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Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:34 am



Lo and behold: the mad plan works! And so does the madder engine!!


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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by Bigshankhank » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:44 pm

Raise your hand if you wanted to see the workshop Millyard and John Britton would build together if given the chance??
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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:45 am

Bigshankhank wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Raise your hand if you wanted to see the workshop Millyard and John Britton would build together if given the chance??
Is raising a finger enough?

Everyone raise your hand if you are not just delighted, but somehow relieved, that his workshop has wood furniture, tools that look like they have served in many hands, there is the natural level of workshop patina on stuff. It doesn't look like a NASA facility, like modern motorsports outfits. And more like the kind of shop where George Brough or Edward Turner might have fettled and fabricobbled in their day.

Not that I'm opposed to the NASA style workshop.
It's just not so nice.
In the NASA shop, it looks like that, if a problem comes up. Just throw money at it! At least that's how that comes across to me. And had I the money an could still ride, it's probably how I'd solve problems, because I'm a lazy tit (like I said, if I had the money), and because that's how German engineers like to solve problems. Put more parts in, or more fabrication steps. It's also how they solve stuff that works, without problems. Add more parts or fabrication steps. It's really the distilled spirit of German engineering. More parts, more fabrication steps! When a product it so loaded down, they can't add anything anymore without rendering unusable, or unsellable at least, German engineer sad.

The sort of shop we see in the video, meanwhile. That's the shop of someone who, when a problem comes up, thinks Hm, I wonder if I could do away with that bit there entirely, let's see if that works.
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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by Bigshankhank » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:51 am

DerGolgo wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:45 am

Is raising a finger enough?

Everyone raise your hand if you are not just delighted, but somehow relieved, that his workshop has wood furniture, tools that look like they have served in many hands, there is the natural level of workshop patina on stuff. It doesn't look like a NASA facility, like modern motorsports outfits. And more like the kind of shop where George Brough or Edward Turner might have fettled and fabricobbled in their day.

Not that I'm opposed to the NASA style workshop.
It's just not so nice.
In the NASA shop, it looks like that, if a problem comes up. Just throw money at it! At least that's how that comes across to me. And had I the money an could still ride, it's probably how I'd solve problems, because I'm a lazy tit (like I said, if I had the money), and because that's how German engineers like to solve problems. Put more parts in, or more fabrication steps. It's also how they solve stuff that works, without problems. Add more parts or fabrication steps. It's really the distilled spirit of German engineering. More parts, more fabrication steps! When a product it so loaded down, they can't add anything anymore without rendering unusable, or unsellable at least, German engineer sad.

The sort of shop we see in the video, meanwhile. That's the shop of someone who, when a problem comes up, thinks Hm, I wonder if I could do away with that bit there entirely, let's see if that works.
Another one who seems to subscribe to the same workshop aesthetic is Adam Savage, late of Mythbusters fame. His youtube and insta channel shows him putting around his space not unlike Grand Meister J May but with a more, let's say active, sense of purpose. But definitely deeply ensconced by his well worn and often improvised tools.
I grew up watching Norm Peterson in the 2nd generation of This Old House and the New Yankee Workshop and not unlike the NASA lab you mentioned, I always hated how his workshop was just so tidy. Yes we should all aspire to be so organized, but at the same time it was just so sterile, so lacking in character.

edit: Norm Abrams, sorry. Norm Peterson was from Cheers, probably not much of tinkerer.
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Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:44 am

Fabrication porn!!

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Post by Bigshankhank » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:06 am

Its very zen-inducing to watch and listen to this.
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"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:38 am

He's taking care of the fucktards, also!

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:02 am

The epic continues!

Here, the Master shares with us the secrets of his craft, nay, of his art!



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Post by DerGolgo » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:02 am

Witness, he extends his grace even to a minuscule Honda thumper!

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Post by DerGolgo » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:45 am

And lo, he hath not forsaken us!
He enlightens us furthermore, in the art of gasket!

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:51 pm

Now this isn't directly motorcycle related, but its at least motorcycle adjacent.
Big brass ball carburetor on that one.

