Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Metisse please

I have never made it a secret that I have a total man crush on McQueen I've studied "the Sand Pebbles" the way first year film students study "the God Father".
All that being said even if you didn't like the man, or if you take umbrage to the fact that he is riding that Norton around the set of "LeMans".
Once you put your eyes on this it will all go away, Chad McQueen gets #000 so does that mean there are really 301 of these? Doesn't matter anyway my wife loved how it looked so I thought I had a green light then I told her 13,000 pounds was about 17K.
I feel a special bond with this bike a Metisse Rickman 250 was my first stead and the first stead I wrecked.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Only Us Bloody Irish

Only an Irishman would make a vintage Motorcycle video
score it with an Oasis tune, and start it with a pipe bomb explosion.
Got to check Joey Dunlop shaving his tires though.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

TriBSA part deux

It is shaping up that this sucker is gonna be a lot cheaper to build than I thouhght.
Found a great BSA source but I'm keeping it secret until I have all the Beezer parts I need.
Let's just put it this way B50 frame for $350.00
excuse me while I whip this out

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This what is top on the list a TriBSA.
You slam a Triumph 500, or 650
into a BSA B50 frame
most use BSA 4 speed gearboxes
which maybe a little on the small side for a 650
then you polish it off with Norton Roadholder forks.
The tanks Ive seen look like run of the mill Triton tanks, and will probably be the easiest major part to find.
This bike really speaks to me, mostly because you don't see them on this side of the pond.
Now I've got to figure out how to rebuild the engine in the living room without the landlord freaking.
That and I think my wife needs that catsuit from the first picture, rowr...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Guzzi Buzzi

Yes do to popular demand and a cool ass bike, Guzzi is going to sell this fucker in the States.
45bhp @ 2800
It's not a superbike but it will apparently hit 90 before the upright position makes it uncomfortable.
It's going to go for a little under 8k which ain't bad.
If it was mine those fenders would be gone right quick and some lower bars, and maybe lower it a bit but that's the crazy dumbass in me.
Read more here.