Archive for August, 2016

August 15, 2016

2 of 6

Cleaning the oil gauze filters… For frame spine tank and crankcase.

August 14, 2016

Hidden Horsepower 1 of 6

On Vacation this week- here’s a magazine article (which will be posted as installments) about wringing a few more ponies out of a seventies Triumph twin. Good Luck! 

August 13, 2016

Just missing the BMW racing combination

Britains – these were my favorite toys growing up. The perfectly sized and detailed motorcycles from the century old die-cast toy manufacturer. All of my childhood bikes either broke (in my quest for how things were put together), or were lost. These are more recent EBay acquisitions.

August 12, 2016

Fiery Flame

Nose Art Tattoo – Bonneville Belle takes the saddle on this graphic trackster steed. Looks ready enough to be emblazoned across the fuselage of a B-17 Flying Fortress. 

August 11, 2016

Green ‘n’ Mean

Green Tiger Cub – hardtail trials in emerald green and aluminum silver… Good look!

August 10, 2016

Salt Flat Fast

Utah – The Kirmington Kid adds a pinch of salt to his deeds of speedy derring do. He’s piloting a 1000bhp twin Rocket 3 engined sliver of a motorcycle across the famous Bonneville flats to get the streamlined two-wheeled record. Working up to a velocity north of the current 376mph record he took the carbon fiber sheathed cycle to 274mph in testing this week. A Triumph record!

August 9, 2016

Vintage Trials

Bobble hat & Boilersuit- here is a lanky Chris Leighfield romping his brand new Cub over tussocks on some long forgotten Northern English fell. 

August 8, 2016

Tigers Heart

‘Gin & Tonic – now that we have power then all the loose ends can get sorted. Nuts and bolts need tightening, cables need restrained, decals adhered, and engine breaking-in. 

August 7, 2016

Beware of Dog

A new Mikuni carb was installed for smoother power delivery. Some cajoling to make the fitment work but after a few kicks and cable tweaks a nice bark came from the new trials silencer. 

August 5, 2016

Goodbye grey skies hello blue

Happy Days – a musical version of the seventies TV show about the fifties will star include Pinky Tuscadero. Super promo shoot of an aptly attired Fonzie girlfriend with bobbed Triumph.

August 4, 2016

A Pious Mess

My Lady Madonna-

Goin’ ninety I ain’t scared  ‘Cause I got the Virgin Mary   Assuring me that I won’t go to hell

August 3, 2016

Fiat 500

Headroom – one thing that can be said about motorcycles is they have ample headroom. Here is Enzo (Jean Reno) and his sidekick Roberto who goes up against his free diving competition Jaques Mayol (Jean Marc Barr) in the extraordinary Luc Besson film The Big Blue. The small Fiat acts as transport along the azure horizon Mediterranean. 

August 2, 2016

Lookin’ Up!

Sitting up like some sixties supermodel the Bonnie can be as eye catching as an exposure through David Bailey’s Nikon F-2. The engine fins are like Twiggy’s fluttering eyelashes.

August 1, 2016

SPF ’72

The Bonnie looked quite splendid in the sun yesterday. Running quite well and handles the road with aplomb. Mad Dogs & Englishmen ‘n’ all that!