Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Tokyo Ghost vs. Akira

Tokyo Ghost vs Akira Mashup by Cian Tormey

Illustration by Cian Tormey


#CianTormey #TokyoGhost #Akira #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Monday, 29 January 2018

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Wookie Squad

Laugh it up, Fuzzball.

Image by Mako Miyamoto

Image by Mako Miyamoto


#MakoMiyamoto #Wookie #Chewbacca #StarWars #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Friday, 26 January 2018

Kaneda Power Bike

Akira Kaneda Power Bike by Julian E Cabada (Asgard-Knight)

Akira Kaneda Power Bike by Julian E Cabada (Asgard-Knight)

Akira Kaneda Power Bike by Julian E Cabada (Asgard-Knight)

Images by Julian E Cabada


#AsgardKnight #JulianECabada #Akira #KanedaBike #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Apocalypse Ninja

J Moto Gallery’s Post-Apocalyptic Ninja

Image by J Moto Gallery


#JMoto #JMotoGallery #KawasakiNinja #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Can-Am

Can-Am MX 3 Vintage Motocrosser by Siege Vintage Motocross Models

Photo by Siege Vintage Motocross Models


#SiegeVintageMotocrossModels #Siege #CanAm #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Harley Quinn

Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Cosplay by Alexandra Kravchenko, Photo by Alexandr Chuprina

Alexandra Kravchenko photographed by Alexandr Chuprina


#AlexandrChuprina #AlexandraKravchenko #SuicideSquad #HarleyQuinn #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Have MiG, Will Travel

MiG-29 Girl Illustration by Back-22-Fire

MiG-29 Girl by Back-22-Fire


#Back22Fire #Mig29 #Fulcrum #HaveMiGWillTravel #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Marine

Image by Bigballgao

Image by Bigballgao


#Bigballgao #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Barbara

Image Barbara Custom Motorcycles
Image Barbara Custom Motorcycles


#Barbara #BarbaraCustomMotorcycles #Husqvarna #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Monday, 22 January 2018

Sunday, 21 January 2018

MiNu

Modern Combat Versus - MI-NU












































































Image Gameloft


#MiNu #ModernCombat #Gameloft #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk Illustration by Michal Suchanek














































Illustration by Michal Suchanek


#MichalSuchanek #Cyberpunk #Mercenary #Garage

Fantic

Fantic Caballero 450 Concept Design by Oberdan Bezzi Design

Concept Illustration by Oberdan Bezzi Design


#OberdanBezziDesign #Fantic #FanticCaballero #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Friday, 19 January 2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Snow

 Kill Bill (2003)













Kill Bill (2003)


#KillBill #UmaThurman #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Snow Corporation

Image by Dorgmal Snow

Image by Dorgmal Snow


#SnowCorporation #13Project #DorgmalSnow #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

Sunday, 14 January 2018

NZR

Illustration by Nelson Tai

Illustration by Nelson Tai


#NelsonTai #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Steampunk

Imogen Lehtonen at Shinya Kimura's shop in LA, Photographer Ryan Hackett, directed by David Uhl

Image by Ryan Hackett


#ImogenLehtonen #ShinyaKimura #RyanHackett #DavidUhl #Steampunk #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Can-Am

1977 Can-Am MX 3 Motocrosser

Image Unknown


#CanAm #VintageMotoX #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Husqvarna CR125

Siege Vintage Models - Husqvarna CR15 Motocrosser

Image by Siege Vintage Models 


#SiegeVintageModels #Husqvarna #HusqvarnaCR125 #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Friday, 12 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Sunny Day

Today was a sunny, warm January day in Dublin...

Photo by Noel Feeney

Photo by Noel Feeney


#StealthKLR #KLR250 #Fireblade #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Rowdy 3

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2017)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency


#DGHDA #DirkGently #Rowdy3 #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Drillium

This is what 25 grams looks like...
This is what -25 grams looks like...


Generally when I'm building motorcycles I try to make them as light as possible. On a regular bike there is usually low hanging fruit like steel mudguards, heavy clocks and headlights, indicators, passenger pegs and suchlike that can be easily removed or replaced with lighter parts to reduce weight.

The Fantic is already pretty spartan and there isn't really anything that can be removed without affecting the functionality of the machine. So in order to reduce weight I'm planning on replacing some of the steel parts with fabricated aluminium parts and then drilling holes in everything.

So I picked up a pair of cheap Ebay shorty brake and clutch levers to replace the mangled stock ones and I was curious to see how much weight could be removed by drilling them.

The stock levers weighed about 300 grams per pair. The new Ebay levers were shorter and generally less robust and weighed about 250 grams per pair. Drilling the levers and replacing the plated steel cable adjusters with alloy ones reduced the weight to about 200 grams.

So 25 grams per lever isn't very much. But by replacing the stock levers with lighter ones and then taking a little care to lighten those parts further, I was able to achieve an overall weight reduction of about 100 grams.

I'm very happy with this. Am I going to notice 100 grams off an 87 kilogram bike? Probably not. But it's a subtle thing. That 100 grams is high up and far from the centre of gravity so maybe, just maybe it will have an affect on the moment of inertia.

And if I can remove 100 grams here and a 100 grams there, well those 100 grams might just add up to a noticeable difference. And if not, well it's still all good.

Dunno. I started off this drilling thing just out of curiosity but I'm quite pleased with the result.

The 'Before' shot.
The 'Before' shot.

Cheap shorty clutch and brake levers purchased on Ebay.
Cheap shorty clutch and brake levers purchased on Ebay.


#Drillium #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur - Élise Crombez



















































Agent Provocateur


#AgentProvocateur #EliseCrombez #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Friday, 5 January 2018

Neon

Neon by Robert Rejmak

Illustration by Robert Rejmak


#RobertRejmak #Cyberpunk #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Black Slab

Suzuki GSXR 1100 Slab-Side by Paul Funk Design

Paul Funk Design


#PaulFunkDesign #GSXR #SuzukiSlabSide #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage