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My thoughts on things as well as bike build diaries.
By Len Harrison on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:55:54 PM
Time seems to fly past and the older I get the quicker it goes, also Christmas and all that goes with it got in the way, although I enjoyed the rest! I have got further with the rebuild, so here goes.

From the previous blog, the engine was ready to be...
By Len Harrison on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 7:29:21 PM
Cleaning and identifying what parts need refurbishment or replacement is a necessary but time consuming process.

  In order to clean the shocks properly I use a homemade spring compressor, to remove and replace the spring, that way I can properly clean...
By Len Harrison on Monday, December 07, 2009 8:39:06 PM
{ There are 2 other blogs, see Archive 5th July 2008 & 24th September 2009}


Both BSA and Triumph made oil in frame models at the time their production was coming to an end in the 70’s, this design had 2 main problems. Despite both companies...
By Len Harrison on Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:27:59 PM
[ The first part of this bikes story see Archive 5th July 2008]

Now its winter, time to refurbish the wheels. All the parts stripped and cleaned. At this stage you have to decide how far to go, I decided, re-chrome, electro zinc, aluminium polishing,...
By Len Harrison on Sunday, September 20, 2009 1:08:20 PM
The current owner purchased this BMW R65 1979 new, unfortunately the bike has been standing unused in a shed for 10 or so years, the original intention was probably not to leave it for so long but time seems to go by.

So one Sunday it was of to Swellendam,...
By Len Harrison on Sunday, May 31, 2009 11:37:21 AM
Don Anderson now rides a Moto Guzzi V50 1984 500cc (picture to follow) but he started many years ago, he is now very young 72 years!  Having started 45-years ago            In 1953 his first bike a Royal Enfield 125 cc 2 stroke would sometimes go backward,...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:47:29 PM
A bike for leisurely cruising, this one just needs some TLC, so lets see what happens

Now you may wonder a very British web site with BMW, BUT in 1920 a company started by Greanville Bradshaw called ABC launched his 398cc transverse flat-twin three years...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:54:19 PM
The current owners father brought this bike when it was a year old. His father stopped using it, he brought a modern Japanese bike (oh shame) and it stayed in the garage until sadly the father passed away. The bike was by then in need of a refurbishment,...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, April 04, 2009 2:20:22 PM
The Vintage Bike Club Ton RunSunday 29th March 2009I was pleasantly surprised when Len mentioned he was thinking of joining the Ton Run on the 29th March, I had mentioned more then a few times that I would like to go on a run with The Vintage club as I really...
By Len Harrison on Friday, October 10, 2008 7:20:31 PM
Mid month run to Eendekuil Hotel 14th SeptemberThe weather is still not cooperating; I arrived at N1 City with the weather looking decidedly winter! By 09h00 I had been joined by 4 other disgracefulls, on 3 bikes, Sharpie had communicated that he and Dougie...


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