Saturday, 28 December 2013

Been nearly 6 months now since I have done anything.....time to get that engine back together

Finally got some time off work and found a puller to change out the old cam bushings. Now to find a 11/16" reamer!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Tattoo seat from Rich Phillips has arrived

This is the picture I sent them to put on the seat and the end result was perfect with the black shading and brass rivets.  

Go to to check more work from Rich Phillips.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Leather roll case

Ordered a black leather top case to use on a few road trips from Pirate Upholstery. Custom made to suit my measurements with all brass hardware and Hadas and the team at Pirate Upholstery were awesome to deal with.  Check them out at

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Check out this new mag....TANK Moto

Available at TANK Moto and also check out FUEL Magazine whilst you are there also.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Starting to put the engine back together

Not sure if this should be checked or not, however I decided to check the trueness of my cases.

Put some engineers blue on the face and ran it over a thick glass plate (best flat level surface I could find) to check for any high spots.

Didn't find any, just a few holes to repair the threads on with keenserts.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Rolling chassis finally finished

New seat fitted from Rich Phillips leather with brass rivets

Wiring completed....
Front brake bled....

Time to put the engine back together and drop it in the frame.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Gorilla in my tool bag

Designed to keep idiots off my bike when it is parked.

It has tilt and knock alarm sensors with a radio paging alert system.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Brass Buckles

I found a local leather craftsman as I wanted to get all the stainless buckles and rivets changed over to brass on my solo and tool bags.

He did an awesome job, thanks to David from DSM Leather.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Front Brake Disc Rotor all trued up

I had to space out the disc brake rotor on my front wheel to get some clearance between the spokes and the 2 piston caliper I installed.

Tried some individual spacers on each mounting bolt (as per the installation instructions), however the rotor was not running true and had so much run out it was binding in some areas.  Got a proper spacer made up out of my old brake disc and it worked perfectly.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

More little jobs that take a lot of time

Headlight mounting bracket

Rear view mirror

Tank decal

Roller almost done, just a couple of things left to do:
- Speedo cable
- Brake line
- Brake disc rotor spacers to fit up

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Bobber Trick Seat

Whilst I love the brass luggage rack I made up for my build, it is not really suited to be used as a seat so I decided to make up a quick install passenger seat.

Ist Step was to find some black rubber hose that I could fit over the brass rods on my luggage rack to prevent them from getting scratched.  Used some black fuel line hose and cut it down the middle so it would fit over the brass rods.

Next I fitted up some spring type tool clips to the wooden base I made for my seat.  The clips were sized to be a tight push fit over the rubber hose on the brass rods.

Seat simply just pushes on over the bars in a few seconds.  Not designed for the long haul, perhaps just taking a few friends for a spin around the block.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Man...all those little jobs take a lot of time

Forks Stops - used a rubber stopper and added some brass backing washers and brass nuts.

Decal on the front fender

Made up some axle spacers for both sides and also had to make up some spacers for the disc rotor to allowance enough clearance so the caliper is clear of the spokes. 

Mounted the fender with some custom made brackets, all painted satin black with brass nuts.

Fitted up the brake caliper and painted the mounting arm satin black.

Changed over my chrome seat springs to black ones

Fitted up a brass spinner oil cap, had to custom make an adapter to suit.

Roller almost done, just some wiring left now.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Finally cooled down and got some work down

The weather finally cooled down for a few days after the week long heat wave of +38 degrees Celsius (i.e. 100F) so I managed to get a few things done:

Tank - brass spinner gas cap, some old school graphics, pingel old school brass petcock

Speedo - Drag Specialities white face gauge (body painted satin black of course)

Springer - changed the chrome springs to black