another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Thursday, 21 January 2010


been on stuka's excellent blog 'arsehole customs', he's posted some cracking sr500 photo's on there, me and mrs b hired a van early 80's to go to london to pick up a 'mint' bike up from north london motorcycles, [n.l.m.], idea's of a flatrack project, ammo had swapped his ft500 honda for a particularly nice t140 bonneville so can't blame him even after he had promised me first dab's on the ft, the sr was a complete bag of shit, despite the repeated questions about the condition of the bike and informing the salesman that i was going to have a day off work, hire a van, [we had a nail of a metro car and it was february], and drive to london, bastards, i could have swung for the cockney bastard, mrs b persuaded me not to chin him and urged me to get back in the van which i did leaving the sad little neglected sr on the pavement, mate i hadn't seen for a few years called in to work the other day, he's had a few drug/alcohol problems but has now sorted himself out and bought a couple of new triumphs now he's back at work, 'what happened to that old sr500 you used to come to work on mate?', says i, 'i've still got it mate, right shed, starts ok and runs, valve guides are fucked and it's dead tatty, i was going to chuck it in the skip, if you want it come and pick it up', so, some bikes are like dogs, you don't choose them, they choose you and my thoughts turn to building something like this.....

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