Saturday, August 31, 2013

say hello to the big tree...

 test-ride time!

GPZ テスト・ライドの時間です。

took sin5 to the big tree :) it was too big that it wouldn't fit into the picture.


sweat art...

PK stopped by with his beautiful CB350 :)



shinya has to straighten out the faulty electrical system on GPZ now.


oh, this continuous hot humid weather...


Friday, August 30, 2013

the greasy hands creatures...

shinya, sin5 and i are heading to venice to meet up with guys from the greasy hands preachers for their farewell gathering. perfect night for a ride so we took back roads.

shinya on SBL's bultaco at deus emporium.


lil' A on my XT, vroom vrooming.


 lil' A also liked shinya's GPZ550 :)

now lil' A's sister wants to join him :) so cute. they tried on most of the motorcycles in the parking lot :D


 doodle on a door.


A of the greasy hands preachers and...

the greasy hands preachersのAと・・・

C. we love you guys and your crews! see you again soon!

btw, we went to grab something to eat afterward on the way back and switched bikes. shinya took my XT, i took SR and sin5 took GPZ. and the GPZ stopped all of a sudden in downtown LA. so sin5 and shinya switched the bikes again and push started it but it stopped again in alhambra, this time couldn't push start it. so we left the GPZ at the gas station and came back with our van to pick it up. but still we can say we had a great night :)


adding functionality...

at the end of august, still got a tan from bonneville :)


a gasoline cock was added.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

kaw green on yam...

when sin5 and i returned from an errand, i saw shinya, masking tape in his hand, gliding into the workshop. i clicked right away. yes, he put some color on the right side of the gas tank of my SR :)


i told him i loved it and he said "well, i was kinda waiting to do the other side until you come back, just in case..."  :D


"shhhh!!! it's the same green that i put on my GPZ but this left over green also looks nice on her SR, right?"


 ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦

Fumi came back to our workshop to pick some parts for his future flat track racer! he in this blur picture is trying out how it feels like to going fast and straight :)


a long ride is awaiting...

always great see TC and his friends :)


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

JFK ↔ LAX ...

Fumi from Sixth St. Specials in new york was here on the west coast and stopped by. yay!

ニューヨークのSixth St. SpecialsのFミ氏が西海岸に!そして、チャボに寄ってくださいました。

many of you may already know that Fumi is really into flat track racing and been racing his vintage triumph for quite a while. there are so many different kinds of motorcycle races out there but one thing that is common to all is that whether you are pro or amateur you are stretching yourself to go faster at that moment. at your own level, of course. and that's something shinya and Fumi could share instantly.

it would be a waste not take them to the canyon :D


maybe Fumi saw somethin' to his liking there :)


 three brothers kinda shot :)


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

drop water onto a brush fire...

waiting for sin5 to join us.

saw a firetruck and a brush fire. then saw a fire helicopter and it was come under control. this annoying humid weather that we've been having for last several days prevent it from quickly-spreading.



bmw shift pedal
and the throttle were added. it make it look more and more motorcycle.