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

Friday, 2 August 2013

my human gets me blues






i really thought i'd got it out of my system, i was sorry to see my massimo tamburini designed ss750 go on e-bay for a paltry sum, but, i was in the middle of funding the mz 250 race bike project so i needed to move something on, the sporty? who's going to buy that piece of shit? overpriced, over rated and over here, you need to be constantly fettling, working on them and improving them, throw the brakes away, buy ducati brembo calipers from a breakers yard and you can stop them, belt-drive? a brilliant concept but in reality? i've snapped three pulling wheelies, don't get me wrong, if you are a 'typical' harley rider, twenty five mile run to the dealership, cup of tea in matlock bath and home to stand posing in the mirror and rubbing yourself as you quote johnny in the 'wild one' wearing your latest 'official, factory, t.m. .road-geer' [sic] clothing then well fair play to you, the stock pulleys weigh a ton, swap them for a chain and sprocket kit and your problems are over, chuck the fuel injection system in the bin and fit a mikuni hsr 42mm carb and a set of supertrapp's and you are halfway to making a decent bike, forget aftermarket ignition systems, i've tried them all and spunked a load of money in search of the elusive bee-haightch-pee, they really are shit, crane single fire?, wank, stick with the o.e. item and you won't go far wrong, cam's? waste of time, why do you want to move your torque range up when you ride at fifty miles an hour?, save yourself a load of money, keep a rideable bike and save some money, the best performance gain's are made by shaving weight off the standard heavy fucker, junk everything, as i said, pulley's weigh a ton, junk the stock rear mudguard and cut the rails, the supertrapps aren't the best looking pipes but they are equal length and tuned to the motor and they work, if you do the brembo four-pot conversion, [i run these on everything, there's no better value for money performance wise] you can lose the weight off the front end by junking a disc and caliper, fit a two-gallon sporty tank, you will be refilling every fifty miles if you ride hard like me but, let's face it, do you really want to spend anymore time than that on a 1200cc, vibrating, filling loosening, white finger inducing bastard? naawh, thought not, any way, back to the plot, the picture of the yellow superlight at 'founders day' sparked me off, so much that i decided almost instantly, [well, ok, two weeks later] that i needed another ducati in my life, this wasn't helped by the visit to see my old muckers racing the mz's last weekend at donington park] des still has the 250 racer leaning against the wall in his shed in deepest wales [boyo] a quick trawl of the tinterweb reveal's loads of bikes for sale, admittedly not 'superlights' but good, solid 750 and 900ss for sale starting from 1500 quid, i might just have to scratch this itch, it will mean shelving the beemer cafe racer project for a bit, but?,well? i'm waiting, what d'ya reckon?......

8 comments:

  1. Do it! It makes perfect sense to me

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  2. What do I reckon? Don't ask me I'm skinter than a skint thing in Skintsville Idaho, and Ive found myself trying to source parts to build an MZ ES125/G replica!

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  3. If it's itchin', scratch it.
    Life's too short!

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  4. Sorry, what was the question mate, just come back from putting the skirtster in bin . . .

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  5. Since prehistoric times, mankind has found it comforting to surround himself with material things. Primitive peoples collected and stored extra food, tools and weapons., which led to a greater sense of security and comfort. This need manifests into the quirky behavior seen in modern times. I have three and a half motorcycles when I can only ride one at a time. Some people hoard cats, while others accumulate empty tuna cans and used dental floss.
    The semi-nomadic Maasai of the African Serengeti measure their wealth by collecting huge herds of cattle and nubile, young women. They rarely eat the beef of their plentitude , but instead drain small amounts of blood from the unwitting beasts and drink it for nourishment. A classic case of “Having ones cake and eating it too.”
    In closing I say this; since purchasing nubile young women is generally frowned upon in Western Culture, buy another head of cattle, drain its blood, tinker with its devlish desmodronicities and enjoy.

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  6. that's it then, i can go ahead with my concious clear, i'm ready to drink the blood of nubile women, floss an empty tuna can, throw the skirtster in the bin and buy an mz? thanks everyone, i'm going to do it, life's too short indeed.....timmy X

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  7. No wait........................!

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  8. Steady Tim!...might be the Nyquil talkin'....

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