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My daughter (who I'll call "A"), 8 years old, shares my workshop space with me.
Shes a Maker.
She also believes that her dad can build anything. (I'm not going to burst her bubble :-P)
She's been asking me to build her a "car". A "real" car. One with cupholders and a radio, and a trunk that...
Ive been putting this together over the last three weeks or so.
I had new bearings fitted to the Benottos original Campagnolos, and I cleaned them up. Put on a set of slicks I had lying around.
I also had a set of handlebars and brakes that were in the Benotto parts box.
So I went around...
Hey fellas. A good friend of mine is moving to Spain in December. His dad bought this bicycle new in 1979 (He thinks). It was then passed on to him about 20 years ago, and he used it for a few years. Then about 4 years ago he decided to make a fixie out of it. It never happened. Went mountain...
My favorite bike that I've owned over the years was a 2001 Ducati 748R. When I first got it, I didn't really like it that much, but once I had learnt to ride it, there was nothing better.
I'm always on the lookout for cool and interesting bikes, so when this 2003 Anniversary Edition bike came...
Add lots of wasabi. And some Fettuccine thrown into the mix.
From front to back:
Honda NSR 250 MC21 SE
Honda NSR 250 MC28 SE
Aprilia RS250 MK2
Aprilia RS250 MK1
Honda NSR 250 MC21
The Mk2 Aprillia belongs to a friend of mine, but it has permanent residence in my garage.
Same for the...
"After a 15-year treasure hunt, a farmer and aviation enthusiast struck gold, uncovering as many as 20 World War II-era Spitfire planes buried in Burma at the end of World War II -- a find he may lose to the British Donald Trump."...
I eventually found an NSR MC28 in June last year, after looking out for one for some months. This is a 1996 model.
It was a rolling chassis with a few boxes containing various parts and three incomplete motors. One of the engine casings in the boxes matched the title, and that...
Traffic Enforcement Police have been sitting on the centre barrier of the highway near my house at the bottom of a long downhill for the last few weeks.
I didn't take the picture but it was emailed to me by a work colleague who drives the same route... Then I saw it myself the following day...
Now I know some guys have fully kitted garages and workshops with all these creature comforts and more - but...
Was putting the final few pieces on one of my builds last night.
I figured what the hell, the living room has:
1. Under floor heating
2. A comfy rug
3. A TV
4. A couch to sit back...
My younger brother Adam has wanted an RS250 for a *long* time now. On the last weekend of November last year we went to look at an RS250 that was for sale. On arrival, we were greeted by a pretty tatty looking bike, but it was a rare MK1. The guy didn't know that it was a MK1, so...
Been very busy over the last few months doing some restorations and builds etc, and just started a new Cafe Racer build, (even though my V50 project is still not complete :-/ ) but I figured, hey what the heck, I'll post it up. The feedback and critique here on DoTheTon is always...
Real annoying problem Ive got on my hands here: Paint in the gas tank.
Had a tank repaired, and painted. Specifically asked the painter to seal the tank properly, which he didn't.
I cleaned out the tank with gas - put in about a gallon, shook it around, emptied, repeated twice.
This topic has always had me interested.
Ive posted two topics on the subject in the past:
DUCATI Race Car
How to Build Motorcycle-Engined Racing Cars...
Was at an auction last month with my 'ol pop at Zwartkops Raceway in Johannesburg South Africa.
Saw some great old bikes. I'll add pics as I get time, becasue Ive got a stack of them from the day.
This Vincent Black Prince had a reserve of US$ 150 000.00. Lots of interest but didnt sell. Too...
From the site:
Silence Television, Gianmarco Magnani's Portfolio
Giclée prints on 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper
Each series is composed of 4 prints
Some of my favourites:
I think this is some of the most...
Came across this the other day. Pretty interesting.
Reminded me of this Ducati engined race car I stumbled...
I got my first Ducati in 1998. It was a little M400 Monster. Cant find any photos of it, but I know Ive got a couple somewhere (pre-digital era :-). Will try and dig it out and post here in place of this pic. Didn't have all that carbon etc like this pic. Great little bike, and I did a ton of...
Been toying with the idea of entering the 250cc two-stroke classic amateur racing class. I'm meeting up with one of the guys heading up the class at our local track on Saturday morning.
My intention is to have fun, and if I'm any good, well, we can cross that bridge later. The main...
There's a motorcycle mechanic guy who lives up my road who sets up a works on Ducati Race bikes out of his garage. He's pretty well known and respected. Was up there today, and this is what was parked in his drive.
The car is powered by an older carburetor Ducati motor. Those of you who know...