Blue Beast

July 26, 2011

My new 80’s Miyata 12 spd Road Bike.


Shim it to me Baby

July 12, 2011

Uh huh Uh huh…..Well I finally did my shims. At first I was a bit scared to do this procedure cause thats what it is, a delicate procedure. Did the tie up the timing chain to cam and roll it over top the block to then take out the buckets. Once I did the first one, the second was cake. This is definitely an easy thing to do. Im someone with no mechanical knowledge just an eagerness to learn and get it done right.

Deja Vu

July 9, 2011

Here we go again, going back to pod filters. Got to clean carbs yet again. Tomorrow taking out shims to replace them.

Where the carbs go?

Here they are

Safety first

The more its done, the easier it is to remove

Hey Long Time No See!

July 9, 2011

Hey everyone It’s been some time eh? Well this year has been super lazy for me(of course my own fault), but i recently got back to doing what I have to do.

Finally finished the yellow single speed project.

I’ve also got back to the ol’ KZ650. I had been given some advice to check the valve clearance, Checked them all and both exhaust and intake gave me 0.05mm. Luckily a local KZ’er has shims so I will be doing that today and letting him know what I need and hopefully he has it.

Well heres to another year…Hope it goes smooth