I am at my homeland Lithuania.
Drove here cross three countries in a (borrowed) car. Tried to organise and bring my bike with me, unfortunately it was too complicated for a short period of time I’m here.
Well, but it did not stopped me going to the bikers camp for a weekend. The come back party from the long adventure around the World on bikes, of a couple @2wheeled_asta @2wheeled_linas. People who inspire me in so many ways!! Honestly, could not believe when saw the invitation post, it was happening the only weekend I am here.
Seems like only likeminded, tasting life in it’s fullest people were here. Shared stories of the adventures and a great amount of laughter, some stayed up till morning gleam.
1965 Jawa, rebuilt by the girl who rode her here was definitely the bike who stole the show. Most of us here had memories related with that Czech bike brand.
I grew up in my dad’s Jawa’s sidecar (and sometimes on the tank). Reminiscences that led me where I am today.
Cafe racer project bike: put in a little work this weekend on the Cafe racer!
Before we can do any aesthetic upgrades we had to fix the mechanics.
The bike sat for a while so first was to loosen up the engine and get it running.
As you can hear there's definitely a rough idle and some backfiring, but nothing a tune up, some carb cleaner, and a little tlc can't handle.
As for the gas tank - the original tanks interior was very rusted. We decided to give it white vinegar treatment and let it soak inside the tank for two days while sloshing copper BBs around the tank to break down the rust scale.
While that was being cleaned we strapped on an old lawn mower gas tank in order to get the bike running.
So far so good on this project! Looking forward to getting this thing running smoothly and then on to making it look beautiful! .