Mar 22, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
It’s amazing how little time I actually end up having on the weekends. I figured that this Saturday I’d have lunch with my folks and then spend the rest of the day at the garage working on my moto. Well, that’s how it went, but “the rest of the day” started at 4 o’clock so it’s hard to get all that much done before I had somewhere to be. Just the same, I got in there and got a few things a little closer to crossed off the list.
It wasn’t super cold out, but it was still pretty cold in the garage – our heaters really aren’t strong enough but at this point in the winter I think it’d be a waste to buy one… The only real advantage of a cold garage is that the beer we leave there is always ice cold.
My folks were nice enough to stop off at Ready Honda Powerhouse and pick up some new handlebar clamps I’d ordered a while ago. I’m so glad that Honda continues to make things like this for these bikes and that they used standard fittings for so many bikes of that vintage so I could play with different options in that area without too much trouble.
I’m going to have to go back in with a torque wrench but at least I’ve got the crank case covers back on – I figured out which bolts go where (I think) and managed to put everything back the way it was, but better… Hopefully.
Just slide it over the offending wires…
Hit it with a heat gun.
Et voila! Snug as a bug in a rug.
There were a bunch connections that needed to be re-done.
I’ve had to do so many of these in the last year – I haven’t timed myself but I’d wager to say I’m the fastest crimper in my crew. Fastest crumper, too.
So, once everything was tidied up I set back to the task of reconnecting everything using these.
Let there be light!
I didn’t finish rigging up the high beam, neutral, oil or signal notification lights because they’re going to be a little bit trickier – not super hard, I just need to take my time matching up the non stock colour codes of the new tach & speedo with the stock colour codes from the wiring harness. Either way, it was cool to see the new tach & speedo closer to how they’ll actually look… Only bummer – red backlight on the speedo, white backlight on the tach… I might need to change that.
Oh yeah, one more bummer… At some point since it’s been off I guess my headlamp got broken so I guess I’ll have to order a new one tomorrow. Not that I think there are a bunch of motorbike dudes/gals reading buuuuut does anyone know why I might want to convert my headlamp to a halogen setup? I don’t really know much about them…
While I was in there, Aner & Alex came in to do a little work on her Alex’s bike – mostly just replace those giant stock turn signals with something a little bit more discreet.
Lookin’ slick, Alex!
Little better, yeah?
Mar 12, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
This was the first Quest For Fire jammer I ever heard, I believe the first one they ever wrote, and although everything they’ve done since has been stellar (and for all intents and purposes is probably “better”) it will likely always be my favourite.
I was super stoked when Mike Max told me that they’d be bringing it back into rotation at MattyFest a couple of weeks ago… it didn’t happen, but the fellas were nice enough to give me an old rough mix of the jam to tide me over.
I feel like around 3:30 it goes from “sick jam” to “yes! fucking… fuck yes!” and stays that way until it ends. Then you play it again.
Feb 22, 2011
Now, I don’t mind Morrissey but I recognize that he’s kind of a ridiculous human being – let’s not pretend that Rollins isn’t, but I can’t help appreciate a good hateful rant / public beef and a (mildly misquoted) David Lee Roth quote.
In my usual sober, happy and lucid state I’d listen “How soon is now?” and feel like, Morrissey, you are such a huge pussy it’s not even funny… But you catch me around 4:30am on a Saturday night that hasn’t gone my way? I’ll go from 0 to “I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does” in 4 seconds flat.
Either way, without having seen a rebuttal or even knowing if one exists, Rollins wins.
In case this post sucked eggs, this should save it…
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
I’m totally taken aback by these paintings made by Australian artist Jeremy Geddes.
I’m well aware of why the prints are as much as they are & the price is more than fair, but I’ve overspent horribly in the last year… I wish they were a little cheaper because I’d order a bunch of them. Oh yeah, it would also help if they didn’t sell out right away, as well.
Feb 15, 2011
Now, I love Dave Grohl and most definitely agree with the point he’s making but…
“Fuck Keith Richards, fuck all those dudes who survived the sixties. Flying around in Lear jets, living up their gunslinger reputation as they fuck supermodels in the most expensive hotel in Paris. It’s like: you know what Lemmy is doing? Lemmy is… probably drinking Jack’N'Cokes and writing another record.”
…the latter is obviously awesome but the former doesn’t really sound all that bad, does it? Just sayin’
Starts this Friday the 18th for one week @ The Royal. Who’s in?
Feb 14, 2011
I want so badly to wallow in self-pity and have really negative things to say about February 14th just ’cause… But I can’t.
I’m a lover, like it or not.
PS if this jam is on and you’re not at least bobbing your head you’re probably fucking dead. October 21st, 2008… Sean & Aidan’s wedding day… We hadn’t decided on an opening jam at the reception when the eagle eye of The Rennick spotted this jam on the playlist and boom! The place went off! It was legendary… 4 touchdowns in one game. 4.