Straight Headers....


So I headed over to the BA Moto headquarters and pulled the mufflers off last weekend. I was stoked to find a group of younger guys in So Cal that have the same love for British iron, loud machines and general mayhem as I do. The guys at BA Moto really have a good thing going on with bike nights @ the Pike in Long Beach, and they also organize some badass rides. . I wish I could get down on their upcoming ride...Long Beach to Yellowstone and back (about 2,700 miles). You can keep up with them here; ba-moto.com


After kicking tires for a while and just hanging out, head wrench Jamie helped me out with a rejet. All is good except with the new set-up except I still have some of the emissions sh!t on there. It kind of burps and spits at the moment but should be an easy fix. I really dig the sound.

I haven't found my perfect exhaust solution so for the meantime, header tape....and running wide open. Who knows...it might even stick.

BA MOTO HQ (top secret location)


Inspiration

I recently stumbled across a customized Triumph Thruxton that really rocked me.

First, it made me rethink some specific mods I had planned for my bike, but as I discovered the company behind the build, Deus Ex Machina, I am reconsidering my place in this world. These three Ozzies are living my dream... They build custom bikes (which aren't the cheapest I might mention), sell cool apparel, photography and accessories, and have a cafe for "locals of the inner to west rub elbows at communal tables with riders gassing up on caffeine before their Saturday excursions".

I love the idea and think there is a fit for a shop/restaurant like this in my hood. Keep your eyes peeled in the future months, you just might see one sooner than you think....


Nails and Friday rides...


I pulled a nail from my tire that I believed to had punctured the tube. As it turns out, it was just a finishing nail and there were no problems. I took a half day Friday and went for a nice ride with my buddy in Santiago Canyon. It's amazing how just a few minutes out of Orange and you can really feel like you're out in the country. Great riding out there....



Here is my bike on the side of the road. I dig the dirt bike feel it has in the dirt with the rear cowl off.... Something about riding around town when you'd usually be working makes it taste all the sweeter too.