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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Heart Surgery


got the lump out last weekend afer it crapped out on the tipple a few weeks back - taken a while to get onto it - should be back in there by xmas, better faster stronger

Thursday, 29 October 2009

And People Say I'm Daft....





Been trying to find more about this contraption for a while then i found this article - perfect.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tipple Run 2010


Yes its happening

Next year we go east. Dont know where yet, dont know when, dont really know why... but east it is.

Keep your eyes on here or www.thetipplerun.blogspot.com [link on the right hand tool bar] for breaking details when they happen.

Afterhours Choppers




ever got to a rally and forgotten your shotglass? never have the problem again... the shotglass tail-lights dropped in today and will be up in the store in the next day or 2, been a long time coming but well worth the wait - they are a super cool, premium item. im selling them with the fender mount

Monday, 19 October 2009

megaflakes in stock


took the shop truck up to the parcel place to get my latest batch of goodness. they like me up there - they are always amused that im tying all these parcels onto a bike

all the released biltwell megaflake helmet colours are now in stock here in england ready to post to your door. so thats the Megaflake Root Beer, Megaflake Sunburst Orange, Megaflake Brite Silver and Megaflake Midnight Black

Ural ST



a new bike that i actually like out of the box!!! maybe im coming down with something

more info on it over here

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2009/09/ural-st-realizes-60-year-old-t.html

Friday, 16 October 2009

Summertime panthering

Before i pulled the panther down to trike it last year. more to the point was just checking if i could post pics from my new phone....

Friday, 9 October 2009

Stretch, Drop, Strut



we have the technology... just think of the street hooligan potential if we do this to the z tiny...

Panther M100 Beauty






Just found this stunner of a panther. ive got most of the parts to put one of these together ferreted around the workshops. It really is beautiful.

No more projects to start just yet though - got to complete some first.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Wrenchmonkees



Another one for tinys Z inspiration file. wrenchmonkees make some very cool bikes

http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/monkee03.html

MONKEE #3
Kawasaki Z 1000 A

Z 1000 A engine, 1075 ccm Wiseco piston kit. Z 1000 J carburators, K&N filters.
Exhaust heat wrap. Aprox 105 HP.

43 mm up-sidedown front fork. Aluminum swingarm. Wilbers rear shocks.
3.50 x 17 front - 5.50 x 17 rear. Off-set front sprocket - 530 chain conversion.

Brembo front brakemaster. ABM steelbraided brakehoses.
Supertrapp muffler.

WM tailunit. WM seat. WM sidecovers. WM wirering harness. WM custom paint.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

4 wheels Bad


The shop truck performed flawlessly as ever st1100's are great if not a little dull, but great mile eaters / junk haulers - brought the new tig home on the back of the bike today... who needs 4 wheels?

Boondockers kz1000



Tiny - take note....

we need to do this type of thing to your z1000 when its top-end is back on

its boondockers kz1000 with a minimal oil leak.... worse than my shovel was!!

Luddite moves into the Modern world?


Well ive made the jump at last - been a HUGE fan of stock welding for ages even doing petrol tanks with it. well... not i just gone and got myself a tig welder.

Monday, 5 October 2009

New Megaflakes



If you cant decide on a flake lid or black why not get both? megaflake midnight black! or maybe a bit more showy supercool megaflake brite silver. Should be in the store mid to late october.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Twin Goodness


twin engine is one thing, miss-matched twin is another entirely - pan / knuck combo - super cool

Thursday, 1 October 2009

DRAGON RALLY 2010


http://www.conwymotorcycleclub.co.uk/

DRAGON RALLY 2010

Sat./Sun. 6th/7th February 2010

Tickets available NOW

The following white panel is a facsimile of a press cutting taken from the 'Radio Times' in the middle 1960s... Wheelbase was a motoring program shown on BBC 2.

WEEKEND
IN WALES

Wheelbase covers the Dragon Rally
IF you drove along the upper reaches of A5 last Saturday you must have spotted an endless procession of determined-look-ing motor cyclists, heading purposefully into the North Wales mountains. Nothing but a travel-stained bike and a bedroll lashed to the luggage grid marked them out as a fraternity, yet each had a smile and cheery thumbs-up sign for his fellow. Who were they? Where were they going?

That weekend was the time of the Dragon Rally at Llanberis, the biggest motor cycle rally in this country.

Over 4,000 riders, many of them teenage boys, from the Continent as well as the farthest corners of the British Isles, braved the midwinter. Some of them made round trips of 1,000 miles and more, through sub-freezing weather and over ice-bound roads. At journey's end, beneath the shadow of Snowdon, they slept rough in tents and ramshackle huts on the bleak mountainside.

Yet no lavish prizes, no entertainments lured them there. The only qualification asked was enthusiasm enough to ride a motor cycle into the heart of the North Wales mountains in Winter's foulest weather.

What is the secret of the Dragon Rally? Why should it capture the imagination of young riders everywhere?

A Wheelbase team followed a party of teenage motor cyclists from their homes in Liverpool to Llanberis, and tonight you can see the adventures that befell these teenagers on the expedition. You'll meet the friends they discovered along the A5 highway, and hear the experiences of the British, French, German, and Belgian enthusiasts who joined together beneath the red dragon flag.
CHRISTOPHER JOHN

why cant we have programs on TV like that any more?

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