Well its been awhile since my last post, and a lot has been going on. Moved to Boulder, Co... picked up a full time job, and moved in with a couple people from craigslist. Everything has been going pretty great, and I have been busy with all kinds of new projects. My most recent project will be the main focus of this post, and ill do a little photo dump to summarize what ive been up to.
I bought a CB1000 a couple weeks ago so I could flip it... long story short, I got it running well, but the cooling system was giving me some issues, and it didnt have a title... I got pretty unmotivated with it pretty quickly because sport bikes really are not my thing. I did get some manual mill time in for this project because I needed to make some new handlebar mounts for it. I ended up putting it on craigslist and sold it for over double what I bought it for.
So I sold it Wednesday before Thanksgiving. My brother, sister in-law and I were driving back to Iowa to see family, and on the way back home Steve and I spent close to the entire time looking of craigslist and other like sites. We ended up finding a 1982 cx500 for sale in Westminster and Steve was set on me buying it. It didnt really appeal to me because it was one ugly bike. He started showing me some picture of it modified, and I got pretty excited... Wrench Monkees built this one..
This is what it pretty much looked like when I got it... except well used.
Did I mention I love having a van? This is the 5th motorcycle that ive picked up like this. I dont even have any pictures of the bike before I tore into it. Here is one with the rear chopped already and it starting to be stripped.
A buddy from work and I did a canyon cruise today and it was really beautiful out. It had to be close to 70 degrees. We left boulder and headed up Boulder Canyon towards Nederland. We hung out in Ned for a bit and drank some root beers. We then headed up towards Rollinsville and continued towards Timberline. This highway is crazy fun. Lots of long sweeping turns and switch backs up the mountain. I kept it pretty tame because of my tires and lack of fork brace, but I still let it hang out there a couple times and really had the bike leaned over. After Timberline we headed into Golden Gate park which is full of even more winding roads. So So so much fun. I cant wait to get some new tires! That road brought us into Golden, and thats where we parted ways to go home. I took 93 back and held it at a steady 65 mph with zero problems... until it started running like crap. I immediately expected it was my haggard airfilters and it was. At 65mph the carbs were sucking so much air it gobbled up one the pre filter discs. A dude stopped and helped me out, and thank god he had some needle nose pliers. I pulled most of the filter out was was riding again. As soon as I got home, I glued the filters in place so it wouldnt happen again. Whoops.
128 miles on the odometer just from this weekend. I bought it last Sunday. Its been fun.
As always, its a work in progress. Soon Ill have some big fat Firestone Deluxe Champions tires on it, and im sure there will be a couple more tweaks here and there. Stay tuned.