"When you’re riding the greatest torque to weight ratio on the planet, you must blast beyond lethargic unassuming cageriders every few minutes to release pent up machine/man stress-inducing anxiety. There exists uncontrolled relish and glee in this exercise."
-The Motograph – A Confederate Motor Company


Jensen and spidy_MF

Jensen painted ol spidy AKA the XS360. Was winter and nothing else to do but drink beer in the garage, while inhaling paint fumes second hand. 

Then I worked some photoshop magicianry and am trying to convince him to keep modifying untill the entire summer is gone and he can no longer ride. I think he should have left the old paint job...   O___o

Kawasaki KZ400 extended swingarm

An easy mod for kz owners, I put on a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja EX250 swingarm on. The pivots are the same width, all you have to do is swap the pivot sleeves and pivot bolts. You can even reuse the dust seals. After cleaning off the old tabs I mounted the swingarm with the mono shock bracket facing down. 

The fun work comes when you have to make and mount shock brackets and relocate the brake arm, oh yea and chop off the exhaust- but that's not a bad thing cus now the bike sounds better! My fabricator Jordan Hicks had some Honda Forman atv shocks hanging on the wall so we used those. 


KZ400 front end lowering_MF

2.5" brass spacers from the Home Depot and chopped 2" out of the springs - pretty simple! But these forks have a trick to opening....

They have a circlip that is notched. Push the cap down and release the clip upwards towards the notch. And they pull right out. 


Who knows what the previous owner was thinking...but here is what I'm thinking...here are some shots before I put her on a diet_The Pickle_thanks Jordan for the wonderful nickname 


New project_MF

Sold the wagon...sad but it's time. So naturally I need another bike. Thinkn a KZ440 - here is my idea for it. Fully stock...just lower, longer and louder.


Prepping for paint_MF

Well I got some parts prepped for paint because I wasn't getting anywhere fabricating. And I sold the 110 and got me a 130 rear Avon Roadrider...make the rear a bit wiiider!


Two wheels in Amsterdam_MF

Some of the interesting bikes I saw while cruising the streets of Amsterdam


A little Grand Rapids Moto action_MF

Worked on Dave's scram-bled a bit...clutch is still sticking. Then tried to fix Alex's bike. Found out his carbs were sticking and draining fuel into the cylinders and filled the entire crankcase with gasoline...drained 3 quarts out. 

This is the crankcase breather puking gas as we crank the motor.

Finally a proper oil bag_MF

This homemade oil bag that was on the bike when I acquired it - I'm hoping it is the curse of the last two motors...so im finally prepping for a stock replacement


Well here is to a late Christmas card!
Santa had much more fun this year delivering presents!