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.
Monday, 29 October 2012
So here we go. A Shovel-Head is the name for the Harley engine produced between 1966 and 84. So called because its Cylinder head looks like a shovel...
this was made between 1936 to 48.
Then there are the sportster motors.. They had Flat-heads, Iron-heads(just like the shovel) then evo-heads, but sportsters are unit motors,that means engine and gearbox as one unit.
So now you know.
Next time you watch The new Indiana Johnes film (which is crap) You can be a sad geek and shout at the T.V "Thats an Evo engine and this film is set in the late 40's early 50's. OI! SPEILBERG GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT..."
DISCLAMER: I've probley got all these dates wrong so feel free to call me a Wanker.
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Before i started i thought it would be awsome.
Last week i started and i thought it looked shite.
Today i persisted and now i think it will look pretty fuckin cool.
It will have an air craft filler cap and gapping big vents......
Taken me bloody ages though.
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
It was built for and riden by Don Castro at the 1972 San Jose half mile. But it was banned after one race due to "slip-streeming rules".
This bike has been restored by a fella called Don Miller, Its a bloody amazing job.
Monday, 22 October 2012
"Today the tide is going to be very high, combined with the rain and the wind this will cause flooding in coastal regions."
"Brilliant" i thought. "Today i will ride in the way that always floods. it will be a laugh".
Once i had got to the lane that floods, i was surprised to see the water higher than I've ever seen it before. There was a stranded school girl on the wrong side of the flood, for her bus and their were dust bins floating in the road.
Just when i was thinking of turning back my friend turned up on his bicycle.
"You're not going through that are you?" he asked.
"You wade through Paul, then i can get an idea of how high the water is." This was a genius plan, i thought. If the water reaches his knees then it'll flood my airbox and bend my crank, any lower and i should be ok.
By this time a few builders had turned up, trying to decide whether to turn back or not, so now there was an audience as well....
Wading half way through with the water just below his knees, with his bike on his shoulder, Paul turned to me and shouted "It's really deep, i wouldn't come through here if i was you."
Of coarse his advise was very sensible, so i fired up my bike and rode into the river.
Half way through and the water was compleatly coming over my front tyre, then my engine cut out.
"Fuck! Now ive broke it, i'm such a Twat!" was my thoughts a i jumped off and pushed my bike the rest of the way, water gushing over the top of my boots and filling them up.
Once on dry-ish ground I hit the starter, scared of hearing horrible noises but it started. Fuck me what a relief. I hadn't killed my bike after all.
Friday, 19 October 2012
This was a great opportunity for me to take the day off work and spend a day on my own bimbleing around the BIG city.
I thought London was the "city that never sleeps"?, Oh hang on a minute that's New York. London must be the "City that never gets up".
Steam engines, space craft, rockets, cars, machinery and this amazing plane ( i hope to get some inspiration for my Duke from this)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Its bloody heavy, being oak, so i'm not gunna use it as it is, im going to shape some aluminium around it.
Today i managed to start bashing the ally, but a few friendly bods kept "popping round for a chat", which is always nice, but as a result i only managed to shape something that looks like the steel toe cap from a work boot.
Friday, 12 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
I was looking through the net for a photo that represents me getting soaked and covered in crap but luckily i chanced upon these great pic's insted, which are much more inspireing than a muddy, pissed off, bloke.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Ive been working on the FLAT-TRACK DUKE today, ive' finnished welding mounts for the seat unit. Soon i'll get my shit together and start making the tank ( I've already started carving the blank).
STAY TUNED BECAUSE ITS GUNNA BE A BEAST.
I got a flat track training session booked for November so soon ill be fully able to go fast sideways. Im so looking forward to getting the Duke sorted then racing.
I NEED 2 MOTORCROSS REAR WHEELS. 19"x2.25 and 2.5 Email me if you have some
Friday, 5 October 2012
Buy the magazine and support a small company that are making big things happen.
I have the bug. Will you?
Thursday, 4 October 2012
I just needed a reminder of what blue sky and dry heat looks like so here is a few pik's from some of my travels.
This is in New England, I worked there for a few weeks.
I nearly came away empty handed, with my bottom lip out ,But i managed to score some 'Slabside' forks They look wide enough to be able to run a flat-track tyre. The thing is that the tyre sizes for a "Maxis DTR1" (the tyre you must use to race) is a bloody wierd size 27 for the front by 27.5 for the rear. I have absolutly now idea what that means so ill just have to buy one and make it fit...
Monday, 1 October 2012
very green Kawazaki H2 is from "bike exif blog" site, always a sorce of
Very cool and unusual builds.
Gooses' Z1000 from MAD MAX this is the stuntman from the movie, he was a member of "The Vigilanties mc" an Aussie back patch club. Ive always wanted to build one of these.
Read the MAD MAX ARTICLE on the right of the page, if you haven't already.
When i worked in the bike shop i had a customer that had one of these, the engine sounded like a bag of spanners in a tumble drier, but i loved riding it..