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    • Flat Track Funday’s – Number Two


      10:23am Tue 25th Aug


      Last Sunday I hosted Flat Track Fundays number 2. With 25 riders in attendance and the track resurfaced, watered and the sun shining it was set to be the best conditions yet! It was a tiring week leading up to the event, with Streetfighters Harley all finished...

    • Flat Track Xl1200 Build


      11:12am Thu 20th Aug


      This time last week Streetfighter and I took a run up to the Auctions to grab a bike for our next flat track race day, he was searching for a 1200 Harley Sportster. We found one that was perfect, broken enough to be affordable but salvageable enough to not nee...

    • 2 Wheels Consumes The Mind


      3:21pm Mon 10th Aug


      At the start of the year I wanted to take things easy, I wanted to spend 2015 finishing a few projects, I had an old Triumph sitting in the garage, that chromoly framed KTM I partially built, my PS13 and a partially pulled apart KTM that I was paying rego on. ...

    • Flat Track Funday – 23rd August


      8:40am Mon 10th Aug


      The first one was so good we are doing it all again. Basically sign in at 9am, track opens from 9:30am till 5pm with a fun little race schedule thrown in at 3pm. Rider registration can be done HERE, apon registration you will get your forms and all the informa...

    • Build Diaries – Part 7


      8:00pm Wed 29th Jul


      In part 6 I did the final test ride before powder-coat, in Part 7 its time to get everything finalised and make the final steps towards the race. 6/03/15 I had to finish early to drop the frame off to Colour Tech to get clear powdercoated, Daniel at Colour Tec...

    • Flat Track Funday – This Weekend


      8:49am Mon 13th Jul


      This weekend we are opening up the Ride Park speedway to you! Ride Park is located at 395 Parwan South Rd, Parwan Victoria. We will be running the short track which is a flat oval track that has to be ridden to be appreciated. The gates are open Saturday July ...

    • Build Diaries – Part 6


      8:04pm Tue 16th Jun


      27/02/15 It?s been a full week since the 2 day bender that led up to the first ride, over the course of that week I have planned the finishing touches to the bike that will allow it to be tech inspected by the DLRA officials in order to compete in the 2015 Spe...

    • Build Diaries – Part 5


      10:05am Tue 9th Jun


      What a wild weekend that was, Friday night quickly stretched into Saturday morning and by the time I got all my jobs done it was time to load the bike into the van and head off for the meet point with the film crew. How did the ride go? It was amazing but firs...

    • Flats Movie – Build Diaries Part 4


      9:07am Thu 28th May


      The last four days have flown by, last Friday I spent the day rushing around organizing everything I needed to do in the garage over the weekend, I wanted to be prepared so that as soon as the filming started we could progress pretty quickly and the bike come ...

    • Ets Drift Ute – Rebuild Timelapse


      7:45am Thu 28th May


      ETS Drift Ute ? Rebuild Timelapse from Engineered To Slide on Vimeo. I have been doing a lot of motorcycle stuff lately, but every-time I employ a process I learnt on the Hilux build I think back to how huge that operation was, one man, one garage, 3 years in ...

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