Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Team Taurus

My new friend Samuele from Team Taurus an Italian endurance team has kindly helped me source some parts for the Guzzi. Here's a link to the team website:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

1 step forward 3 steps back

Life would be so much easier if I could leave things alone. That's not going to happen so it's that time of the year again when I have too much time on my hands and it seems like a great idea to completely tear my bike apart and 'improve' it.

My Kingdom for some brackets


Once again my friend Ralph Hudson has really helped me out in the fabrication department. I'm doing a lower frame rail deletion on the Guzzi and hit some snags with lining up the lugs that attach the frame to the V11 timing cover. Luckily I had prepped a second frame which lined up much better and Ralph came up with an ingenious drilling solution to centre the lugs whereby there was no clamping or tweaking necessary to line everything up. The frame now fits onto the cover perfectly.

In addition to his day job owning and operating a successful fabrication company, building race winning vintage sprint bikes, record setting Bonneville bikes (see below) and an endurance GS Suzuki for Spa in 3 months, Ralph kindly and patiently lets me highjack his time. Thank you!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting wired

Stripped the Guzzi down yesterday to do a lower frame rail delete modification.

Time to clean up the wiring.