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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Bristol (MAG) Bike Show 2016

It was the Bristol Bike show today held in the same place as where the 'Auto Italia Day' takes place.
   Due to the poor weather forecast everybody knew that attendance numbers would be down but there was still a surprisingly good turnout.
    I met up with my friend Fran at around 10.30am and only encountered a little bit of drizzle though it had been raining on and off from the early hours of the morning.
   As I've mentioned numbers were down but I still found a few bikes that caught my eye with a few being chopper style bikes and particularly the ultra low custom - I'd loved to have been around to see the owner activate the suspension and ride off..........all very clever stuff with lots of detail touches!

A 69' Sportster

Andy's (Ultimate Bike Paint) Cafe Racer

Monday, 15 August 2016

Luggage Laden Enfield

A few weeks back I had a number of emails back and forth with Ben Part who also included a few bike pics. One was of his 500 Enfield  that he'd recently taken on a trip up to Norfolk. Since the first time I met him approx 17 years ago he has always amazed me with the amount of luggage that he fits onto his bikes.
    Okay I know it might not be quite as practical but just goes to show that you don't need a big touring bike for trips away.
From Ben's recent trip 

Approx 17 years ago on his now world famous Guzzi.
This is with a large amount of the actual luggage removed and also less the
young lady who rode pillion on the seat hump!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Calne Bike Day .......2016

It was Calne Bike Day last Saturday. Once again for this event the weather stayed fine and being approx only 30 miles east of Bristol we popped along. This day seems to get bigger every year and I didn't have the time to look at probably half of what was there.
   From what I saw my own absolute favourite was a very low slung rusty Harley. How practical.....who cares..............a small block of wood for a side stand............all just very cool !

Guzzi Club Stand

Personally I've always thought the tail piece should be
a good number of inches shorter in length

Ner- A - Car

BMW RNineT...........Special ?

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Noggin, Nash & Natter - 2016

Myself, Martin and Paul went to the The George Inn on the A350 last Wednesday evening arriving at approx 7 pm and I was particularly surprised by how busy this event was -  Last year I got there a little later and it had been raining into the early evening so maybe that's why,although still busy, it wasn't quite so manic. 
  Last year I also don't remember all the extra beer and food tents set up in the field / paddock next to the pub.
   Just as a reminder this event is held on the last Wednesday evening of July each year at The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill
  Here is just a small selection of cars etc 



Dodge Charger.....

....and it's engine

Friday, 22 July 2016

Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer by Motonero

It's not quite finished yet but I've had it running for the first time in approx 3 - 4 years today and it sounds quite sweet.
    It is a 95' 1100 Sport Engine with Carrillo Con Rods in a Dynamically balanced engine, Keihin FCR 41 carbs on straight billet inlet manifolds and a Elektronik Sachse crank mounted ignition.
   Should be interesting out on the road without all the usual extra weight.
    More pics to come when it's fully finished, mot'd and the docs are back from the DVLA informing them of the engine change. The latter exercise is always a little farcical these days.