Month: December 2012

In review… Some Random Hits..


Scrolling though the media library these just caught my eye for no reason and are in no particular order whatsoever! This isn’t based on any site stats or even any strong preferences on my part although I admit that there probably IS a disproportionate leaning towards two strokes (and probably Moto Guzzi but I guess it’s like a blogging Rorschach test so I’m not really surprised). Everything I post is on here because it interested me in one way or another and after scrolling through the galleries I realize now more than ever that I really do like them all!

And if you have any you’d like to mention please let me know in the comments and I’ll give them a nod!

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Just got this notification. The 2012 in review general site stats.


This feels about right to me but there were a few surprises. Some posts catch me off guard and get some monster traffic (Like the ELF post mentioned below) because they get linked to on very busy message boards. The more the merrier! But while I’m not complaining, I do wonder how much FB and Pinterest have skewed these numbers.

So thanks very much for every one of the 1.1 million visits!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Crunchy numbers
This blog was viewed about 1,100,000 times in 2012.

In 2012, there were 361 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,383 posts. There were 919 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 781 MB. That’s about 3 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 19th with 5,803 views. The most popular post that day was The Very Rare Honda ELF – ROC 500cc 2 Stroke Racebike..

Some of the older posts just continue to get picked up and are so unique or cool that they don’t surprise me at all. But while that Versys IS a nice bike I still scratch my head at it’s staying power. no complaints though. Stop by any time and feel free to link away!

Attractions in 2012
These are the posts that got the most views in 2012. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.
1 The worlds most amazing “home” garage. 21 comments April 2012
2 Radical Honda CB250 Cafe Racer! 12 comments September 2009
3 Kawasaki Versys. 20 comments December 2009
4 Honda VLX 400 Chopper/Bobber. A Totally Awesome Budget Build. 5 comments January 2011
5 The TAFFYMOTO built “Black Pearl” CRF450R Supermoto. 2 comments December 2010

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cafe racer, triumph scrambler, motorcycle photo of the day, motorcyclephotooftheday, and versys.

From 201 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

1 The worlds most amazing “home” garage. 21 comments April 2012
2 Radical Honda CB250 Cafe Racer! 12 comments September 2009
3 Kawasaki Versys. 20 comments December 2009
4 Honda VLX 400 Chopper/Bobber. A Totally Awesome Budget Build. 5 comments January 2011
5 The TAFFYMOTO built “Black Pearl” CRF450R Supermoto. 2 comments December 2010

This seems about right too.

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2012 was The worlds most amazing “home” garage.

These were your 5 most active commenters:

1 Bill Ferry 40 comments
2 Harold 40 comments
3 zach 39 comments
4 Robie 30 comments
5 Manny Barqueiro 29 comments

Budget Yamaha Cafe build pics from Brazil! You build what you can with what you have!


Thanks Rossi! Cool build! Further proof that you do NOT need big money to build a cool ride.

Hi,
In Brazil we have a Yamaha RX 180 custom 2 stroke modified to café racer. I access your blog every day. Very good, congratulations.
Thanks,

Rossi Fernando

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Nicely modified Yamaha RZ500. For me this borders on pernography.


SteveF over on the 2strokeworld message board posted up this stunner.

From that post:

My modified RZ 500
I purchased this bike new in 85.
I did some mods recently
2011 R6 front, 2008 R6 rear, marchesini wheels,Brembo’s front and rear, 28mm Flatslide carbs, JL pipes

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An “Ugly Motorbikes” Free Plug.


A decent take on an XS750..

To whom it may concern,

This 77′ Yamaha XS750 has received a full treatment makeover into UGLY Motor Bikes view of a cafe racer. The kick/electric start motor has had the top end rebuilt with custom engraved handcrafted velocity stacks and a custom 3-3 baffled exhaust. With these modification, the bike has an aggressive tuned exhaust note. The custom metal tail features a single offset tail/brake light, and a frenched start button. The seat, grips, and pegs are wrapped in Nigerian calf leather with a slightly aged look applied. To achieve the desired stance the front forks have been internally lowered 1 ½” and 1” in the triples. With this being the first Yamaha triple having built/worked on, they hold true to their rep of being a stubborn bike, but once they are tuned and massaged they are outstanding bikes. This XS750 has great smooth power and the riders smiles grows with every twist of the throttle. Continuing in UGLY’s style of minimalism and focus on design, this XS750 pulls it’s weight, and is a welcomed addition the UGLY Motor Bikes family.

The bike is currently on sale for a steal at http://www.seaweedandgravel.com

We hope you enjoy as much as did building this on of a kind Yamaha XS750.

Brady Young & Chris Bence
UGLY Motor Bikes
http://www.uglymotorbikes.com
uglymotorbikes@gmail.com

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