Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fender and Triumph Get it On


I know this bike has been around for a while but there's nothing I love more than a good collaboration, Lennon McCartney did it, Hanna-Barberra teamed up, The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps joined forces, Bonnie and Clyde did it successfully and even the good old Australian Vegemite, and Cheese collaborated to create the Cheesymite Scroll.


So when Fender and Triumph decided to get together this was the result.  Built by the late Christian Clayton of Sucker Punch Sally, it's based around a 2009 Triumph Thruxton.  Minimal work has been done to the engine, but the stock suspension has been replaced with a pair of Ohlins along with the headlight being swapped for a HID unit.  The seat also looks like the remnants of an old guitar strap.

The most noticiable feature of the bike is the paint job which was done by hot rod artist Sarah Ray.  She managed to create the same look as a telecaster used by John Farnham's guitarist (For those non OZ readers John Farnham is a Musician, who has had more comebacks and a Rocky Film).


Somehow he just keeps going and going much like this Trumpy will be doing in years to come.

Rock on!







Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tour De France


Well while the tour is on I thought it was only fitting to find a custom shop out of the capital Paris.

Being in Australia the tour airs in the wee hours of the morning, I've probably averaged about 5-6 hours a night for the past week, hoping Cadel could get up again this year.  The fat lady hasn't sung yet but she's warming up the vocals.

Anyway enough of the non-motorised 2 wheelers, this Honda CX500 was built by Rive Gauche, I couldn't find too much info on the shop itself but they do have the Motto "Ride or Die".  I know which option I would prefer.

They've released some picturesque shots of the bike juxtaposed against the stoned lined streets of Paris.  Such a great contrast between the old and new.

PS. GO CADEL!





Friday, July 13, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Some updates from the Garage. We have been working on getting all the main components for the Expriment cleaned up ready for assembly back onto the bike.

We had thought about getting a new rear shock but the existing shocky was still in great condition so we've managed to keep that




Even though we'd be getting a new exhaust tip, I still wanted to keep the stock exhaust. Unfortunately it had the same idea and didn't want to leave the stock header. I ended up having to slice it off. Also we're waiting on shipment of some new swag which will be available soon.



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