Posts Tagged ‘Cafe Racer’

I have a few more pictures from Popham, there are always some nice bikes both in the show area, and in the carpark…

I quite fancied this 1969 T120 project, but is it right?

Popham-2016_003 copy

Triumph T120?

Nice old Guzzi in the car park.

Popham-2016_060 copy

Moto Guzzi V7 750 Special

Trident Cafe Racer.

Popham-2016_028 copy

Tripple Power

Popham-2016_029 copy

Cafe Triton

Wonderful Norton.

Popham-2016_042 copy

Nearly perfect Norton

Nice Yamaha in the car park.

Popham-2016_069 copy

Yamaha XS

BSA? SR400 special.

Popham-2016_026 copy

BSA Special

Instagram TriBSA…

Posted: May 28, 2015 in Just Me
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I saw this cool Tribsa on Instagram, I don’t know who’s bike or any other details, but what a cool bike…

TriBsa

TriBsa

If it is your bike, or you know who owns it please let me know…

Velocette Day…

My local branch of the Velo club always put on a good open day, and this year was no exception. It was a perfect English summer day, following on from what was the fiercest thunder storm I can remember overnight. It was like a war zone here in Berkshire, I have truely never heard thunder so loud and for so long, and that was followed by monsoon style rain, amazing stuff.

But today was fine, the air was clear, the humidity had gone, and England was the green and pleasant land we all know and love. So I called up a couple of friends from the Triumph club, and we hit the lanes, crossed the Thames, hit some more lanes, and headed for the Cherry Tree, a lovely little country pub, and today it was playing host to the Thames Valley Velocette Owners club…

I like the Velocette owners club, they are happy to see you turn up, no matter what you ride, they just appreciate the fact that you bother to come and support them. Other clubs could learn from this openess,and hospitality, in these days of diminishing membership numbers.

A great day out. well done all concerned.

Now don’t forget when looking at the pictures that every bike you see, was ridden to the pub, to trailer queens here, no way, no sir. Ride the things, that is what they were built for.

Norton with Brooklands Can

Norton with Brooklands Can

Velocette

Velocette

Classic Class

Classic Class

Velocette's in the Garden

Velocette’s in the Garden

If you would like to see some more from the day out, then follow this link to a slideshow of the rest of the pictures I took…

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p483915067/slideshow

I just had this in from Eric…

 

Press Release

Ace Cafe London’s special guest on Sunday 20th July (70’s Bike Day!) is Eric Patterson, showcasing and firing up his unique and very special, modified 1000cc V-twin, Vincent powered motorcycle, prior to departing for the USA and the 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials!

Eric, organiser of the popular and ever so useful bike jumbles held regularly throughout the year at Kempton Park, is the holder of a number of Bonneville Speed Trial records, with machines to include his own JAP V-twin powered Norton “featherbed” framed special and Brough Superior’s, this year Eric is going for the following four 1000cc classes with his Viscount.

Modified Pushrod “Fuel” – record at 140.76mph
Modified Vintage – Partial Streamlined, gasoline – record at 123.25mph
Modified Pre 1979 “Fuel” Class
Modified Pre 1979 Partial Streamlined Class

The “Salt” going “Viscount” motorcycle, originally built by Peter Darvill, is number one of only ten ever made, and consists of a 1951 V-twin Vincent engine in a Norton “Manx” rolling chassis, with magnesium “Manx” wheels – its provenance includes racing at the Isle of Man TT in 1956!

Special modifications and preparations to the bike, for racing at Bonneville, range from work on the engine, with pistons going up from 9.1 to 12.1 compression, camshafts and a BTH four plug system to fire it up. Special exhausts, clutch, belt drive and re-worked manifolds to take a pair of “Gardiner” carburettors, with Hagon supplying the suspension and the specially built alloy rims, all topped off with fuel and oil tanks in aluminium and clip-on bars!

See it, hear it and taste the salt!

www.egp-enterprises.co.uk
 

Viscount Norvin

Viscount Norvin

 

So yesterday (Saturday) was a Kempton Jumble, held at Kempton park racecourse at the top end of the M3.  but unlike most Kempton jumbles it rained, boy did it rain, but not all day, and although we were all a little damp, our spirits were high as we mooched about the place…

If you fancy going to one of these events, maybe to buy something or you have stuff to sell, then here is a link to the calendar of events…

http://www.egp-enterprises.co.uk/calendar.html

See, I told you it was wet..

IWet Saturday

Wet Saturday

Norton Parts

Norton Parts

If you have some old Norton parts like these lying around in your shed at home, I would love to hear from you, as I am still trying to find parts for my Norton project…

Three in a Bed

Three in a Bed

The art of the Cafe Racer

The art of the Cafe Racer

 

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.

Freshly Minted…

Posted: February 16, 2013 in Just Me
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I love to see what friends have been up to over the winter months, fettling away in the garage, sweating, cursing, spilling blood, just so they can ride something new or old for the coming summer. Well today was one of those days, I took some pictures a while back of this Manx/Inter engine on the bench..

Norton Cafe Racer

Norton Cafe Racer

There it was all in bits, being worked on, and now here it is all complete, and on the road, and it sounds awesome. Sure it has a few small leaks, the odd screw loose or missing, but these shake down runs will sort all those little niggles out. And who wouldn’t like this in the garage.

Cafe Racer

Cafe Racer

Norton Inter/Manx

Norton Inter/Manx

Just a cool bike, well built.