Monday, 31 January 2011

Garages scenes 2

A Triumph dragster in progress....

Triple of Trumpets.

A Triumph single from 1938, 500cc


A Triumph twin from 1938, 500 cc. With a single mom on it......

Garage scenes.

Garage visit time this Sunday:

Today`s lunch special....

"Fitting & Tuning instructions for the Wal Phillips fuel inctor"

Stating the machine:

1. Open petrol tap
2. Kick over the engine as normal
3.Should the engine flood, switch off petrol, open the throttle wide and kick over the engine a few times.
4. Always stop the engine by turning off the petrol, leaving the injector dry for instant starting.

To be continued......

Friday, 28 January 2011

Old sins....

Last time this Speedway bike was feed with methanol was in the winter of 1982. My brother and some friends took it out for some ice racing. They ran out of methanol at high revs and caused a valve to burn. So the bike went into the cellar…..

Sorry state....

Well, don`t time seem to fly when you have fun? `Nearly thirty years later my friend Speedy Gonzales Gunnar starts to bug me for JAP and speedway parts. I don`t want to part with stuff I might need so I had to get the bike together.

So where did I put the seat and mud guard?  
And guess what,  the valve is still burned…

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Seek and you will find....

Off to Oslo early in the hunt for treasures. Old industry building transformed to hold the yearly Conan swap meet.

Bargain: something you can`t use at a price you can`t resist.

Harley Davidson 750 parts......and a brake drum for stopping mopeds?

Magnetoes.......always handy....

If you are not up in the morning, there are no rom left inside......The only option is to sell frozen goods.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

My favorite Jacket.

Some fashion blogging......Why does leather shrink?

Custom tailored in dark blue for my slender figure at the Isle of Man in 1984. I have the Jacket and pants, but the slender figure are long gone....

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Ice racing.

Saturday....Fill up the car with friends and drive to a cold place to watch motorcycles.....Why did my wife want to stay home by the fire?

Speedway bike modified for ice speedway:

Screws in the tires.

Ice racing bike:

The spikes gives so much grip that there are no wheel spin. You can lean over until the knee gets in the ice when cornering.

Warming up the engine ice racing style....

Me and speedway champion Aage Hansen talking`J.A.P

Sorry no action photos. To dark and snowy for my camera.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Catch a falling star......

Methanol tanks for my Staride/JAP speedway bikes, ca 1950. Will post some pictures of the rest of the bikes later....

Friday, 7 January 2011

It`s not the destination, it`s the journey….Skåne rundt rally necessity.

In this age of fluorescent wests and full face helmets, the vintage motorcycle rally contender will find even more challenges.
Long gone are the time when oil pressure and hang overs where your only worry at rally’s…..At some vintage events you have to make an effort to find your way thru the course…So this create a lot of strange map holder/route planner devises.

Some inspiration for the handy, do-it-yourself motorcyclist:

Wonder what’s the rider’s favorite drink?



“I knew that the Meccano set would become handy one day…..”

Binocular vision?

Probably made from mahogany leftovers from last year’s boat restoration.

And remember…….your craft will be judged by your equals….