21 September, 2013

Front Courtyard Landscaping

I got tired of the messy vines and overly bushy Japanese maple, so I got busy.

After cleaning up the mess:

Finished product above.

I've decided to spend some time this fall improving things around the yard.  Next project is a revamp of the backyard.

Golden Bitter II

A bit of home brew this morning, my Golden Bitter II recipe. Maris Otter base with caramel 20 and victory, and fuggle hops. Using my house yeast, which is half S04 and half S23, fermenting at 65 degrees.

18 September, 2013

Side Shot

Went for a quick ride yesterday on Goldie.  The motor is breaking in nicely. 

13 September, 2013

A little progress

I haven't done much in the garage this past week, but I have fiddled with tanks a bit. The Yamaha tank fit well, but I just wanted something different. I have two Honda S90 tanks as spares, and I really like how it fits. It is very snug, sitting much lower, which is the look I'm going for. I also test fit the Yamaha GT80 engine in the chassis, which will be powering this beast. A nice buzzy two-stroke with a fat expansion chamber.

01 September, 2013

Starting Mockup

I got both upper rear shock mounts and the swingarm pivot built today.  So naturally I had to throw on the front and rear wheel to see how it sits.