Well, its finally done and out there. Its been quite sometime in the making but we think its worth it. Not everybody’s cup of tea and not your European tourer by any stretch of the imagination. She’s something we felt needed to be built based around what we started with and let the design evolve as we progressed of which the result is pretty pleasing we think!
Its been a while since we posted so we thought we would make it a good one!
We had a fantastic weekend down in sunny London dribbling over million pound cars at Salon Prive and to top it off we walked away with winning the ‘Striking Bike’ category at the show!
We will be releasing the full photoshoot and video of the Typhoon shortly so keep them eyes peeled….
You know whats unappreciated?
At OEM these are the very first thing we change as we believe they have the ability to make or break a build. Thinking about a motorcycle in proportions- the wheels make up a big chunk of what you see which is why it is all the more important to make sure all the components making up the wheels are suited perfectly to the build.
On our biggest build yet the OEM Typhoon, we have had the pleasure of using a quad leading shoe drum brake hub at the sharp end and a twin leading shoe at the rear. Supplied by UK based Discovolante Moto they are Replica Yamaha TZ racing hubs, although not made here and not cheap they are however beautiful pieces of engineering and suit this build down to the ground. Check the myriad of other bits and bobs available here:
Whats a hub without a rim? To ensure we mated up the perfect combination we consulted our local wheels builder (blog post forthcoming..) who pointed us in the direction of Central wheel components. Safe to say they have one of the best selections of new rims from stainless to ally to chrome. Most of the rims are imported but they do all their wheel building in house and it gives builders like ourselves the opportunity to really mix and match between rims and hubs to get the desired look! Check them out here:
Then there’s the all important rubber of which there will be more to come on soon….
We have built our fair share of pipes now at the House of Assembly and its been quite an effort to find a supplier of high quality and consistent tube bends and fitments.
Time after time we ended up paying premium prices for stainless tubing that was either of a poor grade of steel, misshapen or inconsistent in the bends. If you have ever attempted to build an exhaust system from scratch you will know how hard it is to weld up tubes that are not perfectly circular and its nigh on impossible to get that beautiful bead of weld that runs evenly round the entire circumference.
Our search is at an end however as we have found the best supplier yet of exhaust tubing and they be called Chris Tullet Exhausts Ltd. Although only dealing with them a few times not only were we impressed by the quality of the tubing, the online ordering service is quick and easy and the postage seems super speedy too. They offer a huge range of stainless and inconel exhaust bends and lengths and specialise in creating complete systems if you so wish.
Check them out here: