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PostSubject: Shed 5 New W650   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:03 pm


Ok so I know that there are a lot of people down on Deus but just for the record Doug at Shed 5 Auckland (ex Deus Auckland) wasn't very happy about building bolt on customs either. If you ever get the chance to look around the workshop at Shed 5 you will see some very skilled fabricators and engine tuners at work. The heavily modified Hinkley Triumph, Twister, did very well at the Burt Munro against what on paper should have been much faster, fully faired Jap bikes. The frame was designed and built in-house at Shed 5 is is very light and strong. Several bikes have been built already using that frame and some were punished across eight deserts in Australia earlier this year. They are definitely not just rich boy toys for posing around the Ponsonby cafes.

This W650 softail is the latest bike to come out of Shed 5. I'll admit it was built for a very rich man but it still came in for a hell of a lot less than some of the Evo kit choppers that were around a couple of years ago. Unlike those bikes, this one is mostly hand built with a few expensive parts thrown in, like the frame joints that required 150 hours of CNC machining. The basic frame, which uses the W650 motor as a stressed member can be adjusted to suit other motors like the late model Bonnevilles. Any new frames will be welded like the Twister frame and will be seriously cheaper that this one. Pipes, air cleaner, eccentric chain adjuster, footpegs were all made in the workshop. The tank is an old Triumph one that was narrowed and dropped in height.
This is nothing like the mildly customised Sporty that just came out of Deus in Sydney and is a good indicator that people are getting ready to accept the types of custom bikes that we build in our sheds. I'll never have the cash to buy one of these and I'd prefer to build my own anyway but if bikes like this start to get publicity and the general public start to accept them then maybe we can get to ride our bikes without being pulled over every five minutes by the cops.

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:08 pm





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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:17 am

Irishjon wrote:

Ok so I know that there are a lot of people down on Deus but just for the record Doug at Shed 5 Auckland (ex Deus Auckland) wasn't very happy about building bolt on customs either. If you ever get the chance to look around the workshop at Shed 5 you will see some very skilled fabricators and engine tuners at work. The heavily modified Hinkley Triumph, Twister, did very well at the Burt Munro against what on paper should have been much faster, fully faired Jap bikes. The frame was designed and built in-house at Shed 5 is is very light and strong. Several bikes have been built already using that frame and some were punished across eight deserts in Australia earlier this year. They are definitely not just rich boy toys for posing around the Ponsonby cafes.

This W650 softail is the latest bike to come out of Shed 5. I'll admit it was built for a very rich man but it still came in for a hell of a lot less than some of the Evo kit choppers that were around a couple of years ago. Unlike those bikes, this one is mostly hand built with a few expensive parts thrown in, like the frame joints that required 150 hours of CNC machining. The basic frame, which uses the W650 motor as a stressed member can be adjusted to suit other motors like the late model Bonnevilles. Any new frames will be welded like the Twister frame and will be seriously cheaper that this one. Pipes, air cleaner, eccentric chain adjuster, footpegs were all made in the workshop. The tank is an old Triumph one that was narrowed and dropped in height.
This is nothing like the mildly customised Sporty that just came out of Deus in Sydney and is a good indicator that people are getting ready to accept the types of custom bikes that we build in our sheds. I'll never have the cash to buy one of these and I'd prefer to build my own anyway but if bikes like this start to get publicity and the general public start to accept them then maybe we can get to ride our bikes without being pulled over every five minutes by the cops.

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:38 am

" Shed 5 Auckland (ex Deus Auckland) "? - so they aren't Deus anymore?
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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:14 am

Its still a Deus dealer but it has been split off and is running under a new brand name. They are making their own clothes that will be cheaper than Deus (at least a bit) and teh bikes will be different. They are also building a sort of Ace Cafe setup and will be having the same sort of theme nights (hot rods, cafe racers, hot rods, muscle cars, scooters) like they do at the Ace.

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:41 pm

was in there watching that one for the last month, diddnt see it together on friday...

looks like a winner to me, lots of detail..

on you jon... it fits you well! rabbit

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:28 pm

yeah i reckon it looks good i especialy like the half knobly tires and the enctric wheel adjuster looks cool Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:23 pm

Yeah. I saw them working on that one when I was up in Auckland in November... looks pretty good. Some nice detailing.
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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:48 am

That W650 is an absolute honey of a bike. I reckon Steve McQueen woulda loved it. More power to Shed5.
Hey Jon your SR400 looks even better than some of the Deus/Shed5 stuff; maybe you should be on the Shed5 staff in some capacity, advising on design?
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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:07 pm

Why do you think they're starting up an Ace Cafe? Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:53 pm

COOL afro

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:35 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Why do you think they're starting up an Ace Cafe? Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:44 am

Doug got the alchohol licence last week and I think the bar is going in after christmas. Its going to be in the part that the t-shirts and stuff is in now. Tha bar will go right across that room and the whole front will open up. Not sure when it will be ready yet though.

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PostSubject: Re: Shed 5 New W650   Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:11 pm

Did someone say ALCHOHOL Exclamation So what your saying Jon is the best bike hangout just got BETTER. Shit there's only so much coffee one can consume in a day,I don't seem to have that problem with BEER. cheers
Good stuff Doug, Make mine a JD's and Coke mate. Twisted Evil

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