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Motion Pro shop tour

July 25, 2010

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I recently stopped in at Chris’s shop Motion Pro, and he gave me a quick tour.  At Motion Pro, they design, build and sell tools for use on motorbikes.  In addition they supply cables and materials.  Check the link to see their site and their catalogues.

In the back of the warehouse is where the workshop is.  Lots of neat toys, and tools to keep them going.  Chris keeps his bikes here in the shop, separated a bit from the day to day work of packaging and shipping of all the various items on sale.

 

Moto Guzzi Falcone  500cc horizontal single cylinder.  Super clean.  dig the fishtail.

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A lamination machine.  This is where they put the parts onto printed piece of cardboard, then shrink wrap plastic over it.  These products are wheel weights, used to balance motorbike wheels.

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My favorite bike in the collection.  A circa 1905 Yale.  Automatic inlet valve, with a Breeze carb.  Flat belt drive, points and coil ignition.  The modern high tension magneto was just getting popular at this time, and points were used on a lot of machines.  You can just see the coil box on the top of the tank (just in front of the leather tool box).  Chris has a great story about the previous owner of the bike, and their communications over several years about the machine.  Ask him next time you run into him.

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A passenger seat has been installed for the pilot.  Maybe the original seat broke?

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This is another rare one, a Husqvarna V twin from the 1930s.  While many folks have ridden Husky dirt bikes or chain saws in the last 30 years, this one goes back a lot further.  Chris has restored it, complete with new leather tool boxes on the rear carrier.  See the shifter poking through the top of the fuel tank?

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Lots of springs on those girder forks.

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Chris and Motion Pro sponsor a lot of races and racers, as well as riding and competing.  Here is a small sample of their ‘thank you’ and ‘participant’ plaques.

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Lots of dirt bikes in the shop.  This one has recently gotten the full treatment.  No mud anywhere.

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This Triumph is owned by the guy who has the chrome shop across the street.  Hence all the extra polishing and plating.IMG_3857

Shiny

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Bonus points if you can identify this little bike.

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