2015 was extremely unpredictable and filled with twists and turns I could’ve never imagined. At the start of the year I had no idea how much of a success or failure DIY Moto Fix would be, nor did I know how to best help all of you. It took some time, but my writing has improved (I hope!) and for the most part I’m covering topics that are evoking good responses.
Some of the most memorable blogs from 2015 include:
- Shock Tools and Replacement Parts
- Precision Measuring for the At Home Mechanic Parts I, II, and III
- The Top 10 Signs It Might Be Time to Rebuild Your Dirt Bike Engine
The Four Stroke Dirt Bike Engine Building Handbook
If you want to see what your fellow riders are saying about the book, check out our reviews by clicking any of the links below.
How To Motorycle Repair
Looking Ahead - 2016
The last three months of 2015 flew by once I took a new job, relocated, and tried to keep up with DIY Moto Fix. Unfortunately, my time for DIY Moto Fix dwindled at the end of 2015 and I did not get nearly as much done as I had hoped. I’ve had to come to the sad realization that I can’t do everything I want in the time frame that I want to! Either there needs to be two of me or I have to make DIY Moto Fix profitable enough that I don’t need two jobs. Since one option will never happen and the other is not feasible at this time, I need to prioritize between DIY Moto Fix, my personal life, and my other job. This year’s focus is quality over quantity. In other words, you will see fewer blog posts from me, but when you do, they will be extremely detailed. As promised, a series of posts on setting up my ice bike are coming your way soon, so keep your eyes peeled.
My 2016 Goals
Many of you have asked if there is a two stroke engine building book in the works. My answer to that question is, YES! My number one goal for this year is to write and publish a two stroke engine building book. I’ve started writing the book and have acquired all the parts necessary to rebuild the documentation engine. I’ll keep everyone updated as the project progresses.
My next big goal for this year is to help a friend and mentor design and prototype a new two stroke engine concept. Once this project gets underway I will share more details and go deeper into the design with everyone.
If everything goes smoothly, 2016 will also be the first year I no longer have to rent property or a workspace. I’m close to being a first time workshop owner, I mean homeowner. Finally I will have a place to call my own, not to mention ride on. With that comes setting up the workshop, getting moved in, and the usual house projects.
Once the warm weather returns, I’m planning on returning to racing and participating in local hare scramble events (this is what all those New Year's resolutions of getting in shape are geared towards).
Finally, as far as personal goals go, I’m going to read for 30 minutes every night. Not a big one on the surface, but if you knew how slowly it takes me to get through books I swear you would be proud. Hopefully this will equate to one book per month.
So to summarize, 2016’s goals are:
- Publish The Two Stroke Dirt Bike Engine Building Handbook
- Document the Design of a New Two Stroke Engine Concept
- Set up my workshop
- Race local hare scrambles
- Read 30 minutes a night
There you have it, my 2015 recap and goals for 2016. Do you have any awesome plans for 2016 you want to share? Post them here, tell someone about them, and help keep yourself accountable!