In the Shop

Frenchtown or Bust = Bust

This last Saturday was the first Classic Bikes and Bluegrass in Frenchtown, NJ. Needless to say there were the best of intentions to get there, but well, things don't always work the way you plan. As I have not yet gotten any where with my own Ariel project bike, I quickly registered and was getting road ready a 68 Triumph T100C that had been collecting dust in the back of the shop. It was the basic new tires, new cables, new chain, top up the fluids kind of work I thought would go quickly. The night before I planned on getting it all done. By three in the a.m. it was not near complete, due to the constant discovery of something else that was wrong.

Well the morning hit, and I help the wife and kids off to a long day of lacrosse and baseball. Grab Steve from the train and head back to the shop.

Steve's CB750 had been sitting there waiting for him with new air pods, suspension, and various other little things and was, well I thought it was, ready to go.

Many apologies to Brian who showed up with the only reliably running bike and was patient enough to hang out and help us wrench these things back into almost running shape.

But alas, no trip to Frenchtown was to be had. After everything was good to go the battery on the T100 crapped out and the CB refused to kick back into life.

Brian got some good pics tho…

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