Taking a grinder to Britain's motorcycling heritage.
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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Triumph Rigid Long Chain Cases

The search is over, if you're tired of having to look hard to find a usable pair of long cases only to get beaten in the last 10 seconds by an outlandish bid, Big D Cycles has come to the rescue.

These fine looking reproductions have just been released onto the market at USD 695 a pair, which is about GBP 450. In the current market that would be about right for a good pair of originals, but these are as perfect as a NOS pair and who knows what they would fetch.

Well worth it I'd of said.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Mister Smug

Two trophies in less than a week..............not that I'm a slut or anything,.......................just mentioning it is all.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Hinckley Triumph.....................CRIKEY!!!!!

Haven't really got to grips with the new bike that is Triumph yet, there are a lot about and by all accounts they are good at what they do, and they are British, but....well......you know.
Came across this and the specs are somewhat eye opening


Engine: 1200 cc 270 degree crank 101 mm bore 74.3 mm stroke

104 rear wheel HP 91 ft. lbs. torque @ 4700 rpm

Frame and swing arm 4130 Chrome molly

Gearing 520 chain 17 front 45 rear

Wheel base 55.5 inches - adjustable to 57.5 inches

Steering head angle 24.5 degrees

Front suspension modified (lengthened) Yamaha R6 43 mm 3 way adjustable cartridge forks Billet triple clamps with 1 mm to 7 mm offsets

Rear suspension Penske 3 way adjustable mono-shock

Ground clearance 10.5 inches

Seat height 31.5 inches

Front wheel Performance Machine forged aluminum 19 x 3.00 Maxxis DTR 130

Rear wheel Performance Machine forged aluminum 19 x 3.50 Maxxis DTR 150

Front brakes - 2 - Beringer 6 piston Aerotec calipers with Suzuki K4 298 mm rotors

Rear brake - Beringer 2 piston floating Caliper A&A Racing 10.5 inch rotor

Wet weight (2.4 gallons gas, oil and battery) 351 lbs.

As I said in the header Crikey! over 100 brake from any British twin however big is a rare beast.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

1953 Tiger 100C For Sale

This matching numbers 1953 Tiger 100C appeared on here a couple of months ago, built by Keith and the boys at Big D in Dallas Tx, it is now up for sale on the bay.

This is the real deal, and they ain't getting any easier to find. Shame it's half a planet away.