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Actual Progess

A lot has happened since my last post. The first thing that happened was that I got actual prices for the billet forks. It turns out that CNC is not that much cheaper in Thailand than in Europe. I guess that makes sense as the point of CNC is to remove most of the labour which is the element that is cheaper in Thailand.

After going through the designs with Royce Creasey and faced with an imminent departure from Thailand, I redesigned the forks from 50 x 25 x 3 mm rectangular section steel.

ZeroTracer Plugged In

The all-electric DesignWerk ZeroTracer plugged into the mains at the top of the Sustenpass in Switzerland in July 2010 a few weeks before it set off in the Zero Race around the world in 80 days. Photo: Paul Blezard

ZeroTracer Plugged In

7 Quasars at Hastings 2006

The largest gathering of Quasars together in one place so far, on the seafront at Hastings, September 2006.
From left to right: Shawn, Govert, Simon, Mark, Richard, Blez, Mike.
Photo: Paul Blezard archive

7 Quasars at Hastings 2006

2010 Cmax, early drive by and park

2010 Cmax motors back to the new garage. No electric drive, no outriggers or full enclosure, just a simple FF.

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Hub Center Steering kit from ISR

I have sent a fax to ISR to find out how much their hub center steering kit costs.

It can be seen at: http://www.isrbrakes.se/products/ns2/

If anyone has information about this kit, or a similar kit, please contact me to let me know.

Thank you!

Jeff Bales
Tucson, AZ USA
monsoon@comcast.net

Genesis vsTmax Seat Heights

Blez in Genesis, Peter Fouché sitting on his standard Mk1 Tmax. This pic shows the difference in seat heights, yet Genesis's 20inch seat height can be lowered by another inch easily by using a thinner seat base. Voyager owner Graham Robb in blue shirt standing and turning round to look at the camera. Colin R and David S next to him, half-hidden. PNB

Genesis vsTmax Seat Heights

Quasar en Carte Postale

I was amazed to discover this postcard of a Quasar, complete with a pretty accurate description of the machine in French, on the back.

Quasar en Carte Postale

Teak MonoTracer @ Brno 2010

This stunning 'teak' coloured MonoTracer was one several new machines in action at the annual driver training in Brno.
It belongs to the German importer. Photo by Blez July 2010.

Teak MonoTracer @ Brno 2010

Tribs in Eco@Mallory

Andy Tribble in his 1987 Peraves Ecomobile. Photo by Blez, uploaded via MacBook Pro from Brno

Tribs in Eco@Mallory
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GoblinFFM

The aerodynamic feet forward motorcycle that I plan to build, after completing the Manga style body for a client, can be seen here: http://goblinmotors.com/GoblinFFM.jpg

This build will take place in about 8-12 months after completing the body design for the client. The client will have an exact copy of the base feet forward motorcycle. I will retain the motorcycle as payment for the work and send the one-off Manga style body to him for attachment to his motorcycle. You've got to love swapping skill for skill!

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49cc feet forward bike lane commuter

It's not painted yet, but my GoblinAero commuter is a blast to drive! It holds 5 bags of groceries and the fairings really make it useful. I am an industrial designer that sculpts and molds my own items.

The video of the GoblinAero can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKyQOJmLttI

I will be sculpting a Japanese Manga style body soon for a friend, then I'll shape up an aerodynamic fairing for my own feet forward motorcycle. I'll post more when that project gets started in a few months.

Feet Forward is COOL!

Jeff Bales
Tucson, Arizona / USA

Soup Run (not FF)

I like soup. It is a great mid-day pick-up; or a restorative after a long day in the saddle. This year I sampled many euro-soups in our 3000 mile loop through 8 countries. I think it may have been a dubious French soup that upset my intestines for a week after the first night. Nevertheless, from Bouillon to BohnenSuppe and Goulash to Slovenian Jota and Spargeln Creme, we relished in our Gruppe Suppe (Phrase courtesy of Tom, this year’s organiser)

The lure of the Ring

Randy Mamola in Genesis

Motorcycle Racing Legend Randy Mamola tries Genesis for size in the Silverstone Paddock on the evening of Day of Champions, 17/6/2010.
(See more about MotoGP's favourite charity, Riders for Health, at www.riders.org)
Earlier in the evening Randy was reminiscing about driving an Ecomobile. Photo: Paul Blezard

Randy Mamola in Genesis

Peter Duke with Genesis

Peter Duke, MD of Duke Marketing and son of the legendary Geoff, with Genesis in the TT race paddock in the Isle of Man, June 2010.
Photo: Paul Blezard

Peter Duke with Genesis

Genesis Meets Eco 2010

Blez in Genesis and Eco-owner Steve Van den Berghe outside Steve's house in Antwerp, Belgium during my visit during 'Clean Week' at Zolder.
This is the first time that Genesis has been snapped with an Ecomobile. May 2010.
Photo by Els. PNB archive

Genesis Meets Eco 2010

I have seen the future! - and I can't afford it...

Here's a professional video showing the newest offering from Peraves. Probably the most efficient EV in existence, and one of the fastest.

Genesis at Filching Manor 2009

Blez at Filching Manor, near Eastbourne, after the Quasar rally, Sept 2009. Ian Pegram kindly lent me Genesis to take to the annual Quasar rally since my Quasar was still indisposed. Photo by Elspeth Beard, PNB archive.

Genesis at Filching Manor 2009

Quasar no.2

Finally became a Quasar owner, 1978 Red Quasar, bought off Andy T. Engine is running well after Andy had a new distributor fitted. I'm going to look at sorting the dash out first and make a list of other jobs to look at later. Added more pictures after three weeks of tinkering.

August 2010, newly painted and with new electronic distributor. Now has driving lights on each fork. Now owned by Gavin Newell and I have the VF750 based mk2, July 2011.

Q2 when arrived March 2010

First Electric Eco - 2008

Key Peraves personnel with the first Ecomobile to be converted to all-electric Brusa power, at Brno in 2008. Far left: Roger Riedener (who paid for the conversion to his own Eco, previously powered by a K1100 engine; in the machine: Gustav Prochazka and Dan Lexa, who now build MonoTracers in the Brno factory; Far right: Felix Wagner, first Ecomobile world champion in 1991 and eldest son of Ecomobile creator Arnold Wagner.
Peraves is now jointly run by Roger Riedener and Felix Wagner. PNB. Photo: Paul Blez archive.

First Electric Eco - 2008

Blez tries Cedric's Streamliner

A barefoot Cedric Lynch looks on while I go for my third spin in his all-electric streamliner, August 2009. Great fun! PNB
(Photo taken by Paul Compton, Paul Blez archive)

Blez tries Cedric's Streamliner
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