24th Apr2012

The ugly drag rat

by Jtbrothers

This is quick build. We want to take part on the 1/8mile race @ the bottrop kustom kulture show. More pics and video’s on http://JTbrothers-motorcycles.blogspot.com

Next winter we gonna build a nice chop of it with new frame ect..

01st Mar2012

Flyrite Double Trouble

by The Joker

Shamelessly ripped from an other site, but hey… it is Sofa’king cool…

Some motorcycles seem to be sacrosanct when it comes to customizing, while others are fair game. So you see quite a few Triumph Trophy customs, and not many Nortons. But Jason Kidd, owner of Flyrite Choppers, has no qualms: his extraordinary ‘Double Trouble’ custom has not one, but two 1960s Norton Atlas 750 twins nestling in the frame. (By my calculation, that means an output of 110bhp or more.) It could have been a monstrosity, but the result is clean, classy and attention grabbing. And given that it’s hard enough to get a single-engined bike looking good, this is quite an achievement. Flyrite’s down-to-earth philosophy no doubt plays a part—as befits an NHSTA-licensed manufacturer, their bikes are soundly engineered: on Double Trouble, there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place. “At Flyrite Choppers we build bikes the way they used to be: basic, bare bones, wrench-on-it-yourself for the real motorcycle rider. We have basic principles that we adhere to when building a bike.” Despite taking top honors at last year’s Harvest Classic European and Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach, there are surprisingly few images of Double Trouble around—so we have Texas-based photographer Bill Fraser to thank for sending these in. If you like the bike enough, it can be yours—it’s for sale for $40,000. Email flyrite@flyritechoppers.com if you’re interested.

Tech Sheet

Engine: Two Norton Atlas 750s
Builder: Ken Armann Restoration in Santa Clara, CA.
Exhaust: Equal length headers by Matt Quinn at Pipeworx
Primary: Chains and Sprockets
Transmission: 5 Speed Kick

Frame: Flyrite Choppers one-off
Front End: Betor Forks
Triple Trees: One-off Flyrite Choppers

Rear: Re-pop HD16″
Front: Flyrite spool 21″
Tires: Avon Front and Rear
Brakes: Re-pop HD

Painter: Jason Kidd
Color: Black
Pinstriping and Gold Leaf: Von Franco

Bars: Short Drags
Risers: Flyrite Choppers one-off
Gas Tank: Hodaka—Chopped and sctioned with an oil tank down the center
Rear Fender: Ford spare tire ring
Seat: One-off seat by Dave Martinez
Foot Controls: One-off mid-controls by Flyrite Choppers
Headlight: Bates with Flyrite Choppers side mount brackets
Taillight: Cateye with Flyrite Choppers Tag Mount

29th Feb2012

Uncle bunt Triumph

by Zoomy

Hello,zoomy found the way to hardtail maniac.com too.
Have build a view hardtail bikes,first one was a Honda cb400n ,second one was build in a santee frame with Honda cb360 engine and my latest build was a Uncle bunt frame with a Triumph t140 engine.
Lately not much time but trying to build a boardtracker with a ILO engine.Grtz Zoomy

22nd Feb2012

Gecko Kustoms Triumph

by Chieltje

A great looking triumph of a friend of mine, practically everything on it is hand made and the details are just fantastic!!!

pictures taken by Floris Velthuis – http://www.florisvelthuis.com/

21st Feb2012

BSA Hardtails

by Chieltje

Some nice BSA chops found on the net.

The ones below are built by Jeff Yarrington of  http://www.saintmotorcompany.com/