By casey him | March 1, 2014
If it’s not raining you should ride, just sayin’.
By casey him | February 24, 2014
I was reading a story on the Sideburn blog the other day, about a ducati (cagiva….) that had “more makeovers than David Bowie.” I felt pushed to dig through the scrapbook and document some of my Triumf’s ch-ch-changes over the years.
7 wheels, 2 tanks, 3 oil tanks, the Tracy body, 3 pairs of pipes, 2 forks, 2 hardtails, 2 frames, a top-end, countless bar set-ups and on and on.
Working on the latest version right now……
By casey him | January 1, 2014
Luke, good customer, smart dresser and generally swell dude- has this very tidy 1994 yzf750 genesis up for sale. But it needs to go quick, he leaves in a week. You see, rather than hanging out in portland’s crap weather all winter, Luke’s headed to the Southern Americas for a moto-adventure. He’ll be flying down to one of the less kidnappy countries and buying a 200cc something and riding as far south as one can. To frolic with the penguins or something. It sounds like a far better plan than anything I’ve thought of recently, so let’s get a couple extra pesos in his pocket to make this all go smoothly.
Ask around see if you know anybody’s who’s into it, gimme a shout if you want the details or to check it out. 94? Shit, that’s practically a classic! Now’s the chance to look like your 1990′s hero for a mere $1500 obo!
You’re on your own for the pants though.
By casey him | December 30, 2013
This is one of them. I loved riding Skyline with those bars…
By casey him | December 28, 2013
Some of my favorite details are the things you never see- this is the sub-frame for the body kit on last year’s One Show build. Foto by Davie (aka Bill), who documented most of the build process of Stephen’s and I’s bikes- I say most of, because it helps if there’s always film in the camera(ooh burn!). More to come….
By casey him | December 27, 2013
By casey him | December 14, 2013
Fifteen bucks?! Fuck it- I’ll do it myself.
By casey him | December 6, 2013
Wish i could make it! Feel free to buy Brandon (Team G&H #9r) a beer in my absence.
By casey him | October 28, 2013
You’ll be even more surprised when that minivan pulls out in front of you.
Thanks for the tip-off Joe!
By casey him | October 25, 2013
I used to draw a lot, it’s something I picked up from my older bruv as a kid. Unlike him, I’ve never been particularly good at it. I have no real vision, artistic sense or any statement to make. Somewhere around 11 or 12 (as many of us did) I became keenly interested in things with wheels. From that point on my sketch books were filled scribbles of hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles. As a young man, I had hoped that my artistic endeavors would payout in some undefined way- hotrods and bike magazines were full of illustrations, someone seemed to pay for this stuff… however, the doodling proved mostly to be a detriment to my academic achievements- securing my lowly station in the blue collar world.
These days, long ago having given up my adolescent dreams of living as a struggling artist (leaching off the state and the many high society women that would adore me), my sketchbooks are still filled with scratchy images of impractical and poorly engineered two wheeled oddities.
The concept doodling has become an integral tool in the task of turning a pile of parts into something mildly original with a budget of fuck all- it’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a plan. For better or worse, I generally hit my mark. Some details never reveal themselves until later in the build, but for the most part, what you see on paper tends to end up on the street a few months later.
Unfortunately any plan of mine is no match for a deadline. Less vital details are shed as the clock ticks away. The TracyBike never got it’s oil cooler or the crazy ass front brake setup, so it never really felt done. At least it was covered in oil for the One Show….
The sketch for the R.Bike was hasty and pretty vague. The whole project was pretty hasty, start to finish in fifteen days. It set the tone around here for One Show builds to come.
Before that, was the Ducrapi aka the Duchti. Hit my mark with this one, unfortunately what you can’t see on paper was the fact that it was barely rideable (although totally escalatorable…). Ah, the sins of a show pony.
What’s behind this long-winded examination of the usually secretive G&H build process? Hype. What else would it be? This year’s project for the One Show isn’t just another rebuild of the Triumf, it’s a whole new trainwreck i just picked up this year. A build that’s been in my head for a while now, so when it fell into my lap (paperwork and all) i figured it was time to give it a go. A mighty BSA in all it’s wet-sumping glory and just to make it a pain in the ass I’m using the much maligned ’71 and later OIF. It was a finger twitch away from being turboed, but thankfully i wussed out at the last second. We’ll see where it’s at come February …