Saturday 9 March 2013

Event: GKM issue 32 launch doo dah.

Go to this losers.
The GKM issue 32 launch party, happening on Easter Saturday 30 March, 12 noon-7pm.

Poster  says it all... should be a nice afternoon out to test your bikes before summer... free beer, mags, tunes, Sam Christmas shooting for a new book.

Friday 8 March 2013

Event: Sideburn 13 Launch.

Krazy Horse customs, Empire House, Lamdin Road, Lark Valley Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, IP 32 6NU Suffolk England.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Event: Garage Artists film fest Barcelona 23rd March

Happy to have our film shown at this event:-
Where: DC Embassy, Miguel Hernadez 38, Poligon Industrial, 08908, BCN
In association with DC EMBASSY...1200 square meters of beer, bikes, burnouts, custom builders, riders, painters, skaters, no haters.

Take a ride out and come back to an evening of the best short films and bike themed movies.

Prizes from Dime City Cycles for best bike and furthest traveled.

Website Link 

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Talking YX

YX140cc pit bike engine with race cam. Chinese stuff, super cheap, super powerful, super flimsy.
The YX140 engine has tons of compression and requires that you nudge it past tdc prior to kicking it over, to get a good startup. If this rule is not adhered to then it often kicks back, giving a nasty blow to the sole of the foot. I was suprised at the amount of compression this little engine has.
    Yes the parts seem quite flimsy and obviously cheaply made, but this engine lasted a good year of me thrashing it on main roads, sometimes doing a 45 mile daily round trip. I think this is OK despite the engine being designed for kids pit bikes, the short bursts of off roading every now and then.
   Eventually the flywheel snapped right off at the crank. Its as if the power output is too much for the diameter of the crank with that flywheel on there.
Anyway, I replaced the bottom end and see how long this one lasts.
For anyone interested, the pit bike engines fit into all the cub frames, EXCEPT THE 6V C90. That bike requires some modification to fit the engine. And if doing the swap, I highly recommend addressing the exhaust situation properly, the standard cub exhaust is too small for these engines. 
  And another thing, I have no idea how they get such cheap, soft, plasticine screws to be done up so bludy tight! The force needed to unscrew these screws exceeds the strength of the metal, resulting in the screw turning to mush. I had to tap most out with a hammer and punch, then drill out the last one.
You want advice on how to fit a pit bike engine to a Honda cub follow this link.

Sunday 3 March 2013

Harley Davidson XR750 Red Max

Ever wanted to get stoopid close to one of these? Nows your chance, get your face right in there!!!!
This is Red Max Speed Shop's XR