Thursday, 30 April 2009

Not riding solo anymore.....

A mate who rode Route 66 with me (Steve Butler) is also coming along on his Rocker C which is good - haven't told him about the fuel capacity of my bike yet.  He is local to me in East Sussex.

When we get south of Rheims and enter Burgundy we are meeting another friend from the Route 66 tour, David, who has a farm near
Dijon with his wife Christelle (who also came on the tour).

David is going to ride with us to Beaune and have some dinner at Le Cep and the next day he will ride with us as far as Arles to see his family.  He will be riding a Fatboy.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

The Route

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This is the route I will be taking, departing on the 6th May and the first stop will be at Beaune where I will be staying at Hotel le Cep the next day its a ride down to St Tropez where I will be staying at Hotel les Capucines for three nights while I attend the Harley Euro Rally and I will meet with some of the guys from Chelsea and Fulham Harley Owners Group its about 800 miles or so each way.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Art for Bike's Sake

I met a great guy the other week Andy Charman who paints watercolours of bikes - especially it seems nice Harley's.

He is going to paint the Macbeth Bobber and then hopefully the three new bikes as and when they are finished.

Monday, 20 April 2009

A King of Infinite Space

No.4 will be the first bike to be completed of the three.  Its characteristic is that it will be a lot more shiny than the other two - the grips, hand and foot controls are all Billet Aluminum and the wheel rims are polished Stainless Steel.  I am not sure about the engine finish yet - I will either leave it stock natural silver, or add the Harley Chrome kit.  In addition this bike will have wide bars for comfort and a pair of saddlebags for cruising in style.
The name of the bike will be "King of Infinite Space", and the base colour will be RAL 5014 .

The bike then goes to Image Design to do the detail on the sheet metal painting.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Bits and Pieces

Just ordered some more bling for the bikes in the form of these microphone style taillights and number plate brackets, from Shade Tree Fabrications in Texas.  They are hand (rough) cast in Aluminum, Brass or Red Brass - I have gone for one of each.