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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Classic Bike magazine

February's issue of Classic Bike Magazine is on the newsagents shelves with a very nice five page spread on my last and words by Adam Bolton  (Italian Motor magazine)

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Makings of a seat

My friend Martin has decided on a different type of seat for his 'ride to work' BMW which I know he will put as much effort and make one off parts for as his other 'Specials' .......he just can't help himself and always does a lovely job!

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Special framed bikes - Krauser, Rickman,Dresda Honda and Simoto ?

A friend,Dave, who I first met approx 19 - 20 years ago is particularly a fan of  BMW boxers, but also likes bikes that have 'special' frames. He got in touch with me last Summer when a old bike of mine - Sidlow framed BMW - was up for sale on Ebay. Coincidentally another friend had put the seller in touch with me. To cut a long story short the seller let me know that he'd let the BMW go for a lot less than the original listing. It now became of interest to Dave and after a phone call they agreed a price etc only for the seller to renege on the deal. Obviously in the day or so that passed he'd had a more financially rewarding offer. Dave was particularly disappointed / gutted as he'd agreed to sell his modified Z750 at a very reasonable price just to help finance the purchase.
   Anyway,what came out of this was a few pics of  his other 'Specials'. He actually no longer has the Rickman, deeming it too uncomfortable. 

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Not a lot .............

.............has been happening in the workshop over the run up to and post Christmas / New Year period. I did start the Le Man spec engine build before and just finished it a few days ago. I always underestimate how long it takes just clean out all the items after the blasting process, although better to be safe than sorry! Although I'd bought a new intermediate plate I found that the low mileage one that I'd removed from a engine that I've had in my possession for over 25 years was as flat as the new item and after a light clean up I drilled and slotted it. A tip that I found on the internet and which I've been applying for a few years now.