june 2nd, 2006 i received my custom frogskin from ken (a.k.a. froghunter) on volusiariders.com in the mail! and since my friend mike from panther had let me know he'd be dropping off my new reservoir cover on saturday, i decided that june 3rd was to be a mods day!
once again, out of parts...still waiting on tanker's chrome grips, and i gotta start saving for the bags and easybrackets i want...gotta get them on before our circle tour of georgian bay in august!
the latest mod was done unsuspectingly, and didn't cost me a dime!
time: 3 seconds
tools needed: traffic circle
instructions: round traffic circle at 55kph, turning to the left. roll bike over to the right to exit traffic circle via right turn while maintaining speed. punch fist into air and start screaming 'cause you just scraped your first board! note: according to tanker, this mod results in a 5' long spray of sparks!
on june 29th, 2006 we rode down to the A&W restaurant on hespeler road in cambridge for their cruise night. they have a classic car show'n'shine every thursday, and do theme nights throughout the summer. last night was the first of 3 bike nights for 2006.
after a friend mentioned i should register my bike, and refusing to take "but it's filthy!" as an answer, i signed her up anyway, and to my surprise..
so i'm pretty damn pleased with myself right now, and am currently waiting on the 2" lowering bones from john at john's kits (also a member of volusiariders.com) to drop her rear end and make her look just that much sexier again!
on tuesday july 4th, 2006, SCRC 270 did a canada day celebration for our weekly bike night at jose's noodle factory in guelph, ontario. i decided it was time to tart up the bully a bit, because there was a prize for the most "canadian" looking bike!
i used some white vinyl that tanker got me, and cut maple leaves out of red vinyl and stitched them on. then i just cut the pieces to size (ok, the fender bib piece got cut a little smaller than i would have liked), and tucked the edges under for the event. i also picked up some holographic maple leaf garland for $1.49 at michaels, and wrapped it around the bars, backrest, and license plate.
i didn't end up winning a prize for it, but one fellow ended up giving me his door prize (gary, you rawk! i mean brad! i mean brian!) because he felt my bike should have taken 1st place. in any case, i think it looks pretty cool, and i'm considering making a proper fender bib out of white vinyl with the leaf to bolt on come canada day next year!
bones came in friday, july 7th - go to page 4 to see the new look!