New Ballistic “Lithium Ion” lightweight batteries Now Available from Taimoshan Cycle Works

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in bike parts, Online Shop, press release. No Comments

The latest in super light weight performance batteries from Ballistic Performance Components in the USA are now available

from Taimoshan Cycle Works in Cardiff.

There is a range of batteries for  the smallest scooter to the largest Harley.

Call John on  Ph 07952 717 215


 Performance Batteries

EVO2 50

4 Cell EVO2

8 Cell EVO2

12 Cell EVO2

16 Cell EVO2

Up to 80% smaller than the stock battery
Up to 10lbs Lighter than the stock battery
Service life of over twice a lead acid in similar conditions
Industry leading 3 year warranty
Designed, developed, and assembled in the USA
Completely “dry” technology so batteries can be mounted in any direction
Non-toxic, recyclable, and can be air shipped
Applications for powersports vehicles from 50cc – 2300cc
Tested extensively by professional race teams
Impact and water resistant
Works with the original equipment charging system
No trickle charger required, loses only 10% of … Read More »

CBX1000 Cafe Racer – engine build

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

For those interested in the CBX1000 Cafe Racer Project, I now have an almost complete 2nd engine, which will be a hybrid of the Pro-link casings, crank & rods, Z head, barrels & pistons and pro-link gearbox internals & clutch, this will I have been advised give the best of both worlds, ie the HP of the early Z motors with the stronger clutch and drive of the later pro-link motor.

I have also been investigating that options re big bore kits etc, with a minimum of 1150cc , this in-conjunction with Z heads, some mild porting should put the engine in the region of 115hp.  If you wanted some serious muscle then kits out to 1425cc are possible, with power in the region of 160bhp and a suitable price tag to match.

The completed bike will have a target weight of … Read More »

Completion of the carbon seat & part painted

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in Bikes for Sale, Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

A couple of preview pictures of the finished carbon seat unit and the part completed paint scheme / layout.

At the time of writing the seat has been sent to the Upholsterer and should be completed on Monday

When finished this bike will be for sale – serious inquiries email




Taimoshan appointed UK dealer for Digital Guard Dawg Keyless Ignition Systems

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in Online Shop, press release. No Comments

Taimoshan Cycle Works is please to announce that we have been appointed as the UK  dealer for Digital Guard Dawg and their ground breaking RFID keyless Ignition systems for motorcycles, scooters and ATV.

The product is available as a specific system for the Harley Davidson and Victory model motorcycles and as a generic system for all other motorcycle, scooters and ATV.

The system once installed allows the rider to benefit from not having to use a key to de-activate the security system on the bike and turn on the electrical system ready to start the bike. In addition as the rider walks away from the bike the Digital Guard Dawg automatically shuts the bike down and secures it until the owner returns.

Over the next few days we will be posting more about the systems, specs and expected UK pricing so stay … Read More »

Latest up date on Carbon Bonneville

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in Cafe Racers, Project Bikes. No Comments

Below you can see the progress being made on the Carbon Bonneville bike, in place now is the rising rate rear linkage of a design so far found to be unique to Taimoshan Cycle Works and the tank has been modified and is taking shape ready to have carbon moulds taken.  Also you can start to see the start of the seat/trial section styling and construction.

In later post, you will see the Bonneville T140 ES  electric start unit that was acquired of ebay and is currently being refurbished and the “new” old stock lucas starter from a Norton Commando that will have the front housing replaced by a custom machined housing to mate it will the electric start unit.