Monday, 31 August 2009
kenny coolbeth superstylin' - dangerous, barse and me went to mfn tonight, bank holiday monday and it was really quiet, bloke on a 749 duc nearly dropped it entering the carpark, how embarassing would that have been?, best bit was me and barse, foot down flat-track style round the left hander into heanor.
moriwaki racer replica, i can remember seeing graham crosby wrestling one of these monsters around donington park in the early eighties, up against tz yamaha two strokes with fairings and then this nutter on what looked like a streetbike stuffing them, i like the 'open' look behind the engine where the airbox and battery normally would be, note also the added bracing triangulating the top shock mounting but what really seals it is the passenger seat strap emphasising the racer's street roots.
yeah, i know i've had photo's of this bike up before but just how cool is this? you just do not see fat-bob rear mudguards any more especially combined with standard triumph tank and monster apes, but, for me the best bit is the shotgun pipes going through the side-mounted numberplate, genius.
me and dangerous had a ride down to moto-forza the italian bike specialist based at silverstone race circuit on saturday, dangerous had a bee in his bonnett about trading the sport classic in for a superlight, the 900ss ducati special, luckily when we got there the bike was already sold, they made us a cup of tea and dave asked them to value his bike, "i could give you 3 and a half thousand for it2, which would mean that they would want £1500 + dangerous's bike for a 12 year old bike!, granted, it was a 2k mile bike but the tyres needed replacing, [would you fancy riding it with 12 year old rubber on it?], the belts would need replacing as would the rubber brake hoses adding up to another grand on the original price!, sorry, i know we are from derbyshire but even we could see that he was trying to have our pants down. dangerous is keeping his classic. stay tuned for the trackday, daytime mot special based on a 750ss like this one all for the same price as putting moto-forza's superlight back on the road.