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Been pretty busy lately but check this out. School Bus Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Chris Sarbora had a very credible 46th out of 59 finishers. Good result for you first time on the roads. I'll see if I can get any comments out of him and Travis. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Travis McNerney brought his Suzuki home 25th out of 27 finishers in the Supertwins race at the Manx. Good job for the first time out. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at MC Ramblings
I have posted a link to the right with some photos of a trip to the TT races back in 1995. My wife and I were married in Scotland and spend the Honeymoon at the TT. Hope you like the story. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Chris Sarbora, after qualifing 17 out of 33 in the Newcomers A Race has finished 11th out of 27 finishers and earned a Replica trophy aboard his Wylie and Holland Yamaha R6, supported by DocuSign, REV"IT Apparel and 01RaceFX. His speed was 104.36; he continued to run faster with each... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at MC Ramblings
A couple of things you really can't see while looking at your tube framer; the shift/brake rods and the fuel valves. The rods started life as 6061 aluminum tubes we bought in bulk. Tim Milner or Henry Duga would cut them to length and than tap the ends to allow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Anthony BAkker had a serious crash at Ballycraine and is in Noble Hospital. He is concious and has send me an email so that is good news. Other than that I do not know. It was a very nasty crash. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Rain cancelled the first practice session for the three Americans trying for the Manx GP. Chris Sarbora, Anthony Bakker and Travis McNerney are the first Americans to race modern machines at the Manx in ten years. They will have to wait until Monday for their first real taste of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Chris Sarbora, Anthony Bakker and Travis McNerney are entered for the Manx GP on the historic Isle of Man TT course. The Manx is sort of a low key version of the TT races. The sharp end of the field for the Manx is not quite as sharp as it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Some tasty bikes! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Court Canfield has been known to tell folks to “remove the bodywork, pull up a milk crate and look” at your tube framed Buell. The closer you look the more amazed you will be. First off it is hard to miss the oil tank. The polished aluminum sheet is partially... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Saboteurs stuck the Mid-Antrim road race. Let's hope they are caught; this is a terrible thing to do for many reasons. Oiled Track Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at MC Ramblings
These are well worth a look; Magnum is a coop of outstanding photographers all strong points of view so these will not be what you expect and you may not even like some of them but they are all interesting. Magnum Bike Pictures Still working on this weeks Buell History... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Wearing shorts and an old-school "helmet," Bill McMahon, 68, of Wisconsin Rapids, on Saturday drove his 1914 Harley-Davidson around the track at Golden Sands Speedway. via www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com Nice story. Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 1, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Details here This is not good news. Ducati our for this year, Yamaha next year, this dam recessin needs to end! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at MC Ramblings
The gas caps on the early Buell, all the Buell Motor Company bikes and many of the early tube frame models came from a small outfit in London. – I don’t know how Erik ever hooked up with these guys, I think he must remember everyone who was ever supportive... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at MC Ramblings
This unimposing gent is Rod Coleman and while he may not look the New Zeelander was an Isle of Man TT winner so her certainly had the chops. Now this is a hard core biker! The Vintagent reports that an AJS Porcupine (Coleman is on one in this picture) will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Nice read on active safety features in cars and possible unsafe effects. Autonomous Cars Dave Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Sat down and watch the AMA Superbike race last night. What a fun race to watch. Way better than the MotoGP. Michael Gougis really had it pegged here Road Racing World Opinion . The racing is very good; the fans seem to catching on to it and the racers do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at MC Ramblings
If you have you have not seen this check it out. Absolutely stunning. http://www.ralphlaurencarcollection.com/ Yes I know they are over restored and in some cases not even the right colors but they are gorgeous. With the exception of the pure race cars I have to think that some of these... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Long time Buell owner Todd asked me a question about getting parts wrapped in bed sheets. Frankly I had forgotten all about this but did he trigger a flashback. Back in the days of Buell Motor Company EVERY bike was custom, hand painted. We had stock colors but each paint... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Well I am going to give this a second try. I got know flat by a nasty upper respiratory infection for 4-5 weeks and it was all I could do to go to the day job every day. Then we headed off for a great vacation. So, I'll start posting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Alistair Seeley won the only race held, the 600 Supersport. Seeley just edged out Cameron Donald in an exciting wet race. The Supersports kicked off the program as the organizers did not the Superbikes out first in the rain. No sooner was the race ended when a suspicious package caused... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Looks like the Northwest is gonna have trouble with weather. Rain most of the day and very cold. They won't run in any kind of real rain, they might with a light mist, as the track is very, very fast and dangerous. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at MC Ramblings
Dylan has failed to qualify for the Northwest. He ran one lap above the minimum speed needed but it takes more than that. I think it may be three. I am trying to find out if this kills any chance to try to qualify for the TT. The Northwest will... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at MC Ramblings