SHORTCUTS TO OUR MOST POPULAR & RECENT CONTENT

NEW MAGNI STORIA conversion of F4 910R Brutale PROEJCT 2014

MV AGUSTA Magni F4 750 CLASSIC RACE REPLICA PROEJCT 2012
Canadian Biker Article of my Feb 2011 NZ Trip Diaster
Triumph T140D Special Upgrades Article

NEW - JB'S Visit to Barber Vintage Festival in 2009

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FIBREGLASS GAS TANK REPAIR & SEALING

 

 

 

We are located in sunny LANGLEY, BC, CANADA

Contact Jim Bush by email

Phone 604-535-5800

 

THIS SITE LAST UPDATED

May 5, 2014

 

 

 



Welcome to "THE BUSHMAN's motorcycle site

Jim Bush, otherwise known as the THE BUSHMAN has been living and breathing motorcycles since the age of 14. The early years in New Zealand up to 1984 was the "British Only" period, where Triumph and Norton adorned the stable - most heavily modified for performance and handling. From 1994 after a move to Canada, the passion for all things motorcycle was rekindled with a TRIUMPH T140 (affectionaltely known as "Knobby") which lead to broad expansion of taste into new marque's - where his private collection has grown to include famous and exotic names such as MV Agusta, Laverda and Ducati, along with a more a utility ride the BMW R1200GSA

For a number of years JB CYCLE RESTORATION existed as a small craftsman based operation specializing in complete restorations, repairs of cylinder heads, engine rebuilds and custom fabrication & machine work. Specialist repair services for LUCAS MAGNETOS and SMITHS INSTRUMENTS became a sideline service that saw steadily growth. JB Cycle completed an award wining Featherbed TRITON in 2000.

Jim published an online guide to fixing & tuning AMAL carbs - Bushman's Carb Tuning Secrets. This has been a source of good advice for many motorcyclists judging by the constant emails of "thank you". Jim recently gave a hands on Tech Talk at the International Norton Owners Rally in Lumby which was well received.

Due to the high cost of insurance and other businesss issues, JB CYCLE RESTORATION ceased commercial operations in 2006, reverting to hobby status. We do not work on or repair other people's motorcycles.

Jim's interest in motorcycling has expanded to adventure riding and touring the far reaches of the globe. In addition to extensive touring of the West Coast of USA/Canada, recent overseas adventures include rides in BAJA, Mexico, Five Country ALPS tour in Europe (Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland & Italy), and numerous tours in NEW ZEALAND.

The NEED FOR SPEED Section showcases the many personal aspects of Jim's riding life - covering the early days in NZ, serious modification of a 1995 Triumph Thunderbird (Mr Jekle n Hyde), rides to Baja Mexico, European 5 Country Alps Tour, recent tours through New Zealand and the Barber Vintage Festival in Alabama.

This website is Jim's effort to highlight and pass along technical motorcycle information and skills, as well as fire in the reader the same "passion" that motorcycling has brought to Jim.

June 2011is the official start of the MV CLASSIC 1970's RACE REPLCIA PROJECT - follow progress here

 

 
 

"WE LIVE TO RIDE - WE RIDE TO LIVE"

May 2014 with see the debut of the MAGNI Nouvo STORIA, the latest creation from MAGNI in Italy, the reincarnation of the BRUTALE. Utilzing hand crafted alloy tank, new seat & tail peice, subframe, fenders and spoked Kineo wheel, all finished in the classic MV Agusta 750 S styling of the 70's. I was able to secure Storia Kit no. 1, the first for North America. Check out the build Here

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Follow our 1970'S MV AGUSTA MAGNI F4 750 CLASSIC RACE REPLICA PROJECT HERE. Work commenced June 2011 and comleted April 2012: the build progress is showcased in our BLOG.

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My 1958 MV 125cc TRL and the MAGNI Replica built 2012

1969 NORTON "S" Commando

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Triton Built by JB Cycle in 2000 - 750 T120, 5 Spd

"Best Cafe Racer" Tsawwassen Swapmeet 2000

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Crater Lake - Oregon - NORCAL Tour 2006