Whats it all about ?????

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

Friday 30 March 2012

Sometimes its just so good to get out ....

And put some miles on a hot v twin

140 miles of quiet, dry Highland roads with a few lazy stops to soak up the scenery....... life is good 8)

Location:Out there!

Thursday 22 March 2012

More Ironing

Had a pleasant morning outside pulling the rusty forks off and replacing them with a set of later Showa ones, which came with a later HD caliper that was supposed to be good... turned out it was seized solid!! The guy i bought it from has agreed to rrplace it with a good one. In the meantime i pulled the nissin
2 pot caliper out from under my bench and tried it for size.... Looks like it will work with a bit of minor modification.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

In Peter's box

About 7 years ago i answered an advert for a a set of mechanics tools, i was looking for a spare set to keep at Achnasheen where i work, my own kit was at home 40 odd miles away. An old gent answered the phone, He was moving to a smaller home and wasn't working on cars any more. A deal was struck over the phone, a courier collected 6 boxes containing three tiers of drawers and three boxes of assorted tools test meters. guages and other small parts

When it arrived I was gobsmacked! When he'd said full set he wasnt kidding, all good quality Belzer tools, loads of handy cut down spanners and special tools, guages , files, taps, dies and sockets. In a folder stuck in the lid was a sheaf of papers and a hand paunted sign that said 'Peter Brown'
I phoned him to tell him it had all arrived safely and got chatting to him about the box and his career... Turned out he'd been a race mechanic working on British sports cars in both the UK and the USA doing the rounds of the US tracks before coming back to the UK to retire ...... I still keep his stuff in the top of the box and always refer to it as Peter's box 8o)

Saturday 10 March 2012

Cota kicker arrived from Texas

Been after one for a while, they are available new repop but at £120 its a bit steep, bid and won this one a week or so back .. Good splines and no rust ... bonus all for £40 including shipping from the lone star state!

Spot the texan

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Tuesday 6 March 2012

'26 T

Had to take some pics of the T today for a fella darn sarf, I haven't really seen much of it in the last 6 months!