MOTO2N News for June 2019

Still extremely busy. So busy I don’t have time to return calls UNLESS you BOOK ONLINE!!!

If you absolutely have to call, let’s say the online booking tool isn’t working for you, then the best times to do it are between 8AM and 9AM Tuesday thru Saturday. I’m likely to be doing computer work in the mornings at those times, and I’ll have my phone next to me. I’ll do my best to take your call.

Leave a message if I don’t pick up. I will do my very best to return your call within 72 hours. No guarantees on that, by the way. The *BEST* way to get me is via email. The address is moto2n.colorado@gmail.com.

I have no idea when I’ll be able to make it to the Springs again. 1000x apologies to people in the Springs, but Denver’s keeping me extremely busy. I don’t have time to spend my weekends/days off in the Springs like I used to do. I end up doing “homework” on my days off up here in Denver.

BOOK ONLINE if you’re in Denver. If you’re in the Springs, send me an email. If you can’t get the online booking tool to work, send me an email. The email address is moto2n.colorado@gmail.com.

Alright, now for the fun stuff.

Yamaha C3 Fuel Pump Replacement

Fuel pumps for EFI bikes are expensive, and, if you let your bike sit for a long period of time, there’s a good chance your fuel pump will break. I knocked this one out in about 2 hours around the corner from my customer’s apartment in downtown Denver.

Yamaha C3 Fuel pump RR

Blown apart Yamaha C3.

Replacing the fuel pump on a Yamaha C3

Yamaha C3 Fuel Pump Remove and Replace

The Yamaha C3 is a cool bike. It boogies pretty good for a 4-stroke 50cc scooter. I wouldn’t mind having one. Bet a case of beer would fit in the trunk if you unboxed it!!

Antique GSXR Track Day

I took 4 days off for my birthday, so I went and had some fun on my antique GSXR750 at High Plains Raceway.

Antique GSXR

Antique GSXR loaded up and ready to go.

It was easily the oldest bike at the track by a good 15+ years. I bought this bike 3 years ago. It didn’t have a fuel tank or any bodywork.

I bought a used tank and bodywork. Also installed a Dynojet Stage 3 jet kit. It has Airtech fairings, a Yoshimura duplex exhaust, Calfab overbraced swingarm, powdercoated wheels, custom throttle cable, new chain, new tires (Bridgestone RS10s), new Zero Gravity windscreen in translucent blue, gutted FZR1000 gauge cluster, custom made (poorly) fairing stays, Pingel petcock, Bandit 1200 front master cylinder, new grips (vintage Honda shit, hilarious), alternator delete from APE Racing, custom wiring harness, new EBC brake pads front and rear, K&N pod filters, new wheel bearings, etc etc too much to list.

Antique GSXR

Antique GSXR at High Plains Raceway

At any rate, it is a FANTASTIC track bike. It performed extremely well at the track. I was damn near bouncing off of the rev limiter in 6th gear at the end of the 1/2 mile straight at HPR, which is damned close to 150mph going into T4. This is the fastest bike I’ve ever had on track. Prior to this, I raced a Honda RS125 and tracked an Aprilia RS125. The Honda made maybe 35hp. The Aprilia, 22hp on a good day. This bike? 90hp or more here at altitude. It weighs all of 390lbs, which is damned light for a sportbike of any vintage.

The chassis on these old slingshot GSXRs is nigh but incredible. I couldn’t upset it. I tried. No speed wobbles. No weirdness. Just point-and-shoot.

I kept going faster and faster as the day progressed. I started out slowly and pitted every 3 laps to check the bike out. My exhaust fell off during my second session. I pulled into the pits and fixed it. It runs a total-loss ignition system, but the battery lasted for the entire day. I chalk that up to the custom wiring harness I made for it. The only thing that draws power is the CDI box, and apparently it doesn’t need much power at all to keep going and going and going.

This bike represents 3 years of labor, many thousands of dollars in parts. It’s been a long time coming, but I finally got to twist its throttle in anger at a track day. Blood, sweat, and tears paid off. 100% worth all of the time and effort I’ve put into it.

This is what sticky tires look like when you get them hot:

Sticky tires.

Sticky tires. Bridgestone RS10. Rear tire on an ’88-’92 GSXR750

People always ask me what year it is, and I don’t know how to answer. The frame’s an ’89. The subframe is from a ’91. The wheels are ’91. The engine is god-only-knows, but it’s from a Katana 750. It pulls hard and revs to 13k, so I suspect it has the GSXR cams in it. I don’t know. All I know is I built it from parts, and it’s FAST and very fun to ride. I just say it’s an ’88-’92 “bitsa” GSXR750. A bit of this, a bit of that… eventually you have a bike you can ride. 3+ years, thousands of dollars, and 100+ hours went into this bike. Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!!

