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.