We are an independent bike shop based in Metheringham just outside Lincoln but our customers come from all over the country. If you need something doing, give us a call and we'll try and help. Whether it's OE repairs, motor work or something custom. We even sell complete bikes.

We are everyday regular riders. Our own bikes range from the 'teens' to the 2000's but most of our miles are done on knuckles and pans. Experience includes 10+ years working for the 'motor co' as well as time spent in major US custom shops and all our work is guaranteed.

Rich - 07825 818320
Ian - 07779 168352

Friday 23 March 2012

Pioneer Run

March 18 saw the 74th Pioneer Run from Epsom Race course down to Brighton. The event is run by the Sunbeam Club but is open to all makes for machines built before 1915. Its a pleasant 50 mile jaunt but for some its a real effort to keep those beautiful old bikes going.
Ian took his 1913 Harley 9B down and there was just one other Harley; Geoff Skilton's 1913 twin although a few other early American machines. 

London International Classic and Custom Show

The third London International Classic and Custom Show at Alexandra Palace, North London was held in March and Rich took a few bikes down.

There was certainly plenty of variety this year; old and new, and some excellent bikes on show.

Monday 12 March 2012

Heart of the Beast

This is the heart of the 'Pan in a Pan'.
Eighty eight cubic inches. If you click on the picture you can see the width of the 3 5/8" bores, the V-Tronic electronic ignition and the Crane hi-power coil.

The silencer isn't - it's a loudener ... and she pulls like a train.

Wednesday 7 March 2012

1950 Panhead

We've been promised this 1950 panhead. She is mostly original but will need a few parts swapping out to get her back to standard spec.  We'll also go through her mechanically and put some miles on her. 

And then she'll be up for sale when she's done (unless we decide to keep her!)

Super clean springer bars

When the Love bike got its makeover we changed the front end from wide glide to springer and wanted a super clean look. 

Its very simple but so uncluttered, the bars look like an extension of the rear fork tube.  We picked out some old junk bars, cut them in half, welded on a sportster internal throttle and put the cable through the bars.  Grub screws hold the bars in place and the top clamp hides everything.

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Pan in a Pan frame

So this is the bike from about four postings ago. We've put the pan motor into a pan frame now - fits lots better ...  and we now have a spare knuckle frame, motor and offset forks for the next build.

The bike isn't finished yet but she's getting there. When we stripped the motor down we found out its an 88 incher with performance cam and lots of other good parts.  She has an S&S shorty and we've fitted an electronic ignition and a Primo primary belt. 

More pictures and details when we get her finished.


Guy from Greasy Kulture Magazine came down to the shop again earlier in the week to have a look at the final rebuild of his pan motor.  Rich has spent a lot of time on this rebuild and Guy is planning to run a feature in GKM sometime in the future.

Good to see you again Guy ... and thanks for the chocolate cake!