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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.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

PROGRESS IN THE SHED.

I've made some big progress on my Triumph . 
Most things I.e. Brackets that hold everything else to the frame has been sorted . So I have stripped the frame for painting. 
Primary drive cover is sorted
Foot pegs are sorted. 
Sprocket guard sorted
New Rock Shocks sorted
Rear mudguard sorted


Got a GSXR1000 rear brake and hanger sorted. And yes the kick start does clear stuff that it should. 

Handlebars and risers sorted.
Now just to paint frame then fit everything . Lots more to do but may have it running for 1st race in Liecester 26th April 

And I can't remember if I've posted this yet BUT..........
DA DA DAAAAA
Here are the 6.5deg yolks that Chocolate Pete made up for me . 

The frame has also been finnished and is winging it's way over to me. 
Sergio and Hugo at Rocksolid Motorcycles in Portugal have done a fine job an I can't wait to see it in the flesh.








Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Fish eyes


I finnished welding my Zorsts up this eve. 
I'm diggin the little reverse cones I made . 
I'm so chuffed I've had a shower now I'm drinkin Whiskey then I'm gunna go to bed.
Fuck yeah I know how to party.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Trumpet - tracker now is no longer "bloody thing"

I have orderd some parts for my Trumpet. 
I took a lovely visit to see Steve at Red Max during re week. He has resently moved premises to Dunkerswell , which is almost in my neck of the woods. 
He let me try a selection of tanks for size but this Trackmaster was the 1st and instantly looked right. 
Ice orderd one. 
The bike looks so much more in proportion with some cloths on. 

Then today I got on a mission to make my exhausts. 
It went very well. 
The silencers need baffles and reverse cone hobbies and a bit more welding but all the lugs are on and whatnot . 
I was so happy I took mrs Oily to the pub and let her buy me 2pints of beer.



Sunday, 8 March 2015

Bloody Trumpet-tracker

Since the last blog I have been flat out lining up the motor with the gearbox with the rearwheel. What a fecker of a job. 
Weld on lugs , realise they are in the wrong place , cut them off then reedoo them. 
Then I realised I had made a massive error of putting the bottom of the frame in the way of the chain run. 
Bloody cocking fucksticks.


So I bought a small sprocket , found some bearings that would fit and made a little doobery to lift the chain clear. 

Plus I went to hang out with a clued up geezer that helped me set my cams up. 
Engine is built now . One job less. 

This is Brads bike. 
A lot more ready than mine. 
Exhaust was made buy Geoff at Co-built. 
Bloody top welder and very nice bloke.




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.