My first bike was a BSA Bantam D10 with a special head on it. It kicked back like a cow and I have the scars to prove it. It came in a boxful of bits. The next was a BSA A10 - Road Rocket. The name is a bit of an exaggeration. I am too embarrassed to tell about all the bodges on it. It was stolen while I was at uni and for a while I was reduced to a Honda C50 step-thru. Then, as an impoverished medical student I had a Jawa 350. About as ugly as the come, but when well set up could fly pretty well if you gave it some revs. The weak spot was the crank main bearings. Next up was a Honda Cx500. Undoubtedly the best value of them all. I did 100,000 miles on it in 10 years, including a 6 week trip to Turkey and back. My last bike was a BMW-K1, the "flying brick". No turning lock to speak of, painful riding position and HEAVY! I still lust occasionally after another bike, for example the very nice Ariel square 4 I saw in a museum in Tasmania. But the drivers in W Australia are just appalling, and the mortality rate is criminal.
I have been riding bikes continuously since college in 1976/7. My present bike is a Yamaha FJR1300 in Lava Red. I do well over 20000 miles each year and have just returned from two weeks in Spain and the South of France
Post by johnwp5bcoupe on Jun 27, 2015 12:34:06 GMT
I did this for my son several years ago rebuilt the engine and sprayed the bodywork in Subaru Blue it was 250cc with 4 cylinders I had the frame polished for his birthday! the rev limit was astronomical!!
I've been known to tinker with motorbikes between other projects. I was forced into making a decision after the following scenario...either rebuild or write-off. The engine, frame and complete front suspension of the Harley Vrod were undamaged (despite appearances) after the fire.