Thursday, May 26, 2011

touch of class

Jason was by the shop a few days ago snapping a few shots. The place has never looked classier
check him out at ( also linked on the right )

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Robins sweet 63

Robin sweet 53 panhead built by Love Cycles

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bike Night...

Jeff from Slick Cycle Works + motorcycles / music / mayhem has put together
a monthly bike night at The Biltmore in Vancouver.
3 bands, Sailor Jerry Drink Specials , Bike Parking out front,
and some freebie prize thingys supplied by Rogue, Motorcycho etc etc.

$13 advance tickets / $15 at the door
Tickets available at:
The Biltmore / The Goods / The Perch / The Whip

See you there.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Show Class!

Rogue Speed Shop is proud to be the Canadian distributor for these guys...

Cannot wait to get me grubby paws on Issue 1
The zine ships out 6/6/11 - So look out for it in the Rogue Store shortly after.

Head over here to read some more...

PS - The Rogue ad is sure to freak out the squares. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

have a look

pretty amazing (watch the whole thing )

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Reincarnation / Reverse Birth

The T-Bird is coming back to life slowly - Been slacking on it, but I just have to pop the clutch back in, do the wiring and put the front end back together when I get the new spindles in, and she should be good to go.

Cant wait to fire it up again after the long dark winter. Will be almost exactly nine months since she died - its gonna be a beautiful re-birth!

More photos as the beast comes back to life...

Monday, May 2, 2011

AJS V4!... $#*!

For me, this, The Triton and the Pre Unit Drag Bike stole the show...
Here some info - courtesy of good old Wikipedia...

The AJS V4 (1935 – 1939) started out as a prototype air cooled V4 road bike, but became a water cooled and supercharged racing bike.
In 1935, at the Olympia Show, the Bert Collier designed air cooled sohc AJS 50° V4 was first displayed. It was a fully equipped road going version, which did not make it into production. This first version used a common crankcase with four individual cast iron cylinders and separate alloy heads, with exposed hairpin valve springs, and a 180° crankshaft with forked conrods. There was a central carburettor for each pair of cylinders, and fore and aft exhausts. The single overhead camshafts were chain driven. It had chain primary drive in an oil bath primary chain-case, and a wet clutch. It was stated by AJS at the time that there would be the option of replacing the forward mounted chain driven dynamo with a supercharger. The AJS used a rigid frame with girder forks.[1]

Forward 4 years...
In 1939 the 405 lb (184 kg). dry sump V4 was the first bike to lap the Ulster Grand Prix course at over 100 mph (160 km/h). Then World War II intervened.[2]

In June 1946, the AJS V4 finally won, at Chimay in Belgium, ridden by the same Jock M West who had defeated the AJS on a BMW in the TT before the War, and was now AJS Sales Manager. Walter Rusk did not survive the War, and Jock's mount was the bike Rusk had ridden. A week later at Albi, France, Jock West was in the lead when a crankpin seized and locked. (When Sammy Miller acquired the engine from Jock West thirty years later to rebuild the AJS V4 for his museum, he found the crankpin still seized.)[1]

AJS was already developing another supercharged engine, the AJS Porcupine, but, three months after the Albi race, the FIM banned all forms of forced induction for motorcycle racing.

The engine used by Walter Rusk in the Ulster GP, with 7.9:1 compression and 16.5 lbf/in² (114 kPa) of boost, made 55 bhp (41 kW) at 7200 rpm on a dynamometer.

Tsawwassen 3

Tsawwassen 2

Some day... a REAL Triton.
I have the motor, I just need EVERYTHING else.

Some Snaps from Tsawwassen.

Just some pics of the good stuff on show...