Sunday, 6 May 2018

1984 XR350R complete

Just finished a nice little project xr350 build, love these old xr's......

Friday, 2 February 2018

Sweet lil' 80

Picked up this nice 2002 CR80 and decided to do a quick "5 day makeover" .
Not much to these little rockets, been a while since I had a two stroke and have to say the noise and the smell of that oil definitely makes me want to get another one and maybe do something special with it.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Dakar project now sold

My 1980's inspired Honda XR/Xl/Nx now finished, took it out today for a shakedown and did not disappoint, rides as good as it looks.
Started life as an xl600,
modified to accept XR600 suspension, 1984 XR500R plastics, tank and seat came from a 1986 XL600 LMF,one-piece supertrapp silencer,(sounds so good),
all electrics now reside in the airbox, Honda Dominator engine with electric start.
bike rides real nice and looks pretty trick too!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Honda AX1 now sold

The super rare 250 is good to go!

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Recently picked up this very rare Honda 1988 NX 250 AX-1.
Considering the modern four stroke revolution this bike was way ahead of its time.

Alloy wheels with tubeless tyres
Twin cam liquid cooled 6 speed transmission and electric start!
Approx power of 27  bhp
Low seat height
Front and rear disc brakes

What's not to like!

Intention is to completely restore this mega rare beauty to look like this one......

Right now it looks like this 

Reckon I'd best get cracking.

Quick update pic, starting to look like something now!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Can you build me a bike?

A question I have heard many many times over the years but the answer has always been the same .... sorry but I only do this as a hobby and I have a day job.
Well after much deliberation I have decided to change the answer and I am now able to take on your build so long as it doesn't deviate too far from what you see on this blog.
I will also be interested in taking on restoration work primarily dirt/trail bikes from 70's and through to the 90's.

My bikes when built are always priced as to recover my expenses (£6,000 typically)
Any future commissioned builds would start at £8,000 depending on requirements.
Turnaround time I would hope to be approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the date of purchase of the donor bike.

Many thanks for all your comments and thoughts over the years hopefully I'll featuring your bikes in the future.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Almost done!

Just waiting on a new set of rims for my latest bike just in time for the summer.
Slightly different than before using a seat suitable for a pillion and retaining rear footrests, nice bright day running led front light along with complete set of indicators for more convenience.
Took it out yesterday for a shakedown and covered 40 miles smiling all the way, had almost forgotten how much fun these bikes are ☺
More pics of finished bike to follow.