Archive for August, 2008

be prepared

Labor Day weekend.

Coming soon, a loving tribute to my motorcycle in pictures. Big changes for motorcycle!

Have a good weekend!

August 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm 4 comments

one more time I guess

Hurricane Katrina happened 3 years ago.

Banksy in New Orleans

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August 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Fleetwood Mac’s Blue Letter

From their self titled album Fleetwood Mac:

It was a blue letter she wrote to me
Its silver words she told
Wanna be on the road to paradise
I wanna lover who dont get old

Do I read a message in your eyes
You wanna love to stay another night
Hey hey when your day goes down
I wont be waitin’ around for you

For every voice you’ve ever heard
There’s a thousand without a word
Redbird, dont say you told me so,
Just give me one more song to go

Do I read a message in your eyes
You wanna love to stay another night
Hey hey when your day goes down
I wont be waitin’ around for you.

I ain’t waitin’!
I ain’t waitin’!
… 

Clocking in at just 2:41, Fleetwood Mac’s “Blue Letter” is just one of the 11 perfect songs from Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled masterpiece. The song starts with its catchy hook and immediately Lindsey starts in with the story – a girl who is too young to be with someone so old. Stevie Nicks’ background vocals add the harmony that exists in so many essential albums from the 70’s.

I love this album. It feels like a summer I will never have, with a girl that doesn’t exist, in a time that has passed by 20 years.

August 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm 3 comments

Honda twin 2 into 1 pipes


Image Credit Jerry’s Cycles

This is it!

It has been confirmed from a website that if I have holes in one of my mufflers on a scrambler, it will make my idle go screwy. This, along with old carbs is why I have been fighting my idle more and more as my poor scrambler pipes deteriorate.

The solution: CB350 2 into 1 Mac exhausts. This will fit on my bike no problem, and will give me full access to my left-side carb and air filter, so I can replace my carbs and rejet them without having to pull those damn scrambler pipes all the time.

I called the a bunch of places and everywhere is sold out of these pipes. I called Mac exhausts directly, and they got my number and will call me back when they have found the pipes for my bike. After that, it will be a call to Sudco to get the approximate jetting for my Mikuni carbs, then it will be a weekend of fiddling.

I’ll hold onto my scrambler pipes and get them repaired, someday. They are tough to find, especially ones that aren’t eaten away with rust.

Update!

I just got a call back from Mac Performance, and they found my pipes for me. So, in the interest of anyone who happens to get here by Google, here is the information I hunted down:

Replacement Mac Performance 2 into 1 pipes for 70’s Honda Twins (CB and CL) is Part #001-0103. These are visible at the Mac catalog (PDF link). They will run you 240 bucks, but that is a lot cheaper than a good set of NOS scrambler pipes.

Can I borrow 240 dollars?

August 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm

find a fine citizen

Randomness:

I had a dream last night that I found a stack of records. On the top was Dennis Wilson, followed by Roxy Music and then a bunch of other records that looked familiar. In my dream, I realized that these were MY records. But I don’t own any Dennis Wilson on vinyl.

My Dad kindly let me borrow his copy of Shadow Divers, and I started reading it 2 days ago and haven’t been able to put it down. I’m about 30 pages from finishing it and I can’t wait to do more research and reading on the story. I even stopped reading another book because the premise of Shadow Divers felt like a good adventure – something I enjoy over anything else. Especially if it is true.

Even more exciting news than reading a great book is hearing that it is being adapted into a film by a great director. One of my favorite movies of all time (top 3) is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World directed by Peter Weir. (As of this posting, this movie is available to watch online for free here). He is attached to the 2009 release of the film adaptation of Shadow Divers.

Being back at work is absolutely intolerable.

August 27, 2008 at 10:44 am 7 comments

king sized electric institute

Stories come later. Isabelle has a pretty good post explaining most of what happened, along with THE MOST AMAZING PHOTO OF ALL TIME!

August 26, 2008 at 10:04 am

all of us sing about it

Ber bye! I might update from the road on my Apple Classic iTelephone II SE. But most likely I’ll be relaxing. Because that’s what I do. I relax. Take it easy. Make sure things are awesome. Breathe in. Eat a lot, sleep a lot, brush them like crazy.

August 20, 2008 at 2:39 pm 4 comments

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