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....