1/4/13: Brad sent me this picture of his Gilera and Spiders. Nice! He also has a Honda CL77 Scrambler.
There’s some serious Italian metal in this garage!
12/27/12: Craig sent me this picture of part of his fleet -a very nice duo I think. Anyone else want to share a picture?
Color coordinated, technically interesting and neat! I’ve been looking longingly at /2’s for years. Thanks for sharing Craig.
12/23/12: I spent some time looking at Paul’s blog Vintagent the other evening, reminiscing about the days when I was all about motorcycles. Motorcycles are my first vehicular love, and my first love seems to be experiencing a revival, as I suddenly have slightly more than a few right now crowding my work space. I remember riding in front of my dad on his Triumph to preschool without a helmet -it was the mid-70’s, so I guess I was about 4 – must have stuck as great fun. I inherited that motorcycle for a few years (1991 – 2011 then gave it back), did a few miles on it and, most importantly, figured out how a lot of stuff, like brakes, clutches, electrons etc worked, and had some adventures. Alas for the near absence of pictures from the pre-cellphone days! 1961 Honda CB72 13393, a rare thing, along the lines of a ’56 Sprint sort of rare, with lots of ‘early, one year only’ parts, and a 1964 CL72, somewhat like a ’59-’61 Spider sort of rare. I’ve rebuilt a few of these engines over the years. State of the art superb mechanicals with poor-ish chrome and paint applied over bare metal. Sound familiar? In a weird way Honda of 1962 is a lot like Alfa of 1962, though a case can be made that Ducati is the Alfa of motorbikes. Continue reading