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

Tuesday, 25 May 2010


finally got my tyres fitted, rob at racing lines did me a really good deal on a set of dunlops, tachograph is on order and i have to pick up my fifty tooth sprocket off him too, front and rear brakes are bled and fully functional and we have started work on the gearchange linkage, 8mm round stock end milled square, drilled and tapped 5mm to take two spherical bearings, cut the rod a little short so i can have some adjustment on the lever height, chris w. tigged the bracket onto the knurled section for the gearbox end, the arm is convex to add a little strength to it but we spot faced it and found a stainless spacer in my big box of doo-da's to bring the actuating arm into line.

monday night at m.f.n., [miles from nowhere], or the shipley boat inn as it used to be known before malc, [one of the original showaddywaddy band members], took it on and turned it from a run down boozer to a decent venue for everything bike, car cruise and scooter based for enthusiasts from both sides of the derby/notts border, monday night is officially known as 'show and shine' night, you turn up and the best bike of the night gets the winner a free pint, burger and enrty into the 'last chance' bike show at the end of the year, dangerous, barse and me had a ride up this week, grabbed a coke and talked bollocks for a couple of hours, this weeks stand out bikes for me were a beautiful mv agusta 'america', complete with a giacomo agostini autograph on the tank, the other was a neat little beeza chop, very tidy, nice blue metalflake paint job, a very neat frenched centre bantam tank and a set of lovely stainless pipes, had a chat with the owner and he has had a lot of hassle getting it running right, if it could go wrong it has, but he's stuck with it and nearly got it sorted, a good night out and everytime i see that 'skeggy' poster it makes me laugh, if you have ever been you will know why.