Wanna buy it? I’ll do $3,500 on it if you really want it. Not a penny less.

Crank Replacement on a Yamaha Zuma

I’m more than willing to split the cases on your scooter… assuming you can afford to pay me to do it. LOL.

High-zoot rebuild on a Yamaha Zuma. We’re doing the Polini 4-Race crank w/ a Polini Contessa kit. Stock carb. Leo Vince exhaust. This thing’s gonna haul some ass!!!

Zuma crank replacement.

Splitting the cases on a Yamaha Zuma.

I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t pop wheelies.

Pulling the crank out of a horizontal Minarelli engine.

Crank’s out!

I’m going to end up building this engine on my coffee table, which should be a whole heap of fun. Wish me luck!!

Please book online if you’re in Denver. If you’re in the Springs, email me at moto2n.colorado@gmail.com. Email is the best way to get in touch. Text works, too. The number is (720) 634-6935. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Posted in Availability, Motorcycles, Scooters

Late May/Early June UPDATE

Business is, ahem, BOOMING. I have completely lost control of my schedule, but I’m in the process of reeling it back in.

I have a backlog of work 15+ work-orders deep that I need to complete.

When I first started doing this, I worked 1-2 days a week and still made a full time income. The second year, I worked 4-5 days a week, but I still had 1-2 days a week off. I let my customers control my schedule for the first 2 years.

That’s just not possible in the 3rd year. If I let my customers control my schedule, like I’ve been doing, I end up working 20+ days in a row with no rest or time for myself. I did NOT expect this thing to blow up like it has in its 3rd year. It’s as lovely and wonderful as it is completely overwhelming. I’m burning the candle at both ends to fix other peoples’ bikes, and I have a lot of fun doing it, but I really do need time for myself to sustain things for the long term. I’m being as honest as I can be.

Going forward, I’m available Tuesday through Saturday (5 days a week) with TWO time-slots available for every one of those 5 days.

I can show up between 9AM and 10AM or between 2PM and 3PM. If you need something different, please EMAIL ME at moto2n.colorado@gmail.com. You can also try sending a TEXT to (720) 634-6935. I have *no idea* when I will make it back to Colorado Springs again. Denver is keeping me extremely busy at the moment.

If you book online, which you should because it saves everyone time, expect a call fairly promptly. I’ve been bad about this lately on account of completely losing control of my schedule. I’m reeling it back in as I type this.

Please BOOK ONLINE IF YOU CAN. I’m available 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday with 2 time-slots available; either 9-10AM or 2-3PM. I’m also booking out about 2 weeks.

(720) 634-6935

The only way to ensure I call you back is to BOOK ONLINE!!! The buttons to do that are all over this site, so go ahead and click them pretty please!!!

Posted in Availability

So Many Motorbikes for April 2019 – MOTO2N is FIXING ALL THE THINGS

This is Year 3 for MOTO2N, and holy smokes…

The demand for what I do has become OVERWHELMING.

I am considering hiring a secretary/assistant. I’m on the fence about that. More info to come, especially if I start really hosing myself trying to return calls, booking appointments, and doing what I do best, which is fixing bikes/scoots/ATVs/UTVs.

This month has been AMAZING, thanks 100% to MY AWESOME CUSTOMERS. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I LOVE Y’ALL, and I’M NOT SHY ABOUT SAYING IT!!! I love meeting you, meeting your families, working in your garages (or in front of your places – don’t need a garage at all), and fixing your bikes.

But let’s talk about this April… It’s been INSANE! I’m booked out until mid-May at this point. I have availability before then, but it’s hit-and-miss. May’s booking up fast, and we’re still in April.

Availability

PLEASE book online if you can. It saves everyone time. I can’t guarantee you’ll get the time-slot you picked (people book via phone, too), but you’ll get something close. I’ll always call or e-mail to confirm before showing up. I’m booking for mid-May at the moment. Please be patient! Flexibility is ALWAYS a HUGE plus. I’m but one man, and I work 7 days a week, all hours of the day.

I do NOT do “same day” appointments. It’s just not possible. Please don’t expect me to roll out the same day you call to fix your bike. I’m not sitting on my ass waiting for the phone to ring. I didn’t start doing this yesterday. I’ve been working on bikes for DECADES, and this is YEAR 3 for MOTO2N. My phones ring off their hooks all day long, and I struggle to return all of the calls I get.

