Two Approaches to Radial engines

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Work under way in the workshop of Richard Pollock's Mule Motorcycles

Workshop Weather Returns So Start Planning Your Projects

It’s been getting steadily colder and, as winter approaches, many of us are seeing snow. With the turn of the seasons and shorter days, what better way to spend some time than in your workshop? So head out to the garage and fire up the heater. If your ride doesn’t need anything in particular, why […]

Motorcycle Builders

Workshops and tools

Tools

Do You Have the Right to Repair and Modify Your Own Vehicle? Should You?

Yes. Next question? — Unfortunately, there are those who don’t agree and in the past few days the discussion of whether you and I should be able to fix or modify things we own has been getting a lot more attention. Right now, cellphones are the issue, there’s quite a debate and some pending legislation […]

Home workshop

Interesting Times and Self Reliance in the New Normal Economy

It’s been an interesting week, and if you’ve been around here for a while you know that when I say interesting like this, I’m using the meaning inferred by the old Chinese curse of, “May you live in interesting times.” While my computer was sleeping I was rather involved and, while so occupied, it made […]

V8 motorcycles

Drysdale 1000 V8 by Ian Drysdale of Australia

Ian Drysdale’s Spectacular Drysdale 1000 V8

Putting a V8 engine in a motorcycle is easy, just build a bike big enough, like a Boss Hoss, and you can wrap it around anything, though as one recent home build, the Simca V8 shows, with a bit more thought and finesse, the results are a lot more pleasing. On the other hand, Ian […]