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

Sunday, 11 January 2015

bedside manners are extra









so, the build continues and i sink into further minutea, turning fasteners to resemble titanium from the pro-bolt catalogue, i needed some of the period correct 'showa racing service' stickers for the fork leg lowers, eventually tracked them down to lamb-shank, illinois, spent two weeks cleaning up the engine covers and still not satisfied, sent them off for blasting and powdercoating, an age cleaning out threads, jointing surfaces and re-mounting stator's, bearings, blah, blah, blah. why bother? well, it's for real, if you want the easy option go and get someone to build your bike for you, it's a lot less hassle ain't it gary?

4 comments:

  1. One can always buy a bike, but buying means compromising. Building a bike... completely different cup o' tea.

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  2. ain't that the truth greg? grant, you know's me mucker, black and white forever!!!

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