Saturday, 31 December 2011


I think 2012 is going to be a huge year & finally I am going to have a bike on the road throughout !

The Shovel is here soon, so shoot me a text or whatnot any time and let's get some miles in..

I tell ya, this year is gonna be awesome :D

- Posted from my iPhone
Location:Cycle Works

Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Holidays

It's been a hell of a year, it's all down to you fellas supporting us and I honestly think that from that we can hit 2012 with even more schnitzels!

Still staggered at how this whole business has exploded, at the start all I could think about was just being allowed to work on Harley's and how cool that was, now 2 years on and we have our own frames, rocker covers and an ever growing array of cool shit.

I honestly think life can not get any better than this & all I got to do is keep it rolling.

So a huge thanks to everyone who has supported us and Lisa & I want to wish you all the best possible Christmas. See you in the new year :)

For now I leave you with a real time pic of the cargo ship that carries my Shovel, docking in New York......

- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, 17 December 2011

The Frame, Boss, the frame !

Well things at the shop got extremely busy towards the end of last month and we are heading into the holidays flat out trying to get the covers, nuts & kits out to an ever more jittery array of wives & girlfriends :D

Thing is we have the first set of tubes back from Good Fabs & I am desperate to get them on the jig. The 316 headstocks are done and we are ready to roll out the first frames !

T45 is an astounding material, it's just so light, but ridiculously strong. All up our frames should come in at less than 1/4 the weight of the OEM frame and I mean a lot less !!

So just a few quick shots of the tubes and headstocks,, back in a bit .......

- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, 9 December 2011

Pintail Fatbob

Todd from Utah has put together this Pintail Fatbob and IMO finally there's a Fatbob I fully dig :) he's not finished yet, a fair few mods to go and the paint still needs pin striping apparently.

BUT just such a cool ride.....

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Forget the Chestnuts, get some Shaved Nuts!

How would you like Shaved Nuts for xmas?

These are the last word in cool!  Our own Shaved Nuts flush mount to the top of your forks and then a precision machined aluminium cap bonds in place.  They are currently available with a massive 15% discount so go grab yourself a bargain now!

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Well the frames are at the final stage, Good Fabs do all our tube bending now as they work a lot with T45. I tell you that is one weird steel! We use 17 gauge, or 1.42mm wall, on our frames and it's so light that I had to try to destroy a wee off cut the other day & it's damn near impossible :D

Obviously a BFH can and did in the end, however this material is amazing. I'm just thinking that the finished frames will be so light the performance with a grunty Harley motor, should be a whole lot of fun!

So I'm jigging them up next week and Rob is doing the welding.

Other news, Blackbird is back from the NEC and now is in strip down for some major detailing work, it's been a great year for that scoot & with Jims permission I want to drag it round some EU shows next year.

Workload has exploded again. We had a 2 week lull in November, which meant I nearly caught up with orders! But now we are rammed again and Xmas is gonna get right in the frickin way,, ho ho ho x(

Feb deadline looms large for Pressure Drop! But a lifeline may have been thrown our way, as there could be an AMD affiliate show a month later in Manchester, in which case we will blow off LICS and aim for that one.

That's it, our Xmas cards are done so expect yours shortly ;)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Pressing on

My advice to anyone thinking of re-shaping a late model trans is don't :D !!! So far we have well over 30 meters of filler rod and hours of TIG time. And it's relentless, as you weld one area so the heat drives out gas and impurities elsewhere in the cases.

But I think we got it, so now it's flipped over and in the shot is the next piece of welding to do. This ally tube will run the clutch hose and rear brake hose, keeping everything clean. Once this is done I'm on the home straight with the trans! Just got to make the covers and machine the finished finish !

Friday, 25 November 2011

The good the bad and the fugly...

So I got this comin:
I had to do this to my trans:
And the FCKIN thing is still gonna take a shed load more work:
That's it,, that's my week ;)

Rocket Bobs Rocker Covers featured in American V magazine

"Hot off the CNC Milling Machine after twelve hours under the blade are these stunning billet Rocker Covers, hewn from solid 7075 T6 aluminium and a direct replacement for the oem Twin Cam covers."

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas is coming !!

Yep it's that time of year again and with only 33 days left until Christmas we are getting in the festive spirit and are offering some great discounts on many of our most popular products.  Prices are discounted by upto a whopping 20% so get yourself over to our products page and grab yourself a bargain while stocks last!

