This is still my favorite White Stripes song, and also one of the coolest videos.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
beecee moto drove out to Huntington Beach's Cycle Garden today to purchase a clutch cable for the Ambassador. Cycle Garden and Moto Guzzi Classics could be the only place in SoCal where you can see multiple Guzzi's at the same place at the same time.
The drive from Upland to Huntington Beach kind of sucks, but getting the part I need when I need does not suck so I guess I win! Plus, as I am talking bikes with the boys, my photographer/everything is snapping proof that other Guzzi's besides mine exist.
All the dudes at the shop were totally forthcoming with tips and advice in regards to setting up the clutch right, so that was cool! When we arrived home, I was able to successfully install the cable. So we ride on for another day!
Monday, March 18, 2013
I was at work today and this little gem pulled into the parking lot. The guy who owned the bike bought it last year for $150. He purchased a new battery, cleaned the carbs, and has ridden the bike ever since. What a steal!
The Honda CB200 (Honda Model # 354) is a road motorcycle (aka 'Sport') produced between 1973 and 1976. It replaced the CB175 model and has very similar specifications. It has a chain driven single overhead camshaft parallel twin engine with dual carburetors and five speed gearbox. It had both an electric starter and kick starter. A distinguishing feature is the rubber trim down the middle of the fuel tank. It has a related on/off road model the Honda CL200 that shares many parts but has an upswept exhaust system to avoid road hazards.
Depending on where in the world the bike was sold it is known as a CB200A/CB200B or CB200K/CB200T. All CB200s had a rear drum brake. Early models (CB200A - 73 and 74) had a drum front brake, later models (CB200B - 75 and 76) had a cable operated front disc brake. The cable operated front disc brake was controversial in its day, and had contradicting reviews as to its safety and braking ability.
The CB200 was a solid, well built, simple and light street bike introduced when Honda was consolidating its reach in many major markets (USA, Australia, England etc.).
The CB200 is legal for some categories of Bucket racing.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The California weather has been glorious lately, and so has the motorcycle riding that has occurred between me, my lady, my boy and the Ambassador! The bike is firing on all cylinders and has quickly become the daily driver, from work to around town. We (the bike and myself) couldn't be happier...
P.S. Again, a big "Grazie" to the good peeps involved in getting the Goose Back On The Loose!!!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
I am thinking of the latest hiatus as the prequel to a new beginning. I try to be optimistic every time i get the bike back on the road. Anyhow, got the clutch fixed and beecee moto moves forward.