Friday, August 20, 2010

The Flattracker is off the bench...

It needs some minor fetteling, some tweeks, and it will live! The result will be a Matchless Model X on steriods! More to follow, including video's on the build...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tom Petty...

Watched the BBC's film on Tom Petty on Friday and thought it was really good and it rekindled my interest in their music...keep on playing!

Great vid of Petty, Heartbreaks & Dylan playin' Knockin' On Heaven's Door here;

Vintage Bike photos...

stunning photos, lots on American Culture, loads of old ad's, fascinating!

The Austrians!

Couldn't believe the dedication of these two Austrians (a Father and Son), who'd made the trip over to Kinlochleven on a borrowed Jawa! They loved the event and Scotland, and it was a highlight of the day chatting about the Grossglockner (I've been to Austria before, and it would be a dream to go again for this event with the Golden Streak taking on the hills!).

If the Austrian Bikers see this, get in touch!

Find out more about the 2010 Grossglockner here (English Translation available);

Moidart Run pics Part #3

Including Pipeline pics, perfect weather conditions.

Moidart Run pics Part #2

Does what it says on the tin!

The 1st Moidart Run...

...and Pre-65 Trial at Kinlochleven took place a couple of weeks back. Really enjoyed it, met a lot of new people, all the Bikes were ticking over nicely, good times all round.

Expect a video diary uploaded to youtube and this blog soon, but for the time being here is some pics from the event...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

John Britten, vee twin

Just watched the Britten story on youtube; what a creative genius, casting his own crankcases, making the complete bike in his garage, then taking it to daytona. Even through problems and this wasn't without any big factory backing.

In the early 1990s he had a worldwide impact, a modern day Burt Munro. New Zealand certainly has a lot creative people!

View the 1st part of the film here;

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Iam back working on the flattraker after this cold spell.. ive made a jig for re alining the flywheels so crank is now finished. i have got to alter crankcase on the drive side to take a torrington needle bearing .Its great to get back ot on the bike again its been a long winter and roll on all the runs and getting the craik with every one