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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Xmas

Well spent the day in the garage. Cider had turned to slush puppies so had to warm them on the fan before drinky time

Monday, 20 December 2010

twin pipes


typical - rear pipe will terminate right on my foot. now i need to work out a pipe with some sort of turn-out i think... happy days

Monday, 13 December 2010

more primary


nothing major to see but its getting there slowly...

got the drive side all together properly, machined up the remaining few spacers that dad couldnt do and started making the bits that attach it to the engines. there are going to be welded in bungs on the back plate that line up with the rear 2 engine bolts on both engines, that will tie it on good and solid and add a little more rigidity to keep the engines in line with each other under the raw power that i wont be producing..... and an overall pic of how its coming together

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

stump puller primary drive


went home last weekend and collected the spacers off my dad that i had been bitching about making up myself on my little lathe, always good to have a dad with access to adult size machinery and knows how to use it

outer bearing supports also made up and slotted in

ignore the junk hardware in it mock up only, and the crappy grainy mobile phone picture, it was cold in the garage so i threw it together in the kitchen instead...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Krown Company





i hooked chris over at Krown Company up with a deal on a pile of biltwell helmets a little while back, well, hes done with them, they are all striped and re-lined ready to go to their new homes. very nice work it looks in the pics too. sample of them here, get in touch with chris if you need a cool custom gift last minute for xmas. http://krowncompany.blogspot.com/

Twin Engine Tuesday

twin norton streamliner

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

33 tank


chop chop

old bsa bantam tank cut and shut for the 33 panther. will put tunnel in when i know how shallow i want it.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Biltwell Kung Fu Grips


Landed here in sunny ol' england at the weekend - available in the STORE now. only 7/8" available at the minute but when the 1" ones are ready we will be getting them

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

The Praying Mantis




as we all know already anyways - the guys over at Biltwell are top drawer. i was looking for a cheap bike in the states again for el diablo run and a few other bits and pieces. bill stepped forwards and found this gem of a survivor for me. needs a little fettling which the gents are taking care of for me. happy camper i am.

'33 panther motor



still a couple of bits to come and nice bolt set etc but i couldnt resist a little mock-up

Saturday, 6 November 2010

nuttyness



some good old fashioned nutty bike building - id love a go on it. pic stolen from somewhere i cant remember

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

primary twin



got the primary bits propped together for the twin panther - tons of machining still to do and about 20 threaded spacers of varying lengths to turn up too - thats not a job im looking forwards to at all... but happy with the progress

Monday, 1 November 2010

new bars







i love getting nice pieces by good guys. Jay over at special'79 is one of the best. the mans an artist with steel. we did a bit of wheeling and dealing and i came out with these stainless bars he made for me for the '33 panther. i stole the process pics for the bottom detail off his blog - it just shows his attention to detail. thanks a million jay

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

werner 1440cc single



ok - so im a lover of big singles, so the biggest of the big [well it was till that fella made the 2000cc but i dont like that as much ha] if these arent panther-esque proportions i dont know what is - look at the sump on the front - perfection.

theres a german website {LINK} with some info on it but not masses. i also found a pic of it being ridden - its not all that massive when you see it like this is it.

if anyone knows of a video of it running id love to hear it. id buy this bike in a heartbeat if it was for sale.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

zero 2010



just spotted then 2010 zero models are out - probably have been for about 10 months but hey ho... i test rode one last year and they are great fun. they just NEED to do something about the 50 mile optimum riding range [more likely 35 miles]. they get that up to an honest higher number and im having one. there seems to me to have been no range improvements since i started looking at zero a couple of years ago. shame really

Thursday, 14 October 2010

edr 2011

Looks like EDR is back. im trying to pull a plan together to get over and ride with some good friends again and hit mexico. fingers crossed...

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

ready in 2 weeks?


so im trying to get in the last santa pod of the year in 2 weeks time

ticklist:
tidy wiring
fix oil leak
make a couple of engine spacers
make shifter peg
sort mag cutout
re-work rev-counter
get timed right
probably something else too

its doable... no paint though thats a certain

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

7.46 second electric bike

now thats impressive - larry spiderman mcbride riding something a bit special [like anything he rides isnt going to be a bit on the special side]

Monday, 11 October 2010

seat



layed up a seat pan for the twin panther at the weekend in between getting out on the bike/trike enjoying the weather.

nice and simple but comfy enough

Thursday, 7 October 2010

zed trike

was looking for a sidecar for a fair long while but this came up at a sensible price so i got this instead. i have to say it handles a sight better than my last outfit did and 2 driven wheels in the snow have got to be a winner. not really my style but that can be sorted if i get round to it

200 miles home from collecting it and no problems on that ride.

took my niece out on it for a jaunt too before i headed south - apparently its "much funner than a car" i'll have her riding her own bike eventually.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

its alive

progress!!!!

i know - you had forgotten about this, maybe thought i had forgotten... its been there giving me the stink eye from the bench at the back of the garage for too long. so i figured it was time to get the thing running on this mag setup.

new non-suppressor caps, new rotor in mag, new points, re-time and it runs. ok so it needs some tuning to get running sweet but its alive again. its been just over a year since other things took priority over it so its nice to get back onto it and make a gut shaking din in the garage again


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

looking for a sidecar


im after another sidecar - [bike and rig]. im not overly fussy what bike base, im thinking probably 80s jap something - i dont want another project so needs to be all there and working. email me if you have anything vintagechop@gmail.com

Saturday, 25 September 2010

bike returned


them canadian cops work fast - well chuffed

they found the bike - caught the thief foot clutching it across a field

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