Thursday 25 November 2010

shovel of the week

Very nice, clean lines, 
even got spension, can't see any pegs tho
from the Buzzkiller blog
and I believe it was on Sprunghubs originally

Wednesday 24 November 2010


Check her out
Twisted Sissy Bar, Drilled Chainguard, Black Spokes and Hubs (hand painted), Drag Pipes,  Eagle moulded on painted Black Air-Cleaner, Mini Speedo,
Black Konis, Mini Oil Cooler, Black Fork Lowers,  Shortened Front Guard,
Akront Alloy Wheels standard.
All work by me.
Stolen outside my place on Highgate Road, North London 83'

It wasn't all sweetness and light, and it seems a bit churlish to dwell on the details now. It was a bit of a learning curve and I sorted them.
But what a fantastic bike.

Friday 19 November 2010

Wednesday 17 November 2010

pieces, bits and pieces...

I found my oil pressure switch (in the pic bottom right) 
when I was digging out the handlebar switches for my handlebar master cylinder

 that I am going to rebuild with the 'rebuild kit' 
that has just arrived from Cyclehaven 

along with an Oil Pressure Switch for the oil pump 
(sealing that hole from debris) that Rowan kindly gave me some advice on.

I'm hoping to run just one switch housing on the bars, 
keeping just a clutch lever on the left.

Monday 15 November 2010


because because because

I should have realised, just look at my greasy prints.

down payment

The first three hundred 

the yellow brick road beckons...

SX250 in 1975/76
my first fix
of the harley stuff
My flat mate Neil had a blue one and I had a black un'
we went 3 weeks overland to northern Spain and back, no ferry for us! 
and everywhere else you could take a bike then.

Friday 12 November 2010

shovel of the week

No details, loverly stance, proper!

courtesy of visegrip

Thursday 11 November 2010

sometimes too much is not enough...

 yeah baby!

...sometimes all that 'less is more' drivel just don't cut it!

courtesy of MagnetoZoo

Wednesday 10 November 2010

that little blighters everywhere...

 you little... come out of there Wally!
seek him here, seek him there

courtesy of Rowan 

they seek him here, they seek him there...

 what the fucks that on the coil?
sprung hubs and... 

Muchas Gracias Rowan

I'm a dedicated follower

Tuesday 9 November 2010

tie down the battleship chains...

Paul came over and suggested that I get a chain, which would determine the rear wheel position and therefore the bloody rear mudguard! 
So in the end I used a calculator off RB Racing site for the proper chain length. Proper speed products for bonneville, they do great exhausts for us normal people and you can work out your rake and trail too. 
After fucking about, diligently searching the net I ordered this loverly Iris X Ring Chain for £65, a good price and decided that I could do without the chain rivet breaker at £30 
A little metal removal on the guard required as now only 1/8" Space to chain
Its big and heavy and looks the bollocks.
The same 1/8" space on the box, but may be ok as no flexing here?
The chain was ordered 2 links over size (108) (they had me fooled cos the box says 112 links and when fitted there were only two links over, so I thought the calculator was wrong - until I counted the links) and thats how many I'm going 
to remove. 
Thats when I discovered that my old chain remover is not up to it and the rivet head has to be ground off for removal and the joining link rivets heads have to be rounded over. So I phone up and order the proper chain installation tool for another £30!

Friday 5 November 2010


its been crap 
and dont ever phone vodafone to transfer a number on a landline 0800 no.
I should know better. 

Lets party.

immortal words...

immortal logo ?

Thursday 4 November 2010

shovel of the week

Seths '69 genny 
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice pipes!
- for sale now - on born loser

Wednesday 3 November 2010

its spread

Madjap customs have caught the dreaded holy disease

seemed like a good idea at the time...

Neat old style cloth wire and clip on connectors
The plug lead boots are way too big my old Accel super coil
and the old ones will not swap as my old leads are 8.8mm
One reason for going with the new leads is that my old ones are too short reach for my relocated coil, ( that seemed a good idea at the time) and I'll need a custom length.
And those plug clips don't look like such a good idea now...
Guess new technology ain't such a bad idea.

Tuesday 2 November 2010

every home should have one

Free with Easyriders Magazine
'over 50 easy to read tech tips, 
all this surrounded by a classic Dave Mann illustration'
Put together by Keith Ruxton and Keith 'Bandit' Ball.

Essential Wall Art