Posts Tagged ‘Sidevalve’

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.

Kempton-03-16_055 copy

Narley, Norton Harley 45 special

Kempton-03-16_053 copy

Norton/Harley Special

Kempton-03-16_056 copy

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

Kempton-03-16_057 copy

Norton ES2/Model 18, Garden Gate plunger frame

Kempton-03-16_054 copy

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.

 

Friday comes and it was time to load the bike, for it was time to head East, so I am off camping to the wilds of Kent …… to a village that sounds as if it comes from the heart of middle earth, and Hobbits should be at the bar! a little old village called Stelling Minnis.

Beer with friends, camping in the grounds of a pub, and a forecast of Autumn rain, what could be better?

So I load Black Bess my Guzzi for what will be its longest run so far, each time I have gone a bit further, but this is it, if it makes this weekend it is officially a Rally bike.
I head off into the madness that is a Friday lunch time, and the stress inducing M25, but my Guzzi ambles along easily, and I just hold on and enjoy the ride. pretty soon and I have run the M3, M25, and M20 and am now down by the Kent coast as I head into Whitstable to meet up with Ed, before heading out again to join Graham at “The Dog Inn at Wingham”

The Dog Inn

The Dog Inn

At Wingham

At Wingham

time was marching on, and it was soon time to hit the lanes, and head to the camp at the Rose and Crown, where we would be meeting up with Shaun (M21), Bob (Norton Big 4) and Marcus (Ariel) After a good night of beer and food in the pub and a late night for some of us, Saturday morning everybody was looking a little fragile

Ariel Square Four

Ariel Square Four

BSA M21

BSA M21

Norton Big 4

Norton Big 4

And as for the Guzzi, perfect, no problems there or back, just a little adjustment of the front brake, and an oil change when I got back home.

Where to next?


Look what I got to ride at the weekend…

RE 1140 Sidevalve

RE 1140 Sidevalve

I have never ridden anything foot clutch hand change before, let alone a British 1140cc sidevalve… fantastic :clap I also don’t appear to have taken a picture at the rally! so this is from earlier in the year. in Belgium

 

Thanks Bob.