Saturday 10 December 2011

Dear Santa

A shed please. From the dizzy heights of Sideburn magazine and Rollerburn, to the bins out the front. It was on the road but people keep driving into it.

My bikes from time

How time flies! Hard to believe the Yamaha FS1E pictures are almost 20 years ago! I had loads of other bikes but there are no photos.
The mz TS 125. This was the two stroke bike we rode on the fields. I put a knobbly tyre on the rear, the tank was painted by father, nice job! This bike was totally unsuitable for the fields. The footrest shaft was a solid rod and also acted as the rear brake lever pivot. Every time I rode the bike it would be dropped and the footrest snapped off taking the rear brake with it. Had to be welded back on. The front forks would bottom out all the time delivering a nasty jolt to the arms. I dont know where it is now. This was late 80's or or something.
 I had this Kawasaki AE50 which was a trials version of the AR50. Yea hard to believe almost 20 years ago! nuts.
 Yamaha FS1E, I had loads of these things. I had like 6 frames in the shed. I wish I still had it all now. I swapped the lot for 1 working bike in the end. I made up the fs1e out of various parts. I had the disk on the front. I had the head skimmed and sent the barrel off to be polished in the ports. Also had the micron exhaust and also the all speed exhaust sometimes. In the end I found a sort of vintage racing expansion chamber with no silencer and some Italian writing on it. I think this bike did the 58 ish mph downhill with a back wind if I remember. That could be down to inaccurate speedometer reading.
I whonder where this is now. The reg was jgv 385n on one of them.
 The hair is a distant memory!
 Oh yea!

Tuesday 6 December 2011

More of that Docklands place.

They've been to north weald sprint. Hard to believe this stuff goes down virtually on my doorstep. Docklands

Monday 5 December 2011

More 20th Yokohama Custom show 2011

Go to the Bubblevisor, there's a bunch of new good ones there! Here's one. Also a picture of one Smoozy Freeks custom honda cub from Daikoube

Nice custom honda cub chopper choopy cub ecc type thing like a honda c70 c90 customised choppy

Single Cylinder Knucklehead

Check out this one, Duas Caras Cycles single cylinder Knucklehead. Theyve scrunched it up with the gearbox positioned differently, At first glance I thought it was a blower! I got this from Sparetime

More 20th Yokohama show

I found more from the show whilst scouring the interweb. A good clear shot of Shinya Kimura's MV Agusta 750s. These pictures are from Angeland thrills website
This Site has a shop where a donation is made to Japan until the end of 2011

Its the documentary

Rollerburn: The Documentary from SIDEBURN on Vimeo.

Sunday 4 December 2011

Docklands Speed Shop

What a photo! Check them out Docklands

Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2011

It is always good to see all the customs from this show, albeit virtually. Have to save up for a plane ticket for next year maybe. Looks like a few pics are starting to come through on t'interweb. I found these on Outcast weblog here. There are more on that site. Soon there will be images everywhere!