Adventures in Turning (lathing is not a word)…

Harbor Freight Mini-Lathe

In the past couple weeks I have gotten my first opportunity to check out working on a metal lathe.  Although I have been aware of this process, I have never seen it done up close and personal, and could never visualize the possibilities, without an in-person demo.  Then Danny got a Harbor Freight Mini-Lathe to help with the modifications on his Yamaha XS 650 cafe racer, and my world was turned (no pun intended!) upside down… Read More …

Happy Thanksgiving from MotoPreserve!

So many months of winter, so many bikes to wrench...

Well, the holiday season is upon us, and the weather is finally turning cold.  While it’s sad to see the warm weather fade into less comfortable riding conditions, we are trying to focus on the positive, and that includes having a warm place to wrench over this winter.  Last winter was a brutal one, and made wrenching on the curb tough, so this year, a heated garage with many amenities will be a welcomed change of pace.  Here’s to hoping that you all will be someplace warm while trying to remove small bolts and bits… Read More …