Whats it all about ?????

Over 30 years of buying, breaking, building, cutting, welding, riding and selling greasy old mo'sickles. Bare bones bikes from the middle of nowhere!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Its been a long time....

since I posted on here.. its a bit late for a new years resolution, but I hope to bring the blog back to life..

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Back In Black

BlackBob got taken over to Colin and David at Loch Ness Restorations last year to get a proper make over. I make no excuses I have never been much good at making bikes really shine. I tend to get them looking half decent and really concentrate on making them go, handle and stop well, after that it's time to hit the road.

To cut a short story long .. Ten years ago on my 40th birthday I bought the rolling chassis from Pete Stansfield @eattherich I built BlackBob up in the old filling station at the head of Strathbran in Achnasheen that I owned at the time (still do).. When I had completed the dry build the bike went to Colin Craig to get the motor commissioned in exchange for a Bultaco trials bike for his son David's first bike. Ten years on David is a trained bike mechanic and in partnership with his dad and uncle running Loch Ness Restorations.
A wheel build with new 17" alloy rims and supermoto tyres, powder paint and a lot of detailing work by David has given BlackBob a real show finish.

photos by Johny Cook


Friday, 9 August 2013

Ugly Jeep

I was looking for a picture of a Jeep I remembered seeing in a Four Wheeler mag years back, did one better and found this feature video

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

I dont want a pickle ......

Found myself singin this as I was doin waaayyy tooo fassst down the hillbilly highway today ...

i just wanna ride my motosickle.. 8)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sorting out the landrovers

The Dunnet Tug is heading north again

The Buggy is back, running, sitting on new chassis rails and tarted up in fergie grey

And the rearranged 90 is at work flexin its stuff!

Two weeks ago i had two dead landys, now ive got two running comp spec v8's 8)

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Friday, 8 March 2013

BlackBob ... Am I bobbered

New wheel and tyre on the back, frame newly powdercoated front wheel needs a bit of a tweek fom the wheel builder but should be on soon
Tyres are Pirelli dual sport 130/80x17 on black ally 3.50 rims

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Norton Progress

I pulled the Ceriani fork off the Norton yesterday, i'm going to use it and the Honda tls wheels on the Stroker Scout. There was a good serviceable set of Roadholders in the stash of Norton stuff that came with the wideline model 88 basket and a good pair of borrani rimmed 19" wheels with a commando tls front brake. I put a set of new dirt tread tyres on and fitted up the front end last night. I'll need to turn up a pair of neck bearing adapters to take the taper roller bearings, otherwise it's nuts n bolts!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Six Months

To get the carbueration sorted on the Stroker Scout and put some miles in on her

To fit a rear brake and do some .. er...dirt track miles

And to get the Chout finished, fettled, run in and lean it against the old sycamore in Achnasheen!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Hoping that in 2013 i get some quality times on the beach!

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Pre monobloc amal

289R/1A as fitted to 1951-53 Indian Chiefs.... going to try one out on my Stroker Scout

Thursday, 27 December 2012

The alternative Indian frame

Custom Scout front section mated to an Antig Speedway rear section, considerably lighter than a standard 741b frame.

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