HIPPY KILLER FITMENT SATURDAY:
Good news, Spartan George… an Evo and 5-speed tranny fits in this frame like a glove. George himself was worried a modern powerplant and trans might require clearance beneath the backbone and behind the seat tube, but no such headaches will be forthcoming. Kutty, Duane and I laid the mill and the gear box into the frame at HKG this afternoon and everything is snug as a bug.
Kutty is dismantling the motor and tranny and I will take all covers, cases, rocker boxes, etc, to Geronimo Polishing in Lake Elsinore for the boogie wax treatment.
In completely unrelated news, Wes Drelleshak fiddled with the stripped plug hole on my CB450 street tracker this morning and after installing a new set of plugs she started right up.
You were right, Gepetto--the CB450 is a blast to ride.
Duane, myself and this guy:
are heading to Hell's kitchen after the morning game for nachos and bro downs with the Inland Empire chaps batallion. Alex is the dude who helped me get the CB450 running the first time pre-carbs and electronics, and he is one of Lake Elsinore's finest.
We're pulling out of DB's house 1pm Sunday, and if you live in the IE you're invited.