Backyard Mechanic, Don't Buy an image, Build one! ....DBAIBO you fuckers....

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Engine and Tranny Jig!

After surfing the net I converted the inch drawings into metric ones this Sunday. Time for the milling machine again ;)

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Sorted through some of the picks I took of the fotoshoot last Saturday.
Floris Velthuis "the man" in action, look what equipment he is carrying with him ;)
Have a look at his blog for some more of his Artwork.

Floris Velthuis blog

Saturday, 26 November 2011

S&S fotoshoot, sneak preview!

Just to satisfy your curiosity ;)
1 pick, out of at least 500, gheghe...

S&S Fotoshoot, I had fun!

Today was the day of the S&S fotoshoot. What a team......!!!
Floris at his best.....on the floor ;) and Nousjka......
Nousjka was gorgeous and.......cold.

Who's that ugly f..cker ?!!?

I can't wait to see the final pictures.

Friday, 25 November 2011

motto, in ya face!

Another great job done by Incastienen

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Frame jig, restarted!

Remember this one?
Stopped building it this spring for obvious reasons. Now winter-time is there its time to dust off the project.....and finish it.
2nd leg and rotation hinge.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Changed headlight!

Didn't like the size of the headlight in comparison to the overall look of the bike. It is basically too small, but I found a great replacement in this springer 6-1/2 inch lamp. Looks much better.... don't you think.

Not done yet, some plans that involve the skill and steady hand of Incastienen. you'll see...

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Since my licenseplate light melted away some time ago I had to rethink the way I build it. Decided that I liked what I did and left the setup the same, but......... added a heat shield.
No way it was only going to be a simple plate, did it the hard way, the backyard way... build with what you have,
DBAIBO you fuckers ;)

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Fiddling with some spacers!

Spacers to fill the gap between the controls and grips

Monday, 24 October 2011

Oldskool, Fuck the Euro!

Every now and then I loose it completely... homemade valve caps,
What do you think of these??..... old dutch currency.....Is this oldskool enough for you ;)

Also started work on organising the cables on the bike

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Oyeahhh, Hart surgery succeeded!

Got time this weekend to do the final jobs on the engine.
Back in the bike and.... oyeah... its running soooo much smoother now.
No test ride yet, hopefully tomorrow.
Look at the gauge.... cold engine and 9,25 bar front and 9,45 bar on the rear cylinder, Hart surgery is a success, the work on the valves paid off.

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Little update, not done for today yet, but in real need of food ;-)
Engine is coming together again, next job, timing of the camshafts

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Replacement camshaft!

Couldn't wait until tomorrow, had to know....
The camshaft from the spare engine is fine, Tomorrow its assembly time:-)

Diggin deaper!

After the front cylinder it was time to do the rear cylinder.
Today's result after a few hours work, a worn camshaft.
Time to dig some parts out of the spare engine I bought for little money some years ago. Foresight ?!....

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Little trip to Thunderbike

What a fantastic weather this weekend, finally some sun.
Had to get on the bike, no particular reason, no particular destination, Just do it.....
Had a stopover at Thunderbike, some inspiration for this winter???

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Coming together again!

Enjoyed another evening in the workshop putting the front cylinder back together.
As always something else needs to get done as well. Decided to replace the guiding brackets for the camshaft chain because they have become brittle. I hope the spares are in stock.....

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Bit of cleaning and....... Lots of valve lapping. After a good 1,5 hour I am happy with the result.
Gaskets are ordered, hope they make it in before the weekend.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Find Location!

Guess what I am doing.............

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