Archive for October, 2019

October 13, 2019

Props

Stand Up | One thing the Tiger didn’t come with was a centerstand. Handy for lubricating the chain; makes tire changing a simpler task; and useful for changing the oil. The latter of which I’ll be carrying out soon for the first service. So today I acquired a purposeful stand that allows me to get the bike upright and off its rear wheel. 40 bucks at Harbor Freight. It’s certainly a handy addition to the workshop!

October 12, 2019

J & R

Pet Tiger | I introduced my folks to the Triumph today. They’ve been visiting for a couple of weeks and had to go and see the green machine.

October 10, 2019

Leather Jacket

Ride: I brush my teeth, I dry my hair
I put on skimpy underwear
And I ride
To hell and back
Yeah I ride
Carving up the nation..

Comic song by the late and everso great Kirsty MacColl for a comic piece on French & Saunders. In the video Dawn & Jen are riding choppers through a dreary English countryside- well they’re actually on the bikes which are strapped on a trailer. Kirsty would have been 60 today.

October 9, 2019

Rotring

Technical Tracker by Triumph | accurate linework in this engineering illustration of a fast looking oval dirt machine.

October 8, 2019

Tangiers – Trials

Happy Birthday Matt Damon! 49 today. Broad smile whilst filming for The Bourne Ultimatum riding a lightly customized Montessa Cota by Honda 4RT260 trials bike.

October 7, 2019

I’m alright Jack!

Tanks a Lot! There’s Nothing Like the Union Flag emblazoned on your classic Triumph motorcycle’s petrol tank. Tea & Biscuits anyone?

October 6, 2019

Oily Rag Patina

Black Backdrop | Heavily Modded late sixties Triumph Bonneville fettled for the drag strip. Nice Union Flag motif on the tank knee scoops.

October 5, 2019

Smiles

Tiger Two | an updated photo of the vintage Triumph bike owner from yesterday’s post. This time with his wife on pillion.

October 3, 2019

Grainy Moto

“Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” Jimi Hendrix

October 2, 2019

cielo azul

La Pandilla Gato – more Blacksad. This time a motorcycle gang rorting across the plains. I like how the movement is represented but the wheels just being off the ground.

October 1, 2019

Camino Gato

Mas Blacksad | superb illustration of the hardboiled cat and his black Triumph. Southwest scenery perfectly captured.