Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Triumph 'Breadbox' petrol tank

The HFoS launch party was a real kick up the arse to get some work done on my Thruxton. I have the new seat half made, but while Stuart was here I sorta talked myself into the idea that it really needs a new tank as well. So the seat's on hold until I find a tank. I've been looking at these (below), the first of the Triumph 'Breadbox' tanks, on Bonnevilles and Tridents from 1969–70. I like that boxey shape, they're pretty pricey though... esp if I have to get one from the States cause it's an extra $150 for shipping. There's one in NZ here but it's NOS and is $650! If I get one with the bits for the tank badges I'll be removing/filling those because I want a handpainted logo on the thing. I quite like the idea of knee-pads still?

Monday, January 23, 2012

HFoS launch party photos


Like I said, there's a bunch more photos that I don't have... esp the ones of Planet of The Tapes playing. Really wanna get hold of them. Also there's a bunch from later in the evening, some burnout ones on Tim Brott's camer I think? Plus some video footage we're gonna edit together as soon as we get a chance. Thanks again to everyone for coming to the launch, it was a hell of a night.

Oh and this guy here has a bunch more photos on his blog, check it out he's got good photos of some of the bikes that I didn't get...

HFoS launch party photos: the ride there...

HFoS launch party photos: setting up

This is a bit late. I meant to get these up straight after the launch, but I had to clean up and deliver bikes back to people on the Saturday, and then I had to leave town real early Sunday morning to get to the ferry in time for my ride around the North Island with Malcolm. It was all a bit of a bloody whirlwind! But thanks to everyone who showed up, it was a great night and I think everyone pretty much agreed on that. Thanks to those of you who showed up for the ride too! I was expecting it'd just be me and some friends and it was so great to roll up and see a whole bunch of unfamiliar bikes and faces. I really want to organise more rides now. But yeah anyway here's some of the photos I have. PZ has a bunch more. I don't have any of Planet of The Tapes and the ones here of The Grand Saloon playing are just stills from Stuart's video... will edit some video together at some point too – there's some of us riding there, and then some good stuff of the bands.To start with here's some of us getting the bikes there etc...