Nice Job Butch!
I like to read your blog, it’s one of the first things I do each morning. Today I was surprised I
couldn’t open it, but later it was accessible. It’s great and you have a lot of great pics!
I’m sending you a photo of my work, so that you can see what we are doing through the winter, here
Thank you Ivan! Great bike! I like the all the upgrades.
We’re all good now folks. Looks like just a google glitch although from what I’ve read a lot of bloggers got it MUCH worse.
I suppose I need to find ways to backup my entire blog (YEARS worth). I don’t see way to get all the images I have stored on Picassa backed up in total and in order so I’m going to have to trust to the gods on that one.
It this blog does in fact disappear I WILL RETURN in some capacity (and likely with a slightly altered name) but it will likely be on another blog host like wordpress or tumbler etc.. but for now I’ll ride this pony as far as it’ll go.
It must be a curse. I was actually bragging to a friend about the reliability of blogger/google yesterday. Go figure.
Well according to my site meter it started at 5 am and ended this morning when I logged in.
2nd update: Apparently I’m one of the lucky ones. According to this some folks have lost their blogs completely and since they are legitimate businesses they have lost significant revenue for the holidays! Poor bastards.
Update: Well apparently it’s not anything major. After doing some searching I’ve found a few references to this and it’s not all that uncommon for google to pull this on people. LOTS of speculation as to why but nothing concrete.
Here’s a link to another fellow who had a similar (but not identical) thing happen. Damm frustrating and very freaking scary! Now I get to go change all my passwords everywhere. Oh Joy! Thanks a lot google.
To those of you who have checked to see my page missing I don’t know what happened I came in this morning and my G-mail account was disabled and I needed to re-verify all my passwords with a text message verification number. I’m going to get after google to see what’s going on but for now if you get any e-mails form my address
please let me now if it was malicious. I haven’t sent anything out to anyone since yesterday evening (12-22)
Adventure riding on a trail 90. Loaded up and rolling through the hills. What a great day this must have been. From over on ADV Rider.
Thought I’d pass along a recent e-mail I received to those of you who might be curious about the state of the high end vintage motorcycle market (and those of you who don’t follow the Vintegent 🙂 ). I was fortunate enough to get on the Bonhams Auction House mailing list recently and just received this message (below) that touches on that very subject. In a nutshell business appears to be booming. It looks like investors are putting their money into more “tangible” works of art these days and the high end automotive world is getting it’s share.
They were also kind enough to send me a beautiful and extremely high resolution jpeg of a 1938 Brough Superior SS100. Enjoy! And Thank you to Katherine Boyle for the information and photo:
(Please find attached a) high resolution jpeg of a georgous Brough Superior.
thank you to the folks at Bhonams.
I don’t post a lot of Supermoto’s on here. That’s not a prejudice on my par cause I absolutely love them and am in the process of converting my DR650 over. But this bike is so freaking nice that I can’t pass it by. It fairly legendary in the SM world. It’s know as the “Black Pearl”. If you’re interested in more about the bike there’s a good thread on it over on Supermotojunkie.com This is an insanely nice build.
Here’s the build thread if you’re interested:
The Black Pearl
mtr tuned head
j+s high comp piston
stage three hotcam
boysen waterpump kit
stm slipper clutch
hinson billet clutch casing
powdercoated rocker cover (gloss black)
samco hoses (urban cammo)
five 10 engine plugs (black)
compflow oil filter and billet cover (black)
hammerhead designs rear brake lever (black)
hammerhead designs gear lever (black)
hammerhead designs case saver (black)
k+n filter setup with samco hose (urban cammo)
powdercoated kickstart (satin black)
troy corser oversize race radiators (gold)
powdercoated mainframe (satin black)
powdercoated swingarm (satin black)
powdercoated engine mounts (satin black)
tag triple clamps incorporating honda steering damper (black)
tag oversize handlebars (gold)
protaper bar pad
joker tornado 2 billet throttle (black)
fly racing billet engine kill switch (black)
cycra crm probend handguards/black low profile sheilds
bar mounted hotstart removed and replaced with carb pull switch
ohlins ttx rear shock
ohlins replica forks/revalved re-sprung
beringer bro 10 master cylinder (black)
beringer aerotec six pot calliper (black)
beringer cast front disk (black)
beringer clutch lever (black)
marchesini 17″ forged aluminium supermoto wheels (black)
goldspeed ultra tyres
devil sprinter exhaust with dual carbon fibre cans and titanium header pipes
pro carbon lower fork guards
pro carbon fuel cap/gold vent cap
pro carbon fuel tank cover
pro carbon chain guide
pro carbon rear disk guard
lightspeed carbon fibre engine guards
lightspeed carbon fibre ignition cover
lightspeed carbon fibre frame guards
lightspeed carbon fibre sump guard
lightspeed carbon fibre front sprocket cover
sc racing carbon fibre rear shock guard
prairie city supermoto chain stay
t m designs slide+glide chain runner
gold front and rear axle sliders and crash bobbins
ufo footpeg sliders
sdg step seat
one off custom graphics