Saturday, 27 August 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

I got the Z440 engine cleaned and stripped for inspection, at the weekend.

I've been inside a few of these motors and they tend to wear the balancer shaft chain, quite badly in some cases. This one's not too bad, but I might replace it anyway.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

After months of procrastination, I've given myself a deadline to get the Prattstyle Z440 finished.

Fitted a power socket and made the fuse accessible through the filler cap of the "ship in a bottle" faux oil tank come battery box.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

This chap hitched a ride on the Beeza the other day!

He hit my leg and ended up in front of the battery box. Seemed a bit dazed at first, but flew off ok!

Friday, 15 July 2016

On Sunday the usual suspects rode to Heage Windmill for their annual Classic Bike Show.

We saw some great bikes, good friends and all in a wonderful setting. Even the sun came out! The windmill was built in 1797 and in use well into the 1900s. It was restored by volunteers and opened to the public as a working mill in 2002.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

For no good reason I've ended up with a cold war hack, in the shape of a 1980 CZ250 "sport"!

It had been resting for 34 years, last tax disc 1982. Took it for it's first ever MOT yesterday, it rides nice and burbles along quite happily, not sure about the sport moniker though! Thanks to Bobb for help with the parts.