Sunday, 9 June 2013

940 Miles

The magic just goes on and on, spent the morning on the Blade and the evening on the Thruxton, miles apart, both deep in my heart for different reasons.  Poor me can't ride both at once.

Friday, 12 April 2013

800 miles

All the miles done over a bleak winter, but the bike is just amazing, love this charming slice of yesteryear. MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

557 Miles

A cold February day and I needed some cooper slip and grease for the Pan new brake pads.  So although cold I thought sod it the Thruxton is going for a run.  A cold Scottish day, rain, sleet and snow.  Should have been miserable, should have thought why am I getting this beautiful bike black.  But all I could do was smile for 35 miles.  Yes i got back frozen, yes the bike was black but the smile was still there.  A charming step back in time that suits the present so very very much Magic !!!!!.

Friday, 25 January 2013

522 Miles

First service was done and new pipes fitted, hardly had time to enjoy them as winter is upon us.  But the sound is absoutely brilliant  wow !!!!!!!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

441 miles

Well I delayed the service but it is now booked in for Thursday, it will get it's first service and the new TORS.

Took it 95 miles around the east coast to finish of the running in.  Gears are getting better and only first is still sometimes awkward.

It was a wet damp day and the bike left gleaming and came back like it had just been on a scrambling adventure.

What a fantastic day on a fantastic bike, roads awful but yet the bike was nothing but a pleasure ride.  Surefooted, solid, creamy smooth power. New pipes and it will be heaven.
This bike is very special and makes me feel like I have entered another state of mind and another state of time.

Monday, 5 November 2012

352 miles

Well it was cold and damp but no rain, Scottish roads and these conditions were outshone by the perfect bike.  The way the power is super smooth and nonthreatening.  I could see how this machine could be a great introduction to a bigger machine for newer riders.  Its a proper bike, old school but with a modern twist. 

Bike was black by the time I returned, but she back to pristine.  Wonderful,

Well it is the 5th November and very cold and damp but no rain, I have the day off so I am going to take the Thruxton around a 40'ish mile round trip via Alloa and the out to.t Powmill milk bar for a coffee to warm up and then back over Knockhill and home, get some more running in miles under its belt. 

If i am feeling brave I might repeat the process with my new Fireblade.

Pulling the Thruxton out of the garage even on this damp and cold day, i feel a warm glow of contentment seeing it looking so perfect the driveway.  Bliss.

My Bikes. My Life, My Past

Honda C70
Honda CB100
Honda CG 125
Honda CBF 125 2011
Honda VT125 2008
Honda CX 500
Honda CBR600RR7
Honda VFR800 VTEC 2009
Honda VTX1300 S7 2008
Honda VFR1200F 2010
Honda ST1300 Pan European 2010
Honda Goldwing GL1500SE
Kawasaki Z250
Kawasaki Z650
Kawasaki Zepher 750
Kawasaki GPZ 900
Kawasaki ZX9R
Kawasaki ZX10R 2006
Kawasaki ZZR 1100 C1 1990
Kawasaki ZZR 1100D3 1995
Kawasaki ZZR 1400 2008
Kawasaki VN1500
Kawasaki VN 1600 Classic 2007
MZ TS 125
MZ ETZ 251
Suzuki GSX 400T
Suzuki Bandit 600
Suzuki Burgman 400
Suzuki GS 850
Suzuki Bandit 1200 2005
Triumph Rocket 3 Classic 2005
Triumph Thuxton 2012
Vespa TS125
Yamaha Townmate 80
Yamaha RD250E
Yamaha LC350 YPVS
Yamaha XJ600
Yamaha R1 2003
Yamaha XS1100