another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 31 May 2013

airhead cafe racer project


does my arse look big in this? that's the question, when i'm building, i have a vision in my twisted old swede of the final build, [in truth, it never actually materialises into the 'concept' as i drink a couple of bottles of red wine, listen to some drum and bass, northern soul or punk and my view get's slightly punted off-centre from the original plan] bank holiday monday and i have a vision of the seat i want for this build, compact and bijou, the look of this bike is alway's going to based on the aesthetic of a staffordshire bull terrier, big, thick-set at the front, muscle and sinew, like them blokes in '300', mr's b alway's ask's why i don't look like that, i just tell her that i am inside and she need's to get an eye-test booked,  [hence the chunky 41mm honda forks], fading and tapering away to a super-skinny backend] after an age searching the 'tinterweb i find said seat just up the road in sunny sheffield, i'm amazed when it turn's up the next day, perfect, thank you moto-carbon, oh yeah, please note, this is a mock-up, there's no way i can incorporate that mz forkleg into the build, just need to figure out a sexy little sub-frame instead.......

sporty

after another disappointing week, [electrician bailed again, that's eighteen week's now] i'm beginning to lose faith in people, whatever happened to honesty? if i'd known it was going to be this long i would have made other arrangement's to get my bike wired, anyhoo, turned down a spare s+s bellmouth i had in stock and tie-wrapped a ramair filter to the stub, i'm chuffed with it, looks tougher than the open bell-mouth i had fitted before and, if he doesn't turn up next week, i'm going to go out and buy a fucking r6 and just stick some rim-tape on it, what you sayin' r6 boy?

tt races

macker's on the norton posted a 119.55mph lap today, ten seconds down on the fast boys but still a remarkable achievement, ten seconds in racing is an age, bur really?, ten seconds over a lap of the tt course, on a bike, that to all intent's and purposes is built in a shed in donington? i love the underdog's, me, i'm keeping a close eye out for the norton's and jack valentines valemoto mv agustas.......