custome motorcycle

As some of you might have heard, my father Rick Brown was in a motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 17 in Camden County, Georgia. A concrete truck pulled out in front of him. He was taken to a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and he was gone by the time my mom arrived.
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The old man was doing what he loved. He would have rather gone too soon than too late. He was not in pain – he was unconscious from the time of impact until he was gone. He would have wanted to die with his boots on, and he did.
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I was on the motorcycle but we weren’t together at the time. I’d left early yesterday morning for the next leg of my ride to New Orleans on Blitzen, riding a route that he and I had planned together. I had gotten to spend most of the weekend with him. I had, in recent years, gotten to tell him what he meant to me and how much I loved and respected him. .
We worked on @BikeBoundBlog together. He was my right hand man, my boots on the ground. He always ready with a trailer when one of our old bikes broke down. We met many of you at various events like @handbuiltshow, @forged_invitational, and Barber. We are so grateful to call you friends, and I will carry on his legacy with the blog.
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There was no better man than my father. He was a man of rare character, with a gentle soul, who was a pillar of strength for all those around him. I am lucky to be his son.
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He will always be the model of the man I try to be. He will always be a whisper in my ear.
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Much love to all of you. Ride safe 👊♥️👊 -Taylor

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Retro Bikes Croatia 1997 Yamaha SR250 “Kokon” – the story

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The engine was cleaned and painted, generally serviced and is good for decades to come.

We did a major upgrade to the suspension, with progressive springs at front (and a fork complete service), and a new set of YSS shocks at the back. It is nice and firm now and the suspension works.

New spokes were installed onto freshly powdercoated satin black hubs and rims with a pair of Heidenaus to match the overall appearance. Front caliper was overhauled, new pads and brake shoes and a steelbraided hose in front.

We installed chrome mudguards and positioned the front one high, like on old enduro models, so the bike has a completely different vibe now, compared to stock. The rear end is raised to match the new stance.

A LSL six days headlight was installed, all in black with clear glass and a smaller diameter than stock.

A TRW low black handlebar was fitted, with the new aluminium dash/plate and a small speedo with integrated idiot lights, Biltwell Kung Fu grips close the deal.

Photos by Vuri Matija Photography

As some of you might have heard, my father Rick Brown was in a motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 17 in Camden County, Georgia. A concrete truck pulled out in front of him. He was taken to a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and he was gone by the time my mom arrived.
.
The old man was doing what he loved. He would have rather gone too soon than too late. He was not in pain – he was unconscious from the time of impact until he was gone. He would have wanted to die with his boots on, and he did.
.
I was on the motorcycle but we weren’t together at the time. I’d left early yesterday morning for the next leg of my ride to New Orleans on Blitzen, riding a route that he and I had planned together. I had gotten to spend most of the weekend with him. I had, in recent years, gotten to tell him what he meant to me and how much I loved and respected him. .
We worked on @BikeBoundBlog together. He was my right hand man, my boots on the ground. He always ready with a trailer when one of our old bikes broke down. We met many of you at various events like @handbuiltshow, @forged_invitational, and Barber. We are so grateful to call you friends, and I will carry on his legacy with the blog.
.
There was no better man than my father. He was a man of rare character, with a gentle soul, who was a pillar of strength for all those around him. I am lucky to be his son.
.
He will always be the model of the man I try to be. He will always be a whisper in my ear.
.
Much love to all of you. Ride safe 👊♥️👊 -Taylor