Found on Do The Ton
maandag 30 januari 2012
vrijdag 27 januari 2012
I just received word that there's some space reserved for my BMW in Lowside Syndicate Magazine's latest issue: Issue 7!
They had asked me for photo's a few months back, so I had a good look around on their website and really liked what a saw. They seem to want to distinguish them selfs from other magazines by the use of very classy, high quality material. So it's a great, great honor for me.
My copy is on the way, be sure to get your copy at the Lowside Syndicate website, or get it from the guys at Dime City Cycles!
I submitted this photo for the motor-magazine best reader's photo 2011 contest:
That was a pleasant surprise for me, first prize! I'll get to go along with their professional photographer for a day, I'm petty excited about that since I'm always eager to learn!
woensdag 25 januari 2012
That's what the forecast said. Didn't see a single drip. It was INCREDIBLY cold though. But I had a great time riding the CB :)
|Found some unpaved roads again|
Did a photo shoot with Vera (in this photo) and Simone. I'm used to shooting machines, animals and objects, it was a pretty new experience to work with people. It's not as easy as some people make it look. Learned a lot and we had a lot of fun.
zondag 22 januari 2012
woensdag 18 januari 2012
dinsdag 17 januari 2012
zaterdag 14 januari 2012
dinsdag 10 januari 2012
A few weeks ago I posted a report of the Vehikel swap meet. This is what we found for the SR:
|Not too sure this tank will fit over the wide backbone, but we'll find a way|
|It has a nice 60's-70's look|
|Search light from a Willy's JEEP. At least, that's what the seller told us, but it will make a fine headlight.|
|A selection of handlebars so we can see what fits best. All these parts were dirt cheap, so we can easily sell what we're not using without losing money|
I'm now also officially for hire as a horse photographer, I was getting so many requests it was the only logical thing to do. The CB is doing a great job getting me to where I need to be with all the camera gear.
vrijdag 6 januari 2012
We found some time to start on the SR500, finally. When we bought it, the guy told us that the woner before him had reconditioned the engine, but it was laying smoke screens that would make the US army jealous, so we knew it either wasn't reconditioned, or we should not be happy that it was....
So the first priority: Get the engine out and find out what's wrong. Here we go!
|It's all in pretty bad shape, but hey, we payed for a bike in bad shape.|
|It's been collecting more than just dust...|
|Finally, the engine is out, now let's see what the insides look like|
|They don't look good. The inlet part of the camshaft is 'square', we need to replace the shaft.|
|It looks like something has gone through the engine. Maybe one of the valves broke? They look new and it might be the reason why the engine was reconditioned.|
|The exhaust bolt thread isn't looking pretty either|
As you can see: It's not in a great shape. We don't mind about the rolling part, anything that's not good on it was planned to be thrown away anyway, we do mind about the engine. I think the oil burning is caused by honing/drilling out the cylinder without replacing the piston. We'll have to measure it and see. The very least we're looking at is honing the cylinder again and finding a new piston and camshaft.