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

Sunday, 21 February 2016

not a ducati tt replica








unlike modern bikes like my hypermotard and the ktm 'beaky blinder' the glass-fibre bodywork for the 'not a ducati tt replica' bike is very primitive, not taking anything away from spike who made me the replica bodywork, hand layed, chopped strand glass-fibre is never going to attain the same tolerances and finish as modern, injection moulded abs plastics. also, the 'peaky blinder' is based on a 750ssie ducati, not an original pantah. the fork centres on a pantah are a lot slimmer than a 'modern' bike [well, a sixteen year old bike with upside-down-forks] so, we are where we are, a lot of head-scratching, duct-tape and tool-makers clamps to get the fairing something like. small problem. the fairing prevents the forks reaching full lock, oh yeah and the height is wrong too. imagine tapping your head and rubbing your belly, go on, try it, it's hard isn't it! i make the call, i have to truncate the fairing just above the bottom yoke, filing and shaping the 'glass to suit. [you need to have a very, very close look at the pictures to see what i'm talking about] seven hours work to get to this stage, not a lot to show for that amount of effort. fuck it. i'm going to take up fishing or pigeon racing instead and save myself a lot of heart-ache...........

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  1. I can see you now Tim, as a flyfisherman. Late nights in the shop, turning up custom flyreels from exotic spaceage alloys...building split bamboo rods, with fittings precisely wound with Kevlar bindings...and the hand tied lures...titanium hooks...multi colored carbon fibre "fur"...

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  2. On a serious not...ahem...Having indulged in a bit of fly fishing, it can be a very enjoyable pastime...pigeons on the other hand would be shitting all over the shed...

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  3. I'm still just in awe of that tank!! I know I've said it quite a few times before, but this is/ is this, the same piece of shit death trap Ducati you bought a while ago from the worlds most mechanical unsympathetic............................ former owner. ahem

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  4. i'm digging that scene larry! sitting on the riverbank, drowning maggott's and a keep-net full of cold beer! yeah! like you said perhaps the pigeons were a bad idea after-all. hello jan, yep, it's the same old, same old, neglected piece of poo that we kicked into something like last year, [inspired by the radical ducati's of pepo at radical ducati, natch]so,this year we are mostly pulling the wool over peoples eyes, using smoke and mirrors,a big dose of cynicism, a sprinkling of 'fuck-you', some beard trimmings from a tosser from the bike-shed and garnished with 'been there, done that' sorry, we can't promise any 'selfies' with the great and good of the motorcycling hierachy, just me and dangerous fucking up motorbikes, having a laugh and hopefully upsetting the applecart along the way..... [please take time to check out our 'merch' page, buy an overpriced t-shirt, stickers or hand knitted mountain goat herder beanie hat, remember folks, it's all about #hashtagging #celebrity-no-bodies #loveless #whogivesafuckingfuckanyway #limitedavailabilityforgoldmembership #racereplica #cb200 #worthlessshit #shedlife #upyourbum #hereswhatihadformytea #wehateforest #oldbittercunt #aseriousofsnakes #wankbike #cowboysarefrequentlyfondofeachother #pipewrapsforlifenotjustforxmas #stifflittlefinger #adriansherwoodisgod #dubnobasswithmyheadman #checkoutbuiltmagazineforanotherreasonwhyipostshitlikethis #thedaysaregettinglonger........

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  5. You forgot #cx500withridiculouslyexpensiveforks and also #sonsofaloadofoldbollocks and perhaps #patina, and finally #selvidge

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