Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sunday, 25 August 2013


Another crop of Japanese chops from ebay, images link to auctions

A BSH cover bike based around a GS1000

an unfinished bandit

An unlikely Goldwing


nother unfinished Bandit

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Some very un japanese stuff has caught my eye on ebay recently. All the images link to the ebay auctions.

A very nice Triumph

Another one

A strange Ariel there are no good photographs of

Another Triumph

And not to abandon the Japanese theme completely someone has chopped a transalp. I bet it has good acceleration.

Saturday, 27 July 2013


Well I have been riding which has been good but when I realised I was running the wrong oil I had a stupid job replacing the oil for MA rated, then breaking the sump nut and having to remove the sump blah blah fuckin blah. Since I replaced the oil for this MA stuff which is much thinner the bike has been revealing how trashed it is. Turning to Youtube I found a total Japanese bike fix guru, who really rated Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. A book I have tried to read whenever my bikes break but cant stand! This is his video for compression testing.

Monday, 24 June 2013


Well summer is here, so get yourself on the road like I finally have. Am in love with my bike again!

an XS100 chop on ebay and no one bids! Why isn't this front page news? This is a fucking travesty! There will be a stewards inquiry surely?

This one is parked up in a lay-by somewhere in Romania. Not my sort of thing but definitely Japanese and defo a chop.

If I didn't have my bike I'd buy this one. (image links to auction)

Chopper Insurance

Well a whole year later...

For a year I just kept running the engine every so often but haven't been insured cos I had no time to sort the bike and didn't need it in winter. When I got around to getting insurance quotes I found that Carole Nash have moved out of insuring modified bikes, or maybe it is just my bike. I rang round everyone and no one wanted to insure a modified bike parked on a private street in South East London.

I was wondering if all these databases are linked, as a bike with just a steering lock was stolen from this street a few years ago. It was a fairly new Triumph but judging from where it was found it was obvious kids stole it rather than any pro bike thieves. I can't imagine a pro bike thief wanting to steal my bike.

Once I changed the details on my quote and said I wanted to ride it to work at various London venues things got madder still. Now I am paying fifty quid more than I paid for TPF+T for Third party only insurance! Ah well. I think I will take my lock with me when I ride it to work. Its good to be back on the road!