We were very honoured to have motorcycle builder and rider Matt Machine in our space to offer a well researched and lived talk on the history of motorcycle modification and where it's headed. A ticketed, intimate evening that included communal dinner, Matt greeted all guests individually before delivering his talk, introducing his passion for modification with words by Hunter S. Thompson.
The annual BBO is becoming an important event for enthusiasts to work toward a deadline each year for their project builds. The core of the build off is to do the most with the least, where each entrant gets to talk about their build before a panel of judges and answer their questions. There was clearly a thirst for this kind of event for motorcyclists, where some drove their motorcycles from Melbourne for the day just for this event!
Jo came in with her 1969 CL350. The bike is a beautiful blue with scrambler exhaust and all original. It was a barn find imported from states that apparently had a top end rebuild recently, however, the bike didn’t run quite right. What’s awesome about this story is when Jo came in, she came with nothing but enthusiasm, a wicked sense of humour and passion for getting the bike running right.
Geordie and Zaya have cut the umbilical cord of job security to do things that make them happy... enter Hands, Head, Heart; the cultivation of craftsmanship, adventure and all things leather, timber and iron.
After the wonderful success of our open wrench nights, we have put together a workshop timetable offering all members and novices to get into the workshop and start with the basics. You don't need prior knowledge or any mechanical experience, just the willingness to learn.
This year, we've created a team for all the RSW friends and members to join us in riding in Sydney's ride this month. Help us raise $20,000... If we hit the target, we've vowed to inject a further $2,000 to the tally. Let's do this!
During the our 2014 pop-up this guy rolls into our workshop lost and looking for help. Starting the build at RSW and finishing it in his apartment while we set up our final home, Giles has completed a beautiful 1976 Honda CJ360 and we are super proud to see it finished and published on Throttle Roll! Well done!
Also known as the sparkinator. Andy graced us with his presence at first wondering what the hell happened to his membership purchase during our pop-up. Then he turned up, realised we had no idea what we were doing and then offered his (much needed) electrical skills.
RSW member and pledger Ian Cutler turned up one Saturday morning with his Ute and fully stocked toolbox ready to put his carpentry skills to use. Like a deus-ex-machina... in walks Ian through a cloud of sawdust with his toolbelt to save the day!