I am currently in the process of serialising two project builds and would welcome any assistance in locating donor parts or motorcycles.
1. Diesel Motorcycle Build
This project was started almost two years ago with a Honda Goldwing rolling chassis as the donor bike and with a VW Polo 1.3 Diesel engine and gearbox. Needless to say both were deemed unsuitable. The engine was changed for a mini digger Kubota diesel engine: D722 rated at 14HP and married up to a BMW gearbox with the manufacture of adapter plates for the gearbox and inline shaft clutch.
The Goldwing chassis was sold as it would require a mountain of fettling just to make the gearbox and final drive work. Instead the I started to source a BMW K75 donor bike with the thought of transplanting the engine & gearbox into it with much reduced amount of massaging to get it to all fit.
At this point, the build ground to a halt as the search yielded no positive results that would fulfil the build criteria…which was to build a diesel/coal blowing contraption for the least amount of money possible. I wanted to build a ‘JimBob’ bike…which any Waltons tv fans will know that one of the Walton kids…’JimBob’ built a car from bits and pieces he just found laying around.
So my search continues but any help in sourcing or donating an intact BMW K75 would kick start this old project back into life.
The engine does not have to be working, as that will be discarded and the general appearance is unimportant too as most of it will be changed, however the mechanicals and electrics should be all there in order for me to recycle them for the build itself. If you know of a Free or very cheap donor bike that would suit this build, please contact us via the contacts page with details.
2. Trail/Enduro Bike Build & Restoration.
This project will involve the sourcing and restoration of a used trail bike to be further used for single trails and green lanes in the UK. Any bike considered and any engine size, whether 2 or 4 stroke too. Preferably smaller than 500cc and optimally 250cc.
The objective is to serialise a rebuild of a dirt munching machine that will also be suited for the roads as a winter hack too. The emphasis will be on restoring to legal riding quality and not necessarily to showroom condition as this bike will be destined to get dirty as often as possible there after.
Any bike donations will be considered whether as a non runner, part built project or as a pile of parts…preferably all of the parts will be present at least. If you know of a Free or very cheap donor bike that would suit this build, please contact us via the contacts page with details.
3. MotoVan Build
This project will involve the conversion of a panel van into an all purpose camper/motovan and whilst still functioning as a panel van too. It will be designed for overnight sleepovers and to carry or trailer bikes to and from events. It will have a working workshop, living and storage space.
It will designed so that it can be easily converted into the different functions with relative ease and will also function as a display vehicle too for future events.
Ideally looking for a Long Wheel Base and High Top roof van, single or double wheel rear axle, structurally unmarked and undamaged and with a diesel engine. If you know of a Free or very cheap donor van that would suit this build, please contact us via the contacts page with details.
All of your support is greatly appreciated and hopefully these projects will be realised and serialised for online viewing on the YouTube channels and social media pages.