Sunday, 28 February 2010

Strange sort of a day

Went out a pint of milk and came back two and half hours later......wizzed the xt around Derbyshire this afternoon turned around at Matlock and took the back road home. We wont be setting any records on that road this spring the ice has had a right go, breaking up the tarmac on all the good bends. Spent too long surfing looking for parts for the sporty and only found this...

Good old nikcs been busy with the old pipes I gave him from the R65

I'll let nick tell you the news in his own words................

eh up mate,loads of motivation and creation.Been busy enjoying some awesome Scutty shows.The gig at the bulls head here in the village was pure energy and drunken rock and roll chaos! a full house and Mark the landlord reckon it was his busyist night for years.Even suppassing christmas and new year put together!Last friday we were at Alfreton supporters club doing a battle of the bands thing.Absolutly ramned and like a sauna.(check it out on youtube,i attempted to film it and it turned out ok) It was a great night.I organized a mini bus to take 'the scutty crew' down.All 4 of the bands could play for half an hour,scuttys on second after a random draw to dertermine the running order.The last band are obviously at an advantage and played for an hour which was unfair and then at the end of the night when all the votes wre counted the Scuttys came third!Even the bands that won said Scuttys wre the best and all the bar staff agreed.Anyway don't want to come over all 'sour grapes' as it was a good night.The competion was to select bands to play at a do in Alfreton called party in the park.The main man involved in the event came over at the end of the night and said we can play anyway!At the end of april we are doing a bike do that the Coffin Scratchers MCC are putting on in Coalville.The festival in Ashbourne in May,third from last on the saturday night,playing above Doctor and The Medics! Quite a few other dates as well,it's all go. I have been busy on the guzzi,despite the sub artic conditions.This weekend i will assemble and fit the exhaust with your old end cans.I spent a good few hours on them.Dismantled them,gave them a good clean,cut off the tube flush with the end,drilled loads more holes and removed the baffle to replace the corroded bolt for a stainless item and refitted.Went to the place that made the exhaust for the lowrider and got them to weld a piece of tube that would slip over the balance pipe.Also got a couple of stainless clamps off them as well.Now after i have it all bolted on i need to work out a bracket to secure them to the bike,and get it welded on next week at work.We have a good tig machine and some stainless rods to complete the job.I will experiment with the internal baffle and/or wadding once the bike is up and running.Also been busy repairing the side panels.A good few hours on those as well.They will be finished middle of next week.There are about 10 more jobs to do and then it's just a matter of getting it running right!!!! Been thinking seriously of breaking the lowrider and using the frame to house a sportster with a sprung seat etc.If i can't sell it by the end of this summer that is the way it may go.Lets face it to get a rigid frame made costs serious money,and the lowrider frame has great lines.Ok mate,i'll send more photos and report soon.Oh yeah i love the blogs,keep up the good work.The Wrench Monkeys one is the buisness!laters.

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