Saturday, 29 April 2017

Thought I'd have a look to see how the exhausts I picked up off Tom last weekend would look on the A7.

With a bit of fettling they should work well.

I've mainly been messing with the timing side of the B31,  a couple of bushes were quite badly worn and the exhaust cam lobe was in a bad state.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The other evening we went to a talk, organised by the local branch of the Bantam club, by the intrepid Gordon May about his latest adventure.

This time he's ridden a 1941 xwd Matchless G3L the 11,500 mile from his home in the UK to Vietnam.
As always his talk, pictures and video clips were very informative, entertaining and enjoyable. The bike had been abandoned in Burma at the end of WW11, to ride it back through what is now called Myanmar must've been an amazing feeling!
He's previously ridden a Redditch Bullet to the Enfield factory in Madras and a BSA Bantam to Egypt. I bought a copy of his latest book about the trip, of course, and tis a thoroughly enjoyable read! I can highly recommend the Enfield and Bantam books that tell the tales of his other motorcycle trips.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Me and Daz meandered our way up to Sheffield today.

There was a chopper jumble at the Lughole diy punk practice spot. It was grand and I scored a pair of "silencers" off Tom Deathcat for the A7.

Monday, 17 April 2017

I got the Beeza bobber back up and running, front end on the A7 nearly there too.

"New" cylinder head valves etc, rebored to +20 Harris T140 piston (the "Hepolite" piston and bore were worn out after 2000 miles), newer downpipe and re-positioned saddle with new springs.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sympathetic bobberisation of the A7 going ok.

Taper rollers in the headstock, fork shrouds changed for ones without headlamp ears, bracket fabbed and small brass Raydot lamp fitted.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Both Beezas in bits!

I've not posted for some time, couldn't be *rsed, nothing really worth looking at. Not been idle, mainly trying to get the A7 running right (new rings and a hone, several carbs later it's not too bad), stripped the B31 to fit another head and found the bore and rings worn out after 2000 miles! Bought an SR250 for no good reason, got it running, repaired and back on the road after a 10 year rest. I've got pics, may do a phone dump (as the kids say) later. Oh, happy new year!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Been out for a couple of short rides on the A7, but it keeps killing right hand spark plugs.

It's the same cylinder that had the valve trouble and heat seized piston. Have put a hotter plug in hoping it'll bed in and sort itself out.