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

Saturday, 26 November 2011



the rear wheel, it's sevicable, spokes are true, the rim need's a little 'massaging' where the previous years have left their scars on the soft aluminium as the tyres have been changed, nothing an hour with a little wet and dry can't sort, the spokes need replacing with stainless some time in the future but a quick rub with some solvol cleans them up to an acceptable level, i sit in the shed looking at the hub, then looking at one of the many classic racer posters on the shed wall, clamp the wheel to the miller bed, cut a template out of an old numberplate and set to drilling away some cooling/lightening holes in the standard rim, 17mm, looks better already, removed some unsprung weight too........

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