Well well, here we are again, welcome to you all. had a good week this week, actually took the MHR for a little ride. Got a funny clicking noise coming from the front end, so will have to go and have a look at that to see what is going on. Had a few comments from people about how come I only seem to put up Italian or European motorcycles on my site. The reason? I'm not into little Korean scooters, Indian made rip offs, or Chinese made motorcycles, so I don't go looking for them. I put up images of things that I like and my searches do tend to run through motorcycles with an Italian or Euro bent to them. But that's not to say that I don't like other makes, I really love the era of big Japanese motorcycles as well. There are some brilliant motorcycles in there too. Some crazy motorcycles actually, from an era when we weren't so PC, so politically correct and the bureaucrats didn't seem to mind that we could grow up with minimal training and get on these what seemed like ridiculously fast machines and enjoy ourselves. I still recall a trip that my mates and I did down the south Island years ago on GSXR's, 200 kph plus was seen regularly on any given stretch of road anywhere anytime. Tyres were shredded, bikes crashed and repaired regularly, and we all got home tired knackered and exhausted, and satisfied that we had again cheated any major calamity. race days were looked forward too, and Boxing day was a major excuse to get on the bike, ride, enjoy the racing, getting drunk as, and riding home hung over. It's what we grew up on, and the friendships made then are all still in place 30 odd years later. Unfortunately kids these days prefer to enjoy their lives through mobile screens, and computers. It's quite sad really. Riding today is still the same, with older mates, the speeds have come down ( not always) and the amounts of alcohol consumed has lessened, although now the quality has increased. Next time you are riding with your friends check out the average age and you will see what I mean. So this weekly message to you all relives those days. So enjoy it, and have a good time when next out on your bike.
Just started work restoring one of these, so keep an eye out for progress as i go through it. Currently the frame is away being painted, wheels have been blasted and are at paint, the engine is at the soda blasters, bits are being polished, decals all ordered and pieces replaced as needed. really looking forward to see thing one finished.
So that's this weeks one done, hope you enjoyed it. Please feel free to share, and pass on, the more the merrier. Cheers