Daisy’s Diaries 3…

Posted: August 17, 2020 in Just Me
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I am sure a few of you who have followed this blog for a while will know that one of my mates is Graham Ham, we have been on a few “adventures” together over the years, whilst riding our old bikes, Graham on the infamous Daisy, and me usually on my old BMW R80 st.

Well Graham has just released his latest episode in his Daisy’s Diaries tales, only available in download form, but available now.

 

 

 

Covid 19, Behind Closed Doors…

Posted: July 13, 2020 in Just Me
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Racers only, no spectators

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Trofeo Rosso 2020

Man I hate wiring, no! that in itself is not entirely correct, I hate what other people do to wiring, that I then have to try and sort out and correct.  my 73 Eldo has a later Suzuki handlebar switch, which is cool, it is a great switch, the problem is the fact that the previous owner fitted this switch, and extended the switch wires. And rather than extend the wires with matching colours wire to wire, or extending the wires using the original Guzzi colours, the wiring was extended with random colours. Why?

So I find myself in a wiring mess, and trying to sort it out as best i can. A civilian bike, with police dash, wrong ignition switch, and Suzuki switch gear.

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Wiring for fun

As the Harley waits for the next camping trip, and I wait for some dry weather, my Eldorado waits in the lockup, tank off, seat off, and all the old wiring off. A job I have put off for over a year, since when I bought and fitted the Scrambler Cycle alternator kit, was to replace the complete wiring with a new Greg Bender harness from the USA.

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Inside the headlight

Now these new harnesses are really well made by Greg, and come with so many options for the different models of V7 loop frame bikes, but unfortunately my bike is a conglomeration of styles, having started life as a civilian model with twin clocks, and standard Italian switch gear. But when I bought it, it had been concerted into a faux police style bike, with a police dash, and Suzuki switchgear. and a wiring mess to boot.

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And inside the dash area

But it is what it is, and I have to work through the issues,  Greg is there just an email away with help if I need it, but I hate to bother him, and so try to sort the problems out myself.

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Fuseboard and distribution board

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It’s only wires

Greg can  be found here

 

 

Harley Road King….

Posted: February 19, 2020 in Just Me
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Late last summer (2019) I bought myself an 01 Harley Road King twin cam, I have a real soft spot for the touring Harley’s, they are big, easy to ride, comfortable, and very cool.

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2001 Road King

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Marlborough coffee run

This one, was unfortunately dropped by the previous owner, and slid up the road causing some cosmetic damage to the tour pack, handlebars, and crash guards, it was enough for the insurance company to write it off due to the expense of replacement parts, so it has an insurance marker against it, NS for Non Structural.  This doesn’t bother me, as it made the bike cheaper to buy,  and to be fair, I am not precious with my bikes, they are to be ridden, not cherished and polished never to go anywhere.

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Road King twin cam 1450cc

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Loaded for a rally

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First rally for the Harley, Solent 50.

Guzzi V7 700…

Posted: February 15, 2020 in Just Me
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Rider’s Handbook

Nick’s Eldo, February in Ontario…

Posted: February 12, 2020 in Just Me

Great shot of Nick’s old Guzzi Eldorado, first outing of the year.

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February in Ontario

Saturday Morning Ride…

Posted: February 2, 2020 in Just Me
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Saturday saw me dragging my BMW R1200gs out for a ride, nowhere in particular, just a ride for a coffee, just a ride for fun, really just a ride.

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My BMW R1200GS

Swap Meet and More…

Posted: January 29, 2020 in Just Me
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Fancy a trip to France?

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Boozefighters 176 presents…

Well I think the flyer says it all, always a great rally, with great hosts, and the BSA Belgium owners club welcome all riders of old or classic bikes.

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38th BSA John Bull Rally