Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Ape Cafe

Cafe Racer Ape - Kosuke Yanagisawa
Image Kosuke Yanagisawa


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Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Two-Stroke Tuesday

Cafe Racer Can-Am TNT250 By Chi-Jer's Vintage Bike Works
Image via Chi-Jer's Vintage Bike Works


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Monday, 29 March 2021

Paso

Ducati Paso 750 vs. Ferrari Mondial, 1987


Image Unknown


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Sunday, 28 March 2021

Road Rage

Waste Knights Concept Art by by Tymoteusz Chliszcz
Illustration Tymoteusz Chliszcz


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Saturday, 27 March 2021

Whatcha Thinkin'?

"Oh, just tank reserve capacity fuel efficiency range anxiety stuff..."


Myrthe Bolt aboard a Kawasaki KLX 250 for Glamour Spain, March 2019, shot by Amar Daved


Image Amar Daved


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Friday, 26 March 2021

Tired Now

Kaneda Blue by Jason Mejia
Illustration Jason Mejia


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Thursday, 25 March 2021

Tactical Dominator

Custom Matte Black Murdered Out Honda NX650 Dominator Zombie Survival Tactical Dirt Bike by Gorm Taube
Image Gorm Taube


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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Wasteland

Wasteland Bikers -  Illustration Kael Ngu
 Illustration Kael Ngu


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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The Rapture

A Sherco enduro bike seen floating heavenward, yesterday - Image MJS Moto Photos








Image MJS Moto Photos


The controversial and long anticipated Enduro Rapture is reported to have taken place in Utah yesterday.

Believed to signal the End Times by fundamentalist enduro riders, it is said that when the Enduro Rapture finally comes, all the worthy enduro bikes will be lifted bodily up to heaven to await the arrival of their owners after Armageddon, leaving those motorcycles judged unworthy to remain on Earth to face the impending apocalypse.

The state of Utah is said today to be utterly devoid of Sherco, Gas Gas and Beta enduro bikes, many of which were observed floating skyward shortly after midday on Sunday. 

Eyewitnesses report that off-road riding has been notably curtailed in the state today as apparently the only enduro bikes left are KTMs and only a small number of them could be started.

/S


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Monday, 22 March 2021

Wrong Address

Wrong Address - Supe Suman
 Image Supe Suman


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Sunday, 21 March 2021

Bibi

Dr.BB Hunters Day After WW3





Dr.BB Hunters Day After WW3


Image via toy-people.com


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Saturday, 20 March 2021

Umbra

The Umbra - Custom Harley Davidson 883 Hugger by Crooked Motorcycles
 

Image Crooked Motorcycles


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Friday, 19 March 2021

Tired Now

Mercedes-Benz TN 4x4 Camper with Yamaha XT600 Ténéré - Photographer Unknown
 Image Unknown


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Thursday, 18 March 2021

Jetbike

Sci-Fi Hoverbike Illustration by Blass Gallego


Illustration Blass Gallego


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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Ventile

CP Company - Ventile Fabric Concept
Image CP Company


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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Domino

Domino by Gidon Son

 

Illustration Gidon Son


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Monday, 15 March 2021

Akira

Akira Concept Poster by Nega SW
 

Illustration Nega SW


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Sunday, 14 March 2021

Night City

Night City - Cyberpunk 2077
 Image Unknown


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Saturday, 13 March 2021

War Pig

Matt Black Sharp and his War-Pig Zombie Rat Bike, somewhere in Brazil...

Matt Sharp and his War-Pig Zombie Rat Bike, somewhere in Brazil...


Image via Rat Bike Brazil on Instagram


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Friday, 12 March 2021

Mushroom

Spring is upon us and this year's crop of KTM enduro bikes are emerging from the rich, moist soil of the Austrian Alps, ready to be picked, cleaned and sold.

Spring is upon us and this year's crop of KTM enduro bikes are emerging from the rich, moist soil of the Austrian Alps, ready to be picked, cleaned and sold.

Image via Dead Ducks MCC on Instagram


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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Auxiliary Lights

Here at MERCENARY we believe that if a thing is worth doing, it's worth overdoing and with that in mind, the Mercenary van has just undergone a lighting upgrade.

It all started when the original meagre 50/55 Watt H4 headlight bulbs were replaced with 90/130 Watt bulbs and a new heavy duty wiring harness run through relays and a new dedicated fuse-box. 

All of a sudden, the headlights outperformed the auxiliary lights. A simple solution would have been to remove the auxiliary lights and call it good, but if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing... Right?

