the questions are many, but fear not. I am alive and well, although well is a matter of perspective. I am currently doing other things where Internet access is scarce and motorcycles are non-existent. Please give me a few more days and I’ll be back stronger than ever.

Frame on!

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IMG5227Workwise I am in for two tough weeks which means I won’t have that much time to build on the CBR but tomorrow I’ll pick up the powder coated frame and I’ll try to find time to get the cylinder head back on the engine so I can mount it in the frame. As I’ve written before, I’ve chosen a satin black, or “black frei” as the powder coater called it, for the frame.  Fortsätt läsa Frame on!

Wolfpack riding

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IMG5217If riding two is fun, then riding three is even better. A beautiful, but cold, day is not to be wasted so it was time to go enduro riding in the urban jungle. The Nite Ryderz did some exploration today and went to some previously unridden roads in the city. Great fun and it is always nice to get to know your city a little bit better.  Fortsätt läsa Wolfpack riding

The change

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longtimeagoWith the temperatures on the rise and the evenings getting brighter, I am once again reaching that state where the passion becomes obsession. I want to ride all the time so bad that everything else is pure agony. Riding is all I can think about, all that matters. To feel that power, the easiness of life when sitting in the seat… It is a drug with no side effects except being a money pit and dulling everything else.  Fortsätt läsa The change

Spare parts and time

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IMG_3190My CBR-project is once more delayed. Getting parts for a
reasonable amount of money in a reasonable amount of time in this country seems to be nearly impossible. I am looking for two small oil collars to the oil cooler, and I found a Swedish supplier but unfortunately they can’t get their hands on those until the end of April. April. That’s half the season gone Fortsätt läsa Spare parts and time

Another gear

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IMG5197I really have to pick up the pace although I am currently spending at least an hour and half every night doing what needs to be done. The clutch is mounted, so is the the alternator. What’s lacking though is the oil cooler (waiting on two collars before I can mount it) and the starter motor with the starting clutch (waiting for the gear shaft). So today I began working on the cylinder head… Fortsätt läsa Another gear

Moving forward

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IMG5185Another couple of hours spent in the garage. I got the spray paint for the caliper today but decided to press on with the engine instead. Today I managed to get the oil pan back on (with the stuff inside it of course) and mounted the oil pump too.  Oh, and I did some more cleaning. The way this grime clings to the engine is unreal. All I haven’t tried to get it off is voodoo and I don’t intend to try that. Fortsätt läsa Moving forward

Sealing the deal

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IMG5176I did it! After having hesitated for a while, I decided not to give a fuck and go for it so I did. I put on the sealant, albeit far too much. Given that it is my first time, I do hope I did a solid enough work. I only put it where it is supposed to be according to the manual and I even tightened all the bolts according to spec. There is a first for everything… Fortsätt läsa Sealing the deal