Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Bad Eye saw this bike on Craigslist and went to check it out today. He took some pics and wants our feedback on whether he should buy it or not. I'll post the text from the ad as well as some of the pics he took.
Although it's listed for 4k, as long as his offer starts w/ a "3" and has 4 digits then the guy will sell the bike. Bad Eye's hesitation mostly stems from the fact that he couldn't take it around the block for a spin. Evidently there's some rear brake and clutch adjustments that need made. The guy said HE would take it up and down the street but didn't want someone else riding it in this less-than-road-worthy condition. However, I believe he contends that the fix is easy and he has dropped the price of the bike significantly low enough to cover any professional tuning that may be needed.
Pro's: it looks bad as hell, looks real clean and well-restored, lots of slick custom work, amazing wheels(!), big bore kit, comes w/ extras not on the bike like a custom exhaust and fwd controls, a real looker.
Con's: it's 35 years old, the clutch and brake are reversed b/c of the time period, it's gonna be hard to handle due to the serious rake, not good for the triple nickle!, probably not the greatest bike for roadtrips, he can't test ride it before he buys it...
From the ad: "i have a 1975 custom harley, has custom paint,frame. a springer front end, it is a hard tail, the motor is a 1000cc iron head that has been bored over, it has the electronic ignition control and electric start. this bike runs like no iron head i have ever seen or ridden. i have been told the rims on it are very rare and if sold alone would be worth over 4K. has tittle with matching number, has a few odds and ends that arnt on the bike yet like a new custom exhaust for it and some other stuff just havnt put them on yet this seasoon. it needs to go!!! but please no low ballers , cash talks and the right offer gets you the bike."
So, should Bad Eye buy the bike?
Or should Bad Eye look at this one instead?
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
This is rather out of character for me to post, but I actually dig this helmet. You can read about it here. It's got a lot of cool features, but as of yet it's still a concept. If I were gonna get a full-face, which I probably wont ever, this would be a contender.
That fleece balaclava I bought plus a scarf totally did the trick as far as warmth goes. I get cold easy, but that fleece was awesome.