The Carburetor Chronicles
The house is purchased, painted and furnished, well mostly furnished. The kids that needed braces now have them. It is time for motorcycles to make their reappearance in my world.
I bought a couple of bikes over the last year or so. Old bikes. When I started on them I had no real mechanical skill to speak of. Nothing has changed since then.
In a fit of impatience to hear one the bikes run when I brought it home I rebuilt the carbs. This job was performed with a profound lack of ability. I posted a thread about it on Advrider.com called the "The Carb Chronicles." That gave rise to this.
I was trying to figure out a way to keep track of all of the pictures and text from t he rebuild and after talking to some of the IT people where I work they suggested Front Page or Power Point as a good way to keep track of a narrative with pictures. That advice, coupled with a lot of positive feedback I got from the carb thread gave rise to this site.
When I cannot actually ride due to the short season here in the flatlands, or work prevents, perhaps the occasional crash, or whatever, these pages are a way to go for a mental ride. I hope it does the same for you.
These pages are constantly under construction and the information should be considered a work in progress at best. If you rely on how I have done something as a guide keep in mind that as a mechanic I am one hell of a cook. The overwhelming majority of the pictures used here are ones I have taken, but I have also occasionally used graphics I have found one the web. I have done so in what I believe is fair use. If I have imposed on a copyright, or someone feels I have unfairly used something please let me know and I will take it down.
These pages are purely for entertainment value, mostly mine. Since they are a riding substitute you can expect to see few updates in the summer months. A man has gotta have priorities.
Unless noted I have no financial relationships with any company or product you read about here. I am not opposed to people giving me free stuff, it just hasn't happened. If it does I will let you know.
I welcome feedback of any type and you can contact me via email at the bottom of the page.
This page was last updated on 05/31/04.