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

Monday, 17 October 2011



after my early morning walk, leisurely breakfast and a quick shower, dangerous turned up to pick me up for the classic mechanic's bike show at stafford, traditionally the season ending excursion, i've got a shopping list in my pocket, dangerous is bikeless and stu is still pissed from saturday night so we are in the dangerous vw, 45 minutes later and we are in the showground, doesn't feel like six month's ago that we were here for the classic bike show, probably the best show of it's kind in the world, doesn't seem too busy today and asking a couple of the regular vendor's confirm's that it was very, very busy on saturday, bump into nick and get the skinny on his guzzi project, gary from sideburn fill's us in with the detail's about the 'rollerburn' event, november 19th, check out the website for details, www.sideburnmagazine.com, i purchase a slimline manx norton seat unit for the beemer project, i've taken the measurment's off the beemer's subframe and i'm worried that i won't find a seat unit that will fit, my fear's are unfounded as i remember that bmw based their frame design on the famous featherbed frame, i check my measurements and the seat is perfect, result, i give my list of 'want's' for the missing copies of 'classic racer' to the bloke on the 'pigfarmer' magazine stand, i don't do too well this time and turn up three copies that i haven't got, we check out the race paddock, alway's the best part of the show for me, the new , 'work's' norton race bikes are lovely, at twenty eight and a half ground ready to race i really don't think that they are bad value, i will never have that sort of money to spend on a bike, but, i know a couple of mate's who have spent that much bolting stuff to their harley's for the same amount of money, so....., i clock the triumph, bllllllooooooody hell!, the sage green frame, the lovely aluminium tank, shaped around the frame rail's and then, the the aluminium fairing, work of art, folded, stretched and formed, no hammer mark's, perfection................

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