Here is another machine for the collection. It may have once been a flat track racer when it lived the US, and that was most likely when it last turned a wheel under its own power. It has since resisded under a staircase, but now it is mine. The year and model are unknown. Indeed. I refer you to the odd engine numbers. I have made enquires upon the board of those that know such things, and I await either something informative, some sort of jest or even sympathy..
What will I do with such a contraption? I am currently residing near the coast, and thus large quantities of sand. Summer is upon us. I am confident I shall find a use for it...
I am calling this a saga now, because I know thats where its heading. I have a perfectly good '69 T120 frame that I could use instead, but I aquired this for no better reason than it was fairly rare, and something a little different. This will end up costing me good money to fix, and against my better judgement Im going ahead with it. The rear tube is bent and dented, and welded. It will need complete replacement. The lower rails have been shortened for unknown reasons, and bent fowards to meet the front rails. While this may still accommodate my unit motor, they will look bent and that just wont do. The rails could be straightened, or replaced completely at great cost. I am seeking further advice.. great scott what have I done?
To the 5000 gents that descended on Parliment in protest against the proposed ACC levy increase, jolly good show I say. It does fill me with disgust however, at the Prime Ministers duplicitous behaviour. Minister Nick Smith though, fills me with more than plain disgust. He is a joke of a man and appears completely incompetent in his role, and we, the motorcyclists shall suffer.
POLISHED ALLOY FINNED OIL TANK. line fittings best suit HD, but could be easily plumbed for british. Has two outlet (outlet/drain plug) and two inlet (inlet/breather) and push-in cap with oil temp gauge. Two top mounts and one bottom. Measures approx 6" dia, under 10" length. I brought this for a triumph project but using a pre-unit tank instead. $350NZ. ($260USD plus shipping) My TradeMe listings. Or Email me direct
While riding on the motorway on sunday, my riding collegues and I where set upon by a bunch of unruly and disrespectful youths riding in a motorcar from the land of the rising sun. They must have had something wrong with their suspension or perhaps were carrying considerable weight in their vehicle as it rode extremely low to the ground. But I digress.
The driver must also have had a neck injury as he seemed not to be able to look around as he changed lanes, and also had a discouraging preference not to use his mirrors because his motorcar moved so rapidly onto the motorway and changed lanes with such gusto, that he cut across my path of motion recklessly close to the front wheel of my motorcycle. I could only decreee that perhaps he did not see me, or simply cared not for my presence. I assumed the latter, and somewhat indignant, I proceeded to give chase..
The perils of an outdoor workspace ; 1. The lawn devours all your nuts and bolts. 2. Rain gets in your beverage. 3. The neighbours kids steal your shiny tools. 4. Birds relieve themselves on your saddle. 5. Your better half (or wife) refuses to hold a sun shade for long enough to fix anything.
Fill your pipe and take your place in a chair beside the fire, and we shall muse upon vintage and classic British motorcycles, bobbers and customs. Welcome to Man and Machine, a blog for the gentleman motorcyclist.