So the 5" 50 Watt lamps on the A-pillars (that lived under smiley-face covers and were almost never used) were replaced with 9" fog (wide angle) lamps running 100 Watt bulbs, angled outwards at 30 degrees. These are controlled individually by switches on a panel in the ceiling.

The outboard lights on the front bumper are similar 9" fog beams angled out at 10 degrees to provide additional illumination at the side of the road. They are controlled as a pair, by a switch on the ceiling and can come on only when the parking lights are on. In other words, they'll come on if needed with the parking lights, dipped headlights or high beams. They replace the rectangular fog lights that used to live under the bumper.

The inboard lights are 9"driving beams running 100 Watt bulbs. They are mounted facing forward and and fill in the middle distance, slightly further out than the headlights. They are controlled as a pair from a single switch on the ceiling panel and can only come on with the high beams. They replace the old 9" 100 Watt lamps that have been on the van since shortly after it was bought.

The top lights are 9" pencil beams also running 100 Watt bulbs. The reason they're tinted blue is because pencil beams are difficult to get (Brexit? Covid? Obsolete? I dunno), and they were the only pair I could find. I would prefer clear lenses but whatchagonnadoo?

The pencil beams are really focused and are designed to illuminate far ahead. They are mounted horizontal and parallel to each other. They are controlled as a pair and can only come on with the high beams.

In addition to these lights, the van still has its LED lights over the B-pillars. These are controlled individually and are invaluable for moving around in dark car parks. They also work well for seeing what you are about to step down into as you exit the van.

The rear LED auxiliary reverse lights come on automatically when reverse gear is selected and can also be operated individually by switches in the cockpit.

So, we're all set for more nefarious nocturnal shenanigans... 


Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting

Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting

Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting Rail fabricated from 50x25 mm box and 50x5 mm flat bar.

Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting Control Panel

Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting

Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting

Mercenary Tactical Zombie Bug-Out Van - Auxiliary Lighting





Images Mercenary Garage


Some Technical Stuff

Can the van actually cope with all that extra power consumption? Yeah, just about...

The van is a diesel, with a mechanical fuel pump. So when the motor is running there is no electrical demand - No ECU, no injector pump, no HT coils etc.

VW saw fit to equip the thing with a 90 Amp alternator which at 14 volts equates to 1260 Watts. That's quite a lot of power.  About 1.21 Jiggawatts!!  About1.7 Horsepower!

8 No. Auxiliary Lamps @ 100 Watts = 800 Watts

2 No. High Beams @ 130 Watts = 260 Watts

Total = 1060 Watts

This leaves about 200 Watts to spare for other bits and pieces, which is plenty 'cos almost all the rest of the lights in the vehicle are LEDs.



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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Vigilante

Neon-Noir


Image via Rogue Telemetry on Tumblr


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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Pepsi

Pepsi Suzuki GSXR Slab-Side - Kos'Thor Motors
Image via Oldschool Motorcycle on Instagram


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Monday, 8 March 2021

Landspeed

Megapioneer and Burt Munro - Андрея Ткаченко
Image Andrey Tkachenko 


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Sunday, 7 March 2021

Fear and Loathing

There's a lot going on in this image, but my takeaway is this; When the end-times are finally upon us, it's probably best to shelter in place a while until all the BMW GS owners are dead.

Y'know, crossfire and such.

Yeah, in the future everyone will still loath BMW GS riders...


Image PUBG


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Saturday, 6 March 2021

Retro Cool

Dunno what this is, but there's more to it than appears at first glance. Disc brakes front and rear and a modern air-cooled 250ish motor with a hodge-podge of carefully curated rusty old parts. 

Cool. Very cool

Dunno what this is, but there's more to it than appears at first glance. Disc brakes front and rear and a modern air-cooled 250ish motor with a hodge-podge of carefully curated rusty old parts. Cool. Very cool

Image via Rat Bike Brazil on Instagram


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Friday, 5 March 2021

Spitfire

MERCENARY has no idea what the point of this photograph is.
Image Unknown


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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Dredd

Judge Dredd Animation by Joan Cabot for Studio AiXA

Thanks Ró!


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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Whatcha Thinkin'?

"Oh, just laser-powered phase-shift-portal magneto-tron levitation stuff..."

Hoverbike by Sascha Altschuler




Illustration Sascha Altschuler


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Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Technical

Toyota Hilux - Evolution of Revolution


Image via Bruce Sterling on Tumblr


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Monday, 1 March 2021

Slayground

Dirt Shark - SLAYGROUND 3 featuring Axell Hodges
 



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