Saturday, October 20, 2012


I have one vision of garage life.  That vision consists of working on my projects and getting things done and bit by bit moving towards the imagined end point of a running TT Privateer.

But real life does not always make that possible.  There are always those other things and other people that also have visions and projects that need to be attended to.

Sometime ago we rebuilt our back deck.  The CEO got together with my son and decided that what was needed on the deck to make it complete was a steel railing.  My ever creative son came up with a grand design.  Of course Kiotee Garage got pressed into service as the final production, assembly, paint and installation facility.

It looks great and will be solid and wonderful.  More importantly the CEO loves it.  This project is one small part of my recent slow progress on the real business of the garage.

With the railing in place the artist contemplates the installation requirements.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


                                                         Cool Cat on a JAP!
Paul Neuman is cool.  James Dean was labeled as cool.  The King of Cool has always been Steve McQueen.  But this unknow guy is COOL!!!  Not only for the unaffected mechanics look but also the cycle he’s sitting on.  But above all the JAP engined dirt tracker is the ultimate most excellent part of the photograph.

Rear Wheel Done

Well not completely but good enough to use for having a place keeper for the frame build.  And it looks like I will be getting after that this winter.  In Montana sometimes spring, summer, fall and winter transition from one to the other pretty fast.  So Kiotee Garage is prepping for winter and hoping to get to the frame building and welding so all the heat and such might keep me from freezing solid.  And freezing solid would hinder progress.  Well slow things down more than the slow geologic speed I’m moving at lately.

Down the road, after I have a rolling cycle that goes under it’s own power and seems to be basically safe I will hopefully acquired some DID alloy rims to replace the steel rims from the factory.