Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Preparations…..


There gone be some racing on Kala next month…..So I better get this Beezer going….



1 1\2” GP carb with flat track filter…..I better get the jetting right….There’s not many places locally I can test a Goldie with a megaphone. The new neighbors thought they moved in to a quiet neighborhood….




A new cush drive nut from SRM. What an improvement, now it can be tightened properly with a torque wrench.



I have to burn the midnight oil to get ready in time…



Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Time machine.



There is more than 25 years between these two pictures.  It is the same Guzzi, same man, same helmet, same jacket and the picture is taken at the same location.
Time sure takes its toll…..But the Guzzi Le Mans is worse for wear, it has been left outside for a few years, been hauling a sidecar and been used on salty roads during winter.
It needs a full strip down before I will relive my youth……




Maybe I need a shave?

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Motosacoche in the barn.



As you saw at my previous post I organized the Norwegian vintage motorcycle club`s display at the two yearly motorcycle show near Oslo. Two years ago I did the same. We had a 30`s Motosacoche on display. That bike had special interest to a man and I started talking with him. It turned out that he had a much older Motosacoche. That was interesting, so we agreed that he would mail me some photos of the bike. The problem was that the bike where at the place he grew up….a few hours driving from where he lived.

After a while I got a mail that said that he would take some photos in the summer. Some months later I sent him a mail wondering about the bike, but I didn’t get a reply. So I forgot about the old Motosacoche.

Just before Christmas I was tiding in some papers and found a note I had written about the old bike. I phoned him up, and yes, he had the photos. There was a problem…..He had had a serious accident on his motorcycle. He had crashed with a moose and had spent a long time in hospital and recovery. That`s why he had not replied to my mail. The left arm was paralyzed so he was not able to scan photos or work on the computer. But he was happy to send photos in regular mail. Photos arrived and after a few phone calls we agreed to go and have a look at the bike……

On a cold and dark January day we set off to the meeting point, Elgstua in Elverum. Elgstua in English is “the Moose cabin”…..Thinking of the accident, maybe not the best place to meet?

After a while on a winding icy road we were there….


The bike had been resting in the barn since 1939…..76 years! 


Just like on “American pickers” happy sellers… and my brother Dag is playing Frank in this episode….And me? I guess I am playing Danielle….


After assembly and some oily rag treatment it was on display at the motorcycle show.


Started life in 1909.








Thank you Ueli for the scans and information.





We are missing the carburetor…..Do you happen to have one like this you don`t need. Send me a mail: stigtorb@hotmail.com


Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Motorcycle show.


Last weekend was very busy. I organized the Norwegian vintage motorcycle club`s display at the two yearly motorcycle show near Oslo. Here`s some photos of the display.



It is 150 km from me to the show…..So I better not forget anything.





Can it be……Yes, it`s Steve McQueen`s long lost second cousin….



It seems that café racers are the thing to have this year…


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A cold day in Chopenhagen.




My son had a week off school so we went to Copenhagen on a family trip. There are never a trip in our family that not include a motorcycle related thing…… so suddenly we found ourselves inside the Motorious shop.










A nice mixture of bike bits, oils, “things you can`t live without” and clothing…..












































Two of the exotic vehicles found in the neighborhood:



You are a long way from Graceland Memphis Tennessee, Mister……





Monday, 23 February 2015

Just in time...




I found this Smiths wall clock in a flea market in Copenhagen. It is perfect for my workshop.  I will never be late again…..




Thursday, 12 February 2015

The chariot of Fire.



Even her in Norway we have a sense of spring….So I need to get my sidecar ready.


A friend just told me that a motorcycle with a sidecar is the first step on the old man’s ladder….Next step will be to get an “everything on one floor” house.






The newly welded mudguard


Sanding large panels…..I will never start to restore a car..

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Glad Jul.


I found these photos on the Facebook……I liked them so much that I recycled them. It`s the time to wish you Glad Jul!




Mr. Olsen, on the first photo, and the Fjerdingen family on the second. They are from Stjørdal, Norway on a winter modified Motosacoche.