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Over 30 years of buying, breaking, building, cutting, welding, riding and selling greasy old mo'sickles. Bare bones bikes from the middle of nowhere!

Wednesday 26 May 2010

BlackBob goes for a tune up

Ive been a bit unhappy with BlackBob's performance lately, theres a real flatspot in the midrange and I reckoned the motor was running way too lean. Tonight we paid a visit to Chap Middleton at Highland Motorcycle Dynos, a few runs on the bench a change of main jet from a 120 to a 134 and lifted the needle one notch - what a difference! 8-)

Kinda weird watching your bike doing 85mph on a bench, max power shown at the back wheel so far is 33bhp

Original specs for a TR6 motor say peak power at the crank is 42bhp at 6500rpm, we weren't revving too high because the engine's not fully run in yet (since fitting the Morgo kit) Now its running smoother I'll put some milles on, then go back and get a proper readout. The computer doesnt llike the Hunt race magneto so we couldnt get the rpm readout hooked up.
We did find that it runs lean on one cylinder and rich on the other, being single carb we had to settle with somewhere in between for both. Chap reckons there may be a fair amount of tuning available by altering exhaust length.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Danny and Bob stopped in for a coffee

Once a week from May through to September Danny and Bob stop for a coffee, they park theirr vehicle up outside while they have a brew.

Danny and Bob drive The Royal Scotsman tour train - keep telling them they cant park there but they just dont listen!!!

Sunday 16 May 2010

Big Healey's on the prowl

Ive always wanted a big Healey, peferably a 3000 BJ8 or an early BN4. Yeasterday a couple of 3000's pulled up outside the shop just as we were closing up, they were taking part in the "Chase the Haggis" highland tour. My son Angus took a couple of pics of this tidy mid sixties 3000 on the way home. Not bad pic considering we were hitting 90+ to catch up!

This mornings ride

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Saturday 15 May 2010

French Flathead racers

Check out their blog, you'll have to sharpen up yer francais HERE

Everyone's gettin all het up about bobbers

So in order to put things straight, I'm just going to say that IN MY OPINION if its Japanese, if its got disc brakes, if the original bike was built after 1959 or if it uses a new built frame. It aint a bobber - might be a Technobob tho ;-D

BlackBob is a Technobob - inspired by traditional bobbers but uses modern kit to make it go and stop better!
And so is this carbon fibre equipped Scout

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Jarrot of Wimbledon

Looking for information about these cast alloy silencers. Ive got a pair of them both marked Jarrot of Wibledon. Any ideas what they were used on?