Connie’s Home

It's a very Kawasaki garage!The Concours is home.  After a long bath (engine cleaner and a deep rinse) she fired right up.  I like this bike, even when it's covered in cobwebs and has been sitting outside for a year unridden it's still got fight in it.  The engine has…

Connie

cob-webs and rust...  The Kawasaki Concours was a rough looking old thing, but very mechanically sound.  It only has 56k on it and was tight, dry and sounded strong.  The owner was a long time rider who is being sidelined by arthritis, he knows how to look after a bike.  Mechanically…

Track Day Planning

I'm pretty keen to go do a track day, and I have a buddy who is the same.  The Grand Bend Motorplex does motorcycle open lapping on its track.   I found GBM through motorcycletrackdays.ca.  The upcoming SOAR racing event at Grand Bend offers open motorcycle lapping prior to their…

Intercepting Possibilities

I just came across some dream project bikes.  There are a pile of '80s Honda Interceptors online this week, and an interesting little VT500.Low mileage but not in working condition, just what I need to break down and rebuild!Asking only $400, but it's a hike out the other side of Toronto.For…

Project Bikes

I got a couple of nibbles on Kijiji from my 'got an old bike in your shed you want to get rid of?" ad... 1979 Suzuki GS850, not running, asking $500   A review on this specific bike from the UK shows a lot of love for it. Here is…

Chain and no Agony

Follow up to Chain & Agony and How to Size and Replace a Motorcycle Chain...The whole process of breaking the chain and installing it took about half an hour this time around.  The o-ring chain I got was easy to break using the tool I picked up, and installing the new…