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Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right).
Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125.
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Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right).

Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125.

[ links: Motor Grrl Garage website | more tagged MotorGrrl ]

People, this is real- Volkswagen is talking about putting a Ducati 1199 Panigale engine in a car. While a base model fancy hybrid car called the XL1 will hit the Geneva convention, they’re now discussing an XL Sport model equipped with the aforementioned Panigale superquadro engine. It sounds like this car won’t make it to production, but still…
I find this intriguing for countless reasons, especially because Ducati was purchased by Audi/Volkswagen while I was working at the Ducati dealership (MotoCorsa). Many people wondered if VW might try to influece the engineering of bikes but perhaps it’ll be the other way around?
[ Link: XL1 and XL Sport on TopGear | Ducati Powered VW on VisorDown ]

People, this is real- Volkswagen is talking about putting a Ducati 1199 Panigale engine in a car. While a base model fancy hybrid car called the XL1 will hit the Geneva convention, they’re now discussing an XL Sport model equipped with the aforementioned Panigale superquadro engine. It sounds like this car won’t make it to production, but still…

I find this intriguing for countless reasons, especially because Ducati was purchased by Audi/Volkswagen while I was working at the Ducati dealership (MotoCorsa). Many people wondered if VW might try to influece the engineering of bikes but perhaps it’ll be the other way around?

[ Link: XL1 and XL Sport on TopGear | Ducati Powered VW on VisorDown ]

The Difference Between an Engine and a Motor

The first installment of mini mechanical lessons and tales of terminology.

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"The difference in a motor and an engine: A motor is converting electric energy into mechanical energy. A engine is converting energy into mechanical energy."

- From MotoFactory PDX

The Desmohog: Part Ducati, Part Harley

Part Ducati, part Harley Davidson… with scrambler pipes and a cafe racer style tail. What on earth could this be called? Well, the Desmohog of course. Somethings are worth doing just because you feel like it. 

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Crossbreed Cycles of East Sussex, England, is the work of Chris Barber. His opinion of the build, “The bike is meant to be a cross between bobber and cafe racer, I think this has been achieved but as a result the style is a bit awkward.” In a nutshell it’s a Harley bottom end with Ducati 900SS cylinders.

Well, I made a lot of headway today on the Monster Project. Cleaned the engine (see above) for a good three hours. Toothbrush, pick, gasoline… more pictures on that process later. I also took my rear shock spring to get powder coated at Bridge City Cycles.
I should have most of the bike reassembled very soon thanks to Sage at SDS Performance for letting me use his shop space, crew, and time. 

Well, I made a lot of headway today on the Monster Project. Cleaned the engine (see above) for a good three hours. Toothbrush, pick, gasoline… more pictures on that process later. I also took my rear shock spring to get powder coated at Bridge City Cycles.

I should have most of the bike reassembled very soon thanks to Sage at SDS Performance for letting me use his shop space, crew, and time. 

The world’s smallest V12 engine by Yesus Wilder. Built with only three materials; stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze. 

Lady hands just look better with mechanical things. 
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Lady hands just look better with mechanical things. 

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Remind me to do this with my Monster before I put it all back together!

Remind me to do this with my Monster before I put it all back together!

Monster Project update: Transporting my Monster engine… safety first!

Monster Project update: Transporting my Monster engine… safety first!

My hearts gears turn alright, they just need a little lube. Gear Hearts are the new Gear Heads. 

My hearts gears turn alright, they just need a little lube. Gear Hearts are the new Gear Heads. 

Oooo, fancy and high-tech stuff…

Oooo, fancy and high-tech stuff…