Friday, November 22, 2013

Most of the Herd

I recently took a few pics of most of the motorcycles in my collection. There are a few project bikes that should be on the road in the spring.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Vintage Rice Burners Shirts

I have the latest edition of the Vintage Rice Burners T-shirts and Sweatshirts available right now. They are a little different color than last time and include Grand Rapids, Michigan on them now. The Tees are $15 and the Sweatshirts are $20. I will also ship them right to you for an additional $5. I mostly have Large and XL sizes but check on other sizes. Get them while they last.


Crew Neck Sweatshirts

Monday, August 26, 2013

All Clubs Day - Stockbridge 2013

The All Clubs Day event in Stockbridge is on Sunday, September 15 from noon to 4 PM. The Vintage Rice Burners will be meeting for breakfast at The Gathering Place restaurant on the corner of Thornapple River Dr and Cascade Rd at 8:00 AM. We will leave for Stockbridge at 9 AM. This year we will have a reserved spot on the couthouse lawn again.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Gilmore Vintage Motorcycle Show

Once again the Vintage Rice Burners will be attending the Vintage Motorcycle Show at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. The gates open at 8AM and the show ends at 4PM. We will be meeting at the Burger King in Hastings and leaving for Gilmore between 8 and 8:30 AM.

Last year there were four trophies taken by members of the Vintage Rice Burners. Hopefully this year will be as good or better.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Blessing of the Bikes-Baldwin,MI

The Vintage Rice Burners will be riding to the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin on May 19th. We'll be meeting at the Burger King on Alpine Ave just south of I-96 around 9:00AM. We'll leave for Baldwin at 10;00AM. Everyone is welcome, whatever you ride.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Honda CX500 Fender

The original fender on my Honda CX500 was pitted and dented so I was looking for an alternative. One of my other motorcycles is a Yamaha XS360 with a front fender that was pretty faded so I found a replacement on ebay. The XS fender seemed like a good candidate for the CX so I cut the mounting tabs off and drilled it to fit on the stock Honda fender bracket. I really like using parts from different bikes and making something that looks like it came that from the factory.

Yamaha XS360 Fender

Yamaha Fender W/ Tabs Cut

Fender Mounted On The Honda Bracket.

Looks Good.

It Even Looks Straight.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Official Vintage Rice Burners T-Shirts

I am down to the last Vintage Rice Burners T-Shirt in stock. If there is enough interest I will put in an order for more T-Shirts. I have to have a minimum order of 25 shirts to get a good price. The price would probably be around $15 each including shipping.

Let me know how many and what size you would want and if enough people want a shirt I'll make an order.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Honda CX500 Update

I've been doing some polishing and painting of parts for my latest motorcycle. So far I've polished the clutch cover and oil filter cover and painted the recessed areas black. I filed the words off of the fuse cover and polished it. I also polished the top handlebar clamp.

I plan to polish the valve covers. I've been working on getting a good shine on them but I'm not done yet. I also have drilled the brake drum housing and I'm trying to get a good finish on that.

The clutch cover after polishing and painting

The fuse cover before filing and polishing
The fuse cover after it was filed and polished
The fuse cover and top handlebar clamp after polishing

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Stockbridge All Clubs Day 2012

   The Vintage Rice Burners had a great group of 12 motorcycles ride to the 2012 Stockbridge All Clubs Day. The weather was perfect and there was a huge turn out at Stockbridge.

 We met at The Gathering Place in Cascade for breakfast and headed out in the morning. It was about a 90 mile ride to the show down some pretty nice backroads. The ride wasn't without a few problems though.

 About six miles short of Stockbridge the clutch cable on my Yamaha XS650 broke. I didn't happen to carry a spare cable but we weren't done yet. Tory had a spare Honda Goldwing throttle cable that was made to fit after about an hour of filing and a little swearing. There was no free play in the lever but at least I was able to get to the show and get home.

On the way home another motorcycle in our group had a flat tire. A tire plug and an air compressor on Tory's Goldwing and we made it home.

The Gathering Place Parking Lot

"Sure a Goldwing throttle cable should work as a clutch cable on a Yamaha"
A little McGyver style work and we're good to go

Our spot on the lawn and our cool All Clubs Day sign
A little rest stop while the clutch cable is replaced

Suzi Greenway-Founder of All Clubs Day & Dave Dryer-Founder of the Vintage Rice Burners