Saturday, 11 December 2010

Martins Rocker

Another trip to Andover today to return Martin's Rocker which has had the Rocket Bobs treatment :)

We're really pleased with how it turned out,, it looks kinda hot roddy :)  The bikes got a very special appointment later this month as Martin & Louise will be getting married on it so this job required a full dual seat set up.

And this trip was made all the more sweeter by the fantastic lemon drizzle caked homebaked by Martin.  Some people do seem to be under the impression that we refuse to return bikes until we get cake,, not sure what would have given them that idea,, but it would appear rude not to accept the hospitality :D

This was the cake he made (and then ate!) last week to try to get his bike back early.  Sadly his bribery failed but I'm glad to say that he prepared another one for our arrival.


Best wishes to Martin & Louise for the 23rd.  Hope it stays dry for you!

Friday, 10 December 2010

New! Lightbar for Voodoo Fender Kit

For those people not wanting to mount their turns on the struts we now have an optional extra for the Voodoo Fender Kit in the shape of this 7075 T6 billet Lightbar for Kellermanns.

It mounts to the shim holes on the backing plate of the Voodoo Fender struts and keeps your Kellermanns hidden just under the shock mounts.  The Kellermanns are so bright that visibility from the rear remains brilliant.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Harley Davidson Billet Footpegs

We've been looking for a set of footpegs to match up with our old skool ribbed grips but couldn't find anything out there that we liked.  So we've designed these Fat Pigs.

Each one is machined from billet 7075 T6 ally and available in raw (pictured) or anodised black.  We are also going to do the ribs contrast cut in anodised black.  These guys are 42mm fat and just look absolutely killer on the bike.  Available now on our products page and as soon as we've got the Bob rolling we'll post up some more pics.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Use Your Head!

Not everything in life is about Harley Davidsons,, oops, did I just say that out loud :D


We're now in the second week of artic weather here in the UK and (some people thought) the office was in need of brightening up.  The latest addition to the Rocket Bobs admin staff is a Skull Stapler, complete with a removable skull cap for storing all your essential paperclips and staples.

The cold weather may be affecting my mind.....

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tinker's Twin Cam

Had Nige's 2010 Wide Glide in for some work and dropped it back off to him a few weeks ago (it's been a bit manic so haven't had time to post earlier!).

We modified the frame and fitted a Voodoo Fender.  Nige wanted the bike lower but didn't want to lose handling or ground clearance so we put a larger tyre on the front and lowered the forks 1".  We went with 11.5" rear Rocket Bob nitro's and lowered the profile of the 180 rear to give us an equivalent rear drop.

It all worked out perfectly, the bike handles really well but, more importantly, has a really cool stance and that's really what its all about :D

Nige is the perfect guy to work with.  Having already built his own rigid he has a clear understanding of what's what and we really enjoyed putting this bike together for him.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Rocket Bobs Headbone

So while waiting for the paint on our latest Street Bob build we had time to figure out a solution to the holes in the headstock on Dynas.  These holes are where the loom from the switchgear normally run through but, as our Bob no longer runs switches on the bars, these holes have become redundant (and are driving us nuts!).

The obvious plan would be to block them off, maybe weld them up and then paint the frame BUT this is not really working with what you've got, it's a cop out.

So (as usual) we've gone the hard route and, with the help of Faringdon Precision Engineers, we have designed and manufactured the Rocket Bobs Headbone :D

Machined from a solid block of 7075 T6 ally, these billet tubes run through the frame at the headstock.  It's a simple idea but a very tough shape to program, however the end result is a real feature now on the Bob and a cool finishing detail.

If you're interested in this, or any of our products, drop us a mail.