Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The lonely pursuit of perfection


I was recently sent this photo with the following words by John W who built this beautiful Guzzi cafe racer I posted here.

"Adam - came across this pic earlier that I took of my modified rear drive plate
trying to save some weight - I think it ended up saving 125+ grams. Wowee! 
drilled it in the doorway of my garage bent over with it resting on a block
wood. I stress-relieved all of the holes too and paid for it over the next
couple of days with a bad back. It took, I think, over half a day to do and
don't think it will go down as one of my best ideas! My stupidity makes me
smile though.." 

John - hope the back's better. At least you're out there doing it and building stuff yourself - a good excuse to post up another shot of your bike then:


6 comments:

matt@machine said...

no doubt thats a hot bike.!

matt@machine said...

i love that tank and seat combo john then the silver frame...also ill have a chat to you one day about those mufflers....the sp1000 has an old set on it.....sounds great but cant find a supplier from here.....and i was wondering what kind of taillight assembly you had on it...looks great with a small round one like that..i went for a similarone on the mark 1......adam cant wait to see it in the mag mate....

adam@italianmotor said...

Matt - hoping to see your Guz in my mag too!! Looking good...

Carl said...

I don't know what else is in that hub... but I'd be afraid of the hub cracking and collapsing...

jiggerypokery said...

Hi Carl,Yes, you are right the possibility of cracking is at the back of my mind but I am periodically checking it for any obvious signs. The bike has got to come apart in the winter for various reasons and I might get my friend in the aero industry to get it crack tested. If I ever get to ride it to Italy or.... I would probably put a standard item back in.

jiggerypokery said...

Matt,Funnily enough I was admiring the tail light on your Guzzi the other day.