Posts Tagged ‘Harley’

Kempton Jumble…

Damn it was cold here today, it was cold enough to freeze the flame on a lighter Brrrrrrrrr! The marina was frozen, my Mercedes was frozen, did I mention it was cold? but that won’t stop me heading out to a Kempton jumble, and it didn’t, and so I did.

So lets have a look at what was about.

First some French guys were there with a nice CB450 -K1 Black Bomber, and a sweet little Ducati…

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Ducati 350

There were also a couple of Sunbeam’s for sale, did I mention it was cold?

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Sunbeam side valve

I bought a nice little 5 in 1 Whitworth spanner for my tool roll

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Whitworth 5 in 1

And a walk around the car park, revealed this nice 1972 AMF Harley Shovelhead

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Harley FLH Shovel

More here… Slideshow

So first outing of 2017, and it starts sunny and dry, just need it to warm up a little now.

American Iron…

Posted: May 21, 2016 in Just Me
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A couple of nice American bikes at Kempton bike jumble today…

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Nice Harley in the car park..

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Indian

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Classic Indian.

Another fine Jumble put on by Eric, and the guys from EGP, if you have never been, you really are missing a good day out. This is the Motorcycle Jumble by which all others are judged, and so very often fail.

I will show some of the items for sale in another post, but first I will show you a special that was parked in the car park. You always get some bikes that are worth seeing, but this was a step above the average special, and almost looked like a factory build.

Norton/Harley special, Nice work indeed.

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Narley, Norton Harley 45 special

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Norton/Harley Special

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Harley 750 “WL” series motor, Norton “Dolls Head” gearbox

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Norton ES2/Model 18, Garden Gate plunger frame

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Special? yes it is.

I wonder if the guy who owns it will see this, and drop me a line with a few build details? What a great build.

 

Joining The Collection…

Posted: February 21, 2016 in Just Me
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Back in January I had a look at a 1962 Matchless G12 650 twin.  Well a week or so ago I managed to get a ride on the bike, and I have to say it was really quite good. So good in fact that I bought the bike. So this bike has now joined my little collection and I hope to get some good use out of it over the summer months. The AJS/Matchless club meet just three miles from me as well, so I shall drop in there when the evenings drag out a bit.

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62 Matchless G12

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Matchless 650

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Matchless G12

And another bike has also joined the fleet, but this is really just a hack to be kept outside and used as a general runabout. Yesterday (Saturday) I dropped into my local garage, and they had this Sportster in as a trade sale, no frills, no warranty, just an old bike that needed to be moved on.  just as you see it here. we cleaned the carb, put some air in the tyres, and took it for a short ride. it starts, stops, everything works, and it doesn’t leak any oil.
Is it an 883 0r 1200? now there’s a question! it is registered as an 883, but the garage were told it had a 1200 upgrade, but without pulling the heads you can’t really tell. so I am happy with 883, it also has the usual Screamin Eagle stage one kit fitted. low milage too for a 1999 bike.

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Harley Sportster

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Harley Hack

Sunday Rambling…

Posted: January 24, 2016 in Just Me
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I managed to start the old 62 Panhead this morning, 50 weight oil, cold garage and wet sump, can make it a little sticky! but a little blast of easy start helped get it moving. So I took it for a short ride on a quiet Sunday morning…Sunday Rambling…

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My 1962 Harley Duo Glide

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Sunday Morning on the Panhead

A little later after checking up on my old mum, I took a drive over to see Terry, as he mentioned at Kempton that he had just finished the Vincent he had been building. This really is one mans vision on how a Vincent should be put together, not one for the purists, and all built from parts and hand made pieces. The bike looks great in the pictures, but it is even better up close and personal.

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Vincent Special

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Vincent Black Lightning Replica.

Bell 45…

Posted: December 15, 2015 in Just Me
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Today I headed into North West London, to collect my 1951 Harley WL45 from Toshi at Bell 45. Tosh has sorted out the wiring faults for me, and now the whole charging system works as it should without blowing bulbs.

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Toshi, at Bell 45

While there he also checked over some other faults, and pointed out issues that will need to be programmed in for future repairs. Nothing too serious, but things to think about.

ありがとう Satoshi.

A Surprise at Kempton…

Posted: December 7, 2015 in Just Me
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So Saturday was another Kempton Jumble, the last one of 2015, and as usual I attended, and it was a good day out. But as I walked across the car park towards the entrance gate, I had a bit of a surprise, for there in the bike park, was a nice old Harley 45, and it looked a lot like my one. As I got closer I could get a better look, and it was indeed my bike!

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My WL at Kempton.

Toshi of Bell 45, who has been sorting out my charging issues, had taken the bike for a test ride, and was happy to inform me that all was working as it should now, and the bike was almost ready to come back home.

Perfect.