4 11, 2016

Who knew there’d be so many motorcycles at Vegas’ biggest car show?

By |2016-11-08T12:35:29-05:00November 4th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Normally when you go to one of the biggest car shows around you spend considerable time ogling the cars on display. This is true for 99.99999999% of attendees…that is unless you’re Adam. It seemed every time I turned around he was snapping another motorcycle picture. To his credit, there were a lot of neat bikes at the show. Let’s just hope he got some good car shots when he was there as well… […]

14 09, 2016

The Big, Great, Amazing, 5-Mile Journey in the Mini Horse

By |2016-09-14T13:57:00-05:00September 14th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

Who doesn’t love moving? All the boxes being packed, everyone stressed about having too much stuff, trying to lift with the legs and not the back…It’s a mess. That is why I wanted to lend a hand to a friend who’s family was moving out of their house after being there for 30 some years. Also he has a classic motorcycle, so by default I’m in the hopper for helping, and also having access to a sweat heart of a truck doesn’t hurt anything. I love the mini truck. I call it “Mini Horse” because when you haul two people through the mountains in the middle of December, you can form a special bond with a vehicle and at that point it deserves nickname. Well this wasn’t a journey across the country, but it was a good excuse to stretch the Mini Horses legs and help out a friend in need. […]

23 08, 2016

Two Wheeled Tuesday: XR You Ready to Trail Ride?

By |2016-08-25T09:44:34-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

When you decide to take on a project sometimes the idea of that finished project just isn’t right. This is something I’ve noticed after what I’ve done with the last 4-6 motorcycles I’ve purchased, sold, purchased, sold, and, well..you get the idea. There is always more to be desired and really for me sometimes the chase is more exciting than the time spent sitting in the garage just looking at a bike. Wondering, “What have I done? Why did I buy this? What am I going to do with it now?” […]

11 07, 2016

That Old stuff is great, but that new stuff ain’t bad either

By |2016-07-11T10:04:32-05:00July 11th, 2016|Projects, Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

  If you’ve ever met me there is a chance that myself or someone around me has mentioned that I like motorcycles. Old ones, new ones, fast ones, really slow ones, basically all types of two wheeled people movers. The other thing that I like about motorcycles is the option for customizing them. I just can’t seem to leave them alone. Now I’ve had my cafe racer at the “Dojo” for a while and finally got some time with Josh to get that bike running properly good enough for now. It seems like for a time the cafe bike was my preferred bike because of the styling, but I can feel the tides changing. I ordered up the fender eliminator kit and some other parts from outpost cycle and had my mind blown. How can such small parts make such a big difference I thought? How. Howwwwwwww. Well this is how. This bike now looks like how I wanted it to look since day one. Mean, raw and giving off the essence of, “yes it’s loud, yes it’s British and yes Sir it is still running.” Well maybe that isn’t right, but I’m putting the Café bike on the back burner for now and focusing on the Scrambler. […]

10 06, 2016

Craigslist Café Finds: June Edition

By |2016-06-10T10:21:04-05:00June 10th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

June brings us to the second running of the Craigslist Café Finds. This month I’ve hand picked five motorcycles that would be great Summer cruisers or even nice bikes to take on a long road trip. I also want everyone to know that there is a huge Bike Show and Swap Meet at the State Fair Grounds this weekend. It’s said to be the largest antique motorcycle show in Minnesota and I won’t be caught within 20 miles of there. I can’t. I shouldn’t. Oh boy do I want to go… Any who here is the list for June. […]

12 05, 2016

“The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem”

By |2016-05-12T13:27:28-05:00May 12th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

