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

Saturday, 28 February 2015

garageland






paint back from mad john, tanks good, fairing needs some therapy, [he forgot to trim the bottom of the fairing where the lowers fix if you are running a full fairing, i'm not, just the top] so, it's out with a 22 tpi hacksaw blade, held in a rag and i carefully cut the mountings off and file and sand to shape before it goes back for more paint. the carbon seat saga continues, they aren't answering the phone now and my emails are left unanswered, deep joy, looks like thats another £160 spunked for fuck-all. i sometimes wonder how these bastards sleep me. i'm just a normal working class bloke, i can ill afford to lose that amount of money because some twat can't meet their promise, i paid up front on the understanding that it was a two-week turnaround, three months and counting and i'm no nearer to getting my seat. anyhoo, i need to fit the cast aluminium filler into the tank top, i spend an afternoon carefully fettling back the paint on the tank, oh my, it's a tight fit, the cast filler that i had blasted is secured by nine 4mm grub screws that 'pinch' the neck of the tank to secure it, i try and press it in and tighten the screws, no way, i have to abandon it, i need to run a tap through each mounting and grease the screws, bollocks, i sack it, have a beer and listen to craig charles funk and soul show, sometimes it's just better to fold and live to fight another day............