The Tank Bike (tank motorcycle) is among the world’s biggest motorcycles. It was built in 2007 by a group of German biker blacksmiths from Harzer Bike Schmiede (the Harzer Bike Blacksmith Shop). The T... more
I’ve been working on her since August 2017. She was left in the garage for 10 years with a full tank of fuel! March 3rd is her birthday and she runs like a bat out of hell once again.
New wheel be... more
Smoothly we come to an end of my story about Morocco. Today, it's Marrakech and then we go towards the ferry and Spain. Also I'll write some tips when planning a route for this country.
Villa Yves Sa... more
Started a complete overhaul in August of 2017. The bike was left is storage for 10 years with a full tank of fuel! Never do that by the way. She was tagged and inspected March 3rd 2018 and runs like a... more
One of the most popular dreams among those who travel around the world is to open their hostel. And we, perhaps, will open a tire workshop)))
We passed more than 15 thousand km on Argentine tires, an... more
It turned out that entering Brazil = entering the summer. We did not even have time to undress, the real heat at 27 degrees crushed and melted us so that we could not get together for two days. Accl... more
Got my risers in. But bars didn't come in this week, damn it, but I can still get somethings ready for when they do. (Tomorrow hopefully)
Whack the ignition loop off. Will be moving... more
Waited to get the forks on 'till after work today. There is a 50 ton press in a shop next door where I work. Did not want to dremel the lower race off the stem yesterday when I could press the stem an... more
Thought I'd post up this week's progress this morning. I'll be update later this weekend with what ever else I got.
I tried all the rear calipers in my horde and nothing was going to jive. Consult... more
Got my two wheel spacers done. This one picture represents hours of standing in front of the lathe. Going to just have to trust me on that, lol.
Good news is my axle hole is perfect after using som... more
Work, snow, and family obligations took up most of my weekend. But I was able to get a couple important steps done.
In order to make the spacers mentioned above I needed to get the swingarm torque... more
Today I didn't make any progress on the bike. Physically that is. I did how ever pick up a very key tool for completing this project.
Atlas 618 manual lathe... Fuck yeah..
She is a runner, and se... more
So, all in all things are working out well. I'll work on my bearing and rear shock issues next. For now here is how she's looking.
According to the rear valve stem I'm very nearly on my center too... more