Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lambretta is finished!

Lambretta, is finally done...well, not totally done, but it rides and stops. I need to get some hardware to tighten up the gear shifter and the throttle and a set of new brake shoes. But I love it as much as I had hoped! It's pretty hard to get used to riding a bike with such small wheels! I feel like I'm weaving all over the road while I ride it. :-)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer! Ride, build and ride!

No Posts for a long time... I've been to China and back literally.

Hey, good news though, I finally got the stuff to finish the Lambretta. I should be able to knock it out in the next few days. Pics coming soon :-)

I'm moving to a new home soon, and I'll have the full workshop up and running as soon as I can. Then back to work on the SR500 that I'd planned to have done by Feb. (when I got side tracked by the Lambretta.) It's gonna be a mean lookin' bike! None of the shine and polish of "Larry" the SR from the Vid. Just pure rock and roll.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Today I celebrate one month since I ordered my parts from Lambretta Works in San Francisco. Still no parts. The weather is truly lovely for a scooter ride, but I'll need a week to put parts on (if I ever get them) Since I'll be in China for the next month, it looks like I won't see the open road 'till July!

Do I complain too much?

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Very happy to have the MotoGP hi-res season pass. I just watched the 125 and Moto2 races. Now for the big boys!
Pathetic showing from Lambretta. One of the Lambrettas didn't even make the first turn! The other retired well before the finish. DNF and DNF.
Tony Elias was awesome finishing 4th after trading his crutches for the bike and working the clutch with a stitched up left hand. Nice one, mate!

On the downside, I can't get the live timing to work from the MotoGP web site.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hong Kong!

Just got the nod from the board at work, they're sending me to Hong Kong and China for 3 weeks! How does this relate to my two wheeled pursuits, you may ask? Welly, welly, well. This means that I get to visit Mr. Jimmy's SR shop in Hong Kong. He's the purveyor of tons of ultra juicy SR parts from Japan that are nearly unheard of in the States. He's a good guy and has fair pricing. I'll likely spend an afternoon there sourcing parts for the current and the next SR projects.


Sunday, March 28, 2010


OOOOFFF! Man, I got some of the stuff back from Powdercoat today. It was mostly acceptable with the exception of the front brake drum. The backing plate was fine but the drum its self was pretty noticeably damaged by the multiple sand blasting sessions that were necessary to repeatedly re-do the finish. On the upside, he says he's willing to replace the item. Um, well I imported that from Japan- and It cost some serious money. I found an older version on ebay and I hope he'll go for that. It'll hopefully be a cheap way for him to replace the part and for me to have a sweet bike in the end.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I'm fuckin' over the deadbeat shop owners that won't ship items to you after you order them. I ordered 250 bucks worth of parts from a Lambretta shop in California 2 WEEKS AGO! That jagoff told me that he "needs to finish a bike and then hell send my parts." Well, asshole, I have a bike to finish too!

The same shit is going on with my powder coat guy. I dropped off the stuff for my New SR500 build 9 weeks ago and he "had a problem with the spray booth" and still isn't done. I'm guessing that in this economy no one is spending money so they've forgotten how to do their jobs.