I first learned about importing motorcycles from a former Black Hand agent who moved to Canada for a few years to buy up motorcycles for disassembly and shipment as parts back to Taiwan. He lived in a modified transport rig with sleeping accommodations and tools for his work. Go figure, 20 years later, I’d have projects like this. I’ve exported plenty of motorcycles. But never one with.... title challenges. In a couple months, she’ll be getting a frame-up restoration in Moscow and picking between the two motors arriving in separate crates. A motorcycle really is the sum of her parts.
#harleydavidson #1967 #knucklehead#restoration#export#vintagemotorcycle#motohubusa#vtwin
I’ve passed this place so many times and never stopped to eat. I sat and took pride in my namesake’s heritage; dudes names Dave doing fitness and posing naked since the Titans ruled the earth. These guys were good sports about me eating a lamb gyro in front of them. Gotta save their abs from carbs! You’re welcome.
A rare sighting of my lady on a motorcycle without her race suit on. Even more rare the occasion that she got caught on camera in a dress. Little did the folks @ridecurtiss know the well dressed woman they asked to take pictures with was the fastest rider to throw a cheek on the saddle of their bikes. If you ask her nicely, she might meet you @barbermotorpark for another photo shoot in that race suit she much prefers. And I reckon you’ll be able to see what those bikes can do.
Super special thanks to @rockymountainkawasaki For outstanding customer interaction today. I didn’t expect to be offered a test ride and walking into a dealership seeing a bike prepped to ride and people who knew exactly what I was there for without having to ramble through another introduction made my day. If I wasn’t so picky, I’d buy a ZX-10R just for the people.
I really wanted to like this bike. Kawi did an amazing job at hiding Godzilla inside a polite, quiet, electronically neutered scooter. Maybe I’m getting old when I say I need to feel what the bike is doing so I can agree with its decisions. But all those functions designed to keep beginner riders from screwing up are going to keep your advanced riders from hopping on. Consolidate your ZX-10R models, put the blipper on all of them and let it be a monster. I felt like I was riding a two stroke with Jekyll and Hyde personalities that tried to talk me out of everything I wanted to do with it. Midrange is cool. It is very cool. Bring that back to your literbike and let it be rad if you’re going to keep painting it fanboy green.