Tuesday, January 16, 2018

it's now up-to-date...

she has been settled in at our workshop for a while now but still acts like a stray cat 😹


this one is another stray cat who's very timid and only makes an appearance late at night. she comes in to our workshop nightly and eats a lot.



it finally happened! i caught up on blog posting at last. i told shinya about it and he said he would work on my Triumph a bit in reward even though it was already past midnight 😻

いやぁ、ついに遅れに遅れていたブログが追いついちゃった。やっと年を越せた感じ。そのことを木村氏に伝えたら、ご褒美にビワ号を少しやってあげるよって。もう夜中の12時過ぎていたのにありがたや。それにしてもほんとに少しだった💢 ã‚ー自分内達成感はんぱない。

Monday, January 15, 2018

he creatively uses different parts of the brain for each project...

shinya continues to work on the Yamaha SR 40th anniversary project, the simple light custom version.


ah! i thought he was making a seat cowl but actually it was a seat and he's gonna properly put the narrower rear fender. that would keep the SR's original golden balance. ←it's just my personal opinion, though...



serching and gathering all the fasteners he needs for the Guzzi project.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

the late night study hour...

making the seat for the SR 40th anniversary project continued from yesterday. 



the study hour. come face-to-face with the Moto Guzzi G5 motor.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

what's one thing you never get tired of doing?

the SR 40th anniversary project. working on the seat section.


shinya was concentrating on this in the straightforward manner all day today. 

think something new in the head and bring it into shape by hands. "that's what i'm good at and that's what i want to do," shinya often tells me.  " i don't want to accomplish anything else or anything more. i can enjoy other things because i do this." he couldn't be happier if he could continue doing what he's doing now and could ride motorcycles he loves. i think that is one hell of a fantastic life. 



Friday, January 12, 2018

piece by piece...

clutch cable!


found the original style handlebar for the Le Mans III and installed it.



shinya may use this front fork for the SR 40th anniversary project. maybe.


 at any rate, he's going to overhaul it.