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My thoughts on things as well as bike build diaries.
By Len Harrison on Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:47:29 PM
A bike for leisurely cruising, this one just needs some TLC, so lets see what happens

Now you may wonder a very British web site with BMW, BUT in 1920 a company started by Greanville Bradshaw called ABC launched his 398cc transverse flat-twin three years...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:54:19 PM
The current owners father brought this bike when it was a year old. His father stopped using it, he brought a modern Japanese bike (oh shame) and it stayed in the garage until sadly the father passed away. The bike was by then in need of a refurbishment,...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, April 04, 2009 2:20:22 PM
The Vintage Bike Club Ton RunSunday 29th March 2009I was pleasantly surprised when Len mentioned he was thinking of joining the Ton Run on the 29th March, I had mentioned more then a few times that I would like to go on a run with The Vintage club as I really...
By Len Harrison on Friday, October 10, 2008 7:20:31 PM
Mid month run to Eendekuil Hotel 14th SeptemberThe weather is still not cooperating; I arrived at N1 City with the weather looking decidedly winter! By 09h00 I had been joined by 4 other disgracefulls, on 3 bikes, Sharpie had communicated that he and Dougie...
By Len Harrison on Friday, October 10, 2008 7:11:00 PM
Sunday 27th July 2008 Month end run to Du Toit Pass Lodge.As most people were going to the Brass Monkey I was elected, (arm twisted and therefore volunteered) for this run. June and I discussed which venue we should use, being “souties” we really don’t know...
By Len Harrison on Monday, October 06, 2008 4:10:56 PM
Single cylinder bikes of 500cc normaly have long strokes and big pistons the 16H has a 100mm stroke with a 80mm diameter piston, its also quite a beast to kick start so an exhaust vale lifter is fitted, settings for timing (manual ignition advance and retard)...
By Len Harrison on Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:14:06 PM
1973 Triumph 750 TR7V Tiger

This bike was bought  brand new by the current owner in 1973, unfortunately he handed it over  some 4 years ago to another “refurbisher”, who stripped it and  realiseing he was too busy to go any further, gave it back in boxes!...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, July 05, 2008 12:51:34 PM

This bike was supplied virtually as a box of bits (see Pic 1 &2), with the brief to completely refurbish to the best possible standard.

By Len Harrison on Saturday, July 05, 2008 12:49:04 PM

Should the customer wish, I can refurbish firstly those parts that are not easy to remove and re-install, check and ensure that those parts not refurbished are serviceable; this way the bike can be on the road in the shortest possible time.

By Len Harrison on Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:47:33 PM
I was asked to locate parts for a 1947 Sunbeam S7, my curiosity got the better of me and I just had to see the bike. We made our way a few hundred kilometers out of Cape Town to a tiny little dorp called Nieuwoudtville. It's literally one of those places that...

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