Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Madness Biker Build-Off

Last week the ol lady and myself went to this place down the street from her apartment to get some coffee. This isn't just your run of the mill starbucks. This is THE place for a guy like me to drink coffee. Its basically a show room of bad ass motorcycles with a coffee bar. If your ever in St. Louis I highly recommend checking out Kickstart Cafe / Classic Motorcycle Company

As we were sitting there drinking our coffee and talking to Brad the barista (who is getting ready to hardtail his Harley which he rides almost everyday), I noticed this little flyer sitting on the counter.

April 14th you say? Hmm, guess that means I need to get my bike on the road. I hate basketball so to stay off facebook and try to avoid basketball talk as much as possible, Im going lock myself in the garage for all of March and try to get my bike running by April 1st.

Here is the list of things that I need to do in order to make that happen.
  1. Mount Taillights
  2. Finish and mount oil tank
  3. Build new handlebars
  4. Buy new cables
  5. Mount/Finish weld front brake stay
  6. Build battery box
  7. Build/Mount new seat pan
  8. Mount new seat springs
  9. Chop gas tank
  10. Mount fender
  11. Build/Mount Sissy bar
  12. Lengthen/Bend exhaust pipes
  13. Remount Headlight
  14. Mount electronic parts (coils, brake light switch, etc.)
  15. Take apart and finish weld frame/mounts
  16. Wire it
  17. Tune it up
So basically I have a lot of mounting to do. I try to practice mounting things as much as I can. Wish me luck.


  1. I used to have a sweet Randor bicycle when I was a kid. Then I hit the neighbor's porch and broke the neck away from the top tube. It didn't ride as well after that. Anyway, I like bikes too.

  2. I dont know what Randor is. You are old. Im suprised you could remember that story, you probably have alzheimers. xoxo