Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Take a seat...


I got the old Moto Guzzi in '89 from a friend who wanted to buy a Harley. It is a 1975 850T with about 10K miles. Ran great but had some oil leaks and rust issues. Rebuilt the leaky front master cylinder, replaced the tranny seals, and repainted it. The seat had some rips but so what, we'll deal with it later. Well I finally decided to get it fixed this summer since the foam was really starting to show. After sending out many emails to try to find a seat cover, I called a local outfit, Fairbanks Upholstery, and they said sure, bring it in. After they removed the seat cover and foam, the rust on the top of the seat pan was incredible. So had to take it home, sandblast and paint it, then take it back the next day. And now I have this great seat, looks brand new, and it only took twenty years to get it done.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Timber...


Doing some work on the cabin addition and decided to timber frame it. That led to trying to make the timbers myself. The old Partner chainsaw wasn't really up to the task, so had to get a new chainsaw. Finally got going on it again and have the main long timber almost done. Lots of work, but it'll be pretty satisfying when it's all done.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rollin' on a river...


Floated the Gulkana River with my friend Mike. He had some survey work to do there and then we'd have time to fish and enjoy the river afterwards. What I didn't realize was the size and extent of the white water through the canyon rapids and for several miles downstream. Pretty intimidating when we looked at it from the portage and it was really wild when we ran it. Mike did a great job rowing the raft and we never came close to hitting any rocks. It made for some good stories and lots of comments for the rest of the float.