Monday, March 31, 2014

Motorcycle Paradise

I recently stumbled across this post on the Dirty Hero blog. Prior to this I'd never encountered Dirty Hero before. Both the post and the blog are well worth a look. Gary Davis' collection is pretty incredible.

This BSA exactly the sort of bike I've been obsessing over for the last few years. I hope on day me '61 will look a good deal like this.
If anyone knows of a turnkey source for flat track style Triumph pipes these please let me know. If not I guess I'll be building some...

Spice Triumph

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hinshaw's Supercross Party

This could be cool.

Pre-Unit Rescue

You might remember I posted a photo and link of this bike recently pleading that someone out there buy and rescue this poor bike. Pretty fair price for a pretty complete pre-unit too.

I was pretty stoked to see this comment posted today:

Officially rescued! now I just need a front end & a fuel tank!

Naturally my first thought and comment was "Seriously?!" The following was the response I got.

Very serious, used to have some good friends at Riverside custom motorcycle in Riverside,ca. (Which has since been sold/name change). Did a little wrenchin at Century motorcycles in San Pedro. Somehow ended up on this rock in the middle of the pacific, where Triumphs are few and far between. I do know of 1 guy that has some stuff, for whom will soon be getting a visit.
But yes, was on cl for about 3 years, as the price was waaaayyy too high, now finally came down to something we could work with, and picked her up for less than sticker. I did indeed give her a kick yesterday and after i go through the carb, there shouldn't be much resistance. Will keep you posted.    

The new owner has something similar to this in mind for it.

Pretty cool story. I can't to see what becomes of it. If anyone out there knows of a good Triumph parts source local to Hawaii please let me know.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Goodwood Festival of Speed - Petty Edition

Yet another reason I have to make it to the Goodwood Festival of Speed some day.

Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed

Duplex Cafe

I'm normally the biggest fan of Triumph cafes, too many are proportionally oblivious. This duplex pre-unit is pretty rad.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ran When Parked

1959 Triumph T100 Tiger - I'm not normally a huge Pre-Unit swingarm bike fan but this one is pretty stunning.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Atomic Trent Pan

Atomic Trent is apparently up to more than just building his Born Free 6 bike.  He posted a picture of this Panhead project on his Facebook page yesterday. I love this bike. I might opt for a Crocker taillight rather than the Sparto (simply because I prefer them) but otherwise it's perfect so far. I'm hoping there is an HD springer waiting somewhere in the wings.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Family Outing

There some great Triumph photos in this post.

1912 Triumph TT Roadster
Picture was taken in South Mymms, Hertfordshire
(between St Albans and Potters Bar) in 1915

Friday, March 21, 2014

Motorcycle Photography 101

As most of you can attest I'm a pretty crappy motorcycle photographer. Given that, I enjoyed reading this article. Unfortunately I'm not convinced it will resolve my total lack of aptitude.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Millyard Flyer

Granted, it's a little odd proportionally but it might be the all time coolest V-Twin powerplant.

 Naturally you have to hear it run too.