The main frame is pretty clean, but the surface corrosion in the sub-frame was an offence to me so it’s been blasted and repainted. I used Halfords wheel paint (‘steel’) which isn’t a bad match if you are not being too anal. My priority was to get … Continue reading
Just arrived! Great-looking bikes, in my humble opinion.This one has got a carbed version of the two-valve Ducati motor much-loved in 900SS/Monster 900 form. Needs a bit of love but otherwise sound I think. Obvious stuff: one fork seal is well-blown; previous owner had been running it with a slash-cut exhaust (!); clutch deafeningly … Continue reading
Had a visit from Mike Fordham, maestro at Influx Magazine. Cool guy and very ‘simpatico’. This was the result. www.influx.co.uk He’s done a great job of the photos. The Sport 15 looks peachy. Can’t see how the others could be bettered without a time machine or a bit of plastic surgery. (Now, where’s my Dremel?)
Marble Arch to Arc de Triomphe in 9 hours (including the Channel crossing)? 250mpg (excluding the Channel crossing)? Bit basic for modern roads, you say?