nifty fifty 2018

New years day run 2018:

Like the colours, if it makes other people go what?! i’m down for it.

Want to race this guy, but he said the rain plays hell with the traction so he went home 🙁

68 years old and getting used, top class.

Race c90 back after test run, taller rear tire is a tiny bit more unstable, but grip was fantastic.

Oh look, my fecking cbr6 ain’t charging again.

also found that the plugs are getting a bit fouled from short runs to work, gotta change those, so i bought this to help:

knew that spare frame would come in handy!

getting nearer race day! lightening program is making progress..

Fitted temp gauge because i was hoping i had blown something, but no it’s fine damn it.

attempting to get someone elses race transponder charged

Final though before nifty fifty 2018?

Race Day!

Well first thing that went wrong was a burst water main, Thomas Maxwell could not make it, but he had a friend that could take his place so. ok then. Paul has ktm dirt bike is half my age and never been at a tarmac race… this was the night before the race as i sat in the car driving up to dublin..

Three people on our team myself colin and paul, we can still split up the race between us, have seen my bike do 1h30m of racing before so decided i’d go out for an hour and thirty minutes, you’re never sure how long the race will be and paul didn’t have any experience.

went out for 1h27m, ran out of petrol but still made it to the pits with out stopping, loads of bouncing about trying to slosh fuel into carb. Had huge battle with team manly, some fella name cody nally? never heard of him, he kept up ok. i was third in class as i pitted, absolutely buggered,  knees and shoulders wouldn’t work right for days after, footpegs so far forward made hopping about alot of physical work. the straight bars wrecked my right wrist as well.

ABR moto/Driving miss daisy/Funky Junkys had alot more power, past me going at least 5k quicker, ABR/BMD are both english teams so they had 107cc engines i’m sure. in plop enduro racing you have to keep the 19mm carb, no such restrictions over here so they were bored passing everyone.
Colin went backwards unfortunately, new guy paul rock kept us in place and was steadily improving when the flag dropped.

6th in class, 9th overall 1:26.160 77.298kmh
teds team finished one lap behind us! on a stock 70!
dry race, tyres fantastic, i would have been well into the 1.25 if i had not changed the gearing combo down to 36 tooth rear and not taken into account the taller rear tyre also stretching the gearing.

ABR moto Driving miss daisy / Funky Junkys had alot more power, but they couldn’t take a corner to save there lives, next year will be the year of the my 89.3cc BBK! Seriously next year is Win or i’m bringing a two stroke to nifty fifty 2020



Best 86cc bike out there, A Fish Called Honda

and one week later we were all balls deep in snow.

Back to normal,Fucking cbr.

rg125f engine destruction

Tis grand! bit of diesel and off we go!

lol nein. got other projects that need attention first, then we’ll spend a bunch and fix that engine right up. and tune it of course.

so the really really boring part


yep cleaning and sanding and filling and organizing my spanners. I’M NOT OLD OK!? just had an off day, it was raining.

I did mount the old rg tank at least, like a trophy. 🙂

slinging a SBC like my 8 core odroid into it will be easy, but it’ll need slinky heavy metal hoses to house various cables, gotta have the look right.

Other things that happened

Oh whats this for?


But never mind that, time for a spin!

Tasty noise

Bought a new bike! only new bike ever, yet to drive it, stock is too slow!

Race bike got it’s tyres, it started too. Ready To Race.

Fixed my shaver charger, “fixed”

Flat battery,

Fecked rectifier

Soldered all in again top job.

15 years plus that stone has been in my knee, so nice to have it gone.


Dog has a help out spot, but only when the weather is nice.

Runner is dead, wibbly handling isn’t as fun when you have no one to race!

Engine will live again in a decent go kart frame

Got that front end on!

feck it these clocks weight tons! steering loads lighter, that may have to do with different trail figures and the lighter wheel

Very cracked

shed upgrade!

Rg125f Disassemble

Literally dug this out on my hols, gotta get a better hobby.

Made it to the trailer, tyres keep air in them!

Engine so not healthy

Tank, yeah that was fucked ten years ago when i put it in that ditch.

Made it to my house!

On the plus side, the exhaust does not have any holes it shouldn’t have!

Piston, well it’s still there..

Total restoration,

horrible isn’t it? not the spider he’s cool.

CDI seems to be one of the good ones. 32900-19d90, well it was quick enough when i did run.

Do i need half this shit back here?

I don’t need all this shit in the airbox

🙁 revg250 34mm carb is dead

So dead.

alrite boss

that was cracked years ago too, lost the head bolt and the vibes cracked it.

this tank is magnificent

Gonna install a PC in to it, of course.

