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Monday, 24 August 2015

The French Connection - part 2

My friend Joe who supplied the photographs informs me that the owner Jean Luc
races this Rudge Ulster in Sprints and Hillclimbs

The owner races this Supercharged MG
on the Ramparts of the historic town of Angouleme

This Vincet Grey Flash Outfit is ex John Surtees

This was built as a Bonneville Salt Flats Racer

Friday, 21 August 2015

Little & Large

I've never ridden a Quota before and was pleasantly surprised by it's comfort and handling, except for the buffeting to my head caused by that screen. Positioning myself a little more rearwards on the seat helped a lot.
   I did struggle to comfortably get on the bike and stopping was also a little precarious balancing only on the balls of my feet so being by a kerb was a bonus. I believe the later models have a lower seat height ?
    It needs a gearbox input seal and a problem the owner,Rich,thought was cured by fitting a new fuel filter has actually not gone away when the bike,after approx 35 miles of riding, starts to run badly and if the revs drop to 1000 / 1200 rpm the engine tends to stall. Fuel injection isn't something that I am comfortable with though !
A  toy and a grown ups bike


Monday, 17 August 2015

Bristol Bike Show 2015

It was the Bristol Bike Show on Saturday. The event is organised by the local Bristol MAG (Motorcycle Action Group) and held in the same streets as the Auto Italia Day,which is earlier in the year.

Tony's Norton Inter

Do my spokes look big in this !

A work still in progress

Friday, 14 August 2015

The French Connection

I mentioned a while back that my friend Joe had brought round a lot of photographs of one French man's vehicle collection. These were all taken quite a few years ago, so no doubt more have been added .
   I have quite a few pics, so will post more over the coming weeks

A rarity in it's own right Andy's Hesketh Vampire