Posts Tagged ‘Comet’

And another unexpected bike joins the group.

The lightning seems to have taken up residence on the bench right now, the whole front end is out, the head is away at SRM having a full on valve job, I was hoping the head may have been completed this weekend but not so. As can happen sometimes, I managed to break a piston ring fitting the barrel, and the broken piece of course dropped into the crank cases, and could not be seen. But some fishing around with a telescopic magnet found it in the bottom of the cases. So after again fitting a spare ring to the piston, and some help from Paul, I managed to get the refinished barrels in place, bolted down.

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A65L new +20 pistons all fitted.

Next it was time to fit my new SRM magnetic sump kit, after removing the old studs I offered up the new gauze filter, only to find that it did not fit! it seems that SRM sent me out a kit for a B50 or other single, as the hole in the gauze was too small (8.5mm instead of 11.5mm) to go over the scavenger pipe. Luckily my old filter gauze was in very good condition, so I decided to use that rather than wait for a replacement from SRM.

Then it was just a case of bolting it all up to the underside of the motor.

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SRM magnetic sump

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It won’t stay shiny for long.

Vincent Comet…

I had a call from a mate in the US, telling me to go look over a Vincent Comet with a view to buying it, well a long story short, I did, and so I ended up with a Comet. I never thought I would ever own a Vincent, so getting this has come as a real surprise to me.

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Vincent Comet

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The Vincent

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Vincent 500cc single

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EGP Kempton Jumble…

Posted: July 26, 2015 in Just Me
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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

BSA A65 Racer

Egli Vincent, Comet

Egli Vincent, Comet

Nice little French parade race bike…

French 175cc Race Bike

French 175cc Race Bike

The Talmag Trial…

Posted: January 27, 2014 in Just Me
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Held annualy at Hungry Hill, Aldershot, and always on the last Sunday in January, was very wet and cold, but still great fun to attend, with the raucous sound of old pre 65 four stroke engines echoing off the trees, and the sweet smell of Castrol R, drifting in the wind, mixed with the smell of grilling bacon and coffee from the vendor in the packed car park.

Triumph

Triumph

Norton

Norton

Vincent 500

Vincent 500

Vincent Comet

Vincent Comet

I thought I would just add a couple of odd pictures from my PC of the Guzzi Ambo… I always liked this Red & White colour scheme, very classy.

Moto Guzzi Advert

Moto Guzzi Advert

 

Fitted Panniers

Fitted Panniers

Craven Comet's

Craven Comet’s