Fire in the hole!

The Boxer is alive, fire breathing son of a gun again!

Battery charged, some oldish fuel added in the new G/S tank for appetite, ignition switch attached, and then a very careful turn of the key… Ignition lights are on!

Apply some choke, thumb on the starter button – what’s going to happen I wonder, it’s been nine months since the last time it ran.

Press on the button, and this:


Free wheeling

A Big step forward, the Boxer is standing on its own now. It feels so nimble and small, sitting on its seat.

Toying with ideas on how the front end could look like, I like the simple big ass round halogen there, the original headlight cowl has always kind of hurt my eyes. We’ll see… :)


Baby step by basic step

Some assembly required, they say. A motorcycle of airhead caliber is pretty simple machine actually, but assembling it takes hours after hours of small and big screws, washers, zip ties, cables. Actually trying to find all the right little bits, at a right time, and to fit into right place – I should have been a lot more methodical at disassembly!



Proof of concept, I had to try these on, cheering up an otherwise rainy gray Sunday. Blue & White, classic airhead stuff, and matches oh so well with  Finnish flag and finnduresque!


Head on.

Cylinder stud repaired, new gaskets all around, cleaned and valves lapped, carbs rebuilt as well – and now thrown together to 1/2 of an airhead. Oh, new spark plugs too, and just noticed I’ll be needing a new coil, the old one has a cracked cover, typical for the original piece, resulting in cutouts in rain.