CBR1000RR, Hell Yeah

A Mr. Skywalker called, needed his Pod Racer fixed. I rebuilt the forks, changed the oil, and installed a pair of Heli-Bars so his bones can stay comfy on it. Took it for a test-ride. Fighting the front wheel at 100mph+ in nothing but sunglasses and street clothes. FUN FUN FUN!!! 175hp. 190mph top speed. Refined as heck, as a Honda should be. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!

Fork rebuild CBR1000RR

Fork rebuild

More pics of the “pod racer”:

CBR1000RR

Such a rad bike!

Another gratuitous shot of my favorite sporty bike:

CBR1000RR on stands.

CBR1000RR hovering on stands!

I can do fork rebuilds on anything but “BPF” type forks. I have the fancy $200 Race-Tech spring compressor along with a full set of fork seal drivers to rebuild the forks on your modern sport bike. Also have the knowledge and skills to DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. If your sport bike forks need rebuilt, call me. I can do them onsite in about 2-3 hours.

KTM Oil Change

I can change the oil on your dirt bike. You should probably do this yourself, but if you can’t, or you just wanna have me do it on top of rebuilding your forks or installing new parts… I’m ya huckleberry!

KTM oil change

MOTOREX! Swiss oil!!!

I hate KTMs, prefer “Big 4” Japanese machines (the Japanese build the BEST motorbikes ever), but if yours needs work… I can likely do it! Not gonna dump Rotella in this thing. It gets the GOOD SHIT!!

113″ S&S Chopper

I kept telling this guy I don’t work on Harleys, but he had a bunch of other cool bikes, and he kept telling me “IT’S NOT A HARLEY! IT’S AN S&S CHOP!!!” so I was like… OK, OK… I’ll take a crack at it. I’m a mechanic. If it’s a machine, I can fix it. The thing started on alky, so I cleaned its carb and then rode the piss out of it. 😛 🙂

 

113" SS chop.

Big ass American iron!!!

I DO NOT WORK ON HARLEYS! I DO NOT WORK ON DOMESTIC SHIT! YOU GOTTA BE REALLY  COOL TO GET ME TO WORK ON ONE OF THESE!!!

113" SS chopper!

FUN!!!

It handled like it was 10′ long. Which is to say like shit. But when I dropped the clutch and pulled the throttle, shit burned out and BOOGIED like a Saturn 5 rocket!!! Too much fun. Makes me wanna buy a Harley. If it’s got two wheels, I can most likely fix it and then ride the wheels off of it before you do! That’s what I do!

Minty Old Hondas

These things melt my heart. Such a cool bike. I fixed his scoot, then he wanted me to look at a fuel leak on this baby. I told him to turn the gas of whenever it’s parked instead of charging him a mint to go to town on the carbs.

Old Honda

Leaks fuel when parked. Just turn the gas off when it’s parked. Problem solved!

What can I say? I’m honest. To a fault.

ATV Maintenance

They’re not my favorite, and they don’t get my blood pumping, but I can do the maintenance on your ATV if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

ATV

ATV maintenance

Old Polaris in cool camo bodywork. I dig it! Let’s go hunt something!!!

Ninja Carbs

My specialties are scooters, Japanese dirt bikes, and Japanese sport bikes. This was right up my alley. Cleaned its carbs. Works great now!

Kawi Ninja

Kawi Ninja chassis.

Blown up carbs!

Kawi Ninja carbs

Carbs in the bins.

Don’t try this at home, folks. You’re guaranteed to screw it up. Call me instead! Race mechanic stuff in your driveway!!!

Now Stocking Honda Metropolitan and Ruckus Fuel Pumps and Filters

This is a common problem I solve. If you let your Met or Ruck sit, it’s likely to need a new fuel pump along with a carb clean. I keep these $100 fuel pumps IN STOCK!!!

Met Ruck fuel pumps

Now stocking Honda Met/Ruck fuel pumps

I wrote the book on the Honda Ruckus, by the way. Find that here.

New Hats for MOTO2N

New hats make me happy. I don’t give them to customers. I wear the hell out of them. I love rocking my own gear. But if you’re really cool, and you ask nice, I WILL GIVE YOU ONE. ASK ABOUT IT!!!

MOTO2N hats

Motorbikes are made of TIME AND MONEY!!!

What are motorbikes made of? TIME & MONEY!!! Ask me about a hat if you want one!!!

That’s all for now, folks. I gotta get back to answering calls and FIXING BIKES!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING! For having me fix your bikes! I LOVE MY CUSTOMERS!!!

Posted in Motorcycles, Scooters

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