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!

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Artwork by Cay Broendum, check it out on his Blogshop

BSA B40's

As bought
So far.......

Ive always liked BSA's B40 350cc unit singles, when I was about 16 I used to go to John George's MC's at the Barras in Glasgow on the back of my brothers old CB72E (later became mine) and there would be dozens of ex army B40's lined up for sale. I so wanted one, couldnt afford one then, and JG's closed down soon after and life went on.........

I picked up the remains of an exWD B40 about 5 years ago and have been gradually putting together a trials/trail bike with it. wheels are from a 1970's Montesa, front fork is a '60's Ceriani
Sparks are from a Rex Caunt self generating PVL type system. Tank is a pukka ex works BSA ally one - nearly there

A while back I got another B40 as part of a deal with some T140 bits, havent got a plan for this one yet, its a 1962 B40 civilian model

Some pictures from the family album

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Replica Indian leaf forks

More here

New Speedshop logo's and artwork

Dead chuffed with the new artwork done by the very talented Scarlett Rickard, derived from my demented haverings they we have BlackBob the Strathbran raven (Strathbran is gaelic for valley of the Raven) riding the Stroker Scout wearing a warbonnet and another one of himself in bonnet and a round frame - brilliant!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Nice period Swallow side car forsale

Bought this a couple of years back to put on a rigid Tiger 100 I had, it never happened, been dry stored ever since, needs repairs to the floor, main body is in good shape, chassis is solid, paint - your choice but I think it looks ace as is 8-)

I can put it on a pallet and ship it at cost anywhere the couriers will go!

All alloy Tiger 100 motor stripped for sale - SOLD

Stripped down ready for rebuild, lightened timing gear, cases blasted head repaired, one broken fin (piece available) all in good order

Saturday, 16 January 2010

On the road all legal like 8-)

Took the Norton into Inverness a week or so ago and presented it for its MOT test, It gets a daylight test so no lights required..... passed with and advisory note about the lack of a chainguard


This morning my Historic (free) tax disc arrived in the post so we are all hunky dory and legal like 8-D