I look at a lot of sites like eBay and Tradera for used motorcycle parts and other crap that I don’t need. So finally it caught up with me and i “accidentally” won an auction with approximately 1.200kg of used motorcycle parts. They had to be collected outside of Örebro as soon as possible so I rented a van and me and Smeden took a road trip (Örebro is about a two and half hour drive or something).
Here we have loaded some of the stuff into the van and there’s still more stuff being put in there. Almost all of the parts were neatly labeled with what bike it came of and what year the bike was made, that’s going to save us a lot of hassle when we go through all the goodies. There’s all kinds of things in the boxes. Handle bars, foot pegs, headlights, gauges, carbs, turn signals, hand controls, and much much more.
After loading all of it into the van we got kind of hungry so we made a pit stop in Örebro at “the Hut” before driving back to our garage and unloading the treasure trove.
I have no idea about what we are supposed to do with all the stuff but some of it will probably be sold at swap meets or something.
Yesterday I got up bright and early (I had to work late on Saturday so there was no beer for me) and went to a small but good swap meet in Tumba outside of Stockholm. I almost froze my fingers of on the way there at 08:30 but it got warmer before I went back. In the picture you can see my bargains tied to the GS450 I’m going to modify. I got home with two gas tanks and some handle bars, hopefully at least one of the items will fit something I’m building.
After I dropped the stuff off in the garage I was supposed to work but the day was way to nice to waste on working so me and Casper met up with some of the other guys at a coffee shop in Stockholm and went on a ride out to Plebs Choppers in Hässelby. Got a bit jealous of their club house, I wish we could have that kind of space. A couple of the guys went home after that but the rest of us went down to Calexico’s Restaurant in Hornstull to try out some of their Mexican food. Great stuff! Below is a picture of the bikes that were with us out to Hässelby, it’s quite a mix of styles 🙂
More days like these are most welcome!
Last Saturday Me, Smeden, Elias and Casper went to a Swap Meet in Stallarholmen outside of Strängnäs. The weather was great and we found some nice parts for current and future projects. Here I have just bought the first finds for the day (I ended up getting four handlebars, one gas tank and one fender in total). The picture is taken by Janne Jakobsson, please visit his blog over at http://www.garagekultur.se/ (it’s in Swedish but there’s always Google translate for you foreign people).
Hopefully I will have some time to get out on the roads soon but today is a great sunny day and I sadly have to work 🙁