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

Saturday, 30 June 2012

boxer racer project

 a thousand pound's, that's two week's wages for me, or to break it down ninety hour's of collar, it's a lot of money, a lot of hard earned cash, early get-up's, no dinner's and a lot of soul searching, we need a new fridge/freezer, i need to decorate the house, we need a family holiday, instead, i pay it out, [with my family's blessing, they know how much it mean's to me] to get my boxer engine blueprinted so that it's reliable and safe to shake down the racebike before i go for it properly next season, no point in beating around the bush, me and dangerous strip the motor this afternoon and what i've found has dissapointed me to the core, my 'carefully assembled and blueprinted engine, three angled valve job, ported and gas flowed engine, new valves, spring's seals and gasket's, push button, bullet-proof engine' turn's out to be nothing like, it's a crock of shit, hastily thrown together with no care or attention to detail, no new valves, the valve spring's on one cylinder fitted upside down, [they are marked with paint to indicate which end is seated against the inside of the cylinder head], no porting or gas flowing, pushrod seal's pressed in on the piss, crankshaft seal hammered in, valves leaking when filled with petrol, no fancy valve seat cutting here, not even a half arsed attempt at cleaning up the original item's, i'm gutted, dangerous sum's it up, 'you're not riding it to the pub youth, you're giving it the berry's round a racetrack, if it ain't built proper you or someone else is going to get hurt..............'



4 comments:

  1. Ah, shit man, how bloody disappointing, why does it have to be such a lottery, how do people think they'll get away with it. What are you going to do next, get your money back and do it yourself?

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  2. jan, whitey, med and daddyo, thank you for the love, i'm old enough and ugly enough to know that's how it goes sometime's, you live and learn, trouble is, at fifty-three, my time is running out, every second count's and i need to see this through, i've been in touch with jim cray, the legendary boxer tuner, he built my cafe racer engine twenty year's ago, no-one, but no-one know's more about these engines than jim, i'm going for a short-stroke 750cc engine, revvy as fuck, just like a two-stroke, lot's of money, 80 to 85 bhp, but for now? well, to quote dangerous, 'if we can't build a quick reliable engine out of one of thease pieces of old shit, i'll show you my arse on ripley market place......'

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  3. Fuck it Loveless!!!! you've made such a nice job of the rest of the bike and then your let down with the engine, time to dig in deep, burn the mid night oil, and get it runnin like a good un !!!!!!!!!

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  4. Lovey, I'm disgusted, what a complete act of bastardry, you taking it in the nads and just getting on with it is pure class mate, you're ever lovin clan as well, I'm actually getting a bit weepy, I can't imagine how I would cope upon discovering the slovenly, dirty arsed realities of his so called rebuild. As before, you are a real gent mate, sterling stuff, big love brother.

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