Monday, 24 December 2012

God Jul!

                                                        Some things to get you in the mood:

Elvis on the stereo.

                                                                      Graceland fold up with snow.

Julbrasan (Xmas fire) on the television.....

I have done my bit in the decoration of my wife's ginger bread house.....

And it`s snowing outside...

Sunday, 23 December 2012

A book for Mr Scrooge?

I will probably be looked on like Mr Scrooge by my family, only buying presents for my self....This excellent book came by mail......I take it that all of you have Volume 1?

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Long neck TT carb.

This is what I call a stocking filler! A long neck TT carb arrived in the mail today. My wife says that I am not supposed to by presents to myself for Christmas......

It will need some welding and machining.....My wife again: "why did you get one that needs mending",,,,,,well the TT carb shop was sold out.....Must be the season for them now.

Well for those of you that don`t know the difference between a STD TT carb and a long neck:

The long neck was made for Norton Internationals.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Hare & Hound Ariel HS

I got this cool add page from E bay. A few of you have been asking for update on my HS build up......I will post something soon.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Norwegian Army motorcycles.

The Defence Museum in Oslo have a special army motorcycle display this winter, they are showing some of the museums motorcycles made from WWII until today. The museum is well worth a visit at an old armory at Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

I have never managed to get my Norton 16H to go up the wall…..Part of the museums regular display.

1942 Royal Enfield 350 WD/CO/B

1941 Matchless G3L.

This Triumph, 1942 350cc, is prepared for the Norwegian winter with skies and knobby tires:

Norwgian made Tempo/Sachs.

Suzuki, 1994.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Triumph Grand Prix for sale.

A friend of mine decided to sell his Triumph Grand Prix. The bike can be delivered race ready for the pre `48 class ore parade. The Triumph is located in Norway.  Price and details, email:

Friday, 26 October 2012

Grand Prix badge.

A friend of me has this Triumph GP nearly finished. But as you all know the devil is in the details….He is missing a vital part: The Grand Prix badge for the register cover. A real necessity to keep the “that’s not right brigade” at bay….
I know that the badge is made from time to time…..But when you need one, no one is to be found.
Do any of you know where to find one now? Please send me a mail:

            This is the one, but that one is mine! If I have a break in I know where to look first.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Freezing ?

If you are freezing in your workshop you can do some polishing…..At least you fingers get warm. 
And your face don`t look so pale after a while…

Monday, 15 October 2012

“34 years with old English shite”

I guess getting old is better than the alternative. I am turning fifty soon and was not going to make much notice off it……But my friends wanted it different.
This Saturday my wife and I had been invited to my mother in law for dinner, at least that was what I thought. So my wife ordered me to get washed and dressed to look respectable quite early on Saturday afternoon.
After being tricked once, one should be wary. But I have heard that elderly people are easy to trick. That is my excuse for being tricked again…..Something similar also happened to me ten years ago.
To my big surprise a bunch of friends suddenly appeared in front of my house. It took me a while to understand that I was fooled…..And my mother in law was in on it….

No, this is not a boy band…..It is so sweet when old men sing to you…..

What a ride, a forty year old Scania bus with the destination in the route window: Ila sikring (a famous Norwegian prison).

Behind my back and my brothers, which was also tricked (Evil tongues say that my brother are only nine months and fifteen minutes older than me) an invitation with the headline: “34 years with old English shite” invited friends of us to take us brothers on a bus ride to Oslo including a show (Monty Python’s Spamalot) and some good food and a lot of drinks…..

My idea of a balanced diet is a beer in each hand. We were treated with Newcastle brown ale witch is not a random choice beverage….It is Ogris favorite drink. Ogri used to be a cartoon in Bike magazine. He had a bike called Armageddon, a 1000cc Norvin which he had built himself.

Coming back to the bus that was parked in an area in Oslo known for “working” girls, I got an offer I could resist. I was offered the use and pleasure of two girls for the price of one…….Well; I am a simple man from a small town so I soon found rescue in the bus……

We were delivered safe and sound back home at four o’clock in the morning……What can we say! A big thanks boys! From Dag and me.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Norton gearbox covers.

I have some Norton «upright» gearboxes in the workshop now. The cases need some work, welding and milling. They have all had a hard life.
I have found some spares at different auto jumbles from time to time.  The third gearbox cover, from left, I once bought in Sweden is unusual.


From left: Close ratio inter cover, “normal” Norton, mystery cover, `47 ES2 cover.
STD Norton cover.

Mystery cover marked D3T/301. I do think that it is a Norton part number. Does anybody know what it is for?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Naughty Lady in the mail

I got this Velocette badge in mail today. I must have a secret admirer….The Velocette “Naughty lady” is one of my favorite females…

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Anniversary Exhibition in Stavern.

The local vintage car club celebrated their 25 years anniversary with a public exhibition showing a big display of cars, motorcycles and memorabilia. My brother and I displayed a few bikes.
We had known about it for a year, but still most of the preparations where left to the last days.
Most of the photos are from the exhibition hall we were located. I had forgotten to charge the camera so it died before I had the chance to photograph the other stuff. But I remembered to bring coffee and food….

Dag`s 1939 Norton ES2.

And no, my BSA racer is NOT a Café racer (several spectators had obviously been watching Café racers on Discovery Channel)……It`s a racer.

Johnny felt at home in the old army garages. It`s now the home of the police education center…..A safe place to leave your motorcycles…

This is the stuff you want if you are washing your DKW kraftwagen……

There is nothing that draws a crowd (of old men) more than the starting of old Harley Davidsons….

Monday, 24 September 2012

Lucky strike

I am just writing this post to make you jealous…..I found these two beauties at an auto jumble. They were just waiting for me in a box full of moped parts……and the price? I won’t tell you, you are just going to hate me…..

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Skåne rundt 2012. #3

Norton Mod 18, 1928

Husqvarna 112 TV, 500cc, 1936

Husqvarna 1931


Determined looking riders……Will they be able to start within 30 seconds? If not they will receive penalty points.