1969 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 progress…

This bike has been through quite an incredible journey the last couple of decades, from H. Isabel in 2003 flooding it above the wheels to some questionable work done with the best of intentions that made for a beautiful bike that couldn’t be ridden. We’re slowly fixing and fettling it bit by bit and hope to have it complete before the summer rush begins. It could happen…

Royal Enfield saved the day when they re-introduced the Interceptor 650! The original cylinders were bored two sizes larger than the factory recommended by another shop years ago and caused the pistons to seize in less than a mile of easy riding because there simply wasn’t enough material to set the proper clearance. I searched in vain for replacements, but none were to be found until RE began reproducing them about two years ago!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas!!

We will close for the weekend and open again Monday 28 Dec. I hope and pray the Lord blesses you with all your motorcycling desires this holiday season!!!

The Song of Mary

“My soul magnifies the Lord,

And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;

For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.

For He who is mighty has done great things for me,

And holy is His name.

And His mercy is on those who fear Him

From generation to generation.

He has shown strength with His arm;

He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He has put down the mighty from their thrones,

And exalted the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,

And the rich He has sent away empty.

He has helped His servant Israel,

In remembrance of His mercy,

As He spoke to our fathers,

To Abraham and to his seed forever”

Norton Commando MK III

This is the first electric start Commando I have had in the shop. Upgraded 3 phase charging system, carb clean and adjust along with some service work and the obligatory wiring issues that seem to pop up out of thin air on old British steeds. I “had” to ride it for more than twenty minutes to verify the repair, twenty eight miles later she still purred at idle and would set me back in the seat when I poured the coals on!!! Delightful, to say the least!!

This Methodist Church not far from my shop was built in 1888!!