Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welcome to 2016! Its been a long and rather ugly time since -  March 2015.  Didn't much like last year, glad it went by fast and its over! So what's on tap for this year?A  pair of machines have appeared into the fold needing some re-commission; a 1971 BSA A 65 Thunderbolt and a 1963 Matchless G12 (standard model- no magneto)
1971 BSA A65 Thunderbolt 

1963 Matchless G12 
If my mind works faster, and time permits I'll add more of the details about both machines. The Matchless is just about ready for its first fireup since 1979. Currently she is awaiting my going over the bits that came off during the re-commission service and having all new oils filled.

The 1967 Scrambler is also on its way. Though there still is a fair bit to do; forks need to be address, wheels are a question, no serviceable carb as of yet (10TT9 anyone?).   But the Engine is ready, and the transmission is well on its way.
1967 Velocette Scrambler, as new
1967 Velocette Scrambler with engine and gearbox back in place
If the 2016 weather (winter into spring) isn't too brutal on the body and mind I'm hopeful to hear these three machines fire up for the first time in a long time.  Here's to looking forward!