Side Car

This is the first side car I’ve worked on since leaving Fort Lauderdale Harley Davidson about twenty-two years ago! I have always enjoyed riding side car rigs, they are a bit more work to handle than a motorcycle but are lots of fun, especially when you “fly” the side hack with a passenger or two that are thrilled, or not…

Better than any fair ride in my opinion! And they certainly attract attention, even non-enthusiasts get a nostalgic kind of joy from seeing it roll down the road, at least that is what I surmise from all the smiles and waves and pointing the bike out to their fellow passengers everywhere I ride it!!

This bike received tons of service, from a top end rebuild to electrical repairs to stopping oil leaks and replacing tires, tubes and wheels to aligning the unit and adding a steering stabiliser. She is good to go and beautiful to behold and ride!!

 

1962 6T Thunderbird

Another beautiful Triumph on the road to recovery!! This bike has been through a plethora of changes, from what it looked like on the dealership showroom, (below)

then to a chopper of sorts when it lost the “bathtub” panels, gained extended forks and some other period knick knacks to make it as rebellious as possible when the current owner picked it up cheap in the mid-seventies. But now that nostalgia has become big business, this motorbike is worth much more in it’s stock condition than modified. Makes me wonder if some day soon radical choppers of the sixties and seventies will become trendy and sought after… But today, G6 Moto will get it running again so someone else can buy it to make what they will of her. Like the Phoenix, I hope she rises from the ashes to her former splendour!!

1962 was the last year of the pre-unit construction Triumphs.

55 year old parcel grid still ready to tote what you need!

Silicon and Triumph

Just finished extensive repairs and upgrades on this magnificent 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R. Fixed all the oil leaks, rebuilt front suspension, replaced rear brake drum and installed new shoes all around, cleaned carbs and fettled a myriad of niggling issues with electrical connections, missing or damaged hardware and removal of silicon sealer where it never should have been. So often I find previous repairs inordinately smeared with mounds of silicon on any old bike, but someone attempted to replace o-rings on the fork seal holders with it on this bike! Ehh, it don’t work like that…

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