It's a '98 Yamaha WR400 flat tracker, Talon/Excel 19" wheels, k1 Bandit 1200 forks, shortened
rear shock with a stiffer spring, cams re timed to YZ specs. Fancy swinging
'unbreakable' clutch lever. Bodywork is a bit scruffy and cracked in places. If I was
racing it for another year I would want to do the cam chain, piston and rings but
that's down to the buyer. £1100.
Disclaimer: Sideburn is not selling or profiting from the sale of this bike. We don't know the history of the bike and we're not vouching for it, we just want more racers in the the DTRA.
(this follows on from my off-topic parquet post...)
Made a stab at laying my wooden floor. There are several theories about technique so ended up with a fusion of geometry and much reference to my favourite philosopher Heath Robinson. Bostik Laybond floor adhesive is brilliant, if gooey and messy, so lots of wipes to-hand.
Heavy tool boxes and dead batteries are used end of line to keep freshly laid sections square - or weighed down, as the floor is slightly wonky and the blocks are slightly different thicknesses. The set-square is my bible.
I had a few kcuf-ups where individual parquet blocks slid about and left big gaps (effectively aquaplaning) even though - or maybe because?, they had 24kg on top of them. The glue is so strong (although still completely flexible) it ripped up the latex cement floor rather than coming un-stuck from the wood. Balls.
Once a central herringbone spine has been laid and the glue has set, it's easier to slot in the rest. It's all tongue-and-groove. But as these are reclaimed blocks, adjustment by sanding down edges, has to be made for a good fit with each neighbour.
We plan on promoting each Death Spray-painted tail section at events throughout the year. Each tail section will be raffled off one by one until the end of the year. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ride For Kids benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Please consider donating $1.00 to our Pledgie fundraiser campaign. For every $1.00 donation, you will be entered to win a FREE Burly Brand T-SHIRT. Donate $5.00, get 1 entry into the Cafe Tail Section Raffle. The last drawing will be held on Nov. 3, 2014.
Not sure if you know these guys, a couple of adventure riders scooting
about in South America, but spotted what looks like your "Get thee behindme" logo at 50 sec in. All the best,
We do know one of them for sure, Martin from Sweden, living in Japan, exploring South America, from the great Time You Enjoy Wasting... blog. There's also another Sideburn sticker on the bike's fairing right at the end of this great clip - what looks, appropriately, like Sandy. I'm pretty sure this short, mainly GoPro footage film will inspire a lot of daydreams. G
Officially opening on Thursday this new London shop sounds like it could be something special. Andrew, the man behind it, is putting in a lot of effort to make it just like he wants it.
Though, on paper, it is the increasingly popular mixture of expensive clobber, old helmets, bikes, art and coffee - there's still a lot of scope there to be original and the converted milk float is a good start.
And until at least every major city has a place like this, I suppose there aren't too many. The internet shrinks the world, making it seem like there are loads of places like this to hang out. I can tell you there aren't any within 100 miles of me.
The launch event is this Thursday.
And they will be stocking Sideburn.
Good luck, Bolt London. G
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