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Dec
08

Project GSXR

I had been looking for an 1100 for while, ideally a K model, these had a poor reputation, but for me, the best looking and the handling issues identified in the early 90s could be overcome with some modifications.  I looked at a few but as is common for 20 odd year old bikes, the […]

Dec
08

Spa 2018

Its hot, dam hot, well into the 30’s during the day, there’s no better place than Spa in the summer, packed with classic Japanese muscle bikes.  Trick frames abound, housing big air cooled motors of yester year, we love it. A bout of food poisoning from the ferry trip over on the Wednesday night is […]

Dec
07

Highlands and Islands

A visit to Orkney in 2016 on our NC500 trip confirmed we needed to spend some more time on the Scottish islands.  With that in mind we book the ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland and have three days making use of the well surfaced open roads on the islands.  A couple of ferries from Shetland […]

Jul
13

Blurred

Adding a couple of days onto our North West 200 trip seemed an eminently sensible way of sampling the delights of the west coast of Ireland.  Two days is an injustice, we barely scratched the surface of what this area has to offer. An early start on the Monday morning after a heavy weekend at […]

Dec
10

Pyrenees

Our practical sports bikes, a pair of Harris Magnum 4s,  are tied down in the hold of the ship as we cruise across the Bay of Biscay, heading for Bilbao. We have taken the slow boat from Portsmouth, leaving Sunday night, arriving early Tuesday morning leaving us with a full day of riding ahead.  One […]

Oct
24

Project X part 3

Gathering parts for a project can be a long process, waiting for the correct parts to fit this model, battery box, or at least one with more metal than rust, oil tank, switch gear, ignition, although I opt to but new for the last two items as fitting 40 year old versions of each is […]

Sep
09

NH1

Shortness of breath, world spinning, banging headache with the biggest views imaginable, That’s all part of the Khardung La experience. Billed as the highest motorable road in the world at 5,359 metres, that’s a shade over 18,000 feet in English, although the measurements are questioned these days with more accurate calibration of such instruments.  All […]

Jan
31

Jota progress

So, project Jota is beginning to take shape, the resto would be going quicker but its not the only build going on in James’ workshop. Rough cast wheels are stripped, prepped and treated to a coat of paint Frame is dipped and a couple of minor repairs sorted before being primed and two packed The […]

Oct
05

Assen BSB

With the penultimate round of the BSB championship being held at Assen, we felt compelled to pay the Dutch TT circuit a visit.  The 4,542 metre track is known for close racing and great vantage points for us, the great unwashed. The ferry dropped us at Europort early doors Saturday morning and with about a […]

Sep
29

Project x – part two

Its been a while since part 1 of project x, but I have been busy with other things. Ducati 750ss front end has been grafted in with a new steerer and bearings.  GSXR750 clip ons happen to be the correct diameter and I happened to have a set lying around The original intention was to […]

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