- Yes, Friday is new bike day
I say new, just finished full resto’ today, but it’s actually about 36 years old…
Bought as a box of bits in about 2001 & done whenever the fancy took me. Started on about the 12th kick but revs it’s knackers off so probably need to fettle the jetting. Mmmm 2-stroke mmmm….Posted 2 years ago
Ah it was the frame that was confusing me.
My ty 80 was great and always performed faultlessly however the 175 had carberation issues from new and always was temperamental. There were issues with the reed valve and the air cleaner made it run very oily.
Yours is lovely though. Will you be using it in events?Posted 2 years ago
I probably won’t to be honest – it started as a winter project, which escalated into something too nice to use properly… maybe… possibly.. aaagh I don’t know.
We’re moving house soon and considering the houses my other half is looking at I might even have to sell it..! I’m also considering a cafe racer project which is exciting me a lot, but need to free up cash.
The last bike I did was a 1964 ish BSA C15t using a modified B40 frame and old Marzocchi forks – it was stunning but a royal pain in the arse to do anything with. Having been used to Jap gearboxes, when I opened up the BSA it all shot apart in front of me…
Looking for a scabby BMW r80 et al if anyone knows of one going cheep??Posted 2 years ago
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