Posts Tagged ‘Bobber’

Down Kempton Way…

Posted: December 3, 2016 in Just Me
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It was the last Kempton of 2016 today, so there we did go. Today was a tad chilly, the sun tried but the cloud won. And although it stayed dry, the wind had a real edge to it, but there was plenty to see, lots of people milling about, and some nice stuff to buy if you looked hard enough.

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Triumph 500cc supercharged chop

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Triumph Bobber

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Ariel race bike project

And if you want to see more, follow the link here….

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p869183513/slideshow

 

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December 31st 2013, and so passes another year, and I can tell you this, I will be glad to say good bye!

This has been a horrible year for me, punctuated with just a few good days, and even now it has got no better, as I sit here still unemployed, and no sign of a job on the horizon. Oh well, maybe with a little grace, 2014 will hold better times, and fairer weather. I live in hope.

So the “Cannonball run, 2014”

I have decided to support one of the teams entered in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball. Not I may add in any physical way, although I wish I could be more involved, but I am here in the UK, and the Cannonball is over the pond in the USA, so with the best will in the world it is unlikely that I can offer more than moral support to Doug and his team. But there is a way I can help out, even from here. And  that is by buying a team T-shirt for Team 88, and so that is what I have done, and today, the t-shirt arrived in the post from across the pond.

Team 88-2014 Cannonball

Team 88-2014 Cannonball

If you would like to know more, and see the route and dates, then click on the web link below…

http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/index.php?Itemid=53&id=255&option=com_content&view=article

So all I can do now, is wish you all a safe and happy new year, and thank you all for visiting my site.

Kevin.

Triumph Bobber…

Posted: December 14, 2013 in Just Me
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In amongst some older files I found some pictures I took back in 2009, of a sweet Triumph bobber, all dressed up in gold, in pure “Old School” style…

pure Gold

pure Gold

Bobber

Bobber

Side Stand

Side Stand

Mexico Style

Mexico Style

Triumph

Triumph

pin Striping

pin Striping

Old School

Old School

Well after a day spent rebuilding my Guzzi Ambassador chasing the oil leak that has plagued me from day one, and finding more than I bargained for when I opened it all up as you can see below…

cause of oil leak on left hand cylinder…

Blown head gasket

Blown head gasket

And signs of problems on right hand cylinder…

Damaged bore

Damaged bore

So I pulled it all apart and fitted new Gilardoni kits, and had it all buttoned up and running yesterday, so today I thought I would give it a ride out to my local MAG ( motorcycle action group) show, on a bitterly freezing cold Easter Sunday… BRrrrrrrr!

Honda CB250 Cafe

Honda CB250 Cafe

Harley Panhead Bobber

Harley Panhead Bobber

After a fun but cold day it was soon time to head for home, the Guzzi ran pretty good, just a little popping from the exhaust to sort out, but overall I am happy
with how it ran, and to top off a fun weekend, my bike won “Best European” in the show too.

More pictures here….  http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p384160536/slideshow

Best European Winner.

Best European Winner.

Looking Back…

Posted: October 23, 2011 in Just Me
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I have been sorting through some old photo’s today,  looking back at some of my old bikes I used to own, so thought I would share some on here too.  It’s funny looking back, at the time I thought getting rid of certain bikes was the right decision, but now there are one or two I wished I had given more time. But then I guess we all feel like this when looking back at the past?

BSA A10 Bobber.

The A10 Bobber was a cool old bike, with siamese pipes and 16″ rear wheel, it sounded sweet too, never did get to finish it though.

Triumph T100-A Tiger

Now I loved this little bike, and did a fair amount of work to it, to get the look I was after,including changing the front brake to an 8″ TLS.

1978 Kawasaki Z650

My Kawasaki Z650, this made it to the cover of a classic bike magazine, I sold it shortly after, a big mistake..

Kawasaki Z1000-A2

My old Z1000, this has been my greatest regret, I should never have sold this bike, and knew that on the day it left, oh well at least I still have the memories..

At the Supermarket

Posted: August 18, 2011 in Just Me
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Sunday the 14th saw me at my local Tesco, where they were holding a car and bike show in the parking lot, the sun was out, and this bought the people so it was really well supported, which is good, as all the proceeds were going to charity…

Bobbers

There was loads of cool stuff about, nice rods, some cool bikes, but the Triumph bobbers caught my eye…

Triumphs.

 

 

This is just a blog about motorcycles, good, bad, ugly, stock, or custom. And the people who ride them. My projects, other peoples projects, places to go,  what’s on, what’s been on, Just Motorcycle culture. And although I have launched this now late in 2010, It is really intended to be running from January 2011. So I shall just add a couple of pictures for good measure, just to see how it looks as it flys off into webland.

Amal

I guess I should tell you what I ride right here at the begining, so at this time I have an A65 Thunderbolt, built by BSA in 1968 for export to the East coast of the USA, where it hung out until this year when it was shipped back to the UK to be sold, I bought it as a non running project. Just one owner, and two thousand miles on the clock.

1968 Thunderbolt

I also own a 1980 Kawasaki Z1000 – Mk2, this is a UK bike, found earlier this year in a barn, again it was a non running project, and has already this year been through a couple of changes, and is right now undergoing another, the paint as you can see is fresh in red and white, the wheels are soon to be returned to the factory spec of black with polished rims.

1980 Z1000 - Mk2

And lastly for now, my BMW R80ST, we are old friends, as this is my main bike, again when I bought it a few years back it was a long time non runner, but I took a chance, and it has turned out to be a great bike, we have toured around Europe and the UK, loaded up with camping equipment, or run around the back roads just for fun. Those who know will see it is not stock, but I only change things that need to be changed.

R80ST in Wales