mr responsible, the seattle curse and motos

24Jul10

after i blue’d up my polini at bomb prom and couldn’t find any rings, mr responsible aka responsible jon aka philip patrie of http://www.deluxepowdercoat.com/ (if you want real sick powdercoating check it out) sent me one as a gift. what a guy. i got back to michigan after the 4th and put the bike back together, taking my time to make sure everything was done proper. i set out gingerly to break it in. about 3 miles in BLUUUERRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH. you.have.got.to.be.kidding.me. hard seize, my first. after it cooled down i managed to unstick the piston and pull it apart. miraculously the ring wasn’t broken, just a big smear at the top of the piston and below the ports on the cylinder wall. at first i suspected the ring phil sent me carried the seattle curse he had be experiencing lately; exhibit a, exhibit b, exhibit c, exhibit d and exhibit e. i have a couple of ideas what it could have actually been, but i haven’t looked into it too hard. regardless, busey is back on timeout and will remain there until some new parts arrive. the wonderful mike thomas is fabbing up a 24mm intake for my malossi 4 petal. time to go big.

in other 2 wheeled news i picked up this guy.
motoventures

it’s a rad little 1974 cb360. no i’m not getting out of mopeds. it’s another fun toy and i love having the ability to go long distances whenever i want on two wheels. riding a moto has surprisingly made me enjoy mopeds even more. there’s a simplicity and joy from the bikes being so small that you can’t get riding a motorcycle. different toys for different purposes.

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