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James Luce is the shit.
We pulled the motor from my XS today. Frame will be off to blast and clear powdercoat. The top end is going to be re-built to deal with a clicking valve guide.
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With my next two motorcycle projects waiting patiently in my garage, I figured it was time to tear down the XS and make it a bit more complete. Tackling another project without wrapping one seems a bit silly.
On another note, I have my own space (temporarily) at ADX, which precipitated a really great feeling last night. I realized, when I wheeled the bike in and plopped my toolbox on the ground, that I have never before had my own workspace. Prior projects at ADX were always undertaken in the shared workspaces—which are totally fine and useful, but not like having private space. It feels good.
All other impractical things about this Triumph aside, the tallboy holster caught my eye.
Charlie was at the One Moto show with me, and I pointed this detail out to him. In his characteristic wit, he quipped: “Cool! If I had that bike, I’d park it right next to my couch and never move it!”
Harleys at the One Motorcycle Show
There is something about Harleys. All of my favorite bikes at the One show were Hareys. Yes, they all had oil slicks beneath them, but, somehow, that’s part of the charm.
Jared Johnson’s latest Holdiay Customs signature bike
Bridge City Cycles, Portland, OR
Cold night ride