The results are in...

and Blackbird got 3rd in the Britains Got Biking Talent competition at Motorcycle Live at the weekend.

Congrats to Nick Gale for his 1st place, and all twelve finalists are featured in the Carole Nash calendar for 2012,, Blackbird is November :)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

At the NEC

So we have been put in a great spot on the Carole Nash stand, an awful lot of people are going to see Blackbird this week :) Results of the top three from the final twelve are out today.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Blackbird at the NEC

From Friday 18th for a week or so, Blackbird is going to be at the Motorcycle Show up in Birminghams NEC,, it's in the final 12 of Britains Got Biking Talent competition & on the Carole Nash stand where they are handing out free calendars featuring the final 12:

Friday, 11 November 2011

Rocket Bobs Rocker Covers

Hot off the CNC Milling Machine after twelve hours under the knife are these stunning billet rocker covers honed from solid 7075 T6 aluminium, which are a direct replacement for the Twin Cam oem upper and lower covers. Shallower than the stock items, these allow the use of stroker
motors in stock frames with fewer clearance issues, but have been designed to tidy up your top end, blanking the plug side bolt mounts for a cleaner look.

Precision-machined from a far more stable material, and with the upper cover located by a hidden O-ring for a seamless appearance, the Rocket Covers' (channel) traversing the head conjures up images of reworked shovelhead rockers without cynically attempting to reproduce those lines, lending a new aesthetic to any Twin Cam motor as well as improving the material quality of your top end: 7075 does not oxidise or tarnish, promotes world peace and looks great in a swimsuit.

The Rocker Cover Kit includes all gaskets, bolts and new breather valves - in fact everything you need for a speedy bolt-on conversion, to transform your Fat Head into a Rocket Head.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Rocket Head

Better pix soon on the site,, BUT the billet 7075 twin cam Rocker Covers are now in production !!

Full details, colours, finishes etc up soon, for now here is a grubby iPhone pic of them straight from the mill:

Friday, 4 November 2011

Oh my,,,,,,,

Big things going down this weekend, the first frame is rolling, the first rocker covers are being cut, the AMD build is starting 1st assembly & these are finished:

103" or 106" Rocket Bobs Jugs. 10.5:1 up to 11.7:1 running Keith Black pistons.

These are for late model Twin Cams and are basically a more old skool look. Also available raw or powder coated any colour you want. We also offer a matching re-shaping service on your OEM heads :

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

More Shovel Sex

Soon high res pix but for now we got this from Tony. The Voodoo 79 Shovel is 99% complete now and just looks awesome,, a much over used word I know,,, but If you can't use it in relation to this Shovel then ,,,,,, well ,,, you know :D

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Two Years in

I had a five year plan. To generate enough business to finance a full frame design & start in on ground ups with our own bikes. Well 2 years in and we are here already! The reason for the Co and the name is right here, our first frame is now days away from production, this is just a crappy iPhone pic of the computer screen but thought I'd share. The frames are made from T45 steel and 316 Stainless tube plus plate. This is a basic CAD drawing so no braces etc,, but my friends, this frame is sleek, light, ultra strong and jigged up & welded by Rob the genius! The CAD work was courtesy of FPE and my friend, Trevor, without whose talents we would still be in our five year plan :))

So guys, this IS the first Rocket Bob.......

- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Pressure Drop

So here's the throttle body,, a tiny piece of blandness hidden between the heads and of little consequence ya think.... But after around 20+ hours work I'm half way there to making it look like something with a touch of ol skool also. It's changed a bit more since these shots as every part is changing over stock,, but this is a glimpse of whats to come ......

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New Dyna Frames

This is an early (!) shot of the initial CAD programming of the new Dyna frames. We are virtually finished, with about 1 hour left. So next week, hopefully, the first tubes will be bent and we can jig them up and start welding. At this rate we will be in full frame production by end of November ! AND THAT gets me soooo stoked you just wouldn't believe it:

- Posted from my iPhone


Flea's works jacket :D

Yeah, she looks really happy to be wearing it!!

- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, 14 October 2011

A little wall art

You gotta have a few prints up in the shop, this is the latest :)

Taken from the current issue of Heavy Duty magazine featuring Blackbird. Tough to get over here as its from Oz, however worth it as the rag is massive!

