Monday, February 08, 2010

yesterday's ride...

super sunny Sunday yesterday morning, and i'm taking Marni out for a ride with my club, Blind Eagle MC... the plan is to go to ISHD's record breaking attempt for most people riding a single motorcycle... anyway, as you can see, she's stipped now, but left the "couch" still attached... and i put on my old mini-ape just to balance the look.. we gathered at Jalan Patiunus for some chicken pooridge breakfast and waited for others to arrived..
one of our friend, Endang Dartiman showed up with his Panhead... he is one of those guys who just refuses to get old... that's a real Panhead motor and frame (from the early '50s if i'm not mistaken) mated with some electric starter and 5 speed gearbox...
it's an open beltdrive with a neat tin cover on it, with mid control... but my favorite, is his ignition switch... some how i liked that old switch being placed there... after everybody showed up, we head down to Kelapa Gading, on the eastern part of Jakarta... it was quite a ride from the southern part, along with Jakarta's traffic... as we approach our destination, we saw this fellow pushing his bike... it's a WL.. with upswept cocktail shakers.. red grips.. it's John McEnaney..!! we stopped to lend our hand.. he got a bit of weak spark... after a few sand paper on the spark plug, the motor roars back to life... but then, it's Marni's turn to refuse to start... we had to jumpstart the FXR.. we made it to the venue, but i didn't enjoy it as much as i would have if i didn't have any electrical problem...

we only spent about two hours there and had to split back home... the ride home was AMAZING as i rode an FXR and cutting thru Jakarta's traffic and big roads... next order of business, electrical diagnose...!!

3 comments:

dC said...

wats a sunday ride without some greaser moments of roadside rescue, bor?
sound like fun!

big shout out to John too!! good to see him greasing it!

rizky mandra said...

hahahaha... for sure bor... it's good to hear that flathead roars..

"Daddyfrisco" Ray said...

she's a beaut Riz!, nice to see her on Sunday dress...that "Fryer" looks sweet, cant stop drooling over a nice Panhead!