Raffle Bike Progress

16 Oct

Rick Laws has been in the shop almost every day working on the raffle bike.

Now the Head light works, the turn signals work and the horn works. We are still working on the brakes.

RetroRiders clean-up at the Cool Desert Nights Show & Shine.

2 Oct
Initially We had 5 bikes there. Alan Greens Honda 750 SuperSport, My Norton, Kris McKinney’s Ducati 175, Yamaha Street Tracker and the MZ Side Car Rig. David Milne brought his BMW side Car rig, a vintage Indian and a vintage Harley.
We did very well with the trophies Best Stock, Best British, Best Japanese, Best Side car rig, Best European, second place side car

Raffle Bike Progress

1 Oct
The raffle bike is progressing. We are now assembling. The engine is back in the frame, Wheels are cleaned and polished, new tires courtesy of Alan Green at Classic Motoworks, New fork seals, frame painted.

RetroRider Vintage Motorcycle Show Winner pictures 2021

26 Sep

And YOU raised $1229 for the Guardian Ad-Litem charity partner.


RetroRiders Annual Vintage Bike Show

19 Sep

The show will have trophies for Best American, British, European, Japanese, Competition and Open class bikes. The voting is by peoples choice. The trophies are very cool this year. The weather forecast looks favorable. Bring one or more bikes, help us fill the parking lot and help our our charity partner. Questions? call Bill at 509 430-0965

Progress on the Raffle Bike

4 Sep

The frame is pretty mush stripped and almost ready for paint. Tom Woods and Randy Stivers worked on the frame today.

Rick Laws has invested 3 days into this wheel.

The swing arm has been painted.

Powder coated springs, sprocket & disk. Cleaned hub

Sunday ride to Pilot Rock

27 Jul

Potential Raffle Bike for 2022

3 Jul

WE have been offered this bike as a raffle bike if we want it.

It is a 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot. Less than 8000 miles, electric start. It will need a lot of work. The engine turns over, There is spark, the carb will likely need overhaul. Brakes will need a lot of work to.

RetroRiders Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride

24 May

5 of us did the DGR yesterday. 7 of us signed up but 2 couldn’t make the ride due to illness or injury (mini bikes are dangerous). Randy Stivers on a Triumph, Kris McKinney on a KZ1000, I was on the 75 Norton, Tom Woods on a 79 Bonneville and Pat Gates on his BMW. We started in West Richland and looped through downtown Richland, Columbia Park, downtown Pasco and downtown Kennewick. We then headed south on 395 to the Bob Olsen Parkway. The Parkway took us to Jo Breneman’s home were she and her husband Mark fixed us a BBQ lunch “that couldn’t be beat” to quote Arlo Guthrie. The weather was perfect. The ride went off without a hitch until I lost the use of my clutch. The last 7 or 8 miles were a bit exciting. Maybe next year we should formally sponsor a Tricities DGR.

More of Lou Van Leuven’s Projects

8 Feb
This is a 2002 Yamaha YZ125 he restored for his nephew.
This is a 1983 Honda XR200 he restored the year before.
This is the 1986 Yamaha Virago 1100 that he rides