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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wovenhand - Mosaic

Owned the album for just over a year,but been playing it quite a lot lately and particularly like this track - Winter Shaker

Borrani rim

I know some 70's Ducati's have reached astronomical prices,but is this really worth anywhere near the 'buy it now' price. I guess the answer will be in if it sells. I'd better go and check my garage and attic space !

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer (Raceco)

The famous picture of Ian Cobby cresting the 'Mountain' at Cadwell Park
on the 'Team Clarke Raceco' Guzzi

As I picked it up around 1998' - 99 from the original purchaser.
He had started buying the parts to convert it to a road bike,but decided to buy a  Honda Firestorm instead.

I had the seat unit made up by somebody at 'Airbus' and the rest was relatively straightforward too.
The downpipes came as spares made out of mild steel,but beautifully put together and incredibly light 

It had everything of course tuned engine,Carillos,twin plugged,race cam etc,floating drivebox,Forcella  forks.
Needless to say it went very well,though too firm a suspension for British roads.
The only thing that really let it down was me as the rider! 
I was going through a load of my old bike photo's (sad that it's mostly gone digital these days) a few weeks ago,but wasn't sure whether to bother posting any up.I have decided  that somebody might find them interesting so will filter them in over the coming months / year etc

Issue 5 of ITALIANMOTOR magazine

Adam has finally managed to sort out his website / payment method for the next subscriptions to his magazine. It's been a long time coming,but we all know it will have been worth the wait.  I have an old Guzzi in this latest issue so have been lucky enough to get an advanced copy.I can say it lives up to expectations with an eclectic mix of articles with the BONUS being a picture of my big ugly mug !!
Click on the link above to get your subscription which is needed to keep the magazine alive

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Fibreglass home made sidepanels

The pattern starts as screwed together pieces of plywood
Patterns filled ans shaped
Moulds taken
End result 2 x  fibreglass sidepanel
Martin's been at the fibre glassing again. After the success with his one off seat base he now has a pair of side panels too for his Nourish engined Triumph T140 Special