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

Saturday, 2 April 2011


up to kev's to pick up a couple of disc shims, hand file a radius on the back of the caliper so that we get clearance, lost count of how many times i took the caliper off and on, fitted it, filed some off the caliper, scratch, still catching the spokes, off again, file it up, spacers in the lathe, half a mill off, re-fit, spin the wheel, scratchhhh, hand file a rad, re-fit, sc, sc, sc, , take it off, wet and dry, measure up, how-bloody-close?, wet and dry, try it again, s,s,s,s, take it off, wet, no dry, re-fit, half a s, half a s, half a s, wet and dry, wet and dry, ch, ch, ch, wet and dry, wet and dry, re-fit, bingo, closer than a very close thing, tell you what though, if i admit it myself, it looks the bollocks......

4 comments:

  1. Ive always said I wouldn't give a Harley garage room. Youve proved it might be worth buying another garage... astounding work mate

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  2. seriously, you will need another grage if you buy a harley, you'll be spending a lot of time in there if you do! love sportster's, always wanted one, had an old four speed which i chopped, hardtail frame and it was a total animal, got halfway through building a buell engined hillclimber in a sporty frame until i ran out of money, [now that sounds familiar, a touch of deja-vu], tell me any other bike owners who would tolerate spending loads of money on an aircooled v twin and then having to spend half as much again to make it go, make it stop and put up with poor quality control?, [apart fom mid seventies to mid eighties triumph bonneville owners that is!]

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  3. ok, i fucked up, the bonneville engine is a parallel twin not a v-twin but you get my point?

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  4. Most definately! I had far too much money invested in parts to make my dream Guzzi... Wiseco pistons, Carillo rods, raceco heads Stiene dinse fairing and seat unit, to go with the Tankshop tank I had been using for years. Then realised I was never going to get round to building it. Some of its still in the attic! Ill stick to my ( every increasing) 2 strokes

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