The only place where I could work was a corner of my friend’s garage. All my wrenches and tool could be fitted in the one red toolbox. And I was enough skilled as mechanic, but not as good as I wished.
In fact, if all your fiends are motorcyclists, you have no problem in enhancing repairing skills. That wasn’t thoughtful decision, but since winter 2009 I began take in repair different bikes. Works were ranged from rebuilding / fixing / assembling brakes and suspensions, as well as carburetors cleaning to engines overhauling.
More of those repair works were quite ordinary ones, nevertheless giving me a lot of practice, experience, and also ideas of what tools I exactly needed. But some of works were very interesting in addition, such as tune-up of my own Kawasaki Zephyr’s engine with Wiseco’ forged pistons:
When you are riding at least 10K miles a season (from Spring till Winter), and also when you are some kind of photographer, you will be ready to spend a lot of time for all that and on keeping your bike in excellent condition also:-) So time flies fast when you‘re having what to do. And I had. There were an employment, the family, the friends, a motorcycle riding, a photographing , as well as my additional mechanical works, not mentioning other few…
Also, all that time I collected different motorcycle parts. Some of them where intended for my Cafe –Racer project:
Others of them I have bought due to their rarity, intending to apply them in future projects: