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

Sunday, 6 February 2011

sunday, better get my finger out and get the bodywork sorted out so i can get it up to mad john the painter, he's well on with the dangerous bonneville tank and sidepanels, i know this because he called in for a brew yesterday and told me to get cracking, never met anyone like mad john before, he can see tiny little imperfections in paint that i would need a microscope to see, he was horrified when i told him i was thinking about going satin black, anyway, i pulled a damaged aprilia rs125 front mudguard out of racing lines rob's bin yesterday, 'how much do you want for this mate?', 'just take it you pikey, it's broke', i cut off the damaged mountings and trim it back to the moulding at the rear of the guard, did the same on the mz racer, some things work, why try and look for alternatives?, the seat unit i bought off barse, he was going to fit it to his sporty, i already had a genuine storz seat unit but it wasn't quite right for this bike, i sold it to barse and had this pattern instead, it's as rough as fuck, spent most of the day sanding and cutting to shape, got to make a subframe like we did on the mz racer to carry it as it's a race item and very flimsy, i'm covered in fibreglass shavings, my fingers are sore where the weave has bitten me but i'm moving forward, spent the rest of the afternoon on the lathe, dishing out the engine mounting bolt's, can't stand to see any threads protuding through the nylocks, measuring and turning each bolt down one at a time, maybe i need to stop fucking about with mz's and harleys and get myself a wig and an r6?............. 








5 comments:

  1. I'm not the anonymous riding R6 tool, but this is the only way i could find to leave a positive comment. Top blog, you've got a cool garage loveless !!

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  2. thank you, makes it all worthwhile.

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  3. hey lad there is some level of finish on that bike its all coming together real well,keep it up,,,,,,,,

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  4. Dem engine plates are cool...mine are red with fucking rust...!!

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  5. ed, stuka, thanks boy's, appreciate 'yer comments.

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