KICKING UP A SANDSTORM on two Triumph Bonneville Custom Scramblers

WATCH THE PRODUCTION HERE

Gasoline Motor Co. takes it to the sand dunes to create SANDSTORM. The excitement, full focus and throttle it takes to carve new tracks on the softest sand – on two modified Triumph Bonneville Scramblers. Conquering new levels of custom bike building and freedom on the open sands.

Riders: Jay Young & Sean Taylor
Motorcycles by: Gasoline Motor Co.
Production: Frame Collective & Gasoline Motor Co.
Music: Oliver Michael

SANDSTORM hits up the big screen for oil in the blood premiere

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Gasoline Motor Co. is pleased to support the release of motorcycle documentary ‘Oil in the Blood’.
Our Sandstorm production was shown as a preview at Premiere screenings of Oil in the Blood in both Sydney and Melbourne. Seeing your work on the big screen is every bit as pleasing as it sounds.

ABOUT OIL IN THE BLOOD
Over the course of 3 years, Director Gareth Maxwell Roberts, travels the world and interviews the most influential builders, riders, racers and journalists of the custom motorcycle movement of the last few decades. He delves right into how and why the niche subculture of custom building has now burgeoned as a significant influence to the international mainstream motorcycling industry. This isn’t a film about motorcycles, it’s a film about motorcycle people, the heartbeat of the scene. It’s also a film about innovation, creativity and having oil in the blood.

If you’re into custom motorcycle culture, you’ll find the insights of this documentary authentic and refreshing.

Click here to see the trailer

Behind the Scenes: GAS SANDSTORM PRODUCTION

A ripper of a weekend, doing what we do: Building custom bikes and pushing them to their limits. This time, two Triumph Bonneville Scramblers and endless sand dunes to rip up. The challenge was mostly due to the softer-than-expected sand against the weight of the classic road bikes – the trick was to stay fast, just skimming the surface of the sand. Good friends, unruly energy and magical sunsets. Two wheels for life. Here’s some bts snaps; watch this space for pro photos and video production coming soon.

sunday morning: swags in the sand, the boys gearing up for a big day…

The boys,  @jayoung1_  &  @sean.taylor.gasoline  catching the first rays of the day

The boys, @jayoung1_ & @sean.taylor.gasoline catching the first rays of the day

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the sand. the sky. the speed. it was all a dream,

Follow @gasolinemotorco on Instagram for more photos and the full video coming sooN!

Follow @gasolinemotorco on Instagram for more photos and the full video coming sooN!

The Machine Show 2019 – Build Progress

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With The Machine Show a month away, our competition build is starting to take shape. Gasoline Motor Co. will be up against some of Australia's most passionate motorcycle builders, to completely rebuild a pre-1989 classic motorcycle for the competition. Commissioned to customise an 1986 BMW r65 late last year, we've taken this German OEM machine to the next level... #machineshowbuildcomp2019

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Oh, is that a freshly powder-coated frame, with a custom designed rear hoop? Dam straight.

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Freshly Vapor(hydro)-Blasted engine casings along with a ton of powder coating, we are ready to assemble the engine and wheel components.

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A semi-assembled skeleton – standing on a set of vintage Shinko tyres.

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Using the most innovative gear available on the market for a modern ride. Berringer brake system, custom made cabling, Purpose Built Moto headlight, Moto Gadget speedometer and switch components and last but not least, a Kellermann indicator lighting package.

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Don't miss this years Machine Show in Braidwood. This motorcycle, along with 20 other pre-1989s era machines will be in the running for the Machine Show build competition. What started as a friendly rivalry between motorcycle builders around town, has, over 3 years, grown into a great motorcycling community get-together. Everyone is invited along for the ride down to Braidwood – a weekend of camping, live music, food trucks and booze.

BIKE EXIF - Best customs around the web this week

At Gasoline Motor Co. we get the opportunity to build and create some pretty neat machines. It’s super rewarding when we get some kudos online for our work – huge thanks to our Bike Exif for the shoutout, our team of technicians for making it for happen and of course, our customers who trusted us to create their forever (for now) motorcycle.

Check out the BIKE EXIF blog post here

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XX Tracker Harley Davidson X Bike Exif International

XX Tracker Harley Davidson X Bike Exif International

HARLEY-DAVIDSON OWNED the internet yesterday. Unless you live under a solid aggregate of minerals, you’ll know that the Motor Co. teased its upcoming model range—including the productionized Livewire, a streetfighter, and an adventure tourer called the ‘Pan America.’

But did you notice there was no mention of the Sportster? Could this finally be the end of the road for the venerable roadster? Fear not. There will always be killer Sportster builds to keep the massive second-hand market alive—like this rowdy flat tracker from Australia’s Gasoline Motor Co.

The Gasoline crew developed a taste for flat track racing after blasting round their local track at Appin, an hour’s drive out of Sydney. At first they used a KTM 450 shod with Dunlop DT3s, but founder Jason Leppa realized it was soon time to move on to more appropriate machinery.

