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

Sunday, 10 March 2013

aermacchi

try as i might, i couldn't persuade sweary mick to part with just over a hundred quid for a scitsu rev counter for the 'macchi, he insisted that he wanted the veglia analogue, cable-driven original item used on the bike, we made a stainless bracket up this afternoon to mount the tacho off the top yoke, after all my moaning and groaning, swearing and bitching, once the veglia was mounted up? yep, he was right, can you imagine anything else?, i went back into the shed and it hit me, the rusty screws, the 'crazed' white backing, the slightly hazy glass, real heritage, same as the dinted and scraped exhaust header pipe, something's you just can't polish out or paint, 'contagiri per competizione'....