|Get paid for giving your views and opinions on new motorbikes and accessories!
£100 – £125
VisionBee, a dynamic research company are conducting some research and development for a famous motorbike manufacturer.
We are currently looking for riders of adventure touring bikes which were bought from new since 2013, to give their views and opinions on future generation bikes and accessories. The bikes we are looking for are:
This will be held in London for around 2.5 hours on Friday 17th or Saturday 18th June. Those who qualify and take part will be paid £100 to £125 for their time, which includes travel expenses.
If your motorcycle fits the criteria and you fancy being part of this, contact Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org letting him know which model you own, the year you bought your bike, your name, your age along with your telephone contact details. If you cannot make this date or you do not have an adventure bike, do not worry as there are another few projects coming up over the year. Send me your details and I’ll contact you when other projects come along.
For information about Ace Cafe London or what’s on, check out: www.ace-cafe-london.com
Even though plastic welding has been around since the seventies it is still surprising when a faring from that era comes in, how much fibre glass has been used to patch up the damaged areas. We were asked if it was possible to repair the plastic panel on a GSX 750 Katana the one with the pop up head light.
From what I have already said you would have gathered that these panels were in a bit of a state. Of all the farings that turned up it was the left and right side nose panels ( the nose cone in this case is divided into three section two sides and a Bezel that fitted around the pop up head light) that presented the biggest challenge. The customer wisely turned up with two panels for each side. The problem was to work out how much of each panel was the original plastic and which pair had the least fibre glass holding it together.
Fortunately the headlight bezel only had a cross shape lug missing. In itself not a difficult repair but time consuming to reproduce. All the side panels were heavily damaged where the side mirrors would be mounted. One of which had a big bit missing.
The first thing that needed to be done was to get rid of the large quantity of fibre glass from the damaged areas. Once it had been ground off the outside of the panel. The stuff caked over the inside was gently persuaded to leave home, coming away in one piece. Almost leaving it clean enough to weld. It just go’s to show if it had not been fibre glass both sides it would have fallen out ages ago.
The one thing plastic welding does not like is contamination of any kind. Which meant we had to remove as much of the residue as possible to be sure it would repair properly.
Once that was done new plastic was cut into shapes to replace all the missing bits. Because alot of the damage was concentrated in one place we had to be careful about over heating. By phasing the repair it would keep the heat shrink to a minimum, making for a better repair over all. You also have to take into account when renovating old plastic it has a tendency to get very brittle. A way round it is to temper the area with some heat before you start welding it together. This also helps to drive out any water that the plastic has soaked up over the years. This leads to a stronger weld and a satisfied customer.
The site came about because I was looking to build a special and had to trawl the web looking for info. Then one of my bright spark mates thought It would be an idea if we put the images/tech help etc on the web I thought it would be a couple of projects some tech info we picked up along the way etc, yea right However its were it is now due to me being a sad bastard and being of the road for a year loads of help and advise and info from the likes of SICKPUP (Who just rebuilt my engine,and is all knowing) and UK LEE, (tech stuff) Jim and Gary for helping me out numerous times when i kept getting it wrong and part swapsIan for coffee and contacts Mat at think automotive Steve for his sarcasm and ideas from numerous streetfighter builds and most recently bill (dynomutt) who has talked me through the busa build pretty much from start to finish and explaining what does what and why on a turbo bike
|Updated Oct 2015|
|Jon Hughs Yoshi Fighter||spart Monster Mag 2015|
|Busa Ash Streetfighter||spart Fighters Mag 2015|
|Dean PrimeBusa Fighter||spart busa update 2015|
|Ras Mus Z1000 Turbo||Tommy Aryantos Fighter|
|D Solomans Busa Spondon||Steves Spondon Busa|
|Cafe racer gal5||Bulldog Bash 2015|
|Aarons Gsxr Turbo||Schaefer Turbo Bking|
|Cheltenham show 2015|
|Update on what I’ve been up to the gsxr fighter got sold for parts to finance the building of my hayabusa turbo fighter will be updating the site to include its build over the next few months and tons of other stuff I’ve accumulated and the site will be getting an update as I’ve not done much with it over the last year plan is make it easy to navigate all the best Spart|
Our meeting place is the ace cafe in London say hello! s The future? buggered if i know still updating stuff and as far as i know only two of the projects are completed and people keep sending me shit So if you like the site leave a note on my email,if you have pics you want to send me be my guest,if you want to link to me my pleasure,let me know to repay the favour ,any tech stuff you think will be useful to others email it over the author gets the credit..If you want to be critical go for it BUT MAKE IT CONSTRUCTIVE
|Ok other people to thank dan from just motorcycles http://www.justmotorcycles.net for arranging powder coating and annodising on me and exiles bike and also for intro to scott an engineer who has done some blinding work for me watch out for scotts work i will be setting up a page on some of his work and contact info Scotts engineering work feel free to email us with your questions:||
Check out the web sites items for sale page. We are having a big clear out of old farings. It it a mix of manufactures, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki. We need he space so they are priced to sell.
