Friday, October 31, 2014

A triumphant return...

The GT6 is back! This beauty has been thoroughly overhauled everywhere it counts and is now ready to unleash classy hooliganism, from city center to mountain chalet. You have been warned.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Come on... it's just so cool!

The GS is currently wearing a pair of Avon Distanzia, and we have a couple of sensible mods coming up...

Monday, October 20, 2014


I know, I know, there's nothing going on... I'm in  BMW mode (and mood!) right now.

It's mostly to distract myself from the absolute chore that will be "maintenance season": I have to tear into the Commando again to find out what's wrong (a valve guide? a wrist pin?), I have to completely re-fabricate the fuel tank attachment on the Rising Star (plus refit the exhausts and rebuild the carburetter), I have to do a fairly major service on the Sportster, AND, if I can, do a little something with the Honda... I should probably get started.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

First ride.

Managed to go for a ride with my freshly licensed buddy Dan, just 100Kms to lake Bracciano, Sutri and back, but amazing weather and good roads.

The Norton is still pinging/pinking, so I need to try a few more things (carburetter settings and spark plugs) before I resort to more drastic measures and tear the engine down again to figure out how I've cocked it up in the first place.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oh dear...

...the last time there was this much German machinery on Polish territory people got a bit miffed... There's even an extra R45 under the red tarp there...

And this ain't all of it, say hello to the latest arrival into our little congregation: a 1991 R100GS PD, equipped with the superior Paralever rear suspension/swingarm combo. BMW were allegedly told by the organisers of the original Paris-Dakar rally that they couldn't use that moniker for their bikes, so the official designation is "PD". The tank decals spell it out for you:

This machine will supersede Witold's beloved G/S, for one simple reason: he needed more out of it than the G/S was ever designed to do. And I'm a firm believer that when it comes to motorcycles, the first question you have to ask yourself must be: "what do you want to do with it?"
So, over the next few days, we will see the G/S get put back to 100% original, detailed and ready for its next lucky owner.

Marco likes it too, you can tell he's thinking "holy cow!".
The flower garlands aren't standard equipment, but they should be.