sábado, 28 de maio de 2011

The HoYaSuKa

After searching and researching i came across these forks on ebay. Complete front end (forks, yokes , master cylinder and caliper) that ended with my single bid of 99p.  Had to go through a lot of trouble to get them to me, because the seller wouldnt post them and finally here they are.
Many hours later,making the yokes fit the frame, lowering the forks travel, spacing the wheel in the forks, here it his. The final rolling chassis

I now have a Honda frame and swingarm, Suzuki shocks, Kawasaki wheels and discs and YAMAHA FORKS AND BRAKES!!!the 99p  HoYaSuKa!

For those whose who are still thinking to themselves "What the f...k is he trying to build...?" I leave you a couple of examples.

domingo, 22 de maio de 2011

"New" forks

The forks are too long for this bike, therefore they'll have to be shortened in travel. I'm waiting for another front end I bought on ebay for 99p plus postage and that should be in by the end of the week.

sábado, 21 de maio de 2011

Sunny morning at the jumble

Great day out. Probably one of the busiest days I've ever seen in Kempton due to the fact that they were running the Classic Bike Show at the same time in the same place.

The world' most honest Harley

If I could...I certainly would

Kawazuki RG 580 single

Another wannabe

Proof that my uncle's Zundapp is not the last 2 stroke on earth and wont be worth millions any time soon.

The day's loot

A World War copper hammer, a disc for my current CB500T project, a "too cheap not to buy" Africa Twin disc, an oval number board and a "too expensive for what they're worth" set of cheap sockets

domingo, 8 de maio de 2011

Petrol tank

This CB175 tank had to be modified to fit my frame. We had to fabricate a new bottom half from sheet metal Still under construction but to be finished some time this summer if the weather doenst get too hot.

quinta-feira, 5 de maio de 2011

The bargain of the year

Old, early eighties, corroded, resprayed more than 3 times over the original colour 5 spoke Kawasaki "mag wheels".  Not easy to find (just like the discs to fit them). Dont know much about where they've been but I like to imagine they've been all around the world. All I know really is they had water in the tyres, so probably left out in the rain for some time. Lovely shit looking things for a £1 each plus postage.

The first set of wheels Helena ever bought me. The first of many , I'm sure...

segunda-feira, 2 de maio de 2011