There’s stuff about but it’s the good stuff I want. It’s the same as when Wassell was doing gear in the 70s, 80s and 90s - it was either rubbish or needed a fair bit of work to make it fit.
Wassell stuff is pretty good these days and I don’t have any problems with it any more.
There’s some poo stuff out there and there’s known good stuff from reputable manufacturers. Unfortunately the reputable dealers order parts in bulk - particularly US dealers - so the good stuff is sold before it’s even been made. Try getting a new Mk1 concentric from Amal, sometimes I’m lucky, but US dealers always have them.
I’d rather not risk stuff from Asia or the sub-Continent - some of it is ok, but also some of it is pretty bad. I’ve heard of kickstarts breaking and sticking into legs, girder forks’ welds cracking, petrol tanks that don’t fit or leak. Tank badges that don’t fit etc etc.
So, I try to order from known good dealers if they have the parts and sometimes that can involve a bit of a wait, sometimes for several weeks.
I get the feeling parts are a bit more scarce or there’s more guys restoring or the good manufacturers/dealers are all of an age and are retiring.
It’s just a feeling but I think well priced good rebuilds are coming to an end - go get that MOT/Tax free/no electronics rebuild while you can afford to do it.
and ULEZ charge free, as my neighbour on his 56 matchless and a bsa B31 rider both pointed out to me in the last few weeks! Maybe there’s one cause?
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Just a friendly reminder that the Speakeasy is for anything except motorcycles.
Reaching the first service milestone on the TNT.
Get it serviced then unleash hell (perhaps)
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Today recovering from a crazy week end. My mother in law passed away last week… Funeral organization, for Saturday. … 12 people in house overnight, 40 people for the lunch, hopefully the weather allows that on the terrasse. All was nice, not sad, just a beautiful day to remind a wonderful person. BUT, with our Soundgarden Tribute band we had a concert planned an Saturday night.
The band kindly offered to cancel, and find a replacement. My son (the drummer) refused to cancel. despite he was really affected by his grandma’s death.
SO, just after the funerals, packed up and go for a concert. I was awake for 22h when I finally could sleep. Too old for that…
There is a good reason my son insisted so much to go and play on such a day. He is autistic, and he found more that necessary to do something he handles. So my wife agreed me we had to do that.
He throw all he had inside on the drum kit. Amazing performance. Emotional experience.
Condolences mate for your loss.
A difficult weekend but a positive one as well, it seems. Mourning the lost but also celebrating the life. Grieving behind a drumkit sounds like a very good way to express those feelings. Music is a wonderful thing.
Sorry for your and family’s loss. Well done for celebrating her life and doing it in a way that suits you and your close family.
I think you and your son mourned in your own individual and very personal ways - that you could do it together, harmoniously and doing something that you each and both love was special.
Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Heartfelt condolences, Hubert.
My condolences to you and your family.
Sorry for your loss @Hubaxe.
Sad loss, condolences to all affected.
…driving to Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Drive or not to drive… that is the question
spotted this on Insta. I would ride it but not play it.
Tonight will be more like:
“Is this a Daewoo which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee…”
until your post above I forgotten that Daewoo existed… and it was ok not to remind it