Monday, 19 December 2011

After the good news about Italian Motor Magazine, The Chicken Shack bike has received a further two great honours. The bike has been featured in the UK Monster Owner's Club 2012 Calender, and today it went up on Bike Exif!

UK Monster Owners Club Forum

As I've mentioned before the members of the UK Monster Owner's Club have been a constant help in terms of inspiration, knowledge, practical aid, and moral support.


Bike Exif was also a place of inspiration, and even dreams, when I began planning the project over two years ago. As someone who'd never done much mechanically beyond changing chains, sprockets, and brake pads, it seemed like a fairly distant dream. The site has a worldwide audience and gets over 41,000 followers on Facebook. I can't quite believe my shed project is up there. Check it out - it's a great place to see cool, controversial and intriguing bikes; customs, racers, concepts, bobbers, cafes and classics.


  1. Dude. Love your bike, and your blog too. Just signed up as a follower. I'm also based in North London and have a Ducati Racer - plus I also run a cafe racer blog/website... Check out and send me/us an email at, and maybe we could all hook up post Xmas? - Dutch

  2. love the bike, doing something similar with an S4, can you let me know what hugger you have used my carbon fibre version looks huge with a stripped rear so looking for something like you have.

    many thanks, its a shame i did not discover your site sooner, started mine last jan, just waiting for an exhaust and much needed funds.


    1. Hi there - thanks for the kind comments! Look out for more project stuff on here soon...
      The hugger I used is the standard M900 one which I cut down and shaped to suit. It's that kind of soft plastic that's easy to work. I have seen carbon shorty ones but they are expensive, and I didn't have the budget or the will to buy a full size carbon one and butcher it.
      BTW can I recommend the UK Monster Owner's Club Forum for a wealth of support and advice. Good luck with the rest of your build!

  3. Many Thanks, i may need to cut down the carbon (needs refinishing anyway) have checked out UKMOC will be good when finished to get to a meet or two.

    thanks for your time

  4. Excelente post amigo, muchas gracias por compartirlo, da gusto visitar tu Blog.
    Te invito al mio, seguro que te gustarĂ¡:

    Espero tus comentarios, un gran saludo, Oz.

  5. It was only fitting to have the bike in the Calendar. I just loved it. As you know I love old school and home worked bikes. Long live the sheds/garages builders. You never know how far you can go..

  6. Thanks Albie, that means a lot to me mate!