Thursday, 3 October 2013

if anyone ever reads this
the Flathead rebuild never made it on to these pages as i eventually got around to starting on it on the 7t10th august when i got back from holiday i then had until 6th Sept to rebuild , so almost every night long hours were spent trying to make pout right the awful lash up and get it ready for the Trip Out
I eventually finished it at 4pm on Sat the 7th and set off for a shake down cruise with Andy Harris of AHCC on a shovel head he had just finished and lee on his Kawa bobber , long story short we made an 85 mile trip into a 95 mile trip and arrived 4 hours after starting out - a couple of breakdowns with the flat head , including whittling a stick down and hammering it into where a gearbox mounting bolt had fallen out - Tesco garage forecourt was the recipient of most of my gearbox oil !!
and its still in there !!
This may be one of the last entries as a new venture will be slowly starting and a new blog Shovelheadz   and website
So see you there soon

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Its finally here 1937 UL Motor bolted into "The Lash Up "

My 1937 UL 74
As it looks now
The ultimate lash up everything needs to checked and rebuilt the workmanship is appalling !!!
The lower links will be a feature soon of how not to do it
Sold as nearly ready to ride ?

See the rebuild start here soon

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Now This has to go too only a couple of toys left 
BSA 250 great runner restored just needs period mudguards to complete 

The FXR has found a new home thanks for all who got in touch 
I could probably have got more breaking it but to much blood sweat and just obstinate i guess 

Happy Easter - Here is my Easter Bunny 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

If the sun refused to shine, 
I don’t mind, I don’t mind. 
If the mountains fell in the sea, 
Let it be, it ain’t me. 
Got my own world to live through 
And I ain’t gonna copy you. 

Now, if 6 turned up to be 9, 
I don’t mind, I don’t mind. 
If all the hippies cut off their hair, 
I don’t care, I don’t care. 
Did, ‘cos I got my own world to live through 
And I ain’t gonna copy you. 
White-collar conservatives flashing down the street 
Pointing their plastic finger at me. 
They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, 
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high … HIGH! 

Hah, hah 
Falling mountains just don’t fall on me 
Point on mister Buisnessman, 
You can’t dress like me. 
Nobody know what I’m talking about 
I’ve got my own life to live 
I’m the one that’s gonna have to die 
When it’s time for me to die 
So let me live my life the way I want to. 

Yeah … 
Sing on brother, 
Play on brother …

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday eye candy 

The A10 racer is now in bits oops , it all looks good just the oil pump to check , timing to check
vapour blast the head and and back together , got to make an ally oil breather catcher too

The FXR is MOT d finally , just got to get it UK registered and unfortunately its got to go
Fully rebuilt motor by Martin of Boothill MCs
New Crank new pistons , valves etc new clutch and primary new alternator , Gearbox work etc cost nearly £3000
New Wheel bearings
Jaybrake / PM New master cylinder seal kits front and back rebuilt callipers and new brake pads all round .
New paint  New tyres
Arlen Ness Swinging Arm , Arlen Ness switch gear , Arlen Ness  3 spoke wheels

Yours only £5995 or will take cheap diesel pick up / van Classic Brit or shovel head , project WHY

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Its almost Friday i couldnt resist
The lovely blonde unfortunately i dont know and cant remember where i stole the photo from
The Matchless is £2250 good runner
BSA 250 £3250 again restored just needs real tin mudguards if you are a purist
Again life gets in the way of blogging so i must do better !
Ive been goaded into life as the weather gets warmer :

Never be nice and let friends  leave their bikes in your garage - it leaves no room to work on your own stuff!

So whats happening well theUL Flathead is still in the states - time and money issues
The TriBsa Supercharged has engine and supercharger alignment issues so is on hold until i can lock myself away  in a mates machinme shop for a couple of days  but i am going to try and get the A10 Special to the Pendine Sands for Speed Weekend June 2nd .23rd - just need to to get to it at the back of the garage  and a quick rebuild !
dyno and ... sounds easy !

1946 Triumph 3T for sale £5250