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

Monday, 31 December 2012

do i love you [indeed i do]

ladies and gentlemen, may i take this oppurtunity to wish you all a happy and peaceful new year, thank you for checking out my grumpy bastard rambling's, here's to my bro-man whitey-dog-william's, jan tomlinson, [bless you jan, you know why] ed for the true roadracing perspective, hairy larry, nanno, mr ben jones, [the world's most handsome man], sweary mick, squire neil, dangerous, [my funk soul brother] barson, gordie, jim, dave 'soul man' taylor, my baby girl, jessica loveless, my boy jack edward, [you ram's!] and last but not least, my little hen, patricia mary, [love you baby].... oh yeah, for everyone else who check's out the blog on a regular basis, thank you, i can see you on my stat's, don't be a stranger, chip in, stick your oar in, contribute, bless you all and as the late, great dave allen used to say, 'whatever god you support, may he go with you.....goodnight'  oh, and here's one of the greatest northern soul tunes ever.....

aermacchi

well, the holiday's almost over, a last afternoon of major tea slurping and mince pie chompin' before a return to everyday stuff, i got my new calender's out ready to nail to the shed wall and rather worryingly realised it's only twelve week's until the first test day at mallory park, better get our finger's out then, matt black rattle can job on the damaged ap caliper, turn up the 3/8th's fine thread mounting bolt's, bollock's, the thread is stripped, turn up the new 10mm metric mounting bolt's, [never a fan of set screw's anyway, rather have a bolt from an engineering point of view] tap out the caliper, suprisingly easy, then dangerous inform's me that it's an aluminium and magnesium casting, that's why it's easy to work, doh! apply a splash of 'the racer's friend' [or loctite, or as sweary mick call's it monkey spunk] and we are good to go,dangerous set to and drilled the shit out of the brake disc, it need's surface grinding to finish but there's plenty of meat left on the bones, a bit like myself really, i'm on a mission now, got to shed half a stone and get fit for the forthcoming season......