Monday, December 30, 2013


Picked up this little gem from Chris Ritchie (FBR) when he did the top end for this engine.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Just got this SY-TECH clutch release for the engine going in the cafe. Should be a pleasant change from the older Kawasaki oem clutch release.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Build

Still trying to figure out which tank and tail section to use. I like the KZ tank and silver tail section just not sold on it yet. I can't wait to run this engine this was a fun one to build. It has a FBR (Chris Ritchie) topend, Damon kirkland crank, MRE transmission and Mikuni 34mm flatslides. Some parts should be arriving at the end of this week allowing me to get a nice chunk of work done on the chassis next week.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

H2 Engine Case Back From The Spa

Getting some extra work done on the crank and trans for this engine.
Had to beef up some things in the cases as well.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting sent out to the crank spa

Another engine getting built at the shop this month. The crank will be re-built by Charlie Smith.
Trans will go to MRE down in FL. Top end from Fast By Gast. Should be a fun ride when done.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Fresh Boost

83 Seca Turbo comes alive this week!

Friday, April 26, 2013

R4YL 5


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013


Powder was over the hood!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Black Dahlia Murders



Monday, February 11, 2013

Dick Hammer A7R

Thanks to Ed Knight for the images.

In 1969 Kawasaki showed up @ the Daytona 200 with 2 A7RA's and 6 A1RA's. The A7RA's were ridden by #16 Dick Hammer and # 26 T. Araoka in the Daytona 200 Expert class. Also in the race were #105 Simmonds and #19 Hanley who rode bikes based on the new 1969 Kawasaki H1. During the race #16 Hammers seized on the 1st lap and #26 Araoka seized on the 2nd lap, whereas both #105 Simmonds and #19 Hanley completed all 48 laps to finish in 17th and 19th places . After the race Kawasaki decided to use the new H1 as the motor for there factory roadracer, so they sent the frame from Hammers bike back to Japan to be adapted to use the H1 motor and it became the original H1R. They sold the #26 Araoka's bike as well as the motor and spares from Hammers bike to Chief Gulbraith of Power Research Racing who raced the bike for numerous years. We aquired the bike in 1977, but it was just an old Kawasaki 350 roadracer and it sat in our barn for 31 years until a friend(Rob from Rancho Motorcycle Dismantlers) talked me into showing it @ the CJMC show in Auburn in 2008. It won its class and created a quite a stir.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Turbo windshield resto

Polishing this windshield is a drag.

Saturday, January 26, 2013