Rantings and Ravings

Motorcycle Shops of Portland, Oregon

Motorcycle Shops of Portland, Oregon

| June 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

While driving back from my vacation on the Oregon coast I had the opportunity to stop in Portland for a couple hours to checkout some of Oregon’s finest motorcycle shops. Since I had no idea where to go, I’d sent the Moto Lady a message on her Facebook page asking for suggestions.  Her response was as […]

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Generic Wiring Harness from C5 Performance

Generic Wiring Harness from C5 Performance

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You would be lucky to find a wiring harnesses for vintage motorcycles nowadays.  So, C5 Performance Ignitions decided that needed to change.  They’ve come up with a generic wiring harness that will work for any bike, plus with built in self-resetting circuit breakers you can now kiss those annoying fuse boxes goodbye. Bike or Auto wire harness […]

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Bad Ass Tatt!

Bad Ass Tatt!

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Ryan Sager: they say you never forget your first bike, now I can make sure of that. done by guest artist Melanie from Frankfurt, Germany at Ironclad Electric Tattooing, SLC.

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C5 Optical Ignition for the Yamaha XS750

C5 Optical Ignition for the Yamaha XS750

| February 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Tonight I received the world’s first optical ignition for my ’78 Yamaha XS750SE.  Hell Yeah! C5 Performance went above and beyond to make this kit having to track down a bike ( I’m in Utah, they’re in Wisconsin ) in freezing temperatures to get measurements and then bounce back and forth between the warehouse the bike […]

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No-battery Ignition System and Generic Wiring Harness from C5 Performance

No-battery Ignition System and Generic Wiring Harness from C5 Performance

| February 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Our friends at C5 Performance have broadened their horizons and come up with a new no-battery system ( that’s right, no battery required to run your bike ) that works in conjunction with their optical ignition and high performance coil systems.  What you’re looking at here is – the prototype ignition ( flat round thingy ) […]

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There Is Old School, And Then There Is Old School

There Is Old School, And Then There Is Old School

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up around machine shops I can definitely appreciate doing things the ‘old way’.  This one’s been in business for close to 100 years and 4 generations!  Loved it

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C5 Performace 9V Battery Motorcycle Starting System

C5 Performace 9V Battery Motorcycle Starting System

| November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Our sponsor C5 Performance has just come up with a 9V battery system ( 9V as in the one you’d put in say an alarm clock ) for starting a bike with their Optical Ignitions. When asked if this will work with any bike, this was their response – YES. We have determined that a capacitor […]

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