These are Oily Rag Rob’s which extend all the way down his fork legs.”Bloody great” (according to Rob) Sideburn Rollerburn sticker – each letter is individually laser cut-out on a backing paper, so sticking them on curved surfaces is easy. BP
Our friend Dael bought this hardcore racer to put on the road, had it converted, got it road registered then realised it was too much for his London commute. Too noisy, too lairy… It’s for sale £7500, email him if you’re serious – daelp @ mac.com
In addition to the list below the bike is road registered, MOT’d until July. Also, it currently has a front brake (R6 front calliper and Beringer BR10 lever/master cylinder/ custom machined hub) fitted.
Rotax Race Bike Spec Overview
2004 Rotax 640cc Engine (donor bike had 1400 miles on it)
Billet Crankcases (last set produced)
Titanium springs, head flowed, dyne set-up, new con rod
41mm Keihin FCR pumper carb
C&J Frame Nickel Plated
One off titanium exhaust by Racefit
Performance Machine Dirt Track Wheels
R6 forks re-valved for dirt by K-Tech
Hand made aluminium tank from Storz California
A&A yokes with custom titanium fasteners
Brembo 4 Pot rear brake & disc
Paint is currently a flake orange with platinum leaf detailing (Paint by Paintbox)
Penske rear shock
Beringer clutch lever
MV Agusta Throttle with choke adjustment
Flanders Flat Track Bars
Military spec connectors and silver wire, wiring loom
Custom Titanium Bates foot-pegs
New Dunlop CD5 tyres
The bike currently has a lithium Shorai battery and key start.
Martin Squires is a total one-off. I first met him at a crappy bike show in Newark a couple of years ago and I’ve repeatedly bumped into him at events since. He turns up with his art box and sketchbook, chooses a subject then starts work. He’s often on…
Work has begun on the next Sideburn schematic blueprint. Using photos of Alastair’s immaculate Trackmaster BSA for reference and a folder full of period snaps Mick Ofield will almost literally build the drawing nut by bolt.My fancy carbonfibre Gitzo tr…
We’ve been running (and commissioning) Mick Ofield’s amazing technical drawings since issue 13. The Wood Norton, Bultaco Astro (SB14), Champion Yamaha TZ700 (SB15) and the XR750 (SB16).
Now we’ve made the XR750 into a limited edition Giclee art print. Here’s the technical bumpf from print nerd Ben ‘High quality Giclée printed with an Epson Pro 11880 on Somerset Enhanced Velvet 330gsm paper with archival quality Ultra Chrome K3 pigment inks.’
The folds, replicating the original blueprint style, are printed on.
The size is 40x30cm, designed to fit in a cheap (Ikea) frame and still look great.
£20 plus post. Go to the Sideburn webshop if you’d like one, or to buy a magazine to see and read the stories behind the bikes. G
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