DC ELECTRIC DRIVE

A clean, quiet, vibration free propulsion unit for your boat. DC Electric Drive. WHY FIT ONE? I fit DC Electric Drives professionally, we have one on our sail boat. I hope the following post, will convince more people to fit them. DC Electric Drive, a tough decision to make. Fitting: I looked at a fewContinue reading “DC ELECTRIC DRIVE”

RESTORATION PART 4

RESTORATION PART 4. It’s all about sending, buying, cleaning, restoring and getting parts ready for the rebuild now. Be sure to use reputable re-finishers and repairers. There are lots of cowboys out there!!! Try to attack this, one part at a time. Grab a seat, get comfortable and some decent music on; it all helpsContinue reading “RESTORATION PART 4”

RESTORATION PART 3

Organise Yourself It makes all the difference! Double check images of the standard bike against the parts, so that you don’t make mistakes with the finish. If it’s a custom job, it’s decision time. Some of this work gets a bit frustrating but it will be worth-it when your rebuilding. As you check, you’ll buildContinue reading “RESTORATION PART 3”

RESTORATION PART 1

1st stage of Restoration. The same basic rules apply to all restoration, standard or custom. You’re aiming to get a project back to its former glory, for as little work and cash as possible. When you get to the bike. Check the steering stops and frame. These things can be straightened but they will needContinue reading “RESTORATION PART 1”

How to D.I.Y. like a professional. Its about the mindset. Read on!!

You can do it properly. Learn fast, take advantage of every experience! That’s a very broad statement. One which, if you get time to think about it, should make every task easier and better in the end. I’m sure we all remember parts of our younger days, or maybe you are young. “This is toContinue reading “How to D.I.Y. like a professional. Its about the mindset. Read on!!”

Where did that day go?

Everything should start with a plan and drawing. I spent most of day changing a few things on the site. Including my email address, which is now, contact@oceanstrider.co.uk. I hope you all understand and continue to visit. I’m new to blogging and setting up websites and I’m really enjoying it. My theory is, it canContinue reading “Where did that day go?”

KAWASAKI H1A chroming is top quality!

Only just opened the chroming box for the Kawasaki H1A. I was informed by the chrome before he sent the parcel, so not panicking but most has not been sent back yet. Sent in June, told 10 weeks, which I thought was a long time but still waiting for most of it????? Well happy withContinue reading “KAWASAKI H1A chroming is top quality!”

Another restoration project. KAWASAKI H1A, 1972

Hi all. It’s dark, cold, wet & windy in UK and we’re about to go into another luverly lock-down “yay” :>(. Blogging, Ocean Strider and bikes will keep off the street, I like to be busy. I hope it’s all good for you too! I’ll get stuck into another restoration project. A KAWASAKI H1A. AnContinue reading “Another restoration project. KAWASAKI H1A, 1972”