Posts Tagged ‘Honda’

DGR, The Oxford Ride…

Posted: September 28, 2015 in Just Me
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Sunday saw me heading North towards Oxford, for Sunday was the day, the worldwide Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and as I posted earlier, I was taking part in the Oxford ride here in the UK. But the promised sunny start never happened, as I left Newbury I had rain, and mist patches, typical!
Although as I approached Oxford services, the clouds moved away, the sun broke through, and the temps warmed up, perfect. So lets see what was about…

Graham and his 52 Panther M100.

Graham and his 52 Panther M100.

Triumph/

Triumph/

It was a real good turn out on a perfect autumn day, and after a slow ride around Oxford city, we headed for the pub and lunch.

I did hear that Oxford raised the second highest amount of money in the UK, behind London. raising somewhere around the £20K mark, well done everyone.

Harley Rat Bike

Harley Rat Bike

The Polka Dots

The Polka Dots

You can see all my pictures here….

http://www.kevindean.zenfolio.com/p190538781/slideshow

CB250

CB250

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It was once again time for my mid summer camp, when I invite a few of my friends to join me for the weekend down in Wiltshire, at the great Woodbridge Inn, at Pewsey, this is such a nice friendly venue, and very well run, with good food and beers. And even though the campground was packed, they found and reserved a spot for us when asked.

http://www.woodbridgeinnpewsey.co.uk

Great people, great pub, go try it.

Tell them Kevin sent you.

I started the weekend on my BMW R80ST, as my Shovelhead was once again in the garage, but late in the day Friday I got the call that the Harley was done, so Saturday morning I ran back to Reading and swapped bikes.

My Harley at Silbury

My Harley at Silbury

The campground really was packed with Archeologists doing a dig at a site somewhere between Stonehenge and Avebury…

Archeologists relaxing

Archeologists relaxing

Motorcyclists relaxing

Motorcyclists relaxing

Bikes, all shapes

Bikes, all shapes

And sizes..

And sizes..

Wow January is here already, and that must mean a new year of Jumbling at various venues, but always starts for me with a visit to Kempton Park… so here are a few dates for your diary.

Indian Project

Indian Project

EGP Kempton Park Motorcycle Jumble Calendar of Events 2014:

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 25th January 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 22nd March 2014

Southern Classic Bike Show & Auto-Jumble Sat. 24th May 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 26th July 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 20th September 2014

Kempton Bike Jumble Sat. 25th October 2014

Southern Classic Off Road Show & Auto-Jumble Sat. 6th December 2014

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

Honda Project

Honda Project

See you there…

Honda CB72…

Posted: September 11, 2013 in Just Me
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I came a cross a very nice, very original Honda CB72 of 1965 vintage the other day, so much of this bike was unmolested, and full of little surprises, things that today’s restorers just would not get right, if they had not seen an original bike.

Honda CB72

Honda CB72

Factory Decal

Factory Decal

CB72 Carb

CB72 Carb

Upside down, but they probably never knew which was the correct way up, or read English

CB72 Frame Decal,

Of course, they will “Never Last”

Today was the first Kempton of the new year, and although we have had some pretty poor weather of late, with many areas still under snow, some hardy souls did venture out…

Honda Project

Honda Project

Greeves Scottish

Greeves Scottish

More here…  http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p275896555/slideshow

I did think about buying the little white Honda, but someone else jumped in while I was deliberating? I did buy something though, a New Old Stock, unused 1970’s open face helmet in cool 70’s design, Very cool in an “On any Sunday” kind of way…

1970's Helmet

1970’s Helmet

So there it was ringing in my head, the Monday morning alarm, telling me it was time to get up for work, but oh no!, this time it was wrong,  you see it is a bank holiday over here. One of those odd bank holidays they throw in every now and then, normally on an overcast, dank and miserable day, and this one was no different. Well when I say no different, I mean weather wise of course, but the day itself was special, for it was the Fleet Lions Charity ride day, held, would you believe in well, Fleet.
So up and cleaned, the coffee was calling, but then so was my bike, not one of those old leaky, rusty, brit bikes, but a good solid leak free Japanese bike, my 1974 Kawasaki Z1b to be exact. So off to my lock up, open the door, keys in, fuel on, choke, and we are away for a coffee at the Gorge Cafe, one of Reading’s oldest cafe’s, and where I had arranged to meet a few friends for the ride over to fleet, but only after we had demolished a full english first.

Monday Morning Z1b

The ride over to Fleet was in itself an uneventful ride, but the weather was doing its best to annoy everybody, rain blowing in the wind, and a heavy grey sky, but hell we were having fun, and the bikes were all running great, and what an odd assortment we were, Two Harley’s, a Pan and a Shovel, an Ariel rigid twinport, a Thunderbolt, an AJS 500 single, and my Z1b.

Boston Police Panhead

And so we come to the end of another Lions club Rally, a great day spent with like-minded people, and always good to catch up with a few old friends. And so I leave you with my bestest bike of the day, what a great looking little bike, I would have loved to take it home..

Honda

Looking Back, part 2…

Posted: October 25, 2011 in Just Me
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I thought I would post a couple more pictures of my old bikes,  now winter is closing in here, dark mornings, and getting dark when I get home from work, I am not getting as much bike related stuff done as I would like, either with the camera, or actually on my bikes. Having said that, there are still some bike related days coming up.

BMW R65LS at Henley on Thames.

My old R65LS, this bike was a non runner, I bought for around £200 at one of the Kempton bike Jumbles.

Honda NX650 Dominator

The Honda was a blast to ride, a little noisy with its Laser comp silencer, but huge fun out in the lanes..

BSA A10 Road Rocket

The Road Rocket, this is a bike I should never have given up on, but to be fair, it was a money pit, I did loads to this bike, and it repaid me by playing up all the time, the vibration was dire at anything over fifty, and in the end I just had enough, so off it went.

BSA M33 and PAV-41

Finally my M33 and Pav 41, I think the picture speaks for itself..