Thursday, April 24, 2014


Put some new rubber on the XS400 project yesterday. Ready for the gravel roads now. Had the boys cleaning up the wheel while I prepped the rest. Carole's back wheel had two broken spokes when I took the tire off. Had to salvage two from another old wheel I had. But they were too long so I had to thread them further down the spoke shaft with a die and then trim them shorter once they were mounted on the wheel. Pain In the ass.

Monday, April 14, 2014


After a little welding help from my good buddy Suitcase, I got all the electrical crammed in there under the seat. Had a bitch of a time getting her to run properly. Very little power. Turns out if you put the plug wires on the correct plugs...VROOOOOM!!!!!! Who knew?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

XS progress

Dumped out the xs400 from the donor bike.

Dumped out the lame 360 from Carole's chassis.

Cleaned up the frame and controls.

Inserted XS400.  Anyone who tells you an xs400 engine fits in an xs360 frame is a damn liar. Had to redo the rear motor mounts and adapt the top brackets. Got a set of Duro HF-308 dirt track style tires coming for it too which should look great. Lots of electrical work to do before then.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fuck yes.

This is why I need a jeep and why I love the Canadian Army.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014