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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

another strange contraption

here's another english oddity. the invacar. basically meant for use by people who were physically crippled in one way or another. powered by a villiers 2-stroke single engine. the man in the car helped design them and had a hopped up one for himself. he could sometimes be seen driving it on the highway at over 60mph. this is a 1950 model. later ones looked more like a 3-wheeled car with a top and sliding door for entrance.

a strange sidecar

this weird contraption is a sidecar with a powered wheel. it is designed to attach to a pedal bike. in case of engine trouble you merely detach the bike and pedal off in search of help.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

more 50cc's

thought i'd better add a kreidler so you can see what beat the honda's. honda's of course have 4-cycle engines. kreidler's were 2-stroke critters. made in deutschland.

50cc's on the salt

honda cr110's which in 1973-74 set some land speed records at bonneville salt flats. somewhere between 70 and 80mph. the records stood until the 80's when they were exceeded by a kreidler.

Monday, September 28, 2009

$500,000 pocket watch

this may seem a little off base but we at the go away garage love engines and fine mechanical things. a watch such as this is basically a spring powered engine which drives a mechanism that tells time. these little engines are made with very fine tolerances in their moving parts. capable of telling time with only a loss or gain of maybe 20 seconds every two weeks. one of the finest expressions of human ingenuity in a strictly mecanical environment. of course this is a special one off kind of watch. you don't have to spend a half million dollars to get such accuracy in a watch. a couple of hundred should get you one which tells time just as accuratly as this one.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

custom wheels

i really like these custom wheels that look like sandals. pretty cheap i imagine.

three wheels are better??

Workshop Manual

When you are gonna work on motorcycles, you should have shop manuals handy. Should not assume you are smart enough to figure out how to take them apart by your own and put it together. It is very helpful to read whole chapter of section you are gonna work on before tear into the bike.

You get Clymer, Haynes manuals to work on bikes because they are cheaper to get. And soon you might notice some mistakes or total lies in those manuals. For example, Clymer manual for GL1000 (Goldwing) shows carb jets in wrong holes. The funny part is that it's been reprinted many times since the seventies and the mistake has never been corrected. I could not find how much of compression should CB750K have on Clymer manual. They make mistakes about metric measurement ( like one freaking digit off) as if they don't care for Metrics users...

A lot of old mechanics prefers factory shop manuals. They are written by those who build the bikes thus should be better. Yet some says that those manuals assumes readers are trained motorcycle mechanics so beginner might have hard time following it. The best thing you can do is to get all of manuals available for the bike. Yeah, gets expensive if you buy them all, but you can always find on-line manuals for free if you are willing to spend some time in front of computer. Here are some links you can try. Carlsalter, Repair manual Club.
Also you can find forums for your model of bikes. They can usually direct you to the right places. Good luck. Remember, some manuals lie! Like this one. I can't find any parts they mentions in there other than Holoprojector lens, which was an overhead passenger cabin lights from old Vickers Viscount 700 passenger turboprop, BAE 748 and BAE Beech King aircraft.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Why some of movie characters or super heroes are on motorcycles? Because it is cool. They don't need it, but it is cool. That is why Evil Knievel toy figure is on a motorcycle.

Riding With Cats

I like cats. Wish my cat can ride with me. They are scared of exhaust note. If I put my foot on the kick starter, they are gone. Pussies....

Mitch likes sandwich makers

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bike For Mark?

Golden Thunder was created by Ray Nelson in 1981. Ray has ridden The GT coast to coast three times now and is planning to tour Europe and the Far East next. He says it is "...a lot of fun to ride but you have to tune it twice"...

Ray also runs Guitars for Kids, a program which donates free guitars to aspiring young musicians.

via New cafe (racer) society

what do you think of that, Mark?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back in Old Days

When I started to go to the garage often ( I think it was about a decade ago), I noticed that this poster was hang in toilet. I was used to seeing it whenever I use the john. The side where the toilet was became a gallery space, called Commerce Gallery. So, none of old garage stuff are visible at the side any more. I kinda miss the poster. However Buck has the copy of it in his bathroom.

I might be the last guy puking the guts out at the old toilet. I dropped my glasses in the bowl while puking. After I was done, I picked them up and put them back on my face. Ah... Good old days...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

show'n buck how ta post pic

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I need to wash my Bike.

I think my bike can use an oil change and cleaning of the air filter as well. I have never had anyone wash my bike. I have washed other people's bike, though. I could not find bikini that fitted me.

Monday, September 21, 2009

older i git....

the more i just wanna
be like Abe Vigoda....
i gotta just light'n up a bit.

moto digs chicks in helmets.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For Mark

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Attention, drivers

I don't remember when I had to use its horn when I was behind the wheel. Maybe once a twice in every other year... but I can tell you how many times I had to use it on my bike in a few month.

Bikers don't get noticed much in traffic. Some say loud pipes save lives. Partially true. I would like a great exhaust note that makes my heart dance, but I am not into loud obnoxious noise pollution that make my neighbor call cops on me. More importantly I would like to keep my hearing ability as well.
You know you can put the loud horn instead of pipes? The loudest horn available is called "Ear cannon" from Stebel
It sounds a lot like 18 Wheeler's and it will probably cause teenagers to drop their cell phone. I have no idea if the horn cause them to have heart attack and get sued. You can get them from excelcyclewerks, or aerostich

It is like 37 bucks for the horn and install kit 12 bucks, but I am sure that you can install them cheaper if you know what you are doing. The kit looks like just bunch of connectors and wires...

Well have fun and safe riding folks.

Friday, September 18, 2009

For Mark

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pink is My Favorite Color

First one for Gulick and the last one for Nate.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who's riding what?

I'd like a good cat fight.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Zealand

New Zealand has been making many motorcycle safety commercials that utilize humor. I like it since they don't make it too horrified for kids to look away. Also likely to tolerate stinky acting if there is in them.

Speaking of New Zeal
and, there once was a famous biker, Max Corkill with his black cat, Rastus who were killed on the bike and buried together. I learned about them while I was in school, Knowing that I was a motorcycle and cat lover, one German immigrant lady brought me the article about them getting killed and buried together. She was giggling. I thought was a sad story but she found it funny. The cat's name is Rustus and probably the most famous motorcycle cat. Max' girlfriend, Gaynor who were also on board and killed. Friends and family are trying to keep the memory of the duo alive. For more info, please visit Gaynor's
daughter's MySpace page or the Max and Rastus tribute site

Monday, September 14, 2009

the dude shall prevail....


Sunday, September 13, 2009

For Buck

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The best thing about Israel

You will see more chicks with guns there than anywhere else in the world..

Friday, September 11, 2009




you can't tel me......


udderly dee-lish




you wont do it...

Thursday, September 10, 2009