lørdag 5. april 2014

Another photo of Herman and a Henderson

I think Herman and his Hendersons is the most featured guy in the AMcN "Pics from yesterdaze".
No wonder.
From my studies I find he must have been quite a personality, and he was totally lost into Hendersons and owned many of them through the years.
I consider Herman as my Henderson mentor even if he had passed away many many years before I got my De-luxe, it is like if I know him trough all my photos.
When I in June ride my Henderson in the Trondhjemsridtet I will keep in mind Herman did the same thing several times, on Hendersons.
Could he, I will too.

Above is a cut from what I find a damned cool photo, taken at a local race in Drammen where they raced at the horse race track.

There are so many cool details in this clip, in example the special roadster handlebar on the Henderson. WHY dont anyone repop those, I would love to own  handlebars like this on my bike.

Then there is the chopped front mudguard and the beautifully enameled NMK club logo on the handlebar, unfortunately partly hidden behind the ball horn, and there is also one winged wheel from the Swedish SMK, a sister organisation of NMK.

I DO really really want to get hold of one such winged wheel from SMK, anyone got a spare to share, shoot me an e-mail!

Another cool detail is the monkey that is keeping a firm grip to the headlamp rods on the Harley next to Herman. Such good luck talismans was so popular on any motorbike in the twenties.

A-1759, OK we know its a Harley. The observant reader should by now know who this bike belongs to, if anyone know let me have an answer and I might post the entire capture, maybe.
This guy not seen is a hero for quite a few of those into the "other brand" bikes, the red ones.

torsdag 3. april 2014

No rule without exceptions!

For some months ago I got this email from a guy named Espen. He wrote to tell me his grandfather was a motorcycle racer, dealer, pilot (Norwegian champion in speed flights), athletic champion, and a pretty famous boxing champ. This all took place in the late twenties and early thirties, until he unfortunately died far too early at the age of 34.
His name was Erling Gran Henriksen.

Erling was a keen Ariel enthusiast as well as retailer, and now we are getting closer to the exception mentioned in the header, we will talk about "other" motorcycles than US made ones on this blog.

As an advertsing stunt to prove Ariels reliability, Erling with the help of three friends managed to ride and carry the Ariel from Gjendesheim to Memurubu, this is crossing the Besseggen mountains, this most of us would not consider doing by foot.

Enjoy one great picture from this adventure.

Always lack of space!

For any gearhead there is always a space issue. Space, there is never enough, particularly not for those long term projects where a motor might need several square feet of your work bench, in many years.


I should better get going to try to complete some off this crap bikes and ride the others, not sit here complaining.
I`m sure I will feel better when I can open the gates and let the sun shine in the room.

onsdag 2. april 2014

Pics from yeasterdaze!

Girls and a motorcycle!
The best of two worlds.
These two beauties poses with a Harley combination belonging to a relative, no doubt they would like to go for a ride.

mandag 31. mars 2014

Pics from Yesterdaze!

Got a very cool photo a while back from my friend Ronald who in his turn got it from one of his riding buddies, Petter who still ride his HD 45" at age 80+. The image show Petters father on one of his Hendersons, captured on this photo in the early twenties.
I find from the photo Petters father is well aware of being a cool guy on a Henderson.

søndag 30. mars 2014

Good luck bell!

Good luck bell!
A while back I got a present from my better half, Øyunn. This was a present I truly appreciated and might very well need, in for example the great endurance run Trondhjems ridtet coming up not to far into the future.
A good luck bell to keep all mechanical evilness and road demons off from my bike (and hopefully me too).

This is not just a bell from the Wallmart, nope it is a piece of true art from Toshi at Bell45.

Thanks to Øyunn for wishing me all the best on the road and Toshi for making the bell.

onsdag 26. mars 2014

Rune`s 27 J, progressing!

Still plenty to do in getting Runes 27 J ready for the roads ahead.

New 1/4" inch hinge bolts made as well as repairing the clutch pedal friction brake. Threads where fucked on the frame cross bar. Replaced studs with bolts, simple work.

Rear hub internals,dry as Sahara, no good if your going to ride.

Replacing most band brake bolts with 1/4 " ST52 bolts.

Done deal!

Making new felt washers and retainers to keep the grease INSIDE the hub rather than outside.

Stay tuned more to follow.