Recently we put up a couple of photos of Keven DeShazer’s three cylinder radial, a fascinating mix of motorcycle and aero engines combined into his own unique design. There was no way I was going to let this go without finding out more about it and I asked Kevin if he would tell us some […]
Russell Sutton’s Radial is Complete
After many years, which included some unfortunate mechanical setbacks, Russell Sutton has his nine cylinder radial running with a 300 horsepower Sensenich propeller mounted, generating 800 pounds of thrust. For those of you who have come in late, this is an engine, designed from scratch, cases milled from aluminum with nine cylinders from Honda XR600 […]
Of all of the projects we’ve seen come and go on The Kneeslider, the Musket V-Twin by Aniket Vardhan is special. It first appeared here in April of 2009 and over the years it’s evolved and grown and been refined by Aniket into the beauty it is today. Of course it was begun long before […]
Workshops and tools
Yes. Next question? — Unfortunately, there are those who don’t agree and in the past few days the discussion of whether you and I should be able to fix or modify things we own has been getting a lot more attention. Right now, cellphones are the issue, there’s quite a debate and some pending legislation […]
It’s been an interesting week, and if you’ve been around here for a while you know that when I say interesting like this, I’m using the meaning inferred by the old Chinese curse of, “May you live in interesting times.” While my computer was sleeping I was rather involved and, while so occupied, it made […]
Brand new half price
Every now and then an interesting deal pops up on eBay and I think this qualifies. Brammo has three press bikes they need to sell, one standard Empulse and two Empulse “R” models. They arranged for an Oregon dealer to take the three and offer them at a Buy it Now price of $9600, compared […]
R18 Reverse Trike Kit for the Honda Gold Wing GL1800 and F6B - Will all trikes eventually be reverse trikes?
There are a lot of trike conversions available, but very few kits put the dual wheels up front, Qtec Engineering is one, offering a Harley Davidson kit, and Hannigan has a Gold Wing quad, but they never offered it as a reverse trike, so when I noticed this Gold Wing for sale, I was curious. […]
Robots and Regulations
NHTSA Proposes Requiring Vehicle to Vehicle Communication – Just Like We Predicted - Is the NHTSA reading The Kneeslider?
Just over a month ago, I wrote this: you still have a little time before the mass adoption of robotic vehicles makes every trip a chance to catch up on your sleep, but, near term, there may be some intermediate steps in the process and I think transponders will be among them. Just like the […]
A little while back we had a pretty lively discussion about robots on our roads, but, even with the rapidly approaching technology, you still have a little time before the mass adoption of robotic vehicles makes every trip a chance to catch up on your sleep, but, near term, there may be some intermediate steps […]