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

Friday, 6 February 2015

blink, [now you've missed it]



after all the glam, lovely stuff, it's time to get down to the boring bit's [excuse me, as i type this old bollock's 'three feet high and rising' by de-la-soul kick's in my headphones, what a tune.....] the airbox, after a good shoeing, sprayed with gunk and well rinsed, stood on the radiator in the shed to dry and then, on a ragga-tip from the mz forum, see's me applying a liberal coating of black shoe polish, well, bugger me! it actually works, the old, discoloured, dull plastic look's brand new, brilliant! new stainless hose clips, [carefully positioned so you can't see the worm drive, just shiny, plain stainless finish] the ratty, 'big-issue' injector bodies stand out against the sea of matt-black paint, a glimpse of stocking-top, just need to steal myself to start thinning out and cleaning the wiring harness now........

4 comments:

  1. 'Word up' ? That's what it says at my blogs 'blog list' where I have your Blog linked. Is there a post 'in the can' trying to jump the line?
    Be that as it may....love the snow shot up there....you'll be needing some cross-country skis soon to walk the boys. The Ducati is sure looking close...she is one sexy bike. Maybe you should do a before and after shot, post...after you button up those last bits....it's minging sexxy man...too sexxy for the catwalk...

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  2. wotcha larry, i laughed at your comment, i can just imagine you trying to establish the word 'minging' into the northern californian language, 'dude, the shorebreak was truly minging this afternoon' 'holy shit, that's one minging set of wheels on that chevy' 'hi, good afternoon, i'd like to report our internet access is truly minging at the moment' 'hey! welcome to american eagle, just to let you know we have some truly minging deals this afternoon, buy one minger, get one half-price!' the ducati has been a labour of love mate, i should have walked away, but, you know how it is, just booked in for the classic bike magazine trackday and the moto-morini owners club trackdays this afto, seem's a long way off at the moment with the freezing temperatures, can't imagine it ever getting warm again.........

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  3. Oh yeah....gotta try that shoe polish trick...I've some minging old air boxes that could use some of that...

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  4. Now that definitely proofed it: You can polish a turd. Looks almost too nice for the racetrack... I have to send you some pix of my all scruffy XS400-racer. But I have a plan for a 500cc bigbore motor with some beefier internals...

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