I love to teach my son how to ride and repair stuffs the old fashion way. Here I will share some of our cheap DIY projects and repairs. I will also share some of my experience as a biker and as a pro mechanic. I am not a mechanic anymore but I still do repairs but mostly for my own machineries and this is why I try to keep everything easy and cheap. I also don't race anymore but I still love riding up the mountains where there is little or no help and all I can rely on is my small tool pouch and my monkey repair skills to bring me home whenever my bike or my friends bike breaks down.

If you are a tech-wiz or some kind of high-tech repair guru who likes spending too much $$$s buying stuffs and spends most of your time at a coffee shop posing your best biker battle gear clown costume and talking how great a biker you are then THIS IS NOT FOR YOU... Here we seriously ride our bikes and we try to keep everything simple, easy and cheap. Most of what I will share here are intended for riders who usually break their bikes to peices and may not be needed by other bikers.

I will also be sharing some cheap ways how I repaired my cars and computers. And for laughs, I will also add some weird / funny / odd stuffs that I or we did that worked and didn't work. Sorry about this blog's style, set-up or whatever you may call it, I'm an old school biker and its easier for me wrenching cars and bikes than typing on my keyboard...

Monday, November 1, 2010

seat shoe shine

The back seat has been polished with shoe wax. Notice and compare the front and back seat.

My bike's seat turned pale and white from the sun and rain. I've tried many ways to get some shine back and based on my experience, the best and easiest way to do this is to shine it with shoe wax/polish. I know this sounds crazy but I have tried more stupid stuffs like leather wax spray and WD-40 but the shine is only very temporary and it is like sitting on a slide. Using shoe wax holds the longest shine but this too is very slippery and can be very dangerous and only a looney (like me) will prefer to sit on a slippery seat. I don't advice shining your bike's seat like a shoe but if you are putting your bike for display or in a museum, your seat will look very nice. 

UPDATE: I changed the seat because I really hated those tiny holes which make my bike less sexy (see pic.) Also gave it a good shoe shine :)


  1. This is a really great idea! I love your blog!
    I don't know a lot about engines, but it's nice when I can tell my Dad, (who know's a lot about engines!) a thing or two sometimes!
    Hope you have a great day!!

  2. Thank you very much for your sweet comment Angela.
    You too have a nice day.

    Your friend from Japan...