This is Honda’s RC166 MotoGP bike from the 60’s. Revving to 20k RPMs to make 65 and sounding beastly. Not bad for something that has 250cc’s.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Not too long ago, Grey Poupon decides to drop a diagnostic light bomb. Even though the car is operationally sound, the check engine light stares me down taunting me. It must know that smog season is coming up and wishes to antagonize me. Utilizing the special service tool, aka paper clip, to pull the code from the ECU, the blinking lights inform me that I have an ignition signal issue. Grey never had issues like this before, usually it’s cars that come by the cave that have this issue. It usually ends up with me replacing harnesses and/or distributors. But just when I was going to replace the distributor with a spare in the back, I find out the definitive cause of code 6. Fortunately, didn’t have to replace anything just soldered everything back together and now everything is good.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
In the process of getting the cage installed. I took upon myself to remove the windshield. Since it was already cracked I didn’t have to be extra careful during it’s removal. But all that didn’t matter since whoever installed did a pretty shoddy job. The end result was a tremendous amount of rust that accumulated in the windshield channel. But I'm not surprised with all other shoddy work the previous owner(s) had performed on the car.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Like the ground hog emerging from it’s underground lair to scout the surroundings. I came out and headed to Chino Hills for what small meet. Couple of the AE86 heads gathered for a meet and greet with an AE86 driver from the land of the rising sun.