I’m not joking when I say this, Ben tried to hold an intervention during our regular work meeting about my “addiction”. I would like to quote Britney Spears by using one of the best songs to come out of the 90’s, “Oops!..I Did It Again.” This was a hit for sure, but in this case it wasn’t about something teenage girls are fighting over, or some dumb boy getting tricked into thinking he’s in love. Wait. Oh no, it actually could be. This might be the same thing that happened, but I’m not going to worry about that right now, or admit it. Right now I’m going to talk about the 1972 CL350 Honda Twin Scrambler that I picked up. Of course I found this one on craigslist and it was only some 10 odd hours that it was on the list before I launched out the txt to get more info. My addiction passion took over so Josh and I piled into the “Mini Horse” rotary pickup and headed out to Howard Lake, MN. “Josh, if this bike isn’t cool or running don’t let me buy it” is what I told him. Yeah that didn’t work. That was because it was cool,running and a good deal so now I have another bike in my garage, but at least this one runs right? So I wouldn’t exactly say that I have a problem or addiction as much as a fascination with vintage air cooled motors. […]

9 05, 2016

Two Wheeled Tuesday: A Tale of the Tiny Twosome

By |2016-05-09T15:54:42-05:00May 9th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays, Uncategorized|0 Comments

View post on imgur.com The looks you get while driving one of the MHCC vehicles 99% of the time are positive responses and you can almost feel the joy on peoples faces. When we loaded a 1974 Honda CB125S into the “Mini Horse” and took off down the road you could actually see the nostalgia on peoples faces. I had bought this bike as a three bike deal at one point and sold it to my dad before I had later realized how great it was. Long story short I bought another one, built it into a mini cafe racer and sold it, so basically I wanted something to tinker with again. You can do about 45mph on this 125cc mini bike and it really makes for the perfect grocery getter or afternoon cruiser, but in this case a pit bike. The Vintage races in July at Road America are soon approaching so I told my dad I’ve give this little CB a nice tune up before we get too busy and forget about it. Only problem was I needed a way to get it from his house back to my place before I could do this. (Insert Mini Truck here) […]

2 05, 2016

Craigslist Café Finds: Two Wheeled Tuesday Edition

By |2016-05-03T07:40:10-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

    I have an obsession with classic motorcycles and cars and that is no secret to anyone that knows me. I’ve been known to be called the “Craigslist Killer” which isn’t because I’m avoiding jail time, but because I can swoop down like a bald eagle after a walleye on the Fourth of July. No holding back, this is America baby. Except for when the motor blows like the Honda I bought last month which you can read about here. Anyways, I always want to share this with my friends and sometimes they listen because they are my friends and good people and other times they tell me to stop talking. I like to drive,borrow,buy,sell,flip,flop, jalop or top crop, I’ll take it all. So I decided I want to share some Craigslist finds on some classic and retro styled bikes found on “the list” (as the kids call it) with everyone who might just be in the market or not. […]

14 04, 2016

“Dojo After Dark” – A Mad Scramble (r)

By |2016-04-14T13:07:40-05:00April 14th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays|0 Comments

  Sometimes I think that I would like to be a professional bike builder, or maybe just a jack of all trades. While I like to think that I can do most things right when given the opportunity sometimes it’s easier to ask for help from someone who knows what they are doing. That man is Josh “Karate” and we held another round of “dojo after dark” which is basically just hanging at the dojo making Josh help me with things. Yesterday’s project was installing the British Customs air injection removal kit in my new Triumph Scrambler, which in theory should cut out most of the overrun backfiring and smooth out throttle response.  Eventually it did, but not after some googling and figuring out that my original dealer I wrote about dropped their Triumph franchise and maybe I see why now. […]

4 04, 2016

Math and Motorcycles 201: An Introduction to Nonsense

By |2016-04-04T13:48:34-05:00April 4th, 2016|Two Wheeled Tuesdays, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I was able to work my way through a number of math classes while receiving a college education, but that’s not to say I’m any good at math. Here is what I remember; cash is king & debt is good. Thank you Bill Kryshak wherever you may be, I’ll will never forget my (definitely not hungover at all) Friday 8:00AM finance courses. Back to the point at hand, I’ve gone and done it again. Like a junky who hit the lotto this addiction will not be fed with drugs, but rather leaky carbs. […]

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