Posts Tagged ‘AJS’

VMCC Shepton Jumble…

Posted: September 24, 2016 in Just Me
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It was a perfect autumnal day down in the west country for a visit to the VMCC Shepton Mallet Jumble, and as such there were loads of people milling about. And of course for me, this was a great chance to find some needed parts for my A65 project. although to be fair I was not really looking for anything in particular, but anything related to the front end would be a good score.

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Nice Terrot

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Bengali Tornado

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Bengali Brake

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Tornado 650

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Brit Bikes

So what did I get then?

well I managed to get a complete twin leading shoe brake front wheel assembly, a BSA B25 remote oil filter, some old spanners, a headlight grill stone guard, and a fuel line crossover unit for my Guzzi. Along with general consumables.

A good day.

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Best of British.

The Trials of life…

Posted: January 26, 2015 in Just Me
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And in particular, the Talmag Trial…

Talmag Trial 2015

Talmag Trial 2015

This pre 65 trial is held every year at Hungry hill, Aldershot. On the last Sunday in January, and gets competitors from all over the UK and Europe.

Ariel

Ariel

Having fun in the woods

Having fun in the woods

I thought it might be fun to have a look at some old “Scrambles” iron,  Scrambles, there in itself is link to the past, as it now seems to be called motocross. But old school scrambles is the best, there is nothing like the smell of Castrol R, and the sound of a four stroke single being used in anger.

So here are a few shots I have taken from the local pre 65 classic scramble, as run by the Mortimer Classic MCC  http://www.mortimerclassicmcc.com/

AJS

AJS

AJS Motor

AJS Motor

Sidecars

Sidecars

Castrol R

Castrol R

Pre 65 Scramble

Pre 65 Scramble

Action from the Pre 65

Action from the Pre 65

I have more pictures here… http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/f941693026

Castrol R on the Breeze…

Posted: September 3, 2013 in Just Me
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Sunday morning saw me taking my trusty BMW R80ST out for a ride, autumn has turned up,  with a big blue sky, and a warm breeze. So it seemed only right to go out and enjoy the last throws of summer while I can.  But where to go? that my friends is the question.

Not too far from where I live, they have a small classic Scramble track (Scramble is old time Moto-Cross) so I thought that may be worth a morning out, and sure enough I was not dissapointed.  As I rode down the country lanes towards the track, I could hear the bark of competition bikes echoing off the trees, and the air was heavy with dust and Castrol R. Perfect.

AJS 7R

AJS 7R

I thought I would start with a quick walk around the paddocks to see what was there, only to be greeted with a monster of competition bikes in the form of an AJS 7R, fantastic, and of course as you will see there were many other great classic bikes about the place as well.

Getting Air

Getting Air

 

Triumph

Triumph

I have more pictures to see if you follow the linky…  http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p329406824/slideshow

I hope you enjoy it.

Berkshire Triumph..

Posted: July 28, 2013 in Just Me
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I took a ride out on my Guzzi Ambo over to the Berkshire Triumph show, hosted by the local TOMCC, the sun disregarded the broadcast severe weather warning of torrential rain and flash floods, and instead beat down on us under blue sky’s all day. I do however think the weather warnings played a part in holding some of the people back, as numbers were down on last year.

Triumph Bobber

Triumph Bobber

The Guzzi ran better than it ever has in my ownership, the clutch was almost smooth and not grabbing in first, and even though it got quite hot in the local Saturday traffic, I had no oil leaks from the motor. That just leaves the small weeping leak from the back of the gearbox to sort out at a later date.

Vintage Kawasaki W650

Vintage Kawasaki W650

If you would like to see more pictures from the show, there is a slideshow here…  http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p62847141/slideshow

Yesterday (Saturday) was a Norton day, I have to split my time over different projects, or I would get nothing done. And as I had to pick up my hub from the machine shop, I spent the rest of the day in full on Norton mode. Now, I am really getting into the whole Norton vibe, the more time I spend around, and working on them, the more I come to appreciate what they are, and how they work.
So after collecting my hub, I dropped into the shop to see what was happening in old bike land…as usual there were one or two Norton’s floating about the place..

Norton Inter Clubman

Norton Inter Clubman

 

Norton Model 18

Norton Model 18

 

AJS

AJS

 

Also there this time was an old Dommie, pulled from a shed where it had languished unused since 1979…

Dommie 650

Dommie 650

1979 Time Warp

1979 Time Warp

Norton Dominator

Norton Dominator

So I gave the old thing a bit of a fettle, a good hot wash to remove some of the grime, I then removed the plugs, dropped the oil from the sump, before pouring it back into the tank, then kicked it through a few times to get it circulating. then it was a case of checking the carb filter, replacing the cork in the petrol tap, cleaning the points, and adding some fuel. Two kicks later it fired right up and sat ticking over like a watch.

 

Needs a Little Fettle

Needs a Little Fettle

Also in the yard, is a metal bashing shop, the young guys who work there, make alloy tanks and things, in fact they are hand making my Norton Inter tank. But they also have another unique talent, they hand beat alloy car bodies from scratch.

Here is their own hand built Austin Ten sports.

Austin 10

Austin 10

Austin Special

Austin Special