We have too many nice parts left over from the second KZ400 (last post), and parting out a bike sucks– too many boxes, haggling, and trips to the post office. Ended up buying a shitty KZ400 for the titled frame and motor onto which we will transfer the nice parts. The kid I bought it from proudly did all the mods himself, because he “only rides cafe bikes.” Nice work, indeed.
Our internet presence has been quiet for a few weeks, but a lot has been going on in the Banana Garage. Justin has awoken his CB450 from its winter slumber; I got my motor back into my XS650, which is running as smooth as a 360 deg twin possibly can; all three of our CT70 Trails are put together and road worthy; Jeff’s hot-rodded C70 Passport has two straight rims and new tires… holy shit, are all the banana bikes actually in a working state? Yes! With the exception of my everlasting CB160 project… dammit.
I also got a deal on a pair of titled bikes, a KZ440 and KZ400, and donated them to my tiny little brother Andy. The end result will be his first bike. He has been working his ass off to turn two into one, learning as he goes.
With a grip of mechanical parts in the mail, we will hopefully be firing it up within a week.
And now that the Chicago summer has finally arrived, it’s time for me to get off the computer and out on two wheels.