Some updates as to my attempt at breathing new life into my first bike. I've had this triple since I where a lad, picked it up circa 2001 for £3000 and I've been and done everything on it. From mad Sunday at the TT to picking up a frozen chicken for my ma's Sunday roast.
This Speedy isn't going anywhere as I've more or less grown up as a biker with it. The restoration is to forefill an ambition, my Dad's mate (Coming up to his 70's when I met him) had an original Bonni that was mint and used to come out for special occasions. I'm planning on being a similar daft old git with something special tucked in the back of the garage!
Thought I split the thread out from my shameless begging for parts
and move into a dairy of restoration type thing.
So here we are: -
Mot offered to come over and help me get the wheels out for powder coat. Just to warn you guys this is how he leaves your bike after eating all your bacon and drinking all your coffee!!
Mind you we did get those rather sexy aclons in place and you can see a rather spiffing bar end mirror!
The other shot demonstrates a little more work that's needed before the Ohlin can get installed.
Finding and powdercoater and rim polisher is proving tricky, been let down by about 3 places so far but I'm hoping to get the wheels over to this chap
have been charged with sending me some rather sexy titanium rota bolts for the galfers, cailper mounts and other odds and sods.
Hopefully next time there will be some some pics of the wheels back from finishing and I'll start considering that Ohlin depending on dates for the Trumpet run.
Till next time.......