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Author Topic: Engine inspiration thread!  (Read 106969 times)

Offline JRK5892

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #15 on: Aug 25, 2011, 17:56:20 »
doing motors trick is one of my fav parts of building a bike! that and the frame to me really show the work that went into a bike... you dont always have to crack cases to get great results but sometimes when you do... unreal!!!
 
here are a few we have done

 

 
i liked it so much i inked it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
and my personal fav... the motor is not assembled yet...but the jugs are so sick...took a ton of work but so well worth it

 
had to post this...this is our coating work on a motor my buddy chad build... so slick

 
guess what is happening to this one
Joe
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Offline JRK5892

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #16 on: Aug 25, 2011, 17:57:42 »
man some awesome motors on here... rocon man well worth all thepolishing!!! looks fantastic!!!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline HerrDeacon

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #17 on: Aug 25, 2011, 20:18:10 »
I really like the look of polished aluminum and black. Here are a couple of pics of my past bikes, KZ650 and CB400T.







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Offline bbqb4racin

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #18 on: Aug 26, 2011, 01:16:46 »

 
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Offline beachcomber

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #19 on: Aug 26, 2011, 06:22:10 »
remember how it used to be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Built in 1982 for Yamaha Europe by John Reed [ aka Uncle Bunt ] won loads of prestige events [ Best Bike - Oakland ] and was retired until 2 years ago when it was decided to refurb it to see how it would do against today's machines. It will be finished by November 2011.
 
I don't think many of the styling cues will find their way onto MY TR1 !!
 
Taken from the cover of BSH [ Back Street Heroes mag Sept. 2011 issue ] .
 
What do we think? A bit OTT. ;)
 
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Offline JRK5892

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #20 on: Aug 26, 2011, 10:06:02 »
dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #21 on: Aug 26, 2011, 10:13:59 »
dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
CNC - hell no ..... this is all HAND ENGRAVED in the same way that olde English shotguns were done.

The engraver was one Don Blocksidge, who is now in his early 80's - and STILL engraving! remember this work was done in 1982.

It's not just the engine cases that were engraved - I'll post a pic soon showing the whole bike.
Mudguards [ !! ], air filters, wheels, forks - even the headlight - all got the Blocksidge treatment.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Offline Shermanator86

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #22 on: Aug 26, 2011, 10:14:09 »
dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
I doubt that was CNC, it says the bike was done in '82, looks to be just a very talented engraver to me
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Offline Shermanator86

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #23 on: Aug 26, 2011, 10:15:24 »
CNC - hell no ..... this is all HAND ENGRAVED in the same way that olde English shotguns were done.

The engraver was one Don Blocksidge, who is now in his early 80's - and STILL engraving! remember this work was done in 1982.

It's not just the engine cases that were engraved - I'll post a pic soon showing the whole bike.
Mudguards [ !! ], air filters, wheels, forks - even the headlight - all got the Blocksidge treatment.
Thats amazing, can't imagine the time that would go into that much detail
1978 kz 400 single carb, now 440 top end hybrid
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Offline beachcomber

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #24 on: Aug 26, 2011, 10:23:57 »
Here's the complete bike as it was first time round in 1982.
 
Yamaha Europe paid John Reed "a considerable sum of money" to build the bike which was used by Yamaha for the launch of the TR1 / XV range in Europe.
 
As a side issue John Reed wanted to use it as a platform to build a World Class show bike. However, the bike was regularly ridden !
 
Photo from BSH magazine.
 
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

Offline JRK5892

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #25 on: Aug 26, 2011, 10:43:26 »
that is awesome!!! i have see acid etching done all over the bike but never engraving done to this extent! just amazing work!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #26 on: Aug 26, 2011, 12:52:36 »
Back in 1968 I owned a couple of M1 carbines - one was completely stock and the other ......well.
 
I had an engraver pal to do the biz on the reciever and barrel and then had the whole lot nickel plated. The stock was fashioned by a cabinet maker pal from "Zebra wood". Regretably pix of the finished job were torched by Mrs.B 1st.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

Offline DP9

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #27 on: Sep 02, 2011, 04:11:32 »
agree.  that is ef-in amazing.  i would ride the shit out of that bike, and feel like mid-evil royalty while doing it.
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #28 on: Sep 14, 2011, 18:46:12 »
I just posted these before and after photos of the engine we built with Brother Habanero52 for his "La Pastinaca" motorcycle over on his build thread but I thought that they should be here in the engine inspiration thread as well.





















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Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #29 on: Sep 15, 2011, 11:23:42 »
Brother Joey,
For the mat aluminum finish, did you sand blast the covers????  and if so did you seal it with something so that it wont stain???
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