Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sportster at Yokohama HOT ROD SHOW

Above sportster are HIDE Motorcycle's custom bikes.
Recent Japanese sportster custom trend is making it compact.
They cut rear seat stay and cut rear fender and then move number plate to side mount.
They make petrol tank small. They also make 2004 later model's petrol tank small remaining fuel pump inside.
I like HIDE Motorcycle's sportster.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Seat for 2010 HONDA CB1100

Hi Australian CB1100 owners,
Here is Japanese aftermarket parts,which made by Chic-design.
It shapes simple square like. What a beautiful shape !
How do you think ?
If I owned black CB1100,I would buy this seat.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

R80RT is alive.

After overhaul Bing carburetors,it could not keep engine idling though I adjusted idling screw.
But a few days later,I found basic cable cable inadequate.
Now R80RT runs well. I can go short tour with my friend. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

6th New Order Chopper Show was held at KOBE on July 17th

One of famous custom bike show is"New Order Copper Show" was held on July 17th at Kobe.It is worth coming from abroad. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1987 R80RT 8A Fuse problem

I have got a continuity tester and it resulted in inferior fuze at last.
I am waiting for 8A fuse.

Monday, June 13, 2011

re-paint R80RT engine head cover

I have not located where dis-order of electric circuit happened.
So I will re-paint engine head cover before repair.
I do not have sand blaster so I have to use chemical paint remover
which is very itch when touched.
The head cover is made from aluminum and  it got bad corrosion due to its age.
I have removed paint as shown on above photo.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My R80RT

When I moved to Aichi prefecture from Tokyo,
turning indicators did not work. I had to indicate by my hands.
And then I found light of speedometer broken. I replaced it with new one.
I started engine but left carburetor over flew.
I fixed the problem with seal kit and watching CLYMER maintenance manual.
I started engine and right carburetor over flew as well. I replaced with new seals.
But turning indicators & rear stop light did not work.
I have to find cause of this problem to check circuit for those electrical flow.
I am quite a beginner for maintenance,I will try.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My R80RT carburetors over flow

Prior to visit to BMW onwer's rally in Gufu-Dynaland, I had to fix my R80RT carburetors.
My R80RT is 1978 model.  O'rings are completely damaged due to its age.
I bought CLYMER maintenance manual from Amazon USA.
I managed to fix carburetors,but I could not go with R80RT.
Because turning indicators and rear stop light still did not work.
It was a day before May 15th,2011 at my garage. My garage is a barn.
BMW Gifu-Dyanaland rally 2011 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Azuki bean better than Chocolate

Have you heard Azuki bean ?

Eastern Asian knows it but Japanese Azuki bean recipe is interesting.

I boil them for long time until bean skin become soft.

After that,I add sugar and a little salt.

I will get Azuki bean paste at last.

I believe Azuki bean paste is better than Chocolate,which is low fat.

I love "Taiyaki" very much !

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

発電機 Generator









どなかた国産品で三相200VOLT 60Hzのジェネレーターを製造しているメーカーをご存じないでしょうか?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Custom bike show "JOINTS 2011" was held

Custom bike show JOINTS 2011 was held on April 10th at NAGOYA PORT MESSE.

I have been waiting for this event.

We can see a lot of V-twin bikes customized by Japanese builders there.

Of course we can see Metric customized bikes.

But they are bobber & chopper. Cafe racer is rare.

Most interesting is visitors bikes at parking lot,

which number is tremendous.

I think It is worth visiting to this event from abroad.

I actually recommended JOINTS 2011 a member of SR500 forum member in Toyota-city.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Josh Withers BMW /5

When I saw Corbin seat site,I found link to Josh's page.

I love that blue color and I will restore /5 someday.

When I paint /5 in future,I have to explain classic BMW's blue to paintshop.

Does anyone know what color number classic BMW's blue is ?

To make is cheaper,I might paint with similar color of the MIATA's blue.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Suzuki Boulevard

Suzuki Boulevard 400cc,
I am not sure this is exported to abroad.
Front cowl and rear seat cover inspires Hayabusa.
Judging from its front suspension,it seems to have high performance.
Do not you think it is for customize base?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japanese Avon Fairing replica

Do you like this Avon fairng? too classical?
Avon fairng for BMW R69S is good option for BMW riders.
You can find some replica fairing all of the world.
If you think Avon fairing for your BMW,try Japanese Avon fairing.
Generally Japanese products is good quality but it might be expensive.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I sold MIATA and purchased Suzuki LAPIN

I have purchased Suzuki LAPIN these days. It is Japanese domestic model.
Dimension is 3395mm length x 1475mm width x 1510mm height, 660cc displacement.
This size car is called "K-car" in Japan.
Minimum K-car cost cheaper yearly automobile tax than small car.
It is tough for long distance drive but good enough for city use.
I am satisfied with LAPIN.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

CB400Super four with clip on handle

I wondered if CB400Super four was equipped with clip on handle and digital speedometer.
I found it as left but it was something strange.
How do you think ?

Friday, January 21, 2011


Above old CB400four's fuel tank is very attractive. It is simple and plaine shape.

But I do not know who made this tank.

If you knew whose tank it is,let me know.