Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

I'd just like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! and all the best in 2012

Friday, 23 December 2011


After posting photos of the Motobi 650 a few weeks ago I thought this would tie in nicely with that post. I think is a 1975 advert.


Thought I'd let you see this advert I came across, as its just right for this season.
Its amazing what some people come up with just to let us ride our bikes all year round.... this one didn't seem to catch on.
Haven;t found any other details on it, as yet!

Friday Bike

A friend just sent me a link to this bike which is on ebay just now.
Its a 76 Kawasaki KZ900 fitted with a Tracy Body kit. I like the way its been painted using Z1B colours.
I think I've said else where in the past I wouldn't mind one of these bodies for one of my Zeds, may be some day......

Saturday, 17 December 2011

MZ blast from the past

Spotted this on another site, 70s photo of a TS250.. that outfit wouldn't be that colour after a few miles on the MZ

Friday, 16 December 2011

Just a Photo

One for you to think about....

Had a look on the BSA Regal site for info on the project...

Twin 1,000cc 85 BHP
Top Speed: 120 MPH
An initial concept prototype, built in Southampton, using the British-designed and built 1000cc Rhind-Tutt Wasp engine. BSA tested the market with this traditionally styled, recognisably British motorcycle placing a strong emphasis on handling and usability. Although was well received by most reviewers, its true test came when the lack of firm orders resulted in the Tempest not going into production.

Friday Bike

Last month I hitched a run south with my mate Vic, he was doing a bit of bike collecting. We stopped off at his friends place, which is a sort of Mecca for Benelli multi's. Amongst them was a very nice 1970 Motobi 650 Tornado, a bike I don't think I'd seen in the metal before. Heres a few photos of it.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Friday Bike

A Kawasaki 750 Zephyr, with Z1 style paint work, Z2 side panel badges and a Moriwaki style four into one, not far from standard but looks 100% better I think.....

BMW R75/6

Thought it was time I got back on my blog. I think having been unable to get on for a while had sort of knocked the wind out of the sails so to speak, but hopefully know I can get back into it.
So what's this about a BMW, well its not mine, it belongs to a mate who has just bought it unseen off ebay. Its a 1974 R75/6 has been off the road since 1979 and hasn't been run, I think, since 1980. I had been over during the week for a quick look over and noticed the fuel taps were solid, so he ordered a new pair of them and had them fitted by the time I arrived today. A quick check of the oil, looked new, plugs out and a turn over to get the oil round, also checked for spark. Put some fuel in, taps on, choke on, turn it over and it fired up, but only on one cylinder. A quck look in the tank answered the question, the tank has a centre and when the fuel was put in ( a couple of litres) it had went to the one side, so with the funnel pointing to the empty side another few litres went in. This time it was firing on both and really sounded good, no strange noises. Only problem was the left hand carb flooding, a job for later....
Well the plan is to give the bike a good check over and replace bearings, seals and what ever needs done. I hope to do the odd post on the project as we work our way through it, roll on January....

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Friday Bike

BMW R50/5 (or is it a R60?), with some nice period accessories, I could find a space for one like that!!

Its just clicked, I had seen this bike before, during its build, check out TC blog link in title :-)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Friday Bike

Just what we need for the coming season, a nice Kawasaki Z1300 Winter bike

Friday, 28 October 2011

Friday Bike

I know I've posted before about Kawasaki 650 Twins, but I think this is a great pic....

Starting off slowly

A motor-less motocross bike? The latest addition to the Kawasaki Heritage Hall Museum is a restored 1976 BX200 Motocross Bicycle, which features an aluminum alloy frame, motorcycle swing-arm design, adjustable shocks, competition knobby tires, 1-piece crank, un-sprung forks, and adjustable MX seat. This bike shows that you don't always need a motor to Let the Good Times Roll!
(Kawasaki USA)

Monday, 24 October 2011

Normal Service??

Looks like I've got back into my Blog site, seem to be settings on my computer causing the problem, so far so good......

I've got loads of catching up to do now, so I'll get some posting done over the next few days

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Friday Bike

Honda CB750 Cafe Racer with ARD Magneto, Drouin Supercharger and a lot more
click the title for more info

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The Norton Project

The Norton Project from Jamtron on Vimeo.

