Wednesday, 26 September 2012

W 650

Just spotted this W650 with a W2 tank, just one little change and its so much better looking, I think anyway.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Honda CL350

This wee Honda CL 350 arrived a few months ago, bought by my mate who owns the Honda 400/4 I've been slowly restoring in between my own bikes. Its a 1972 model, bought from DK Motorcycles about ten years ago by the previous owner to restore but he never got round to it. Its fairly original with only a few minor parts missing, most of which we have managed to pick up. Work on it will probably start next Spring once the other bikes are totally finished. Hope to have a couple of up dates on the BMW R75/6 and the Honda 400/4

Monday, 10 September 2012

Tea Room

Not too bad looking for a place built in the 1920s. Last Thursday I went out on the bike for a run up towards Callander,and then headed to Aberfoyle via the Dukes Pass. On that route you pass through a place called Brig O Turk, which has an old Tea Room (Cafe). It had been closed for a while, but I had heard it had re opened earlier this year and was looking forward to see how the placed looked now. Well on the outside it still had its original look, wooden hut with a few windows and painted green. The inside had more or less kept its original look, but fresher looking (and smelling)with new tables etc. So I was glad to see it hadn't changed too much, well other than the food, its 100% better. I think I'll be stopping off a few more times before the years out. Stuck for somewhere to stop for a bite when out and about look here

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tim "Twister" Hastings

Tim rides in the Metzeler National Superstock 600 championship, and as a bit of a fund raiser Ashley Enright has put up one of her prints on canvas as a raffle prize. I hope a lot of you will join in with the raffle, best of luck! Your chance to win this great canvas print of Tim "Twister" Hastings, and help out the team, see details
The print, the prize!
Tim just after some track testing on Friday, pic by John Mclean By Ashley Enright When Tim Hastings announced that there was a chance he wouldn’t be able to finish the 2012 Metzeler National Superstock season I was surprised and wanted to do something to help get him back where he belongs - on track within the BSB series. I had one of my photographs of Tim printed onto a 30"x20" canvas for Team Twister to raffle to raise funds in the hope that they can compete in the final three rounds of the season. The photograph was taken at Brands Hatch in April 2011 and shows the “Fan Zone” containing names of supporters through the “Twister...Powered by Fans” campaign. I am offering the canvas as a raffle at £5 a ticket, so please show your support and message me with a name, phone number and how many tickets you’d like. Payment can be direct to the team at Donington or Silverstone, via the TeamTwister website at by clicking the paypal donate button or cheque. We are going to ask Fred Clarke to draw the winning name at the Silverstone BSB round.

Chang Jiang CJ750

The bike on the right, Chang Jiang 750, is a bike I've had since about 1999. I used it quite a lot the first six years and was fairly reliable, not like when the first owner had it with a breakdown nearly every trip. Might have something to do with having a bit of mechanical sympathy that I didn't have any major problems. Its been sitting with a cover over it for too long now so this Winter it'll be getting the once over and back on the road for Spring....... well thats the plan.