Archive for ‘Engineering’

February 25, 2021

Verdant Velociraptor

Green Monster

Tasty example of a sixties Triumph off road machine. there’s is something very satisfying about this one.

February 23, 2021

Cherry Red Tank

Hybrid

– What do you get if you cross a 500cc Triumph Twin engine with a Greeves frame? A Grumph. Like some character from a Maurice Sendak story; it may make an adventure out of a jaunt in the woods.

February 7, 2021

Sno-Cat

Tracked Mini Cooper

– an inventive sort has superbly winterized their Issigonis marvel. Bright orange in the whiteness of fresh snow. I need tracks like this for our Mini to navigate the alley.

February 1, 2021

Frozen Lands

Ski-Doo

– found on the InterWeb here is a forlorn machine hiding in the dusty background of a barn. It looks like something used to effect in a James Bond film during a ski chase scene. The bullet nose is inspired!

January 28, 2021

Steam Driven Industry

Steampunk Kitty

– interesting illustration of a motorcycle riding cat in the Victorian retro-technology style.

January 10, 2021

Goodies

– The Tiger was fitted with some new farkles to improve a couple of items for road awareness and navigation. One was a bar mount just above the information screen allowing my GPS to be affixed more centrally in my field of vision for clearer navigation. The other was a pair of indestructible rear-view mirrors affixed with sturdy Ram mounts. These are promoted by adventure tourists and off-road gurus as the most versatile units.

January 1, 2021

Indian Iron

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54997191

December 23, 2020

Starry Starry Knight

Big ‘gin

– black ‘n’ white doodle of the lump of a vee twin engine that powers The Vincent. Engineering prowess.

December 22, 2020

Chicago and Northwestern Railway Bridge

River Crossing

– a relatively mild (for late December) day allowed my to use the Tiger to make a job site visit. This Strauss Trunnion Bascule bridge is a national landmark. It is lowered once a year and a Union Pacific company truck is driven over it to ensure it remains in active status.

December 15, 2020

Going Commando

Norton Ski-doo

– chopped Brit iron developed into winterized transport for the northern climes. Well, it extends the riding season!

December 9, 2020

NYC

New York State of Mind

– Tiger roars over the Brooklyn Bridge. Iconic symbol of Manhattan Island.

November 15, 2020

Relocation

Blinkers on the Move

– a quick alteration to shift the indicators from their lower, and exposed, position to a placement just off the headlight. The old location is replaced with a small flush Union Flag motif LED light. Kit made by Terry Harrison in the UK.

November 4, 2020

Creative Cyclery

Captain Custom

– here is a selection of one-off builds based on the Hinckley twin. Whether it’s a tracker, military hack, cafe or desert sled one of these examples is sure to tickle your fancy.

November 1, 2020

Woof!

Knuckle Dusting

– the new reinforced hand-guards are now affixed to the Tiger. Australian made Barkbusters have a hefty aluminum strap across the knuckles. Still good wind breaking shields too.

October 19, 2020

Eye of the Tiger

A Beak in the Wind

The nose of the Tiger might be unliked by some with its proboscis protruding from the eye-like headlights; but I find it offers a strong moto statement aiming for the road ahead.