“Learning the ropes of sliding at high speed on the dirt soon turned into a need to practice on a heavier Harley XR1200X,” he tells us.

At first glance, this V-twin street tracker looks like a no-fuss hooligan racer. But it’s primed to tear up asphalt as well as the dirt—and has enough of the right bits to make it street legal.

A 2000-model Harley-Davidson Sportster was the starting point for what became the ‘XX Tracker.’ Gasoline stripped it down, then threw away anything they could to save as much weight as possible.

A monochrome palette was on the cards from the word go, so the engine was removed and painted black, while the frame was refinished in white.

Gasoline kept the Sporty’s stock oil tank, but tossed the fuel tank, seat and fenders. In their place are a fiberglass tank and tail, hand made by Phil Little Racing in the classic American flat track style. The livery is simple and tasteful: gloss black, with a few custom decals.

As per normal flat track spec, the XX Tracker rolls on a pair of 19” hoops—in this case, lifted from an early model Sportster and powder coated black before being wrapped in Maxxis dirt track rubber. Roger at Retroline added a super-subtle touch: white pinstripes on each rim.

Custom-machined triple clamps were installed to get the front wheel to fit, and spacers ensure the sprockets line up at the rear.

The forks were fitted with new 11-1130 springs from Progressive Suspension, and shaved of any unused mount tabs. And a set of custom-tuned Nitron shocks was installed out back, dialed in to the rider’s weight.

Gasoline have also added a chain conversion kit, with an oversized 60-tooth rear sprocket for maximum pull-away out on the track.

As for the motor, it’s stock inside. On the outside there’s an S&S Cycles Super E carburetor, and a high flow Slant air filter from Roland Sands Design. And, of course, a massive, in-your-face twin exhaust system that provides max airflow and sounds magnificent.

It’s the work of Niko at Hi-Tech Mufflers, who built it up piece by piece from stainless steel. The Gasoline crew then whipped up a big ol’ heat shield in-house, to cap it off.

Those are the obvious changes—but there’s a ton of subtle tweaks on the XX Tracker that tie everything together. The stock mid-mount foot controls were converted to ‘low-mount’ controls, and upgraded with a grippier set of pegs.

Up top, the guys added a set of high-and-wide 1” bars, but trimmed off the cross brace that came with them. The levers are standard, but the throttle and grips are new—along with the mini switches and internal wiring.

The stock handlebar clamp was milled out to accept a tiny LED dash from Motogadget, plus a set of LED warning lights. The entire electronics package is discreet, with a trimmed harness running through Motogadget‘s popular m.unit control box, and activated by their keyless RFID ignition.

The ‘headlight’ is actually two powerful LEDs, mounted down low on a pair of custom-made engine crashbars. Out back is a floating license plate bracket, which also carries a thin LED taillight. Turn signals are present at both ends; small pin units flanking the tail, and wraparound LEDs on the forks.

Gasoline’s XX Tracker nails the Sportster tracker vibe flawlessly, tweaking the timeless recipe just enough to make it the perfect Harley for both road and track.

It’s uncomplicated, beastly, and a loud reminder that the Sportster’s going to be around for a long, long time.

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This action-packed film tells the story of 'THE XX' – Gasoline Motor Co.'s custom Harley Davidson flat tracker – as it takes on vicious souls through a storm of dust. Slicing up the speedway, the streets ain't safe... Watch out, watch it now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op4-hmEpbnE

Ride Sunday with the Gasclan

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WHAT IS RIDE SUNDAY?

Ride Sunday is a global movement - it unites people who ride to support a charity and create positive change. All over the world, motorcyclists will ride for a cause on June 3rd, 2018. Team Gasoline will be fundraising and riding for Cure Cancer Australia. Join our ride. 

 

HOW IS GASOLINE INVOLVED?

Join us in raising awareness for Cure Cancer - our team donations will support emerging talented scientists towards innovative cancer research. Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer – Gasoline has chosen to support a cause that is prevalent and relevant within our community. We have set up a registered ride you can be a part of.

 

WHO WILL BE RIDING WITH US?

The staff at Gasoline will be heading up the ride, and we want you to join us. It will be a great chance to see all your motorcycles and scooters on the road together. Come solo, or with a friend, everyone is welcome. Just register to ride, join the team and we’ll see you on Sunday morning for the ride! 

 

RIDE INFO

Team Gasoline has mapped out a cruisey ride up North to Palm Beach from the warehouse. This will be a fairly easy ride for all levels. After a coffee stop, we will head back to Gasoline, and you can peel off from the group where you please. Support the cause Team Gasoline have a 1000kms target and a $5000 fundraising target set, so the more the merrier. If you can’t join us on Sunday 3rd June, you can still donate to our team. 

 

Visit Ride Sunday and register here:
www.ridesunday.com.au

join the gasoline ride here:
www.ridesunday.com/rides/team-gasoline-motor-co


 

 

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