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.
Saturday was another of the regular Kempton Motorcycle Jumble’s, run By Eric and his EGP team. These are great jumbles (swap meets for those in the US) very well organised and run by Eric and his team. And as usual for the classic motorcycle enthusiast, there was plenty to see and buy, for those of such a mind.
BSA A65 Racer
Egli Vincent, Comet
Nice little French parade race bike…
French 175cc Race Bike
Posted: July 21, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: 1962, Duo Glide, Harley, Panhead
Another bike that has found its way into my collection of late is an 1962 Harley Duo Glide Panhead. This is a kickstart only Panhead, and has high compression, and to be honest take a bit of starting! but when it does start, what a great sound from the 45 degree v twin motor.
Posted: July 20, 2015 in Just Me
Tags: Flathead, Harley, Vintage, WL
For a long time now, years in fact, I have wanted a Harley “45” not particularly the WLA or WLC war machines, but a later civilian model. Well this last week I managed to scratch that itch, when I bought this 1951 WL, hand change, foot clutch, 6volt electrics, perfect. This will sit quite nicely along with my other Harley’s, the Shovel, and the Panhead.
51 Harley WL
Side valve flathead
Old School Harley