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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Colourbox

I had a day of playing a number of old cd albums - from the early 70' and mid 80's at the workshop the other day with all of them standing up well as still worth listening to...........in my opinion.
   New York Dolls - Jet Boy is a lively little ditty - I saw them play at Warwick University in 1973' and Colourbox's 'Just Give 'Em Whiskey' also fire's things up.

Guzzi project wiring

and everything works so that's always a bonus!  A bit of tidying up of a few things and need to tone down the rather bright led number plate light.






Thursday, 14 June 2018

Last Sunday............

...........was the Guzzi Cafe Racer day at the Bike Shed HQ organised by Nick. I went but didn't make it as had to turn around at Newbury. I'd left Bristol on the A4 and must admit that some 30 - 40 mls into my journey thought that maybe my fairing was moving around a little more than it should. Carried on, thinking it was just my imagination, when it got to the point that I just had to check, especially before having to jump on the M4. There are four mounting points where where the tubes are welded to the headstock mounting plate and the top r/h one had sheared straight through. A couple of cable ties and I turned and headed for home when a few miles up the road I checked again and now the top l/h one had gone the same way. More cable ties and back on my way. Just before getting to Marlborough I had to stop again when I noticed a lot more movement and the fairing not pointing straight ahead. The bottom two had gone too, but rather than call out the Breakdown and wait around for 1 1/2 - 2 hours I decided to tie the whole thing up with virtually every cable tie that I had in my bag. Luckily I'd been carrying them around for quite a few weeks and from now on I think that'll be the norm. Having the bracket tied around the forks and clip ons certainly made for interesting slow speed turning  at junctions etc. Fairing now repaired and hopefully it's enough?



Guzzi project off to it's new home

Pete and Sean came over and collected the le man project on Saturday afternoon with the aid of Sean's Moggy van. It's a 1968 model bought by his Dad in 1974 and in the last 12 months has become Sean's and still doing a grand old job



Thursday, 24 May 2018

Guzzi's Galore...........

............well, three anyway!
    Obviously the 'back to basics' one is the current project and presently tackling the wiring. Just got the newly covered seat back yesterday and, I think, it that now ties it all together.




 

Monday, 14 May 2018

Lord Hereford's Knob

Got out late yesterday afternoon as my friend Pete (in Chepstow) wasn't available until later then a section of the M48 between junction 1 & 2 was closed and to make it a perfect double whammy the west bound side of the Severn bridge was closed too. A back road to Aust services sorted the first part and then using the pedestrian / cycle lane (Pete commutes into Bristol and it's the norm when there's a bridge closure) across the bridge. Anyway, none of  it spoiled a really pleasant ride out past Abergavenny to Lord Hereford's Knob / Top of the World.....as Pete calls it. Fine dining at it's best (crisps, chocolate bar and a few sips of orange juice) with a most perfect view!

Lord Hereford's Knob


Carry on and you'd be in Hay on Wye


Turned around and heading back the way we came


Friday, 4 May 2018

Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

A good few months back every time that I went through Bristol city centre (quite regularly) I was intrigued by a poster for this new album. After listening to a few tracks on Youtube I was sold and so bought myself  the cd and really liking it! Hope that you,at least, like it Rhys?