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Post by Bigshankhank » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:34 am

It’s sad that very few old farm & yard implements made their way down south, seems like up in New England and upper Midwest states these things are in every barn. I would love to have an old gas powered reel mower but don’t fancy driving 1000 miles to get one.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:12 am

Don't you know it, The Master has The Son.

And The Son wanted to race a bicycle. And the bicycle kept breaking.

So what does The Master do?

He goes full Allen Millyard on that thing is what he does!



I like the Münch Mammut style enclosed-chain/swingarm setup.
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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Sun May 03, 2020 11:30 am

For he is not just The Master Asshole.
Verily, he is The Master Fucktard, also!

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Wed May 06, 2020 11:44 am

A crankshaft is born!
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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Mon May 11, 2020 1:59 am

You may be cool.

But you will never be "The bike you built getting test ridden inside Alexandra Palace by FOGGY himself!!"-cool.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by Bigshankhank » Mon May 11, 2020 6:32 pm

This guy kills me, what it must be like to live in his neighborhood and see him out riding his crazy bikes.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Wed May 13, 2020 7:30 am

Oi! Alabamia ootmiks!
Plan ye your pilgrimage!!

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Post by Bigshankhank » Wed May 13, 2020 11:06 am

Yep, when I visited the barber's Museum in 09 the V8 KZ & 5-cylinder Triple were on display.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Mon May 18, 2020 2:25 am

IT IS RISEN!
The Asshole Six runs!

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by Bigshankhank » Mon May 18, 2020 12:38 pm

Well damn it took him long enough.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Wed May 20, 2020 12:28 pm

You may be cool.


But you're not Allen Millyard fabricating a new sprocket for your home-made KZ-six from one leftover from high-speed runs on your homemade Dodge Viper bike since 200 mph is really fast enough for that cool.

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I said I have a big stick.

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Post by Bigshankhank » Wed May 20, 2020 12:49 pm

After watching the last one I was wondering if he would create a video of re-making that sprocket. Next up, tuning 6 independent carbs!
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Post by Bigshankhank » Wed May 20, 2020 12:51 pm

Also of note;
If you scroll back up to the top of this thread, you can see how Master Millyard's hair goes from appropriately scruffy in the 1st video to almost James-May levels of unruliness.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Mon May 25, 2020 3:58 am

and after ten years IT LIVES!
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Post by Bigshankhank » Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 am

For another glimpse in to incredible one-off custom fabrication and cheeky British "humour", I would solidly recommend the Project Binky series from Bad Obsession Motorsports. While not motorcycle related, it is racing cars and simply incredibly well done in every aspect. There are currently 31 episodes spanning almost 6 years and it is still not finished.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Thu May 28, 2020 10:35 am

Every time a new episode of Project Binky comes out, it brings a smile to my face.
Basically, with the amount of effort they are putting in to make everything just right.
They're not so much modifying a Mini. In that they are building a new car, and some bits of the Mini's body happen to be among the many components they use.
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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by Bigshankhank » Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 am

Having been introduced to them last weekend, I subsequently binged the entire catalog since. I really wish I had brought my welder with me into exile in Tennessee.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: Behold The Master Asshole!

Post by DerGolgo » Sat May 30, 2020 1:54 pm

Bigshankhank wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 am
Having been introduced to them last weekend, I subsequently binged the entire catalog since. I really wish I had brought my welder with me into exile in Tennessee.
Tennessee. I'm not sure welders are welcome there, or ar they? I think over there, they prefer threaded bolts and nuts and things, don't they? I'm sure I've heard of some famous thing there, a "Tennessee stud".
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Post by Bigshankhank » Sat May 30, 2020 3:16 pm

DerGolgo wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Bigshankhank wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 am
Having been introduced to them last weekend, I subsequently binged the entire catalog since. I really wish I had brought my welder with me into exile in Tennessee.
Tennessee. I'm not sure welders are welcome there, or ar they? I think over there, they prefer threaded bolts and nuts and things, don't they? I'm sure I've heard of some famous thing there, a "Tennessee stud".
I have made note of what appears to be an excessive use of JB Weld on any and every surface which requires some measure of repair. Must be made locally, or perhaps mixed in to the local hooch.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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