Friday, 29 July 2011

Supercharged JAP from Finland

Yea I got sent these great pictures of this Supercharged JAP made by Anssi Kantonen in Finland. This is a quote about the bike:-
"The frame is homemade. The idea was make a slightly customed "Brough
Superior" style racer. The front end is modified from early British
Zenith. The Supercharger is AMR with S.U HS4 carb. The petrol/ oil tank is
also my homemade."

Thursday, 28 July 2011

BSA Goldstar

The gorgeous BSA goldstar. The dream bike of many. Look at that amazing brown tank. This from beware the flowers

Road side repair

Gaffer tape, a good one for biking toolkit! 50 miles thinking, "where the heck is that rattling noise coming from?"
Suspecting the worst, gearbox dragging on road, con rod rubbing on rear wheel, piston smashing into handlebars etc. A gail force petrol shower to the chest suddenly gives the answer. A loose petrol cap, as usual the answer is right there in front of the ole eyes.
Trusty gaffa to the rescue (and a snapped pen).

Monday, 25 July 2011


Gradually getting sent. Thanks for those purchases! Postage up until now has been free but unfortunately I have to start charging postage from now onward.

76 KZ 400

I got sent these pictures by Zoran Holtkamp from the Netherlands. Its his KZ 400

Friday, 22 July 2011

Sideburn bash 2

More photos, some from me and some from ES of the Sideburn do
 I discuss the BSA with El Solitario
 DSC Norton

 Cycling enthusiast Jim
 Fellow artist Lewis
 El Solitario

Sideburn bash 1

It was a good turnout, with loads of cool bikes and folks. Good to meet some people there for the first time.
My camera only partially worked so here are some pics of mine and some kindly sent by El Solitario mc.Thanks for the images. There was food and music and beers on offer. My photos are more inferior and You can tell which are which (El Solitario's=good) I went on the BSA.
 Talking with bikes
 Cooking grub
 Ben of Sideburn

 Ben the king of Benlys rode in with the hound in a sidehack.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

More from Japan

That Daikoube place/person/people has more slamming pictures. I assume these could be fron NOCS parking maybe.
Cool ratty sort of Honda cub custom
 Good old good one with Japanese lump
 Another customized Honda cub

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sparetime coverage

Good old Sparetime take photos of all the bikes so You don't have to! Go there and see.
Here's a couple of the old nails that I liked

Good old Japanese chopper show

Daikoube had some nice shots, A customised Honda cub and a mad blinging girder.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sideburn 8 launch party

I want to go. All details here


This time its a rear tyre blowout! one day I'll complete a journey on this thing. Made it 25 miles into my 100 mile quest.

Back in business.

The piston got torched previosly, I had trouble finding a replacement as it had a long rod high comp one in there, any b series owners may know that most stuff like that is for the short rod later versions. I managed to track down a +40 piston at a sane price from Petes classic bike parts in the Netherlands. The previous piston was a strange one as it was an actual BSA piston (not Hepolite or etc), and since getting this new one I now realise it was like 8:1 cr, wheras the one I got to replace it is 8.5:1. Hope thats not going to cause problems!.This one is a MC cast piston. It has a skirt seperation slot which the other one didn't so hopefully that will make it less likely to nip up.
I spent ages trying to fit the final circlip in, then I could not get it to seat, after ages I realised I was putting it in the side that already had a circlip!
I hate doing the timing, 7/16" btdc. It took ages to do, only to realise I made the mistake of setting it to 7/16" after tdc! 2'nd error of the day. Set it to the reccomended 7/16"btc fully advanced, but seems to me ike there's a lot of variables to simply set the pionts to .002 @ 7/16" btdc. What about mag pinion play and stuff.
Stagger the ring gaps, none on the thrust side bla bla.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Durham Heathens

Its like, years ago, and I'm like well cooler than You. Great old picture of a guy on a bike of the time (M20) From ere.