Last time this Speedway bike was feed with methanol was in the winter of 1982. My brother and some friends took it out for some ice racing. They ran out of methanol at high revs and caused a valve to burn. So the bike went into the cellar…..
Well, don`t time seem to fly when you have fun? `Nearly thirty years later my friend Speedy Gonzales Gunnar starts to bug me for JAP and speedway parts. I don`t want to part with stuff I might need so I had to get the bike together.
In this age of fluorescent wests and full face helmets, the vintage motorcycle rally contender will find even more challenges.
Long gone are the time when oil pressure and hang overs where your only worry at rally’s…..At some vintage events you have to make an effort to find your way thru the course…So this create a lot of strange map holder/route planner devises.
Some inspiration for the handy, do-it-yourself motorcyclist:
Wonder what’s the rider’s favorite drink?
“I knew that the Meccano set would become handy one day…..”
Probably made from mahogany leftovers from last year’s boat restoration.
And remember…….your craft will be judged by your equals….