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

Sunday, 4 March 2012

it's not easy being me, i wake up in the middle of the night, i'm not quite right in the head i'm afraid, i pour over all the details, agonising over if the clutch/brake levers are in line with the clip-on's, i have to re-drill the ball-end's on the lever's to 8.5mm from a quarter of an inch because, well, because it just look's right to my eye, even looking at the bike on the bench stresses me if it's not in line with the bench and the wall, my tool's have to be in the right place, it's not healthy i know and most people wouldn't even notice, but me? yep, it bother's me....

......that you can make something nice out of a run-of -the-mill stainless bolt, i had to 'cone' off the fixings that fix the rearset's to the frame, cost's nothing but time, i had to build up the brake lines using an old 10mmx1.25 pitch banjo bolt, it's bothered me all weekend, rusty piece of shit, i tried to ring earl's to order a stainless item but they were shut for the weekend, i can't sleep......
 .......stuff like threads showing, fasteners marked by a tool, i love rose joints and turned bolts, the brake stop is a six millimetre socket head bolt, head cut off and machined, loctited and belt and braces stainless nyloc nut, no thread showing mind.....
 .......simple thing's, like swapping the 3mm socketheads for 3mm domeheads, stuff nobody with a real life would even notice........
polini race engine, work of art in my eyes, originally a humble forty-nine cee cee's, this is the state of the art 98cc version, everything is polini factory from the 28mm mikuni carb to the factory ported barrel, bea-ute-if-ull......[the scooter boy's race in the british historic racing series as guests so should be seeing a lot more of these innovative machines this season]