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

Friday, 24 January 2014

it's life jim, but not as we know it.....


eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, eat, sleep, work, repeat, my shift pattern for the last fourteen day's, interesting isn't it? well, no, it isn't really, up early doors, dark, cold, wet, misery, i'm sucking up the sunshine from our florida holiday but the supply is running out fast, surely there has to be more to life than this? i'm running on empty, my tank's empty, i'm craving some warm sunshine on my shoulders, some light, i feel like i'm living in a permanent state of darkness, gloom and dampness, mud-splattered and suffering trenchfoot, fuck winter and the donkey it rode in on, right, the o.e.m triumph rear master-cylinder is huge, check out the picture of it in my dwarf hand, why the fuck is it that big? it doesn't work anyway, i'm trying to conserve some hard-earned so instead of hunting through the breakers yards for a much more suitable replacement, i decide to try and use the  boat anchor, sorry, the original item instead, rough out a mounting bracket, spacing bushes and it still fouls the sidepanel, bollocks, [just ignore this bit, it's a reminder to myself, original footpeg mountings machined to atoms, make up new rearset's, need to move the o.e.m mastercylinder through thirty-degrees to re-locate the rearsets], it fouls the sidepanel now, don't want to run it witout the side panels and original air-box, taking cue's from race-bike-technology, cool, clean, air, not two-quid, foam, filter's, the mastercylinder bracket doesn't let the side panel fit flush, bollock's, need to re-think this one, i look at the clock, play-times over, eat, sleep, work, repeat........and then? there's the front caliper, a brembo, four-pot, used them on everything before, dug out this one and guess what? it smashes the spokes on the bike,  need to space the disc out to give clearance, more measuring, more machining, more energy sapping wankness, i'm seriously thinking about just buying a fireblade and fucking all this hassle off, and then? and then? nah, they would have would won, fuck winter, fuck the easy option, no one said life was going to be easy.......................................

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