DAY 2 AND 3 PREP

Posted on July 01, 2014 by Chhun Tang | 0 Comments

Sunday and Monday, June 29 and 30

So I am combining these two days because honestly they have been a blur of back to all-nighters with my nephew Buddy...

What are the troubles I’ve ran into? Where do I start....

As my checklist decreases the issues mount up.

I had the bike 6 bolts away from engine being removed finding every-other screw to be so seized (old steel into aluminum casing classic) I resorted to drill outs which a still have more of those to do...

I'll give a proper checklist of what I originally set out to do and the progress of where I stand.

Throughout these past two days i've learned so much about motorcycles and proper maintenance and what happens if you fail to do so, that I understand completely.

But I have today, what I've learned the most in one 48 hour day, that I'm sure I already knew but maybe forgot being gone from my home so long was "family." As I prepare for this and fumble through manuals and rebuild things and then rebuild them again, I see a common thread, anything I need or require help with I am finding. It's comforting knowing that there are people who want to help you succeed and will do whatever it takes, which is pretty amazing. So to that, I say thank you for reminding me what this feels like.

Sometimes bike trips and even the prepping is a metaphor for life and reminds you of the things you sometimes fail to see or completely understand.

My motto last night into the morning as my nephew Buddy and I sat up working was "run by sun" which in all fairness to me, was accomplished. It was running but not exactly "driving."

As I said in my last post "the humility of it all" but I feel we are inching closer around every turn.

Enjoy some images of hard work in progress by everyone involved...

Posted in Buddy Wilinski, CL350, Honda, MidWestward, Milwaukee, motorcycles, Nick Miramontes, vintage


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