Friday, July 31, 2009

My boat blew a head gasket a few weeks ago, but I have it up and running again now.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The latest project in the stable is this 1972 CL450 I purchased I few years ago. The guy I bought it from had already had the frame painted, and had done a few other things. The way I got the bike:

I decided to built this bike on the "cheap" (we'll see how that goes) stock wheels. Dum brakes, clip-ons, rear sets, and a sweet Hooker header I've had around a while.

I also have a headlight from BCR, but I'm not sold on the look yet, I think I may shorten it a bit.
I'll keep you posted.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Our washer machine went to pot a week ago, after 10 years of faithful service. I had recently helped my father-in-law put his similar machine back together, so I had one up on it, when I went to take it apart. I was expecting a spent bearing as per the fathers fix, but found worse: A cracked steel basket, and broken outer drum.
I contacted Sears and had the parts shipped 2nd day air so I could get us up and running over the 4th of July Holiday. We determined that the steel basket was covered under a lifetime warranty, and after spending several hours on the phone, and experiencing some very poor customer service, we finally got Sears to pay for both parts.