A new toy.
The newest toy and our next project.
But before we can do anything about that…
We have to fix this.
Yeah, that’s pretty much half of the dash pulled out. Tomorrow night the other half comes out. All because I don’t like cold feet.
There are bits of this truck that are waaaay too far behind other bits.
(Update to the update — Jim got it all done and buttoned back up on Sunday. Good thing too, because there’s snow forecast for tonight.)
A lazy cat.
Peach in his prefered winter spot.
Work — or not.
You can find it here.
I’m not actually signed up. Because I’m chicken shit and all that. Mostly because I don’t write novels. At least not with any success. I write short stories. And I plan to write 4 this month. It’s my own little version of NaNoWriMo.
On Saturday January 19th, I helped a buddy get his (unique) motorcycle down to Downtown HD in Renton for a Vintage Bike show. Focus was on dirt bikes, and motorcrossers, but all sorts of interesting things came out of the woodwork. Here are a few of the pictures I took. Grab a tasty beverage for a nice stroll down memory’s pit lane here.
ready to head for the show
brag sticker on a Penton-Wassel trials bike
Ducati swingarm detail
Bultaco Pursang, in the frozen fog
an Aermacchi-harley 350 Road Racer
exhaust detail on a Triumph 500cc Moto-crosser
a Hodaka Super Rat — my first bike
CJ-Framed Honda 4-stroker
a Penton 125 Six-Days
a 1955 Maico taifun 400. just wow.
Hodaka Super Wombat
anyone who would like larger versions of these, or anything else that was there that I might have on film (so to speak), please just let me know. rubber side down!
Last year, I caught the Sport-Touring bike bug again. I have owned several over the years, and a quick ride on a friend’s ’09 BMW R1200RT really reminded me what I was missing on my long-legged ‘Turbo Giraffe’ (KTM 950 Adventure). So I began listing bikes I might want and researching them. One by one they got crossed off the list, the Triumph Trophy SE being the last non-BMW to be crossed off; nice bike, but a bit boring in the motor department.
So it was, I found myself on 8 march 2014 at South Sound BMW looking at a left-over 2013 K1600GT. I’ve always wanted to own an inline six-cylinder motorcycle and a 12-cylinder car. I’m now 1 for 2 in that area. 🙂
A quick test ride and a handshake deal was agreed to. The next day saw me take delivery of said beast and then ride it 65 miles home in a monsoon of a downpour. Yesterday, I finally got a chance to wash her off and take a few pics, so here we are.
- front view. don’t look now but something is gaining on you!
- Left side. all clean and shiny. 685 miles at this point
- 2013 K1600GT Montego Blue
- The view from the bridge. When the loud handle is twisted, you’d better be hanging on!
- right side, rear. the pipes are sorta silly looking, but they don’t sound bad, and a set of Akra’s cost big bucks.
- right side, showing off the mighty inline-6, and it’s forward cant. Is this the new Slant-6?