The best magazine outlet in the UK for our particular area has to be Magazine Man. He does everything from Cycle Source to Junk.

Ok crap pic coming up.............

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Quick post,, haven't for a while so need to keep focussed here on putting stuff up :D

In a while, a piece about why baggers are an affront to all we hold dear !!

But in the meantime here's a quick shot of our new seat pads. All gel and leather covered, suction cup and front bolt mount! Easy on easy off and comfortable also !

Better pix up on website soon....

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Rocket Bobs Jackets

These badboys are US MA2 flight jackets, cold weather. Full spec is on the website but basically they are heavy duty & well lined with pockets inside & out :D

The logos are ace as the rear is HD orange & gun metal threads with over 30'000 stitches, awesome detail. Front is a 4" black & grey piece .......

- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Zombi Drags on a 48

Got these pix from a guy in Colorado. Just fitted the Zombi Drags to his 48 & I think they look killer. I know it's our product and it sounds bad to rant on about them,, BUT I don't care :D I honestly think they work really well on this scoot :

- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Rocket Bobs Jackets

These are MA2 jackets, cold weather ones, very warm. Heavy duty things with full embroidered back logo and a small black & grey front breast logo. Available now for only 55 quid!! I know, and Li ain't happy. But I think it's better to get our jackets & logo out there than make huge bucks on them ;)

- Posted from my iPhone

Voodoo Shovel

Nearly done now. This is the latest pic of Tony's 79 Shovel. Skinny Voodoo and Zombi's plus soon our billet gas caps and whatnot. Just a perfect scoot,,, it was always a dream of mine to have a bike line this with my parts on it :( DAMMIT!!! :((

- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, 23 September 2011


Our gas caps are now available in billet 7075. Come raw, polished or anodised ;). Here's a quick pic, things have been hectic lately and I haven't had a lot if time to blog but I got a couple of rants I wanna let fly with so just as soon as I am back behind a proper keyboard I'll have a go :D

Also over the next few weeks, we have a huge range of billet parts coming out. They are all related to the AMD Freestyle build we are deep into. Upshot is that finally we have stepped up to frame building and complex motor covers etc. All in our style rather than going for the usual suspects.

So loads going on, will get it all up here. For now the billet caps :

- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Blackbird feature in Heavy Duty Magazine

This month Heavy Duty Magazine are running a feature on Blackbird :)

Anyways, been really rammed at the shop lately so haven't had a chance to blog much,, will try and put that right over the next few weeks ;)

Check out the full article on our here

- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Shooting the Bird

As part of the Britains Got Biking Talent comp (please vote, on their website) Motorcycle News asked us to bring in The Blackbird for a shoot, here are a couple of stills from the camcorder:

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Tony's Shovel

So we all know that the ultimate bike is a 78 Shovel, right?

Well a few months back we met up with Tony and he hired us to make a one off Voodoo fender for his 78 Lowrider. We've since gone on to do some other parts for this build and shortly some Zombis and billet gas caps will be appearing. But for now here is a current pick:

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Killa Bob

One of the bonuses to my job is hooking up with like minded people,, its amazing how many great people we have worked with and how many have become friends. Case in point is Martyn, shot here with our latest build, his blacked out full Voodoo Bob build. Better pic's up soon in the gallery but for now here is a quick iPhone shot:

- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, 6 August 2011

316 Zombis

First batch of Stainless Zombis! Made from 316 they are also going to get Billet 7075 cross braces that will be available drilled and anodised. In fact we are also going to offer DLC coated bars.....

- Posted from my iPhone

Mad Irons Scoot

A 23" mad front, 6" Zombis, killer build,, look out for more from this dude !

- Posted from my iPhone

83 FXE

Sturgis right now, this 83 FXE is in the AMD Stock Modified comp. Built by JC & his Brother of Three Two Choppers (& Rocket Bobs did the billet collets :D ). Just a stunning build & I'm sure is going to blow away the class,, good luck Bud ;)

- Posted from my iPhone

Hooligan 2

Just a quickie, thought I'd share thus pic a buddy of mine just sent me if his latest build. Just a great looking Bob and the Voodoo sits great with those fat wheels,, also yet another who has gone the way of the Headbone! That makes five in the world now :D