Thursday, 6 May 2010

Clearing out the old barn

Got loads of scrap to take to the dump, like this old grid. Should get a few quid for scrap. Only joking, This is one of the gems down at Andy Tiernans and it's £3500.00. I'd buy it and keep the patina if I had enough money.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Denvers cb750 chopper survivor

This good old good one is on ebay at the moment. Wicked photos show a mad close up of the distressed finish after all these years. Heres the link

Edit: Reading a thread on the JJ (internet forum) It seems this is not a Denvers bike. This from member Kayjohn. "I've emailed Mondo and Donnie Sr. with no responce. Freddie did get back with me and his answer was NO WAY !!!!!!!!!!!

I've known about the pink bike for around six years. It pops up every now and then always with a different seller and story to go with it each time. The time line doesn't work on the info given on this bike ether. The guy says it's a 1970s build but the Denver's pipes were not made until the mid 70s. My guess is that the guy that tried to sell the bike six years ago and who also had an original Denver's with the same kind of pipes for sale at the same time swapped the pipes because a year later when the original Denver's popped up on eBay again it had a set of 2 into 1s with a different seller and story but the same drive way in front of the same house as the pics the year before with both bikes.

And if Donnie Sr did paint it it wasn't at Denver's because it was over ten years later in the early 80s when Donnie started painting for Denver. It does have alot of Denver's parts on what I've been told is an AEE frame."

BLAM. Put this in yer face and smoke it

Nice pictures of Wheels Through Time museum's excelcior board traker. Courtesy of RonM

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Eye candy

This'l make up for the budget bike pics. some web harvested eye candy.

CB400 Four Snore

I would customise this if I had any spare money left after spending 20 quid here and 20 quid there on little bits and bobs. Brake shoes, brake hose, master cylinder, exhaust, exhaust gaskets, bulbs, oils, seals, ignition... It all ads up. At the end I'll still be riding a rusted clump. These 400 fours are good bikes tho, and sound great when revved. Tickover is smooth. Nice smooth quiet little motor with great power and upwards of 10,000 rpm. 103 ish mph top speed. Many people sight this as the bike they would love to own again.

Wreckage snack

Behold, The c70.
The holy grail of cylinder heads, the early c70. Massive 26mm inlet valve and huge 22mm exhaust in comparison to later models, catapaulting the 70 to speeds of 45 to 50 mph. (or is it just a nackered old gutless heap) I need to get out more. Shame about the plug hole.
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