Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The BSA's

You can see Grodie in the background, just proves he's not gone into hibernation

 Its up to you £750 for an engine or £4500 for a bike

Telford off road show

Thought I would wait a couple of weeks to post my Telford pictures, my good friend over at loveless did a fine job so I'll fill some gaps in, first off with the Triumphs.

 This Tribsa was the one for me, the old guy(it will come to us all) was the very successful pilot during the 60's and 70's and was only to pleased to tell the stories.

This guy is Jake playing on the 500 the same weekend, he'd been on nights and then the piss, nobody could get him out of bed, so with the doors open, it only took one pass of the garden to get him dressed.  28 years ago this could have been me and 60 years ago Gordie

Monday, 4 February 2013

More trials

These pre 65's are a real work of art, no less than a cafe racer or chop, check out the bolt on oil tank acting as a top tube
Finding parts can be a real arse, it was much easier to go to your local dealer or breaker dig through the parts bin, haggle and come away with exactly what you wanted, now I'm not a Luddite and so are no stranger to PCs, apples etc or to ebay, pre loved (et al).  So when I find the lowering kit for £50 at a custom shop at Alfreton (by searching the net) I'm more than pleased.  I ring them up asking if they are in stock, the man promises to ring me back, I ring again 2 hours later, he promises to ring back.  Later that afternoon I find I'm within ten minutes of the place and so pop in, first the shop is full "harley" nic nacs not a good sign, there is country music blasting out not a good sign.  My man is pissing about putting sockets on a rack, it's then I find out he's not had chance to look for the springs, I encourage him to go and see, he returns with a set from a VFR telling me they will fit, I give him a look and tell him if thats true then why do they have a different part number, he then tells me he can order a set, and well have them by Tuesday, ok let's do that.  Then he asks for £20 deposit, how much are they I say - " £115" is the reply, there £50 on the web page, yeah sorry mate we don't do the web page. I ask him how's business "bit slow" I reply I'm not fucking surprise if you treat your customers like that.