i learned to make gifs again!
oops! too late!
It’s been a slow week for dirt tracker building, and it seems to be tacking some time to get the final bits done. Plus the fact my cash flow has dried up does not help. But you can help by purchasing this bike right here
I did however get a couple things done and also have an ace up my sleeve from a certain CNC machinist in ChCh that always delivers the trickniss. More to come on that.
After a late night at the ILABB party I was feeling pretty shaken, but pulled my self out of bed at 6am and rode my track bike to the grage and meet the boy’s. After an hour in the car and a life time of bad calls from Sid we were at Caldlands showgrounds for a motorbike swap meet. I was too hung over to take any good photos but it was fucking cool, lots of rad old dudes and boxes of rad old shit to dig though and talk to. A must do even if you don’t have a project bike.
In a random box from and old dude that had sold over 60 GB400TT’s in his time I found this KX250 brake lever. Good condition and the right look I picked it up for $90. Not cheap but in good condition and the perfect style for my bike. Once back at the shop I drilled it out, no surprise there.
Also picked up this 70s style clutch lever for a very reasonable $35. It was brand new and once back at the shop I drilled it out, not a surprise either. The levers are not a match but look good together.
And this is how we are looking as of the 20th of September. As you can see I removed the fork boots and added the levers.
Digging around at my favorite bike shop, I found this!!!!! WTF. This rules. Hey Zombie can you see Alan in the background. Yes he wants to sell it and yes I think I need it, what do you guys think????
Here’s some pic from our ride in Germany.There was straw people, beer, camperbarrels, funny german signs, skulls, windmills, vegan sausages, street mushrooms and of course fields, forests, lakes, rivers, mosquito’s, sand, rocks, dirt and getting rad. I totally recommend Germany for touring, its flat the have loads of great cycle routes all over the country which are 50 – 90% off main roads. The trains are bike friendly except for the Eurostar. The beer is cheap and awesome and you get money back for empties cause they sterilize and reuse the bottles. Finding vegetarian or vegan food is not always easy but we got to know the supermarkets pretty well, stay away from Lidl and Aldi if you can. Berlin is always a good time, record shops, vegan donor kebabs and loads of hip joints to check out. So yeah weather was great, swum in the baltic sea, rode my new bike (bike check coming soon) drunk a truck load of weizen and dunkel beer, got a couple of new records, 3 new flannels = 9 out of 10 skulls.
i need a ninja bike to go with my ninja glock
vegan black metal chef!!!
It’s been a good start to the week with a couple completed projects being crossed of the now diminishing list of things to do. The tank was in need of a new tap placement and also a valve to let the beast breath pure gasoline into the system.
This is FUCKING KEVIN, He fixed my FUCKING tank up a FUCKING treat. Good FUCKING job from a FUCKING good CUNT. Thanks Kevin.
Disregard the beating we did on the bottom of the tank so it could fit the frame. But do notice the bang up job Kevin did on the tap. This guy can solder like the boss and his work is so rad to watch. He also repaired a small hole in the tank after we beat it to far with the hammer.
This is the old tap mount. The grinder took it out and Kevin patched it up. The other thing Kevin did was give it a pressure test in a water bath for radiators. No bubbles was a good sine.
What we have here is a Pingel Power-Flo fuel tape. As you can see from the side of the package this bad boy does not play. And from what I have been told is the tape used on Drag-Bikes. Should work for me just fine.
OOOOOOHHHHHHHDAAAAAAAAAMMMMMM, FUCK that’s bad ass right there. Not much to say here.
All mounted and over shadowing some off the rough engine cylinders.
Next on the agenda was mounting the speed o, after a few measurements and trying to remember tech drawing classes I had a rough mock up.
Cut it out and check the fit.
And it’s all good. I used a couple old school gold ano axle nuts for spacers. The gold will complete the final look once finished.
Another angle of the speed-o, I also need to get button heads for the mounting hardware. I need some for the rear shox’s also so that will have to be done soon.
And that’s all there is.
Hey all, It’s been some time since the last DirtTracker update and I am starting to get on to the hard parts of the mock-build. Plus I had to get new tires for the other GB and that set me back cash wise, however the good news is that this bike is a tax right-off. AWESOME AH……….
Below is the latest on the dirt tracker.
This is how it looks as of today, September 9th. Sorry about the bad photo.
All right PLAYERS, as you can see the rear shox have been replaced by this set I got from Trade-Me, it’s an old school set of Marzocchi rear sets from the early 90′s and came stock on sports bikes and sold aftermarket. I was lucky, and walked away with this set for $250. After a small E Bay hunt I found that at $250 it was a great deal and a quick phone call to the MTB wholesaler Wide-open the seals and a service is no worries. This purchase hinged my entire color scheme. STAY TUNED.
RIGHT!!!! what we have here is a RK chain and also a custom speedo. I was pretty lucky with this purchase and we are talking a good deal, one of the best so far. I really wanted a gold chain and that’s what I got. Really stoked on this. Thanks Paul
Close up on the speedo. It’s a really nice unit and fits really nice into the triple trees ignition switch.
That’s all for now, and hopefully we can get some more done this weekend.