A Very Warm Welcome.

Hi, welcome to my small website, I've ridden motorcycles since the age of 17,  I am very fortunate to own several motorcycles, and a few more that need recommisioning. In no particular order:

Norton Commando 1969 750 JPS Fastback 
Triumph Bonneville 1977 750
BSA C15 1958 250 
BSA D7 1966 Bantam 
BSA D7 1965 D7 Bantam
BSA B175 1969 Bantam
BSA D1 1951 Plunger
Kawasaki ER5 Commuter 500cc

dave clough sitting on his 1969 JPS Norton 750 Commando

Until very recently I enjoyed riding down to middle Italy, over the Alps.Several of my videos are easily found on YouTube.  

banner welcome1I'm self taught when it comes to mechanics and electrics mainly through the use of Google and YouTube and of course the many bike forums. When I'm not riding I'm slowly getting my small BSA motorcycles restored.


I am a great believer in that bikes are to be ridden not shown. This goes for classic, as well as modern. last year I did 1700 miles on the D7 (pictured below) Already in 2017 I have clocked up several miles on the B175

Motorcycle Restoration

I'm a little unconventional when it comes to restoration. I totally rebuild the engine, gearbox and all associated moving parts. Often fitting new wheel bearings, control cables. But leave the paint work alone for the first 12/24 months. Not until I'm happy that the Carb, Engine and mechanics / electrics are reliable do I spend out on paintwork. I think it's probably to do with the fact I'm self taught and want to know the things going to work reliably and correctly before I make the bike look pretty. 

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If the weathers nice, and by that I mean dry and the roads are not salt laden or wet then I'll be bimbling between pubs and coffee shops on one of my bikes. Often with friends, Often alone, as Motorcycling can only ever be a solitary experience. 

april 2015


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