It is no good leaving them on the shelf gathering dust. It is time to put them back on there respective bikes and back on the road.
Some have been posted already with some more to come, when we have the time. They are not all completely repaired but in good condition. There is a description on what is left to finish the panel off, so there are no surprises.
Ace Cafe London Stunt Festival & Streetfighter Show, Wembley Park 2015
Ace Cafe London returns to the world famous and iconic Wembley Park Complex for the 6th annual Stunt Festival & Streetfighter Show, featuring the world renowned Stunt Bike Open Freestyle Championship Finals, to be held throughout the day from 10am Sunday 26th July.
In addition to trade and industry stands and displays, the Carole Nash Grandstand, this increasingly popular annual event combines the cafe’s legendary Streetfighter Sunday, as well as showcasing the dramatic live action finals of the stunt competition, with stunt riders from across Europe and beyond taking part and competing in the “Metzeler Arena” for the coveted awards, Metzeler tyres and cash prize fund totalling £5K.
Individual Free Style – £3750 Prize Fund + Jack Lilley ‘Goodie Pack’
1st – £2K
Longest Stoppie – £750
The ‘ICON’ Sickest Trick – £500
Special guest judges include, from USA, DJ Schaeffer (Team Streetfighterz, St. Louis Missouri), Wade Landry (Section 518, New York) and Mark Nichols (15 year veteran from UK) – more TBC.
Highlights of this prestigious event this year also includes with an all new feature, a “head to head” drift racing “Driftkhana” with winners receiving Jack Lilley ‘Goodie Pack’, as well as the “Best Streetfighter” static display and competition, with awards, trophies and prizes!
Best Streetfighters competition, organised, run and hosted by the newly re-launched Streetfighters Magazine, is on a “Show Up n’ Shine” basis supported by Vulcanet.
Best in Show in Show
Plus the following 7 categories
All 8 winners to receive ‘Vulcanet’ prize pack
Another new feature for this year is MotoBall, football played on motorbikes!
The Forces motorsport charity http://www.missionmotorsport.org run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals, providing respite, rehabilitation, recreational activities and training to those affected by military operations within the framework of motorsport, will be present, (planned to include with a motorcycle display by Ash Hall, a double above the knee amputee who has also lost most of his left hand!) A selection of specially adapted bikes will also be on show at the Mission Motorsport gazebo – please give generously.
Along with the MC & DJ on the Ace stage, live entertainment includes with The Michelle Bourne Dance Academy. Mixed with the music, the roar of engines and tyre-shredding drifters, along with the spectacular motorcycling acrobatics and hot tricks of the stunt riders, adrenaline is sure to be pumping – let the action begin!
The London Rockin Rollers, having been rolling with the punches since 2007 with their eight wheeled thrills and spills, will be assisting in raising funds for “Mission Motorsport”, the events chosen charity.
Motogroom will be operating a helmet park on the day, to include with the option to have your helmet valeted!
TICKETS are available now from the cafe with a free tea/coffee or on-line atwww.acecafeshop.com/catalog/52
Club & Group pre-booking concessions available – please contact Lora David at the cafe on
TIMETABLE of EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
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Please would you consider becoming a volunteer motorbike courier for North London Hospice.
We urgently need couriers to pick up blood samples from the Hospices in Finchley and Winchmore Hill and then transport the sample to either Barnet or Chase Farm Hospital.
We are also looking for couriers to take patient files between our sites in Finchley, Winchmore Hill and Tottenham.
We will provide:
Arrange your DBS check
Reimburse your mileage costs
Please call/email Manjit on 020 8343 8841 Ext.2102
For more information about Ace Cafe London, check out: