Sunday, 28 November 2010
barse's shovel, love this bike, class, i made the swastika points cover out of checker-plate, [look closely], the kick-start bites you, i like the early spring rides, watching barse strip off his layers of clothing as he keeps kicking he's swearing at it, kick, kick, kick, bastard, spppplutterr, starts, bike starts moving, dancing on it's sidestand, helmet on, sweatshirt on, jacket on, gloves on, jump on, stalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, bastard, kick, kick, kick, spppluttter, bike starts, shovel doing the funky chicken, helmet on, sweatshirt on, jacket on, gloves on, sssstalll, bastttttttarddddd......
the sporty project lurches forward like me when i'm drunk, trying to catch my centre of gravity, chris w. works his electro-weld majik on the frame and makes a lovely job chasing the shit factory welds under the single downtube and fills the huge cavity where i cut out the steering lock, me?, i spent a few happy hours in the shed fettling the top and bottom yokes after cutting off the lugs and brackets that are redundant, the box containing all the cut-off's grows heavier and i really need to get myself a life instead of waking up thinking about motorcycles.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
bottom yoke on the sporty get's hit by the miller, this is the obsolete padlock casting disappearing, if we don't need it then it get's chopped off, every ounce of unwanted weight must go, these are the un-noticed details that make the difference to the finished bike, the standard yoke's are quite nice, they just need a little 'massaging'.
Friday, 19 November 2010
my new e-bay purchase turned up today, cagiva mito evo rear caliper and master cylinder for fifteen quid,quality bit of brembo tackle, new pads, some stainless hardware and de-anodising and we will be good to go, it's the same set up that i use on the racer so i know it work's, it's either spending very little money and a bit of time tidying this up or going to the local harley davidson [t.m], lifestyle, [t.m] boutique and parting with several hundred pounds for a shiny piece of tat off the accesorised [t.m] display, i love my sporty, it's a good bike, i like riding it hard but i'm not blind to it's shortcomings, it still has that raw edge to it that has been ironed out on the jap superbikes, don't get me wrong, i like riding them, the lad's at work have them and i get to ride most of them, they are technically brilliant, but, somehow too clinical, harley's on the otherhand are probably the most over-rated motorcycle in the world, don't believe the hype, they are heavy, slow and overpriced for an air-cooled, pushrod twin, if you buy one chop it up, fuck the resale value, mix and match parts to make it your own and don't get sucked in to the whole lifestyle thing, remember, shop shirt's, goaties, chap's and village people moustache's might look good on dog the bounty hunter but if you wear them in england you are going to end up looking a cock, your rocker c ain't ever going to look as cool as an ironhead sporty or a shovelhead so, my advice would be, throw that novelty german helmet in the bin and spend your money on a decent set of spanners, sucker........................