September 25, 2019

I tend to see the same issues over and over again looking at used 1982/3 Honda BIG RED 200E’s. Below is a complied list in random order of what I have seen over many years that I wanted to share. I hope this list can help you if when you look at a used 200E or if you just bought one....

July 22, 2019

I woke up Friday with the warm sun shining through the window. I grabbed one of my favorite Hawaiian shirts and started getting ready for work. After getting dressed I stepped outside and felt the warm temperatures. Checked the weather - yep no rain going to ride the bike to work tod...

June 17, 2019

I tend to get some of the same questions when someone finds out I work on BIG REDS or show someone around my shop. "Why do you still work on these things?”.  “Why do you have so many of these old three wheelers?" The typical follow up questions are "aren't they illegal and dangerous?...

January 31, 2019

I know we are the minority. The few who are still building, fixing, restoring and riding those "death machines" that the US of A government banned back in 1987. Social media (I found) has brought the minority together and I think that is awesome. The number of people posting on insta...

December 26, 2018

Sometimes you have to stop and evaluate your shop efficiency. Now that winter is here I spent some time thinking about heating my shop. Currently I have a Kerosene torpedo heater and a small woodstove. The torpedo heater is for initial warm up and for heating on the weekdays where I...

October 25, 2018

Short blog post and pics on the Hershey Swap Meet.

August 28, 2018

As I get older I think about things differently. Lately I was thinking about optimization in the shop. Yes the lifts are nice but there is always room for improvement. I’m a big believer that a comfort and organization will lead to a more productive shop with less mental and physical...

July 1, 2018

Some interesting content I found reading Honda BIG RED owners manuals.