Thursday, 22 March 2012

Generation X

Gen X ruled. I really liked their first album and this song in particular.
I saw them at the Marquee and all the girls loved them, all the blokes were throwing shit.
After 3 songs they went of stage and would not come back unless the pelting stopped
It did and they fucking rocked.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik were also fucking great and massively underestimated.
I really liked Westworld too.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Beck 500 16 tyre

New back tyre for Matchless arrived today with the attached sticker stating "designed expressly for cars manufactured before 1948". So I'm OK putting on a 1959 bike then.

Monday, 23 January 2012

New Shoes?

I'm not, like, sure or anything, but I think I may need some new brake shoes n'stuff.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Yamaha XT250 Seat finished

XT250 seat is done. Covered it with tuck n roll Alcantara on the top and vinyl on the sides.
Foe comparison there is an original  US spec "heavyweight" seat next to it.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Yamaha XT250 seat re-shape

Re-sculpted a seat for my 1981 Yamaha XT250. Cut down the base to a narrower profile and plastic welded it together, then shaved down the foam lower and am about to recover it with Alcantara fabric and vinyl.
Much slimmer and tidier.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Cult Beer

An original can of beer made for promo purposes for The Cult to promote the Electric album.
The Cult ruled for a while and this album was their progression into a more metal sound which broke them massively in the US.
I liked the older style Cult from Dreamtime and the even older Southern Death Cult who I saw supporting Theatre of Hate at the Hammersmith Palais.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Thunderbird Son

My eldest son Jimmy sitting on my mate Alex's 650 Triumph Thunderbird lowrider outside my house in Streatham.
I reckon this was 1990. He's 23 now and has his own bike.