Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Although Ben loves classic motorcycles, he has spent a life time racing, servicing and repairing modern motorcycles. As a consequence he has learnt the tricks of the trade and can get the very best out of any customers motorcycle.
Race bike setup is one of those areas which relies on years of experience and requires special skills and modern computerized equipment for fuel injected machinery.
Suspension setup, tyres and engine management, it is basically a matter of balance and budget. For many years Ben built, maintained and repaired the fleet of Triumphs and Suzuki's used by the a world renowned Australian/California Superbike School.
The TL1000R below is a 1998 model. The handling of these bikes are well below standard for the road let alone the race track. So even before we modify engine performance we upgrading the suspension and the basic geometry setup of the bike, taking into account the riders weight and racing ability.
Once this is done we then modify engine performance. Very good tuning can make a huge difference in engine performance. Getting valve clearances and throttle bodies balanced is a good start. Fuel mapping is an absolute necessity and is achieved by the addition of aftermarket devices like Power Commander or Dobeck TFI. These devices can be programmed to suit the racing application for each race track and its conditions on the day of racing.
Obviously many other modifications can be done, all is related to your personal budget.
|Ben, racing at Phillip Island. Who said Siberia was a difficult corner. Ben is just testing the track temperature.|
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Classic Motorcycling Shed has on offer a beautifully restored bottle green 1976 KZ900-A4 with very low miles. Ben Bateman’s first ever road motorcycle was a KZ900 and for nostalgic reasons he has spent long hours meticulously restoring this motorcycle to look and run as good as new.
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Honda 1972 CB750K2
Get involved now at the very start of this new and exciting project. If you invest now before we start the project you can end up with a custom cafe racer of your choice at the fraction of the cost. Contribute to the way the bike is built so you end up with your ultimate dream machine. Just read on and if your are interested drop use a line.
The tank below is off a 1981 Ducati MHR900. This would be a good start.
- Suzuki GSXR750 2007 front upside down forks
- Top triple clamp Suzuki GSXR750 2007
- Bottom triple clamp Kawasaki ZX9R 1995
- Clip on handlebars and switch gear from several different bikes
- Rear sets and footpegs from 2004 GSXR600
- and much much more.
Also look at www.classicmotorcycleshed.com.au for other motorcycles and parts we have for sale.