Friday, April 29, 2011

After-market Modification

I looked at the Blast earlier this week and noticed something; the exhaust is starting to rust. The all steel construction of the system and the lack of a garage to protect it from the elements will do that. Seems like I now have a savings goal: a new after-market can for the bike. Too bad the two brands I would like to see put on it also add 5-10 HP. Oops.

Whenever it gets done (in the next 5 years, or so) I'll post up more about it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Motorcycle History

So, I ran across an April Fools Day prank post today. It was good job of writing up a fake press release regarding a Harley/BMW merger deal. The references in it to developing a Road King with a Boxer motor reminded me that H-D once did make a bike with an opposed twin engine. The XA, produced for use during WWII. For you viewing pleasure, I have found a photo of the engine (courtesy of Wikipedia, hopefully they'll let me hotlink it.).