Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Then all back to the LOS BASTARDOS clubhouse for our annual shin dig.Masses of booze,good company,fire,food and an absolutely cracking live music set by ROCKING RICH.The night was spot on, I think its safe to say that every fucker there had a top night.Our old mate Trawler made his annual pilgrimage which is always a pleasure.I was hanging the next day but it was worth it.
Next stop the HOT ROD HAYRIDE the BEST bash of the year.Get your tickets quick ! Dont be one of those people who was told how good it was.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
it's that time of year...battastini's open day when los bastardos get together for all the above. time to meet friends old and new, chew the fat and generally forget about grief and have some fun. beers in the clubhouse after, too. if you see us, come and say hello. here's a totally unrelated pic of a flattie motor. one day...
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Yet more inspiration for me to, as the saying goes, 'chop that frickin' sportster'- some of Ledsled Customs' finest. These guys have really got the knack of giving sporties a tight hotrod look. They clearly like Mooneyes oiltanks a lot, too.
I'll let the pix speak for themselves.
I have a work placement later this week, so will be super-busy and generally stressed to fuck, but will try to keep some output from los bastardos central.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
thanks to trawler for this shot- it's filler's mercury at wheels day. check the bastardos plaque proudly displayed (proper fixing to come soon!) more to the point said merc is now dropped and ridin' on compressed air...literally. too kool for school, daddy-o. we'll get some proper pix up soon as we can, believe, this mod has TRANSFORMED this car from a mellow stocker to a badass gansta rocker. i guess you can't go wrong lowerering any vehicle (unless it's a period gasser, of course).
on a less impressive note, i managed to track down a new lens for my limpdick light- no need to make up a new ring to hold it, it fits just so, and even harley vibes ain't gonna move it. love an easy fix, right?
can't believe it's battz next week. well fired up for it. gonna have some good times. i just seen their new shop, it really is smart. see ya there?
Thursday, 17 June 2010
More stolen pix. And no, you should definitely NOT put wide billet rims and low profiles on a tri-chevy or any other fine car(or motorcycle). But this art is pretty nice, huh?
On a separate note, how do you like the new look on the blog? The sign-in page has been nagging about these new design templates, so I thought I'd give this one a go. Makes a change, if nothing else.
Filler's merc should be fully air-bagged up by the end of today, as with all these projects, they always take longer and cost more than you plan for. Who'd be a gearhead? I'm fucked, between that and my rediscovered Unofficial England Supporter status, I got no chance. Had a chuckle the other day, heard a guy on TV talking about watching England with his 8-year old son, and described it as a 'grieving process'. That's about right- but tonight I'm down the pub.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
as promised, here's some more of Rich's Thruxton. He was gonna buy a z750(new one), I take the credit for twisting his arm and getting something that'd suit his rocker style a whole lot better.
As I said, he's done a fair bit to his ride, all outside his gaff by his own hand. Mods include drilled main jets, pod filters and new carb support for the intake, and a tidy pair of Hyde pipes to get it running as strong as a proper cafe should. He tells me he's been stopped by every different unit of rozzers in the Met, and all they wanna know is what pipes he runs to get it sounding so sweet!
Elsewhere, the crowning glory is of course that manx-style tank with monza filler, coupled with a cut-down Scrambler seat and tail unit. I'd say any cafe needs the hump, but knowing Rich, he needs somewhere to carry his gear, cos like I said, this thing gets used a whole lot. Check too those Norton fork gaitors, polished stuff, bar end mirrors and a load of other neat touches.
Thought I'd better say, here at Bastardos we have a LOT of love for the Meriden Triumphs- Dazzer's got a wicked springer'd Bonneville chopper- but the new ones are OK too, if ya give 'em the 'treatment'. And Rich's is treated just fine. Nice work mate, see ya down the Ace!
Some bikes are just 'right', you know what I mean? And Dirty's santee-framed Honda 750/4 SOHC is definitely one of those. This appeared in The Horse a few years ago, and is without doubt one of the best Honda choppers to come out of the States in the recent revival these great motors have had.
If memory serves, that a Santee frame originally destined for an Ironhead with new motor mounts etc, and the engine's been warmed over with the standard wiseco 836 big bore kit. Otherwise just look and lust- everything about this bike is 'just so', it sits right, the lines are killer, there's absolutely no rubbish letting it down. Apart from the fact it ain't in my shed.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Thanks to my old mate Ace Rich from London, who's finally sent me some crackin' shots of his Hinckley Thruxton. He's a rocker through and through, and plays the 6-string like a blind bloke on a Memphis porch.
He's done a load to his ride-to-work trump. This fucker gets used all weathers, and ridden hard too through the capital's congersted streets. I'll get some more pix up later, but just to whet your appetite, here's a taster of the one-off cafe tank unit he had built by the Tank Shop up in the frozen north. It's a beauty, ain't it? Not cheap, but then again, good quality rarely is.
Stay posted for more details to come, in the meantime keep the shiney side up.
Monday, 14 June 2010
...they REALLY did stuff back in the 70s
nice, innit? what used loosely to be called a 'hardhead' frame, in the digger/ bay area style that's getting some attention from noted West Coast builders at the moment.
turbo 750 honda from the hondachopper/lowriders by summers archive. chrome and paint that could only come from that era. What a great time to have been around. Anyone remember Ally Pally?
apologies for lack of activity, life has been interrupting the blogging process, normal service will shortly be resumed.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
soz no pix today, might try and get sumfin up tonight.
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Monday, 7 June 2010
this always brings a good crowd, from quite a distance too.
we'll be having a few beers, if you wanna come and say hello, drop a line in the comments below.
see ya there.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
so, the blog has been a little quiet over the last few days, that'll be because at last my bike is taxed and back on da blacktop. There's something about the sporty- even when I first got it, and it was a ghastly salmon pink wide barred monstrosity, I'd wake up at 5am on a schoolday and just want to hit the road and ride. Nuffin's changed- you can't beat turning a 20 minute ride to work into 3/4 hr.
Friday, 4 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
The Mercury airbagging project is well under way thanks to my mate Flander (The airbag Yoda).Only a few problems with the wrong bits getting set over from the good old U.S of A. I would have been on the road last week ready to showcase the Bournemouth Ink tattoo convension if it wasnt for those DAMN YANKS ! But thats always how it goes when you need something to a deadline.Anyway it'll get there soon enough now theres no rush.
Right Im off to collect an Airstream from the docks if anyone is interested ? Let me know and I'll send you some pics.
Whats the difference between PMT and BSE ?
One attacks the cows brain and sends it fucking mental and the other is some kind of farming problem.