Friday, April 29, 2011

Panhead for sale in Copenhagen

Røde has his Panhead Bobber up for sale here in Copenhagen. More info and contact details here. Remember, once it's bought and paid for - you'll never have to spend another dime on it!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Race 61

Berlin based Roadrunner's Rock & Motor Club presents "Roadrunner's Paradise & Race 61"  2011 1-3 July. Location is Luftfahrtmuseum Finowfurt north of Berlin. Read more here.

Vis stort kort

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spottet in the tool shed

At the time I found it best not to ask about it, but I'm wondering what the story was behind this lock of hair hanging with all the tools. Texas Chainsaw III, perhaps?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Moped gang wars

Hell's Satans.

Molotov cocktails.

"Yeah, we got a moped problem"

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Honda Ascot Street Tracker

This season's transportation around Copenhagen is a stripped Honda VT500 Ascot with a few alterations. It's a 500cc water-cooled v-twin engine (2 in- and 1 ex-valve per cylinder) w/ 2 Keihin carbs producing 48 bhp of the production line. Yes! It's fun to ride.
Got rid off some excess cosmetics like signals, dashboard, a few blinking lights, huge headlight, front mudguard, huge billboard taillight etc. I modified the tail-bit around the seats and panels, built a new bracket for the tail light, and mounted an improvised rear mudguard. Also changed tires to Heidenau (rear) and Dunlop (Front), and added gaitors to the forks as I've been having continuous problems with the fork seals. I've redone the forks just recently, so they should be good for another 5000 km's. I hope.

On the front I put a bottom mounted Bates replica 4,5" headlight (a bit off center) along with a single simple very poorly lit speedometer (for dramatic effect). Handlebars are from an xt500 or similar trail bike...not sure - it was a gift from the Wrenchmonkees. There's a Sebring exhaust mounted now which I'll replace when I get an idea of how to re-jet the carbs appropriately. The front suspension is progressive forks currently using a 10w/20w fork oil mix (which is a bit on the soft side) and air-pressure of 5-10 psi which makes a big difference in the handling if not pressurized. Dual piston single disc front brake. Drum rear.
Rides very well, especially at RPM's about 5-7k. Great for city riding. Light and easy to maneuver.

I'm so ready for summer.

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Bottrop Kustom Kulture Show

Bottrop Kustom Kulture Show at the "Schwarze Heide" Airport in Bottrop June 17 & 18.

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