Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Got my MOT today

All my paperwork in hand, insurance, fresh MOT cert, dating letter from the Indian club, V(whatever) form all filled out and signed and dated, I loaded the Scout back into the trailer and headed round to the LVLO in Inverness. First one there ready for opening at 9am I took my ticket and got called before the stoney faced government official. i presented my paperwork and told her that the bike was outside in the trailer ready for inspection. Her response floored me...... due to changes in policy and budget constraints, the Inverness office no longer has the facility to carry out registration inspections!!!
I would have to leave my paperwork, pay a £55 fee and wait to be contacted before making an appointment when an inspector was available to check the bike over, this may take one month or more depending on the availability of inspectors!
Why does our government insist on making life so fucking complicated???
Useless, timewasting anally retentive twats!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Another day in the office

Stripped the tanks off again and sorted a couple of small leaks with some ptfe tape. Changed the front wheel to a 19"er to see how it afffects the handling..... massive improvement! acouple of 2 to 3 mile road tests, reset the tickover, and checked the crank breather is working ok - all good 8-)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Suicide is painless

Decided to fit a spring, found a proper sized one at the farm, works a treat 8-)

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Sunday, 17 April 2011

A few jobs done over the weekend

Plumbed the oil lines to suit the Junior Scout tanks, swapped the front end round to get the brake on the LHS now the rear is on the RHS and made up some temporary lock stops

Sunday, 10 April 2011

First few road miles today

Private road, honest guv!

Sorted some oiling issues, fitted a rear brake arm return spring, painted the mudguard (then rubbed it down with an oily rag - see oiling issues!!) All in a great morning out in the sunshine fettlin and riding 8)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Back from Foss Fab

Big thanks to Richi Foss for all his help, the work he has done to the bike has really lifted it to a level I couldnt have ever achieved.
A change of tanks back to the Junior Scout ones I started with yesterday due to finding a crack in the green 741 tanks, hope to get them repaired and back on there with some fresh paint.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Ready to have a roadtest

Still a lot of small jobs to do but all the essentials just where they should be, hope to get it ready for MOT next week