Jiver's Backstory

December 2019


Monte Carlo Jiver


In short, “Jiver” is jiberish slang nonsense used in Harlem in the 30’s and since widely adopted by motorcyclists worldwide!!!


An otherwise unashamedly daring tribute to Arlen’s iconic Orange Blossom and his double 18” FXRP’s of the Glorious Nineties. Designed by Jeff and built from the ground up aided by a vast array of International Artisans…  

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The bike is actually named Monte Carlo Jiver and the story behind it is that a bunch of us were in Monaco on the spurious goal of tasting local beers. In so doing with professional determination, we succeeded in attracting the attention of the local Gendarmes who promptly directed us to the principality’s cooler wherefrom, following much noisy jibbering, we were duly kicked out back into the streets…


All true incidentally! Joking apart, a magnificent motorcycle with highest specifications and most enjoyable behaviour on the road!...

Technical Specs


Design & Build:
Batchelar/Nicholls/Tanner/Duval of P&D Custom Bikes’ Fame.


S&S 113ci (1850cc) Motor with automatic start aid and… “intelligent” ignition!


Playing safe: BDL Narrow Belt Primary and Baker 6 Gearbox.


7/8th chromoly FXE(R) Frame.
4 speed style with rubber mounted EVO set up by…
John Parry of Cobra Frame;
5” stretch & 37 degrees rake.

Suspension & Steering

Ness Massive (they bloody are…) Billet Triple Trees  sourced from an Australian Old New Stockholder?!...

Wheels & Brakes

Double 18” Wheels by the ever reliable Randy of Southern Motorcycle Works fame…
Brakes and hand controls by Beringer. 11.5” Polished Stainless Discs by Rick’s.


Nice aftermarket 90’s set up with Sooperb Custom Bracketry by Dave Batchelar. 

Bodywork & Seating

Parker one off Gas Tank and for everything else Dave Batchelar ably aided by Chris Nicholls and Davey Tanner.


Should make Ferrari posers on the Costas green with envy!


Dramatic paintwork by Tom Fuller & Gang at Image Design Custom. 
Ah, and yes, it is Arlen’s Orange Blossom revisited… Originally gold leafed by Jeff McCann (RiP).

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