My Norton Clubman Project…

Posted: May 28, 2016 in Just Me
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I had a little blast up the road today, fast & loud would sum it up, sure there are still things to sort out, not least of which is the registration, but what a moment this is for me, it has truly been a labour of love over the las few years.

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Norton 500 Project

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First Ride

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Norton Clubman

 

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Best of British.

Saturday was another Kempton Jumble, organised by EGP, Eric and the crew, and very good again, they do such a good well organised event, easily the best auto jumble in the UK.

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Supercharged!

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TriTon with a difference

Best bike in the car park was this Matchless, the attention to detail was damn near faultless.

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Matchless

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Damn near perfect.

 

American Iron…

Posted: May 21, 2016 in Just Me
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A couple of nice American bikes at Kempton bike jumble today…

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Nice Harley in the car park..

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Indian

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Classic Indian.

Velocette Day…

Posted: May 21, 2016 in Just Me
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If you are fairly local, why not take a ride out and support one of the nicest British motorcycle clubs…

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Velocette Day..

Just A Saturday…

Posted: May 14, 2016 in Just Me
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So it was just another Saturday, too short as usual, and too much to fit in, but it was sunny, and things needed to be done, starting with a little ride to a lane I have passed many times, but never been up, so out with R60, and a ride into Hampshire…

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The road to Ibston

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I wonder where it goes?

Next I had to go and see how my Norton Clubman was coming along, very well as it happens, and I even ran today, just a few more parts to finish, and it will be time for the road…

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Brooklands Can and bum pad

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Will it start

Finally what do you do if you want a blower Bentley, but don’t have the odd million to buy one? Well easy just buy an old Rolls Royce and build your own version from scratch.

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Bentley Special, Hand Made.

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Supercharged Special

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Do it yourself Special, all hand formed

It all started on Wednesday, when I bought an older Moto Guzzi pseudo police bike from north of Oxford, I had to collect it the same night, as I was heading off towards the John Bull Rally on Friday morning, so I had to be in Kent Thursday to be sure of making the ferry Friday morning.

Well, the evening started out sunny, but not long after I hit the A34 south towards home, the heavens opened with heavy rain and snow, all the way home. I could not have been colder or wetter, if I had fallen in the sea! but the bike ran pretty well considering the weather, although I do have a few things to sort out before regular use.

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1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

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Guzzi Police dash

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850 Eldo

 

Friday saw a cold wet ride to the John Bull over in Belgium, a great Rally well organised by the Belgian BSAOC. Good camping, good food, this is always a fun rally to attend if you like old bikes, that are ridden to a rally. Already making plans for next years event.

My R60 played up with a starting issue, that I think was the starter relay, I have fitted a new one today, I shall see how things work out over the next few weeks.

Follow link below to pictures…

http://www.kevindean.zenfolio.com/p1025423631/slideshow

Thank you and well done all concerned.

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My BMW R60/6 at the John Bull

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Mr Ed, and his trusty 650 Thunderbolt

 

On the Monday it was the Fleet Lions Charity Rally, at would you believe, Fleet. And a fine sunny day it was too, pictures in link below..

http://www.kevindean.zenfolio.com/p490263707/slideshow

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Triton at the Lions Rally.