Pete and Laz

Pete and Laz
Yeah, Pete it's rough...but it's a runner.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Show in San Francisco tonight

While visiting a blog, called 'Backstreet Thunder'...a Wordpress blog by Kevin Dean who is in the south of the UK, I came across this show that is happening tonight in San Francisco. Since I'm staying in Oakland, which is just one big bridge crossing over the bay...I'll see if I can make it, and snap some pics  of the proceedings.  Have no idea what to expect. The Bay Area Vintage Riders are into 'pre-80' we will see. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Frame table...Part Two

The research phase is over, (O.K. actually it's been over for awhile, been spending too much time over on the dreaded Facebook...looking at all the cool motorcycle pics over there.) That, and perusing cool motorcycle sites and blogs. I'll be adding some links soon, to a few sites I like.

That last post came about as I was having problems accessing my blog with my old 'log-in', but here we are again...???

After looking at various designs of frame tables and sketching up a few ideas, I believe I've come up with a plan of sorts. Going to use 2 inch square tubing, as it is readily available and seems to be the choice of material I've seen on quite a few designs.

As soon as I get my scanning equipment in order I'll add a sketch or two. I'm going to 'farm' out part of the work to a local continuation High School machine shop class, taught by a friend of mine. One of his students will be machining up the cones that will be part of the neck-holding fixture. I could do these myself on a lathe at work, but this will provide a student with a project. His class is one of the last such shops left in the local area. We have one other High School in our district that teaches metal work. As far as I know there are no longer any auto shop or wood shop classes. It's a real shame they let them go.

With all the talk of trying to bring manufacturing back to this country, it would seem that there would be a need to train future skilled workers for jobs at these plants. Oops! let me get off my soap box and leave this kind of discussion for elsewhere. (Support your local shop classes!).

Where oh where did my dashboard go?

Great, now I gotta re-learn how to do this...don't they know old folks hate to go back to school?

Well, seems I've figured an 'end-run' around this latest bit of blogger bizarre-ness. We'll see how long that lasts.  This pic is from before my time in my neighborhood, at the Park once known as 'Joyland'.