Friday, 26 March 2010

Seat mods

I went for a Knight style seat from Steve and Redmax, top guy couldnt have been more helpful, we talked over the dimensions and decided that it might fit straight to the frame, but then again..well it didnt no problem, three cuts later and chris had it fitting the wide part of the frame. We then bonded an little ally plate to hold it in place, next steps to cut and shut the sides and then cut and shut to flatten it out. Wait and see how it goes. We didnt get much further tonight as we had a lovesless toad moment from the bonding fumes. Moral of the session dont be afraid of modifying parts and keep at least two eyes on the croaking toad.

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Dial in B

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

My pc is dead ,got my seat but have to reglass it to fit

Seats arrived not exactly the right shape so it out with hack saw and glass

Friday, 19 March 2010

"Damn that Pareto guy and his damned 80-20 rule. You know the one that states that "80 percent of a company's revenue comes from 20 percent of its products" or "80 percent of all speeding violations are committed by 20 percent of the drivers" etc, etc. In my case it's: "80 percent of the build time is taken up by 20 percent of the components". Make that "stupid small stuff that I hadn't expected to be such a hassle".

cool quote

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Kev came up with the goods, mainly bits you dont see. But also this little beauty NOS mini bates from around 2007, pure class. Shame it does fit straight on, oh well another bracket to make.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

2 weeks and nothing and a 1 day jump

I've spent two weeks banging my head trying to get bits sorted and finally in one day it all comes together. Steve from REDMAX calls and we get the seat unit sort, its finally on its way, engine in, wheel sorted, foot rests prep for chris(welding boy), coil bracket head steady sorted, gordie sees a burr and its sorted, kevs ordering the parts, we're away.............respect to the Wednesday club

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Ace cafe

Work took me to W10 today so I had five to get a coffee from the Ace, my first time there, not the easiest place to find for the first time. Cool. Oh yeah and the back wheel on the sporty is 5mm out not having any of that............dangerous! fire up the miller there metal to be removed

Red Marley

The Rock Shocks sponsored classic trial starts at 12 noon on Sunday 4th April and the spectacular Hill Climb also starts at noon the following day, Easter Monday 5th April

14th March 2010 Mac Sporting Trial
18th April 2010Mac Spring Sprint At Curborough
May 1st & 2nd
June 5th & 6th - The British - a round of the MSA British Hillclimb Championship
July 3rd & 4th - The Reg Phillips Trophy and Vintage Meetings
July 17th & 18th - The Shelsley Midsummer and Classic Meetings
August 21st & 22nd - The Big One – The biggest Hillclimb event of the year, and since 1905 the oldest too!
September 18th & 19th - Season Finalé at Shelsley Walsh

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Master cylinder rare cast find

I saw an old biker fall over on the pavement in the icy weather and stopped to pick him up, he was ok and lived close by so I gave him a lift home, he asked me in for a cuppa and we got chatting, he had had loads of of harleys and still had four UL 1200s in his shed he offered me one in return for the favour I said no thanks I only ride sporties them big twins are shit. Ok he said take this rare cast master cylinder top, Cheers Joe.

Monday, 8 March 2010


Returning from Kent early 90's riding the bonnie I love that bike, never let me down, well a part from when the clutch exploded as when rode away from pauls and may be when the clutch over heated on the Notts MAG run or when the head light bolt rattled out on the A5, or the rear light fell off and got run over by a lorry on the M25 or when I looked behind me before I pulled out to over take and the lens came out my glasses. I bought it for £700 in May rebuilt it and rode it to Kent in the July...still in the family.

A few years later after I'd been bumped on the bonnie I bought a bm as a get me by, still got one to this day. Me and Wheeler Kent seaside.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Went a Autojumble today

it was crap not going to another, best thing there was a Austin 7 roof chopped

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sporty back?

Thinking of doing this sort of think while we make a glass seat.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Bull Dog '90

Crazy Odgie's unit 8 valve triumph racer, this guy is just the tops, no money just happy building.. respect
Good friend Zeb drinking orange after a seroius session

Litter litter every where

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Understated BM

Most people would never think about chopping a BM, I use the word chopping literally as in cutting not as in painting a harley soft tail. Chopped forks, chopped flat tanl style tank chop chop chop, this bike is just mint

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


I did a work related job for a guy last week and he gave me haunch of wild venison, which we slow cook with bacon and mustard(sorry veggies), surve with frash bread, cheese and a fine red.