Taking a grinder to Britain's motorcycling heritage.
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Get Ya Nuts Out........................

Don't know if I've posted this before but the pleasure of selecting new, clean Cycle Thread nuts and bolts out of a drawer when putting stuff together is a joy. After trying various suppliers, I now only use these people for plated stuff, their quality, speed of delivery and price can't be beaten.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Triumph Of Mystery Lost To History

Scored this great little book from Franz and Grubb a week or so ago, it's full of really useful information that is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1968.

This picture appears on page 72 with no more information than that seen in this scan. Searching Google reveals nothing other than one other picture that is shown below.

It seems amazing that such a major piece of modification and ingenuity has somehow been lost to the mists of time, unless anybody out there knows any more.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A Nice Pair............

A brace of new 626 Concentrics, jetted to what they call a "standard build" which is pretty close to the sizes given for the race kit carbs, and ya gotta start somewhere! Standard they said, still took nigh on 5 weeks to come! Too busy shipping 'em o'er The Pond I guess.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

In from the cold

Thought I'd best report in, lest anybody's getting worried, gotta 'fess up, I've been slutting on Facebook, a thing I swore, on many more than one occasion never to get involved with.

Well, here's how The Skankweasel is sitting at the moment, although the back brake set-up is now on and working. 

Happy with the pipes I must admit.

Tucked in nice and snug there.