maandag 29 augustus 2011


I was playing around with some fine masking tape today, trying to figure out what to do with my paint..

(sorry for crappy cellphone pictures)

Oh yeah, I also have some carb issues.. Apparently I lost (??) mi acceleration pump needle (from the CV carb).

donderdag 25 augustus 2011

photoshoot of my bike.. and me

I went out to take some photo's of my bike and me. Not that I think I'm a good looking guy, au contraire (would the french say), and I surely would rather have a beautiful scarcely dressed girl on my bike!
But I was all I had available so.. bad luck!
anyway, here they are:

(hell yeah!! I'm a biker, I have to look mean!!)

zondag 21 augustus 2011


I just stumbled across this amazing facebook page! I think it's one of the coolest I've seen yet!
I saw that a friend of mine just 'liked' it so I thought to go check it out. Here's a small preview of what to find over there:

This is where you can find more:

make sure to go check it out!

donderdag 18 augustus 2011


Past weekend we had a barbecue with all the guys of the evening school I'm going to.
Tim, who organized it, had a little present for me. He gave me this nice old headlight that used to belong to his girl's grandpa.
They didn't know what it's from but on the top it says 'BW'.
At first I was thinking it would look nice on an old fat bobber style project, but since it's pretty big,  now for some reason I start to see an oil-tank in it.. Don't really now yet, but it's so cool!

(sorry for the crappy quality 'phone photo's' but I forgot that I had the quality set to the minimun, stupid me!!)

maandag 15 augustus 2011

on the road..

A friend of mine took these photo's a while back. It was before the sissybar-apehanger-seat lowering improvements :-)

(new skool GPS on old skool bike.. but don't worry, it's gone now.. just needed a way to check my milage with the small(er) gastank... Ok, bad excuse..)
Oh yeah, and now it even has a front brake caliper (witch it didn't on these photo's :-) )
pictures taken by Geert

maandag 8 augustus 2011

looking for a front end

I'm looking for a font end like this one on Stuart Symonds little Koffin Hopper.
I've been thinking about these old Indian-style leafspring forks, but after seeing this... nice :-)
Any suggestions?
(picture from Greasy Kulture magazine Issue 7)

zondag 7 augustus 2011

1995 Enfield Bullet 500 Part II

I was able to make some time to look at the Enfield today. I took off the head and cylinder and descovered what the problem is.
The pictures speak for themselves:

I must say I am happy that it isn't the connecting rod, 'cause those are pretty expensive (although I don't know the price for a new piston yet). The downside is that the lower piston ring is completely in small pieces, down into the crankcase, meaning that I have to open the whole thing up and clean it out.
More to come ...

dinsdag 2 augustus 2011

1995 Enfield Bullet 500

I've got this old Enfield standing around. I got it from a friend who said that the last time it was running was about 6 years ago.
So... as soon as I pushed the kicker down, I noticed that something was wrong, there was absolutely no compression.
First thought was a leaking decompression valve, so I took it out to take a look. When it was out I thought to kick it again and as I did I discovered that the piston didn't move whilst kicking...
I think it's a smart idea to wait until I've got some manual before I go a lot further, but I'm gonna try to get the cylinder head removed tomorrow and see what happens. (Tried it today as well, but couldn't get it to come loose right away and I didn't had more time so..)
Anyway, I'll keep you guys posted!
Oh yeah, if I get it running, I've got some nice plans with it :-)