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

Friday, 25 October 2013

post houmous

post shift, post holiday and post houmous, picked the bonneville up today, jack dropped me off after work, i'm hanging with a bad cold, [why do you always get a bad cold after a holiday?] fill in all the paperwork, start the bike and i'm away, initial thought's? fucking things very  heavy, front brake is shit, no feeling and very wooden, fork's need therapy, soft as fuck, even a slight tweak on the front brake see's them diving like a forest player, there's no power-band to speak of, no get up and go like an old bonny, [new bonnys are 61bhp, old bonnys 41 english ponies, but, on an original meriden twin there's that sweet spot after four and a half thousand arr-pee-emm where everything starts to make sense] the hinckley bonny? just a very linear torque curve, no kick in the pants yee-haw moment, soon get that sorted though with a pair of keihin flat slides, no airbox and a less restrictive exhaust, don't get me wrong, the bonny, in it's raw form, reminds me very much of a standard sporty, good fun but needing a little 'tweeking' to exploit it's potential, some of the cycle parts make me laugh out loud and riding it home has me chuckling inside my arai full-face, let's just say, rear end? [ooh-err missus] the indicators are camper than an elton john party, [but not as 'bro' as a ben jones run to matlock on cookie-cutter harley 'hell yeah fuckin' davison's [sic]  T.M. please note, mis-using your H.D. Moto-sickle. [T.M.] may result in serious injury or DEATH!' the back-end need's sorting, likewise the front end, softer than stuart hall's defence council, the indicator's, [turn signals for you yank's] remind me of princess di's earring's, the footpegs? rider and passenger? toss, need some light-weight ally doo-dad's turning up, likewise the front sprocket cover a.k.a pre-unit gearbox fooled 'ya! item, at least the fucking horrible 'air-injection unit' has been blanked off and replaced, it's not all moans though, for what i paid for this genuine, one owner, full service history bike? let's just say peanuts, two weeks holiday in florida and a bike? result, ok, it needs kicking into shape but i'm not afraid of a bit of hard work me........[and it's british racing green, yep, british racing green, wot you sayin?]