This is a story about two brothers who stole their father's 1969 Norton Commando, had it restored and then gave it back to him for Christmas. He had no idea it was missing.

Long Weekend Up North Part 1

Last Friday a few of us headed North for a long weekend. We met up near Perth at my mates house. Seeing as the weather was good we took route A, B being the direct route(A9) to Inverness and the road to Ullapool. Heading west we were soon at Lochearnhead, then on to the road north past Crianlarich and Tyndrum. The first stop we had was in the lay by over looking Loch Tulla, streched our legs and a few pics (below)

The good weather seemed to get even better as we entered Glencoe, one of the few times I've been there and the suns out, the views were fantastic!

Just a few miles down the road we stopped at Glencoe Village for a bite to eat.. we had our own picnic with us

Back on to the A82, and soon we passed through Fort William. Just at the junction for the Mallaig road I noticed the Nevis Distillery (one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland), although we weren't stopping in this time, I do remember a very wet Saturday afternoon spent there with the Z1oc guys, well we had to go in to get out of the rain!

Photo from the Z1oc visit (08)

One thing I noticed, for this time of year, was the traffic it was certainly not as busy as expected and moving along at a descent pace. The only hold up was at Fort Augustus, just as we arrived the swing bridge had just started to open to allow a couple of boat from the Caledonian canal side in to Loch Ness. Everyone that had stop got out/ off their vehicals and went for look at the boats going through.

We turned off the A82 at Drumnadrochit to get onto the A883 for Beauly, just as we turned off we notice Nessie looking over a fence at Loch Ness Lodge Hotel, so it was a quick photo then off again.

The road to Beauly was used to miss out a trip through Inverness and also to give us some great scenery. In no time we were on the main A835 and a fuel stop at Garve, plus too many choc bars!! Our B&B for the next few nights was only ten minutes (or was it less ;-)) up the road at the Aultguish Inn, which is at the south end of Loch Glascarnoch.
Got say this is one place they look after you, and the food is first class. If your ever up this way they have B&B rooms, a Bunk House and is a good base to see this part of the World....

the first view of the Inn heading north, the Dam is about a mile back from it!!

Friday, 5 August 2011


Have a nice weekend, I will... heading up through the Glen (Glencoe)on our way north for a few days.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Just a Photo

Great photo of Steve McQueen working on his Triumph.

Couldn't resist post the "King of Cool" on a Velosolex, taken during the filming of Le mans

its a moped thing.......

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Out and About

Last Sunday my mate Ronnie and myself headed off for a run on the bikes in the general direction of Glendevon, just south of the famous Gleneagles golf course. I say general direction because we picked as many of the wee back roads to travel there as possible, life in the slow lane and no other traffic dictating the pace!
Half way up the Glen there is a turning for the Frandy Fishery, an upland reservoir about 3mls from the main road. It just so happens there's a fishing hut there where you can usually get a warm cuppa during the season.
So after a not so quick cuppa and a blether we headed of in the direction of Stirling, travelling along the Hillfoots. so called because it follows the base of the Ochil Hills, strangely enough. All went well till about 7 miles from home, then the wee MZ cut out.... yes they do run better with fuel in them and better not to run with the fuel tap in the reserve position.... other than that it was a good wee run.

Friday Bike

Deus Ex Machina Motorcycles Kawa 650

click title for more info on the company

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Honda P50

A 1967 Honda P50, I did a deal with Vic at the weekend to get this nice wee P50. I first heard of it , and the PC50 he has, about a year ago. I'd had a PC50 many moons ago so thought the P would be interesting. So heres looking forward to getting it on the road in the next month or so and head for the back, flat, roads

Heres the Monty Python vid sfb sent me on FB, the star is at the end....?

For those interested there is a link to a P50 shop manual in the title

Friday, 15 July 2011

Just a Photo

Spotted this while out and about today, a Massey Ferguson 35 with a haybob on the back. It could be nearly 50 yrs old but its still in use. The hills in the back ground are the Ochils, just to the east of Stirling.