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All good things must end

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As the proverb goes, All good things must end.  In this case it was the sale of one of my most loved possessions, my Kawasaki ZX-6.  Like most love affairs, the attraction was instant.  We got to know each other over a couple of test rides and it grew from there.  There was no doubting the spark between us, actually there were four of them that never failed to fire. We spent a lot of time travelling, our favourite place was Healsville and the Black Spur.  We would go up there during the week and pass the time watching other riders go past.  Flying through the Eucalyptus forests with her engine singing in my ear.  She loved the winding roads and being leant over so she could feel the ferns brush past her pegs. We often spoke about travelling the Great Ocean Road together but we never got a chance.  I didn't care at the time, as all that mattered was that she was in my garage and I was giving her regular servicing. She was beautiful, curvaceous, and had attitude especially

Forever Boy

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Found this film clip for a band called A Classic Education .  The motorcycles originally drew me to the video and I was unsure of what the purpose it was.  It wasn't a video promoting a brand or a video about a journey similar to a number of those short videos out there.  Wasn't until I realised it was a band video that it made sense. The song is called Forever Boy .

McQueen Persols

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Persol have released a limited edition version pair of shades as a tribute to the 714 model made famous by the star decades ago. They come with a folding frame, although I'm not sure how practical that really is.  They cost a cool $310 so if they're in your budget and you want to feel like McQueen in Thomas Crown Affair, then these might be right up your alley. I think I might stick to my $20 Service Station specials.  No doubt if I forked out for a pair of these, they would end up on someone else's face after being left at the counter at the local video store.

I just want to ride my motorsickle

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Video from the guys at Blitz, from what looks to be a perfect day out in the countryside. What more could you want. Enjoy!

BB Series: Designing a Custom - Step 1 Concept

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Customising your first motorcycle can be a daunting but exciting prospect.  But it's something that can get out of control and consume your time, relationships and the loose change in your back pocket.  This is one of the reasons why you'll find on Ebay a number of unfinished projects with looking for new homes. This is how finding funds to a lot of projects end up source : http://seniorjournal.com/ After managing to complete a couple bikes to a set budget.  I thought it may be useful in noting down some ideas on what we've found important throughout the process of concept into reality.    If you're a backyard builder like we are, there are a number of difficulties faced.  Amongst the top ones for us was budget, skills and time.  How do we create something that's been an idea in our head into our driveway ready to turn the throttle within a limited budget to fit within the schedule? In this first post of our Backyard Builder(BB) series we'll co