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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.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

I got this feeling inside of me, kind of strange like a stormy sea.

I haven't added to my blog for a while as I've been too buisy riding my chopper. 
I have been mainly strengthening things that are braking off, both Exhausts nearly fell off on separate ocations. But that's what this shake down period is all about. 
I'm now pretty confident that it will do me well on our long trip. 
Me and Mrs Oily rode for a good 7 hrs last weekend ( minus beer and food stop) and our backs didn't suffer too much. And nothing fell off the bike. 
1week Thursday me and 7 mates will be riding down through France into Spain . I can't wait. 
There's bound to be an adventure or two happening then. 
This is Brads build . It's a re- fresh of his tryed and tested, faster than a dog out of a bath, GSXR chop. Looking right tidy. 

This chop here will be coming to France. He's got 12 days ( interrupted buy a job ) to get it sorted. Once again . 
"The last Minuit is the most productive!"

Sunday, 24 April 2016

It ain't easy being green.

It's been just over a week since I put "Kermit The Hog" on the road an as for teaching problems, it hasn't been too bad. 
The biggest issue I had was that when I put the motor under load ( being rubber mounted ) it would pull itself to the wheel , shortening the chain. Then the chain would skip over the sprocket, that's not good. 
So I made this engine brace . It's mounted on two Rose joints one near the the axle the other on the swim arm mount ( which is on the engine) 
The engine can still move up and down but not back. This has sorted the issue. 
Then I got the carb set up on a dyno. I took it to Tiverton motorcycles. Once they had finnished cursing its length , thay had to let all the air out of the front tyre to gain a little bit more to fit it. But once set up it now produces 72BHP and 80Lbs Torque, topped out at 118 mph ( you'd have to be feckin mental to do that in to present hrdtail bouncy state ) That's  really good for a standard motor Sportster. That engine has been riden hard from day one and it's done it good. 
It pulls real clean now and rides well for a long bike with a square rear tyre. Going slow is a bit scary eg crawling through traffic , but the rest of the time it's bloody ace. 
June I'll be riding it through Froggy land into Espana 
Aug me and Mrs oily will be hooking up with the tall Dutchman Shovelpower, and riding to Sweden. 

Your probly sick of hearing and looking at my bike. Tough shit you'll be seeing and hearing a lot more about it in the future . 

But as compensation here is some other food for your Eyeballs . 
All 3 photos stolen from http://www.chemicalcandycustoms.com/

Wayyyy . I love the lack of respect for the proper PPE 

Above is from Meredith Divine photography 
Cone shovel is my next love. 

Since I have started building my bike , my appreciation of lairey 70s paint has become huge. Now black just don't cut it anymore . 

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Come on people now , smile on your brother . Everybody get together and love one another right now.

A fitting lyric for a psycadelic , trippy 70's (ignore the 09 engine) style Sweedish Chop. 

Tuesday I got my tank back from Tamsin , the airbrusher. What a bloody ace job she did. 
So I pissed around with the ( in-tank ) fuel pump, well I unbolted it and drilled some holes in the feed, it still had the fuel level sensor in there so I wired that up to a LED. I know it's more "Chopper " to have no fuel gage and to sit on the side of a road with no fuel whilst some poor sod drives to a petrol station to get you some (Richie)

My S&S Carb arrived on Thursday so I ripped it open like an excited child and ran down the shed with it. 
I had to trim 10 MM off of a couple of cylinder fins so that I could poke a screw , to bolt the carb on from the other side. 
It's running rich but it runs. I'll get it set up soon , but I've just been pooteling up and down the lane trying to get some teething issues ( which are very little) sorted. 
The 1st issue was that I forgot to tighten my headlight so it fell off and I rode over the ring that holds it on. I bent it back into shape and I'm gunna leave it a bit marked as it'll remind me what a cock I was to not check it. 
I also had to space out the sprocket as the chain was hitting the wheel and let some air out of the rear tyre to stop me being bounced off of the bike. 
How does it ride. 
It takes a bit of brute force to steer it but I'm used to it already so it's all good. 
MOT next week. 
Look out Planet Earth...

Sunday, 27 March 2016

We're the dandy highwaymen And here's our invitation Throw your safety overboard And join our insect nation

All I need is the tank to come back from being laquoured and my carb from the States then my chop will be on the road . 
I'm not posting a pick of it till it's finished now , to try and build a little suspense. 
So here are 3 very different bikes all stollen of of the Internet . 
Diddly Quat Quat

Monday, 14 March 2016

So if a friend I know. Drops by to say hello. Would I see suspicion in your eyes.

The last few days have felt like Spring is here. 
I got right pissed off today and although I managed to steel some shed time , what I really wanted to do was go and have a good blast on my bike. 
But I was having a flick around Tinternet and stumbled on these beauties check
I just keep looking at this Puple digger in absolute wonder 
I want to build one...

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Take a look to the sky just before you die. It's the last time he will. Blackened roar, massive roar, fills the crumbling sky ....

I am back on track again . 
After deciding that going backwards was the way forward. I have ordered a " stand alone ignition system" from the states . 
It only needs a signal from the crank position sensor and a live feed I imagine . 
Dead neat and tidy . I've also ordered an S&S super E carb. 
So today I relieved the bike of enough wire to absale from the moon . And made a real simple loom. 
I've bled the brakes and fitted the oil tank and hoses. 
Bloody lovely . Soon I'll be dragging it out of a hedge ( when I realise it won't navigate the 1st corner ..) 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Ever wake up in the morning with them whirring diagrams on your mind? You had to sit there laughing just to keep from crying .

God damn fuckin electrics are boiling my brain. 
I went to the harley Delership loaded with cakes an the mechanic was very helpful , but alas still only a spark every now an then. 
I think I'm gunna bin the whole lot and get back to the Stone Age with a Carb and a stand alone ignition system. 

Here's some lovely girls instead . 
All stolen from other folk on tinternet 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Fuck Fuck Fuck, all I say is Fuck. Fuck a mother , Fuck a duck.

This is me. 
Well it would be if I was wearing a flack jacket . 
But this is what I have done this past week and a lot today. 
Fucking electrics are driving me up the wall . 
I have wired in a he clocks, then I got a spark. " wooooop de fuckin doooo" . 
Then I didn't . 
Now instead of no spark I have a spark every now and then. 
Tomorrow I have to redo all my connections. 

Fucking bastard bloody tossing fuel injection, I should have bought a shovel. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Happy Happy Joy joy, Happy Happy Joy Joy.

Trying to hide a wiring harness ( for a bike with Fuel injection ) is impossible but I'll try my hardest to lessen the extent of the great Spaghetti Incident. 
I've moved and re-moved and sat looking at it for bloody days. But today I started chopping and soldering . 

I was at a real low point in the build as I seemed to be making very slow progress but after making a list and realising that it was a short list I'm excited for the last push. 

Wether this wiring works once it's been fucked about with will be the big supise.