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

Sunday, 5 December 2010

me, early eighties, council house carpark, derby, burnout, suzuki gs 1000, check out all the eighties styling, leather jacket, bell star helmet with black visor, doc martin boots, [cherry red, a nod to my skinhead/punk day's], aeroquip hoses, polished rims, pirelli phantom's, metmachex aluminium swinging arm, marzochi shocks, spray painted british leyland blue, white powdercoated springs, no indicators, no mirrors, police arrived around 5 minutes later, the mayor, ron longden had called them, he was one of the people responsible for getting the sex pistol's banned from derby and i actually worked for him when i was an apprentice too, cost me a 40 quid fine but it was worth every penny......


cutting the timing cover down on the sporty isn't a new mod but it looks cool-as, it's not as easy as it looks, you have to drop the four-cam's out which have to be re-timed, which means you have to drop the heads off because the pushrods are under tension and you really don't want all the aluminium swarf getting into the oil ways and blocking them off, there's something about ripping into the cover with a hacksaw that makes it all worthwhile though.....




mucker and ben hit the bike show, top photo is wallace and gromit, bottom photo show's steve and the worlds most handsome man at the nec. spooky or what?