Lighter rear, more may come of, gotta save weight this bitch weight 125KG dry!

I broke no bolts getting to this part, no Suzuki bolts anyway.

This is the only damage i can find after the crash that put this bike into the hedge for ten years, bike is over built.

And we’re stuck, swingarm axle needs heat and a much bigger hammer to move it,

rescued the petrol cap!

Spare part hunt turned up 5 cylinders, at least two of them are 22d0 vj22 cylinders, those should be the best for power.

Many carbs, i think two are 32mm carbs and the rest 34mm, didn’t have time to measure.

GSX600F front wheel, took it off for another project, but might do for this.

GSX600F disc’s, not to my taste but probably the right diameter .

GSX600F calipers also should fit, may fit them because they are smaller/lighter


SO many ideas to tune the engine, think i can get a solid 30bhp at the rear wheel, most of the ideas revolve around better head and squish, better cooling the piston so i can run more advance.

will post what i do here, when i decide what i want to do!

axiam mega city, more half assed

So thats the service, battery, huge and 0.0 volts.

The main traction battery, fucking heavy.

Find the dead battery!

Dropped a tool into the depths of the motor bay, so had to take the soggy under tray off. found a nice diff/gearbox, it’s clockablity is making me want to put a bike motor in.

also the bloody expensive broken leccys bit, they want me to put a bike motor in too.

this mofo

dead service battery replaced by a semi alive traction battery, for now.

new config, still 48volts

so dead, so heavy.

still have to replace the ESC, want to mount it inside to avoid getting it wet.

TerriCab #4

Very long time no update, so now there are lots of updates, because i never stop taking photos of things with my crap phone:

kept working on the old pc speaker amp,

replaced many old crumbly connections.

added a soundcard, motherboard gave out about that, rubbish toshiba.

gave up and bought this! way better, no pops crackles or other ear shredding sounds.

While i was buying things, it’s fun, but does not save your score.

Back to to wood work:

Shed got a light!

TerriCab got more reliable WiFi!

Card didn’t fit so great so a standoff needed the chop.

Painted the monitor bezel

More to come,

TerriCab #3

More arcade wood work! cut out at rear for air flow and cables.

Monitor is in! yeah not exactly huge and it was a bit of work to get the screen parallel to where the perspex will go, used two bits of rotten decking underneath and an old pink shelf to lift the back thats on it third life now, last used as a cradle for the baby!

right now the monitor is in the center and i’ve been checking all week to see if the mdf will sag, no sag so far anyway, fingers crossed.

weathers been difficult…

Sound, yeah i could very cheaply pick up a tiny amp and some reasonable speakers, but wheres the fun in that?

I can’t remember where these PC speakers came from, i kept them for ever since the head phone jack is amplified! health and safety? best left in the mid nineties, right where these things came from.

pictures are in reverse order, the six pin potentiometer , b1k, is very crackly, so i just bypassed it. and because i don’t own a solder sucker i sniped the legs off it afterwards. tiny speakers will be replaced by whatever i scavenge. may replace transformer with something newer just to practice my electrical skills. Judging by how rough the board is I may be getting plenty more practice.

TerriCab #2

Well more stuff done. Stuck some plastic feet on, a chopped up chopping board, on the base of the cab and got it upright with out breaking anything!

The comp is ready ish to go in, still playing with wake-on-lan

Super sticky tyres from japan for next years nifty fifty, bt-39-ss, the ss is the important bit!

Got a real keyboard, replaceable cap and switches, metal case, blinky leds, but more importantly really loud blue switches!


TerriCab, nice name for the latest project, been a while with babies, work and winter(s) so lets get back to doing a few things.

first the backlog, Aixam is still not up and running, seems to be a dead ESC.

so i obviously ordered an upgrade! course the batteries are dead now, so it’s still sitting there.

Cbr got fresh tyres, badly needed

need more free days to get the chicken strips off

nifty fifty 2018 went a head, great race, except the bit where it got called early and i didn’t get to go out. 🙁

and on to TerriCab, i do have some other pictures, it’s the basic shape of a zaxxon cab, can i find those pics? nah.

so lets skip a few step and head to the feet design! MDF soaks up any moisture so putting it straight onto the garage concrete floor is not a good idea, wheels are the best solution, but they cost money, i’ll use a random feed plastic feed bag as a damp proof membrane and two other bits of normal wood

is any of the random pots of paint left around the house non-water based?, no but this can of stone chip seals things nice.

gotta buy a super cheap plastic chopping board to go underneath the feet again, should slide around great.


axiam mega city melted wires

gotta lay hands on some heavy duty soldering gear



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