Welcome technophobes, grease monkies, and motorheads

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.

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. 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Flat track projects

Last seson my mate Brad had his RMX flat-tracker stolen.
So after cursing the ground that thieving scumbags walk on, he decided it was time to build a flat-tracker for this coming season. 
We know that "framers " ( bikes built rather than converted motorcrossers) look way better and there is a massive sence of achive ment when something you've built actually works and is competitive. 


Brad found this Knight frame in the states and with the help of Anthony at Co-Built got it shipped back. It has adjustable yolks and Yam R6 forks. 
All trackers except Vintage class and mini bikes have to use 19" wheels front and back and Maxxis DT1 tyres here in the uk , in the DTRA race series anyway. 
The motor is a 600cc Rotax this means that Brad can race in ThunderBike class ( anything 600cc or over) and he could also race in the restricted class ( not a rooky and not a pro , intermediate I guess) which is the class I currently run in.

As you may or may not know I am building a triumph framer for next seson so I'll be racing in the vintage and I think I'll use my YZF in the restricted class aswell. 
This is probebly one of the cheapest forms of Motorsport and has a great bunch of folk that are friendly and helpfull we even let French beat us every now and then ( makes em feel better) . 
Make an effort and get involved you'll love it. 
Check 

http://sideburnmag.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

http://www.dirttrackriders.co.uk/#!2015-Series-Details-/c9we/51F1DA8E-5946-4156-AE3D-7C0E77D89D84

For info on race dates and general cool stuff that's going on. 




Sunday, 28 December 2014

Cosmic sunshine


This is Brad getting a feel of his new flattrack bike. Obviously dreaming of short tracks ( if was the mile he would have his left hand clamped to his fork leg. )
I assume he's practicing , either that or his beard is snagged in the sprocket again.

Today I had a day just pootleing around my shed , wood burner crankin an Brian Harris callin the tunes on my radio. 

I got a bit over excited an decided to go for a blast over the moors on my Duke.  We got no snow here but it was bloody icey and I nearly ended up on my arse more than once. 

I stopped to get some pictures of the deep ice blue sky and the sun pinging off of the aluminium tank, majestic frost coverd moor land rolling off into the distance . But I had no camera (that's why you got a lovely picky of Brad)

Friday, 26 December 2014

A new year

Here's to another year on the planet. 

More shed time, race time, riding time and big adventures

Saturday, 13 December 2014

DODGE CHARGER

Since it's nearly Cristmas I thought I would share a picy of a lovely Dodge Charger. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Cutting up a perfectly good motor.

Today I stripped the Triumph motor down to see what cams I had in it. They are not the 3134's that I would like so I'll sort that . 
"That's not a Triumph motor you bloody tosser" I hear you shought . True. This is my sportster lump for my chop. 
I decided that the motor needs to be smartend up a touch . So I pulled the cam cover off , pilled in (with out a thought to my personal safety ) and cut some crap off of the case to make it a more pleasing shape. 


Then I poured on the paint stripper. This was as much good as a chocolate fire guard .
I got board waiting for it to not work so I set too it with the flapper disc on my grinder, removed all the paint (and a fair bit of aluminium ) then buffed it flat on my scotch brite type wheel thingymabob. 
It not looks suitably old and a bit cooler . There for making it more suited for my chop. 
I was so pleased with the result I went to the pub an consumed a whole pint of beer.


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

RACE TRUMPET PROGRESS


Just got my head and barrels back from the engineer . Bloody good bloke has put in the elbow grease and done a great job with some very shagged parts. 
I got new valves, guides and seats . And he has skimmed the head and barrels given it a hone. And a very light port. There was some other stuff that needed attention aswell that he sorted. Somebody had done a crap job of boaring the head to fit bigger barrels , so he made some inserts and got all that nicely fitting. 
Now I'm gunna check the cams and he will help me check clearances and time everything up. 
Then I can start building the frame soon . Which is quite exiting.