Etikettarkiv: mechanic

Getting back

1604848_10152998346375922_6639655155674872150_nLike a twist of fate, one channel broadcast this documentary about Evel Knievel two days ago, the day of my first “real” accident. Today I realized what that guy was made of. I went to get my bike from the mechanic who managed to squeeze it into his already tight schedule for service and had to ride like forty miles home. My mind kept playing tricks with me and I tensed like had never ridden before. But I got home safely although a bit humbled by this new riding related sensation… Fortsätt läsa Getting back

Steady as she goes

IMG_5620From having lived and breathed wrenching to no avail during the winter, I’ve decided to approach it somewhat differently: shorter but more productive sessions. The last evenings have been like that. Short enough to be focused all the way, and still giving me time to do that other stuff some people call life. Today I adjusted the timing, at least I think I did… Fortsätt läsa Steady as she goes

Tools and the trade

11351207_10152973568345922_5911312286321183312_nThe title isn’t me misunderstanding the expression but rather a summary  of a pretty weird day. On a whim, I decided that I might get into the motorcycle gear designing business. Working with something motorcycle related has long been my dream, and I have even had a few opportunities but the circumstances hasn’t really been right. I would like to run my own business, doing stuff the way I want while at the same time contributing to the community would be awesome. Today I scrambled up some courage and went for it…  Fortsätt läsa Tools and the trade

Give and you shall receive

BonnevilleWrenching is usually something I do to my bikes (yes, that wording is correct), partly because of my inexperience which means I cannot guarantee a job well done. But today I got the chance of doing something for someone else and it was a great feeling to see another person, albeit a friend, ride off with a smile on his face and a working bike. Fortsätt läsa Give and you shall receive

Neutral no more

13283_10152914453190922_727371732043068279_nI complained about the bike only starting in neutral even with the clutch lever pulled in before. Not only does this pose a problem when the badly mapped engine stalls in the middle of a turn or at a crossroads, more importantly it makes me look like a fool, balancing the bike while trying to find neutral and desperately pushing the button.  Well, that problem is about to be solved… Fortsätt läsa Neutral no more

The final countdown

11026221_10152856279685922_8016153940351078631_nThings are happening quickly now, or rather, things are starting to show. Almost everything I do now is visual. Not like hooking up two connectors the right way or tweaking a setting of the carbs or polishing up an area just beneath the oil cooler. No, we’re talking major league now. It shows and it makes me proud.  Fortsätt läsa The final countdown

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