Monday, 11 February 2013

New Website

I have been running this blog since 2008 and its been fun, but with the advent of twitter and the growth of Facebook - I am not sure of the relevance anymore.

So I have had the website re-done, to make it more image based and set up a Facebook page and Twitter account to make it all a bit more social media friendly.

The Website

The Facebook Group

Twitter account

All future posts here will be driving you to these sites!



Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Ugly Duckling

This bike is really starting to annoy me now - I liked it before; it looked the part with its huge fenders   - but they were super heavy, rubbed the tyres and if there was ever a serious puncture would have stopped the bike like an anchor.  It was a good bike though and took me 1700 miles to Croatia in 2011 - reliable able to take luggage and sort of comfy.

But despite that and for all those reasons I cut them off, and now it looks like a ugly pig

Let me say there are some huge plus points about this bike still - it has a 1970 Historic V5 so no road tax, a brand new S&S Shovelhead Engine, a great set of Billet brakes front and back, some GSXR front forks.  So to keep any expense down on this beast, I have now gone through my garage and found some bits, and bought a few bits more:

  • Some 10.5" Burley Slammer rear shocks just to drop that back end down a bit, from the 12" ones currently fitted
  • A old small black headlight from SJP in Holland
  • Have to powdercoat that S&S air cleaner Black - maybe the bars too.
  • The front mudguard has to go; and will cut off the front existing front rim and send the hub to Devon Rim and have a 23" rim put on -as I have a spare and an Avon tyre to go on it.
  • Mini Apes what do you think?
  • Change the exhaust?
  • Paint - new Black job as it always makes ugly bike slook better - or something funky?
I want this all done by April.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Years Day

Went out for a test ride on ROMEO80 with a good mate Carl Abrams - he was on his Husky 900 which he uses for his voluntary role with SERV which transports Blood out of hours to wherever its needed.  He took this nice shot of our bikes in Ashdown Forest.