Posts tagged wrenchin

The beautiful Stormie Ray (yes that’s her real name) rebuilding her Yamaha XS 650 after it basically blew up 20 miles from home after a 700+ mile trip.

The beautiful Stormie Ray (yes that’s her real name) rebuilding her Yamaha XS 650 after it basically blew up 20 miles from home after a 700+ mile trip.

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!

Submission from Eric Marradi in Montreal, Canada-

My girlfriend helping out with the wiring on my bike.

Gotta love a lady who a) knows anything about wiring and b) is willing to help (even if she doesn’t).  
To clarify: I am not doggin’ on women. I just know nothing about wiring. The opposite of nothing actually. I don’t want to deal with it ever. Not that I wouldn’t attempt to learn…

Submission from Eric Marradi in Montreal, Canada-

My girlfriend helping out with the wiring on my bike.

Gotta love a lady who a) knows anything about wiring and b) is willing to help (even if she doesn’t).  

To clarify: I am not doggin’ on women. I just know nothing about wiring. The opposite of nothing actually. I don’t want to deal with it ever. Not that I wouldn’t attempt to learn…

From a photographic series of motoladies and their bikes by Eva Adler.

Dieses Bild ist Teil einer Serie von Motorrad fahrenden Frauen. Jede mit ihrer eigenen Maschine. This picture is part of a series of motorcycle driving women. Everyone with their own machin.

From a photographic series of motoladies and their bikes by Eva Adler.

Dieses Bild ist Teil einer Serie von Motorrad fahrenden Frauen. Jede mit ihrer eigenen Maschine. This picture is part of a series of motorcycle driving women. Everyone with their own machin.

Leah (Stunts) Petersen building stunt bikes in her garage (from her feature in Sportbikes Inc. Magazine). 

Leah (Stunts) Petersen building stunt bikes in her garage (from her feature in Sportbikes Inc. Magazine). 

Workbench wisdom from Habermann and Sons-

You know you will need that 40mm nut only once in your lifetime- but you need it now!

Workbench wisdom from Habermann and Sons-

You know you will need that 40mm nut only once in your lifetime- but you need it now!

A little morning rainbow for y’all. Isn’t this a wonderful scene? Working on your bike, going wherever it can possibly take you. Getting out and going on a little nature adventure…

A little morning rainbow for y’all. Isn’t this a wonderful scene? Working on your bike, going wherever it can possibly take you. Getting out and going on a little nature adventure

The worlds ONLY female Ducati Master Technician, Hannah Johnson, gives you an amusing lesson on changing your motorcycle oil. Complete with bloopers.

I made this video with Hannah for MotoCorsa, our first how to video in a new series. Stay tuned!

Monster Project: Phase 6

I told you guys I would keep you updated, and I have done a halfway decent job at doing so. I will admit, the photos and process below actually happened about two months ago, and since then I’ve been waiting on the parts to come back. It took about 3 weeks to get all the pieces in the same place (some purchased on ebay, off the bike, and locally in Portland). Since then I’ve been very patiently gnawing my fingernails off in anticipation. 

I went through this whole front-end removal ordeal so I can put 748 forks on the 750 Monster, and of course they are differently sized by a whopping millimeter or three. At first we thought machining out some of the existing triple would be an easy fix. As it turns out, nothing can be easy because that would take all the joy out of it!

Epic slew of pictures behind the cut…