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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Cafe Racer Tank,Seat and Mudguard For Sale

I have for sale a fibreglass  petrol tank,seat and front mudguard . It all came with a Cali 1100 project that I bought a little over a year ago and I have changed my plans for it. The frame has been sold and the wire wheels are being used on a current project.
  These items are a universal fit and therefore the tank in particular will need some mounting points fibre glassing on. It all looks to be very well made and there are two new fuel taps included. The front mudguard doesn't look to me to be wide enough to fit any motorcycle,but could be cut straight down the middle and widened.
    £200 for all 3 items

    This will be for collection only.
    There are also a few minor Cali parts left including good condition foot brake and gear levers, switchgear, pair of side panels 1 x good
  tel: John  - 01179600433
  or  -  motonero57@gmail,com

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Ebay's Global Shipping Programme - A Word of WARNING !

I personally haven't used the Ebay Global Shipping service and after very recent Ebay buying experience doubt that I will.
   Before Christmas I purchased a pair of Moto Guzzi V7 fork yokes (Triple Tree) from the USA.
 Yesterday my parcel arrived and immediately I was slightly surprised by the size of the box and then after picking it up by the light weight. What I actually received was a Father Christmas figurine.
  The 'Customs' declaration stated the contents were MG V7 Triple Tree,but the sender's address was Inwood, New York, when,if my memory served me correctly, the seller was in California. 
  After emailing the seller we quite quickly came to the conclusion that either the Customs people or some other part of the handling process had mixed up the parcels and stuck labels on the wrong boxes.
   Ok,so I laughed about the the Xmas figure while at the same time was disappointed at not getting what I'd ordered.
    The actual point of relaying this on here is that seemingly the only way of resolving this and getting my money back was for Ebay to 'open a case against the seller' I lost count of the amount of times that I tried to get across to Ebay that surely this was their respnsibility and not the sellers - it's gone into Ebay's own shipping programme etc etc
   Not only that because I received an item ,even though it's the wrong item and not from my seller that I am supposed to send it back to have a proof of posting so as to then qualify for my refund.
   I of course also tried to get across that the 'Bike Breakers' in California didn't send this item to me in the first place and won't have any interest in receiving it.
    I might well have been talking to a brick wall as the same response just kept coming back " So would like me to initiate a claim" etc etc
   I finally had to reluctantly agree. I then informed the seller that my hand was forced and that I did not believe it to be their fault or responsibility.

   The seller has since replied to say that to save any hassle that they would just refund me anyway. 
Doesn't look much like Moto Guzzi Fork Yokes to me

Friday, 15 January 2016

Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer

A couple of months back I sold a Cali 1100 frame to a chap in Poland. His friend who regularly travels to the UK in his van delivering and collecting goods picked it up.
  Yesterday Robert who bought the frame sent me some pics of the bikes that he builds

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

David Bowie - Lazarus

After yesterday seeing this very poignant video for a track from Bowie's last and final album I can't help but post it up here. I could say more,but I think it speaks for itself. 

Monday, 11 January 2016

David Bowie - RIP

Very Sad news this morning with the death of David Bowie.
  My teenage years from approx 72' were totally taken up with Bowie and I was still buying and enjoying his albums into the 80's.
   Just over this last couple of years I have been watching  again and again the Bowie documentaries that have been repeated a number of times on tv. 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

King Creosote

A track from one of my favourite albums that I bought last year:   King Creosote - From Scotland With Love

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Moto Guzzi mk I Le Man

I came across this on Ebay this morning and it's always good to see one in a less common colour than the red / black  - as good as it looks. I have always liked the ice blue colour scheme too.
   Many many years ago I bought a full set of  le man bodywork in white and black which the seller said had originated from South Africa.
    Anyway,this is for sale in the South of France with a starting bid of £11,000,but I just like this particular pic