This week and next we are rolling BSA Empire and Silver Star front guards and front guards for most 1920’s to 40’s Ariels. These start as a flat sheet and using our 5.2” wide D section rollers we make about 10 blanks. Then with widening or narrowing, ribbing, duck-billing, pressings etc we finish them as either BSA or Ariel for various models.
This is new section where we can show the new guards we are working on or announce upcoming events
We’re off to Tasmania on a compulsory work trip doing some Market and Product Research. We have to take our oldest bikes and participate in some marketing activities while we are there. This also means shutting down the workshop for a couple of weeks so there may be some delays with orders arriving after mid February. (Pictures from the 2017 National Veteran Rally - Nuriootpa SA.)
Our busiest swap-meet ever, hundreds of enquiries and a fistful of orders taken for new mudguards and fenders. There was a good scattering of vintage and veteran projects and even complete bikes and cars on offer. We’ll be back in 2019, same building (BEC) maybe a different spot. Thanks go to Franc Trento @ Eurobrit Motorbikes in Melbourne for his generous logistic support.
Put Easter 2019 in your calendar to visit Donnybrook, WA. The annual Apple Festival in Donnybrook is getting bigger and is now going to include a Century of Motorcycling (1900-2000) display. Bring along your oldest bike for display and the reduced entry fee includes full access to the Apple Festival. Rallys to Donnybrook from Perth and Bunbury are being planned for Easter Friday. Group accommodation and camping arrangements are being made for the Fri, Sat, Sun nights. Live entertainment and fireworks on Saturday night, Beer, wine and heritage tours on Sunday. Prizes for Peoples Choice awards for each decade of motorcycles. Get in early if you want to use the Donnybrook Motel http://www.donnybrookmotel.com.au/
Mixing in with the Veteran Car Club at the Easter weekend Donnybrook Show generated a fair bit of interest. The photo was taken early before the gates opened and we were busy talking all day after that. There are plans for a much bigger event next year incorporating a 4 day vintage bike rally and show package.
We have recently had two enquiries (from Australia and Sweden) for 1927/28/29 Indian Prince fenders which we are not tooled up for. To justify the cost of tooling up, we want to know if there is a demand for these fenders. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please ask them to contact us.
The guards for my BSA A29 fit like a glove.Thanks to Michael and Andrew.
Having trouble finding the best oil for your classic bike? We now stock the Motul Classic range which consists of the:
Straight Classic SAE50 Warm Climate, pre 1950, LOW DETERGENT, 2L
Classic 20W50, multi range 1950 - 1970, MEDIUM DETERGENT, 2L
Price: AU$40 (+gst if applicable)
Pickup or freepost with any mudguard order
We attended the 2017 Greenbushes TT Run in WA last weekend and along with more than 30 others enjoyed watching a spectacular Japanese MotoGP in the Exchange Hotel at Greenbushes Exchange Hotel.
See the pictures in the Mudguards section under Number Plates or Extras
Wow, what a great week of touring the Barossa Valley on century old bikes. Over 140 riders with over 200 bikes made the trek to South Australia in September. We just got back from the 6000km round trip to be a part of this major rally. Andrew took his 1910 Norton and 1913 Yale, I had my 1910 Triumph and 1918 Reading Standard. Even if you didn't get to ride, the bikes, the atmosphere and camaraderie is worth the trip.
Client John from Victoria, Australia, shows us his new Vintage Steel guards to finish his EWB.
Hi Michael & Andrew
I received the guards last night and wanted to thank you for a first class job, the workmanship is perfect and I’m so happy I found you guys. Hope to do business again soon.
HI MIKE AND ANDREW .i received my guards today and boy do they look great good job very happy with them. i am flat out at the moment but when get a chance i will fit them and send you a photo thanks again boys.
Fenders arrived and look great - width, height, radius profile to the templates all seem right on target. Hoping to have them initially fitted up soon and will shoot over a picture.
Thanks again for working with me to get these dead on accurate.
Development almost complete
Just wanted to let you know I am very happy with the mudguards you made for me. They are worth every penny.
Walter. (Vintage Trailer)
Hi Andrew, got the guards this morning and they look excellent. The front pressing fits perfectly in the forks and the back also sits good in the frame. I’ll have to purchase some tyres and wait til i fit the wheels before i fit them but they look like they will fit perfect. Thanks for the extra effort in getting these right!
Tim (1931 Ivory Calthorpe)