Posted: September 28, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: 2014, DGR, Harley, Honda, Oxford, Panther
Sunday saw me heading North towards Oxford, for Sunday was the day, the worldwide Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and as I posted earlier, I was taking part in the Oxford ride here in the UK. But the promised sunny start never happened, as I left Newbury I had rain, and mist patches, typical!
Although as I approached Oxford services, the clouds moved away, the sun broke through, and the temps warmed up, perfect. So lets see what was about…
Graham and his 52 Panther M100.
It was a real good turn out on a perfect autumn day, and after a slow ride around Oxford city, we headed for the pub and lunch.
I did hear that Oxford raised the second highest amount of money in the UK, behind London. raising somewhere around the £20K mark, well done everyone.
Harley Rat Bike
The Polka Dots
You can see all my pictures here….
Posted: September 17, 2015 in Just Me
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2015 http://www.gentlemansride.com/
Ok then, I have registered for the ride, and with just over a week to go, my fund raising has started. If you feel you can help with even just a small amount I would be more than a little pleased to have your support. if you would like to make a donation, I am sure the worldwide Cancer charities involved, and those undergoing Prostate cancer treatment would be most grateful.
Thank you. Kevin.
Here below is the link to my sponsor page for those interested, and those who would like to make a donation.
My Distinguished Ride for the day…. LeMans 11
Posted: September 6, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: 1200, 1975, AMF, FLH, Harley, Shovelhead
So my local Garage proprietor (Mark), and a friend (Graham) , invited all the local Harley Shovel owners out for a photo shoot and breakfast. Now as sometimes happens over here in the UK, this ride out coincided with a stunningly perfect sunny day, in fact it couldn’t have been any better.
So 7-30am and the first frost of autumn saw me uncovering the 75 shovelled, and wheeling it out to the road, in an effort not to wake my local residents, and then on empty roads I was off for fuel and a twenty five mile ride to meet up with the others in a lay-by on the Berkshire Oxfordshire border. As you will see, eleven shovel’s turned up, and a few other later models too.Get
My 1975 FLH
11 Harley Shovelheads.
Posted: August 31, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: 850, LeMans, Moto Guzzi, Rally, Tonti, Vee Twin
This weekend over here in good old blighty, was one of those National holiday weekends with an extra day off, today in fact. So being a long weekend it would seem rude not to head out on a bike, meet up with some mates and have a good time, despite the vagaries of the ever so English weather.
So this very weekend saw me, Shaun, Bob, Marcus, and Dancing Dave, heading all points south, to Fordingbridge in the old “New Forest” and the home of the 2015 Vee Twin International rally, held by those nice people of the GB Guzzi club.
So on a sunny Friday I dragged out, and loaded up my 75 Shovelhead, and headed out..
75 Harley Shovelhead
And after what seemed like hours later, due to having to filter through stationary traffic for over twenty miles, no fun on a loaded shovel I can tell you. I arrived at rally central, booked in, and found Bob already set up and relaxing out on the rally field. So after pitching the tent, it was time for a quick wander around the field to see what was about.
850 LeMans 11
850 Guzzi LeMans 11
Posted: August 26, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: Gentleman's ride
Please check out the link below, for information about this most important charity fund raising event..
Ok, I have registered for the ride, and my fund raising starts today. I am not asking any of you to sponsor me in this, that was not the reason for this post, but if you would like to make a donation, I am sure the Cancer charities involved, and those undergoing Prostate cancer treatment would be most grateful.
here is the link to my sponsor page for those interested.
Posted: August 16, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: 750, Harley, Harley WL
I was heading out today to attend the Popham wings and Motorcycle day at Popham airfield, I have been attending this for a few years now, and have never failed to get there, until today.
My newly acquired Harley WL 750 side valve let me down when all the sparks went on strike! not sure where they have gone, but gone they have. I was rumbling along on a sunny Saturday, when it started missing and backfiring, and then dropped to one cylinder, then died. Battery was dead.
No lights, no horn, no spark? Dead!
So a quick call to the recovery team had me waiting around for a while,so I checked all the connections and wires, but nothing obvious, I did however get a dim glow from the lights again. So I am guessing that either the regulator or dynamo have packed up. We shall see.
And this one was no exception…
I got to ride two of my Harley’s on Saturday, and then Sunday saw me out on my Norton Commando. But first I had to empty the sump of oil from where it had been stood idle for so long, then I fitted a new battery, and we were good to go.
Coffee on the Shovel
Harley WL 1951
The Best of British, Norton and Landrover, at Caversham.