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Welcome to a new'ish' site written by and with the imput from people who,s brains are so full of;
Technical abillity, Insane ideas, and the love of wierd and wonderfull shit, that there is no time in their over stressed brains for "CRAP" like spelling and punktuation.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

TRUMPET - TRACKER HAS WHEELS


Now it's got wheels
I just mocked it up to get the wheel/ chain/ sprocket/ engine all lined up. Bit of a fecker and I maneged to burn my hand on a freely welded bit of frame. 
I'm now sat with a beer , an ice block and a fucking sore hand. 
I think I can line everything up and it should work. 
The frame looks long but it is the correct wheel base , same as the Trackmaster BSA , WOODS NORTON,and my YZF . 
I'm now looking for a cool tank maybe a Trackmaster style jobby but one with an extremely deep tunnel as the frame is tall. But at least I can remouve the head without taking the motor out.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Kung foo

I used to do a bit of Kung Foo , my Sensay told me that Kung Foo translates to " Hard Work" 
My eye balls hurt and I'm full of swarf. But hopefully soon there will be a bike on the track to show for all the hard work. 


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

More fuckin around with the Trumpet Tracker

Ive been beavering away at the Trumpet-Tracker frame. 
Fuck me it's hard work. 
I had problems bending the tubes for the frame so I went and hung around with Vonzeti ( they make tanks seats and seat units for cafe racers . They are brilliant folk and make ace stuff so google them then buy stuff. ) 


Bert ,chief Vonzeti and Neek I hope that's spelt right ( it's Dutch I think) did all the bending whilst I stood with my hands in my pockets feeling like a spare part. 
Any way all tubes bent and sorted. 
So last night , insted of getting pissed I welded on the seat support then spent a Lot of today threading cutting and drilling and welding the bottom support that doubles as a oil drain bolt and filter for the oil in frame. ( don't wory it will be tucked out of harms way) . 
Way more work than I originally thought , as it always is. 

Also got some 3134 fast cams for the motor. 




Wednesday, 4 February 2015

TRUMPET-TRACKER.

Don't look like a Picasso ( well I think it looks better) but first part of the TRUMPET -TRACKER frame is together . 
Stainless spine has a headstock and swingarm pivot welded in place and also has a foookin great oil filler cap ontop. 
Just need to bend and weld the rest of the tubes in . 
Skateboard wheels have made very usefull headstock centreing thingemybobs but they stink a bit when they start to melt.
Me top friend Paul let me use his lathe to turn my bearing seats and swingarm melarkies . All it cost was a bottle of rum and a very enjoyable day in his very tidy workshop. ( when I say tidy I meen TIDEY, like only a place I can visit. If it were mine it would be a shit pit within the hour. Infact the Minuit I walk in it suddenly looks messy , I'm sure it will take him months to get it back to the state it was in befor I arrived. Take more than a bottle of Rum to sort my workshop out) . 
In fact , if any one is up for a chalange I'll pay you 2 bottles of rum to sort my workshop out.


Saturday, 31 January 2015

More Jiggy Jiggy

Preety much finnished the swing arm , I'm just gunna check it works befor final welding 

I bent ( what I meen is somebody bent it for me) the first part of my frame. 
The orriginal 2" 1.6 wall tube just creased . Luckily the fella in the workshop had some 1 3/4 stainless so he bent that . 
Looks like I'm gunna have a shiny spine on the frame. 
Then I finnished making my frame jig. 
Brad gave me a scare by telling me he was getting on really well with his build . 
So I quickly pissed around with the headstock so I can get my shit on. 

Brads bike. Getting there. 





Sunday, 25 January 2015

Getting Jiggy with it. And having a swinging time.

Made the 1st part of the TRUMPET-TRACKER. Today. 
After cob belong together a Jig . I then welded up a swing arm . 
Designing it was a bigger ball ache than I first imagined . But I think it should work. 
It all looks strait and parralllel. 
Here's to hoping it will swing up and down effortlessly propelling me to victory. 



Saturday, 17 January 2015

Swinging Triumph

I'm starting to build the swing arm for my trumpet-tracker. 
Or rather I'm gunna stick a lot of steel together that may or may not hold my back wheel in place whilst going up and down with the bumps. 
Designing and working one out from scratch is a lot more brain power than I expected. 
What with roller bearings clearing the frame, clearing the wheel and all that malarkey .
I found some steel plate in my stash so I wound up the naibours with some very unsociable angle grinding 

Then lots of drilling and more grinding then a soupson of fileing later and I had some lovely axle plates cut. 
Hay presto befor race season I should have something that resembles this. But without the poncy lights and brakes.




Friday, 9 January 2015

Motorcycle Museum.

I had to pop up to Oxford to look at a job , whilst there I poped into Co-Built to bend Geofs ear. 
Then I went to Brads to drink a pint , stand around and poke his new build. 
Brad was very cool and gave me a front wheel for my new project. 
Whilst up in that direction I popped (I've been doing a lot of "popping" lately) into the National Motorcycle Musem. So that I could measure an scope out the BSA TrackMaster , as that's what I'm basing my frame on.

They recon that the bike may have been used by Dave Aldana. What ever gave them that idea I'll never guess. If you don't know who he is , look him up . He's a bloody legand and even turned up at a SIDEBURN party.
If you ever go there just run strait through to the back, that's where all the cool shit is. 
I love cool shit.
This Manx replica was the last bike Barry Sheene raced. And he won. 
I love G50's if somebody offerd me a go, AHEMM. I'd be in like a tat up a drain pipe.

The mighty double Norton
HOGSLAYER








Friday, 2 January 2015

Lovely Ladies

This ones for you Brad. 

Chris holder deciding which pair , sorry gate, to go for.