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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, 26 January 2014


After I got the DUKE running yesterday i managed to do my 1 st bit of aluminium welding ( it don't look great so I won't bother with a picture. 
I was so chuffed with my self that I took me to the pub. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014


The DUKE has been running shit at full throttle but only after it's been flat out for a short time. This has not even been noticed whilst I did short track. 
But since I've had it in the road it has been a real pain in the ass. 
The plugs looked ok and because I had ran it all last year I over complicated the situation by thinking that the jetting was fine. 
So I made a plate to keep the carbs dry and cleaned them out. 
Still ran shit. 
Adjusted the float heights 
Still ran shit. 
Up jetted the carbs . 
Still ran shit . 
Tryed a new fuel pump. 
Still ran shit . 
Tryed different fuel feed combos . 
Still ran shit. 
So I am BOARD, BOARD, BOARD with taking the carbs apart and fed up of stinking of fuel. So I went to chat to top bloke J Tremlett (owns the local bike garage) 
"Try blocking the sure filters a bit" says he. 
This is something that I have done menu times on my own and others bikes to quickly sort bikes running too lean. But in my confused state I had forgotten to try this. Sometimes you just need a fresh perspective. 
So I tryed it today . 
As you can see I started by wrapping them in 'ROCK N ROLL' tape . This worked so next I cut up a coke bottle and it slipped over lovely. Then took it for a lovely blast over the moors. 
I'm one step closer to Pikes Peak now. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. This is the end of the beginning.

Remember C'Bass ? The typical demographic of the OILY RAGS blog. 
Well he is making this pile of crusty old wires, fury ally, blocked carburettors and siezed brake calipers into something like this below. 

Saturday, 18 January 2014


I was gunna be driving up to Scunthorpe today so that I could practice on the oval tomoro . But the fucking English climate had other ideas. 
So here is a cool car instead , 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Oily rags demographic

this is C-bass, he knows a good web site when he sees it. 
She's at yoga, little humans are crashed out at fuckin last.....time to check the rags with my spicy soup an a dad beer..


Seen on the trailer for the MAMA TRIED video on SIDEBURN blog
It's a cool film but these Harley's are amazing (right up my street) there's chops, cafe racers, classics  aswell . 
Have a look

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Trumpet power

This is the only time that I have got a 1st place. 
DIRTQUAKE 1 is the reson I race now , which in turn is the reson that I'm trying to race Pikes Peak. 
DIRTQUAKE 3 is happening this summer.
Will you be racing?
Thanks to Ben Part for sending me these photos and thanks to Gareth Buddo for taking them. 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Random picks of coolness

Alan Birtwhistle fuckin nailin it

A very cool GSXR I saw today

Me on sun. Cold but buzzin cus I just took my Duke for a quick blast an happy that only one bike of my 4 ain't running at the mo.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Sat is YAMAHA day

A friend sent me this pick of a what looks like a yz250. 
Shame I don't know more about it as I bloody love it. 

This is , said, friends LC350

I wish I knew who owned this TZ750

A friend of a friends 350YPVS

Wednesday, 8 January 2014


This years callender comes courtesy of THE CONSTRUCTION CHICKS. ( que wolf whistle and lots of cwooor )
What mrs January needs with oxy accetlin, a welding mask and concrete blocks , I'll never know. 

Sunday, 5 January 2014


It is January but my new callender hasn't arrived yet so you'll have to make do with a photo of me instead . 
Cheers Pete for making this cool image. 
I think the original was probely taken by "the foolery of tom"

Thursday, 2 January 2014


I've been messing with the flat-track bike. It's too wet and there is now where I can ride it. It's been driving me mental. 
So I spent some time sorting little things on it.

First up was that I made a little crash protector for the crank case , as I'm always falling off. 
Then I cut down the silencer , this may have robbed a few horses but the bloody thing was just too long.
Just befor I took it for a blast I decided to check the oil. I was scared when I found that there was none in the frame( oil tank), not a drop , then I realised that someone had bypassed the frame as an oil tank so it is only running on what's on the sump. I've no idea why, but it seems to be working just fine.