Gold in the junk

So excited right now as this goes with the saying that if you’re persistent enough, you will find gold in the junk.  But apparently all persistent and hardworking alchemist didn’t find a way to convert anything into gold, but instead derived the elements found in the Mendeleev Table of Elements.  This is what happened to me, I just realized it.  While I did not get what I want (a brand new sport bike with 650cc caliber), I did literally found an old vintage 1963 model of Harley Davidson cruiser motorbike (stripped off its brand) which is mine for the taking. =)

Its a junk that I found in our warehouse and its not working.  Its really old, old enough that I’ve seen it since I was in high school.  More than 10 years just sitting in the dust to rot.  I do not expect that much but I found that its metal hardly corroded – just a lil bit.  It has no batteries, no gauges and speedometer, stripped of back brakes, battery charger, and lastly – side mirrors.

  • I did bought a Motolite battery for motorcycles
  • 10 liter Shell Premium gasoline
  • Brake replacement at the back
  • Some repair for the keys and ignition

Boom! It just works.

But I’m not yet done with it.

  • Change oil
  • Metal polisher
  • Side mirrors
  • Helmet
  • Saddlebags like in the pics.
  • Repaint.  I like the shiny deep blue paint here: By the way, it is just as like in the picture, only the color has paler blue.
  • Lastly, practice riding this.

Wanting a sport bike – Kawasaki ER-6F

I am.  Is really drooling over the sport bike Kawasaki ER-6F.  Its really cheap compared to other sport bikes such as Suzuki / Yamaha / more so Honda.  Just priced at PHP 360,000 compared to the likes of the big boys PHP 600,000 above.  Plus its more than enough power at 650cc.

Some review:

Engine/transmission: 649cc, twin-cylinder four-stroke with eight valves; 71bhp at 8,500rpm, 49lb ft of torque at 7,000rpm. Six-speed gearbox, chain final drive.

Performance: top speed 201 kph(est), average fuel consumption 22.53 kilometers per liter.

We like: Engine’s eagerness, styling, wieldiness, quality.

We don’t like: Poor mirrors, heavy gearchange, vibration.

Specs listed here:

Here are some pictures to drool upon: