Author archives: Ross

  • TY175 - Part 4

  • Its been a while since I have made an update on the TY project, so long in fact that the bike is now finished! So this will be the final instalment of the TY build story. Since the last update a lot has happened, the last post looked at some of the parts that were going into the build. At that time[...]
  • Kawasaki C2SS Roadrunner

  • Its been an exciting week for supacustom, for quite some time now I have been looking for a new bike to use as a commuting machine around town. I had a few ideas about what the bike should be, cheap, eligible for club rego, lightweight and most of all it needed to be unique. I saw this Kawasaki com[...]
  • Ossa MAR Special in Print

  • A few months ago a friend of mine who shoots for Retro and Classic Bike Enthusiast (RCBE) Magazine stopped by and shot some pictures of my Ossa for an upcoming issue of the mag, This week it hit the shelves!   Kris Hodgson wrote a great article and Owen's photos look fantastic, thanks guys! Check[...]
  • Yamaha TY175 - Part 3

  • Parts, Parts, Parts! It feels a bit like christmas has arrived early in the workshop today. I have been ordering parts for the past few months for the TY and they have been slowly arriving, today I decided it was time to go through all the parts to make sure I had everything I am going to need. [...]
  • BSA A65 Project Bike – Part 2

  • The BSA project has been sitting patiently on the bench for a few months now, I stripped it down and have spent many hours staring at it since. I had a whole heap of different ideas for this bike but it has really taken some time to settle on a direction that I am happy with. This project is extra s[...]
  • Shearton Cub Lathe

  •   So last week some exciting things happened in my workshop, one of those things was the delivery of this Sheraton Cub lathe. I have been looking for a machine like this for quite some time, I really wanted to get an older lathe, something solid, something that was built in the days when[...]
  • Yamaha TY175 - Part 2

  • The TY175 project has been making some good progress in the past few weeks. I have been busy cleaning parts and modifying the frame. If you remember what this bike looked like when I first got it (see Part 1 here) you will notice that everything is now much cleaner! It was possible the dirtiest moto[...]
  • Yamaha TY175 - Part 1

  •   As one project finishes another begins, this time I am taking another crack at building a classic trials bike. My first motorcycle was a Yamaha TY175, I was about 12yrs old and I still clearly remember the day my parents bought the bike, the first ride on that bike, the first crash... many[...]
  • Supacustom Bicycle #1 – Part 3

  •   Here it is, the final instalment of the bicycle project! Its been quite a few months coming but I am glad to say that its finished. At the start of this project I set out to take some lessons learnt from the first frame I built and to make sure I took this build to the next level. It start[...]
  • 2013 NSW Twinshock Trials Championships

  •   The 2013 NSW Twinshock Trials Championships were held last weekend in Denman, NSW. I live in Melbourne and Denman is at least a 12 hours drive away, despite this we decided that it was an event not to be missed. The Denman Motorcycle Club is about the only Trials club in Australia that has[...]
  • BSA A65 Project Bike - Part 1

  •   This BSA is the latest bike to roll into the Supacustom workshop. Its a 1971 BSA Firebird, this bike was one of the last models released by BSA before the brands eventual demise in 1973. The bike features and Oil in Frame design that I actually really like, I know many BSA enthusiasts pref[...]
  • Supacustom Bicycle #1 - Part 2

  • The bicycle project has been moving along nicely in the past few weeks, after many hours of effort the frame is complete and ready for paint. In my last post I promised to give a bit more of a run down on the brazing process. I start with the front triangle, the main tubes are tacked together in the[...]