Bike of the Month September 2018

I’m not one for drinking (much) but generally, the best ideas are conjured up during a good session on the booze. This bike came to frutition just like that. Imagine just any cool bike. Did you? Was it a GS500E? I bet it wasn’t. When you put that night on the piss into the equation and you start toying with ideas, together with some equally pissed up friends, what’s not cool in the sober world, can be mindblowing in the other. The title of the buildtopic of this particular bike raised some eyebrows amongst those with access to certain buttons … Continue reading

Bike of the month August 2018

Having something like BOTM on Oldskool is a big deal. It carries a certain weight, which makes OSS stand out from all the other websites and facebookpages that scatter the internet and, to me anyway, just water things down. Good bikes are good bikes, but having to visit 10+ websites and filter through the bolt-on brigade to find a few bikes worth reading about, gets old really quick. We’re different, we know it, others know it, and it will only get better. One could argue that choosing BOTM for the next month, should be for a newly finished project, largely … Continue reading

Bike of the month July 2018

Some months we pick  bike of the month and some months bike of the month just picks itself. July 2018 is definitely the later. We wrote about this month’s winner back in April and shared his own amusing account of his post classic race career. The story ended with his plans to build a very well poked 1100 version of his trusty 750 slabby which would race at East Fortune and also at Spa. Well he built it and he raced it at Spa, sporting the OSS race team winged hammer emblem too! More than this, he achieved a first … Continue reading

Reggie’s Roadtrip 3/3

Out with a bang There’s a certain sense of achievement when you get to test the bike you built in your shed with your own hands, to the absolute limit and finding it’s performing faultlessly. I always said that going to the IOM and using your bike there would be a test of your own technicall prowess, but the fast bits you do there last maybe a few minutes. In the time in Scotland, I had done hours at great speed and nothing fell off, broke or blew itself up; well happy, I was. When we came to Perth, that’s … Continue reading

Reggie’s Roadtrip 2/3

Traa dy liooar The next day Kid and Miss Kid turned up and I turned into their surrogate child. They were supposed to have a little time together from home, yet they completely went out of their collective way to make me feel well and let me be part of their little holiday. It was great; I didn’t have to think about where to go, what to drink and eat, and what time tea was, because it was all decided for me. One thing that I did need to do is lead the way pretty much everywhere, because appartenlty I’m … Continue reading

Reggie’s Roadtrip 1/3

Whichever way you throw me, I will stand This may well turn into the most personal post you’ll ever find on OSS, up to now and likely for a long time after. Those that know me, know I can get a bit intense. Here’s some options; you’re intrigued and will carry on reading, you’re not bothered and are only here for the pics or you’ll feel awkward and click through to the next article. It’s all good, I’ll continue regardless. You see, a while ago when I was thinking about this piece, it was going to be about my annual … Continue reading

Bike of the month June 2018

May and June have been busy months for the OSS Admin team. Endurance legends at Donington followed by the TT and even some highland scratching thrown in for good measure. So OSS site time has been limited. (OK excuses for late BOTM out of the way) Three years ago I wrote this article about a long time member who had long held a dream of building an engine that he had been quietly collecting the bits for .It may have escaped the attention of some, but not me, that he actually built that engine this year. He didn’t just build … Continue reading

Bike of the Month – May 2018

This month’s bike of the month is a tale of both resurrection and evolution.  Plucked from an insurance sale, this slightly fire damaged, pretty standard machine was rescued by nightrider. It was quite a rare find – especially the other side of the Atlantic. The decision is what we at OSS would call ‘a no brainer’. We’ve been watching the story of this machine since the oldskoolsuzuki.info site itself was resurrected and as is often the case with projects progress sometimes stalls. Over the last 3 years we’ve seen a pragmatic mix of make do (when the OEM spares are … Continue reading

Happiness is a new sticker…

Our Creative Director Vizman has been busy of late. We decided to put our concerns about brand dilution in the” fuck it” bin where they belonged and instead we just had some fun and knocked up some crazy new stickers. You either love stickers or you’re wrong. Our new stickers are available as complete sticker packs. There are 2 different packs, the air-cooled pack and the oil-cooled pack. Water-cooled boys and girls will just have to pop the kettle on and make do I’m afraid Each pack has many of the same generic new OSS designs but it also has some engine … Continue reading

R.I.P the original winged hammer

  It is with a very heavy heart that the OSS community mourns the loss of our friend Pete Boyles AKA Pete750ET. Those of us who have been involved with the site from the early days will will remember both Pete’s Earlystock racing career and that of Runt racing with great affection and the OSS team chant;  Go Pete Go! and Go runt go! At the time, we all followed the antics of Pete and Runt racing with great pride and great enthusiasm. With the help of the OSS collective brain, Pete was able to take his humble 750ET to … Continue reading