I've had mine for nearly 10 years. Ordered it at the Stafford Classic bike show and they had it delivered to my house. It's made by Seeley, Don't know if spelling is right, can't find the handbook. It'll hold 400kg and has a removable part at the back to drop the rear wheel. It also come with a large vice-like clamp for the front wheel but I've never used it. It does however have a tendency to very very slowly go down, but when you pump it to maximum, there's a safety bar you put through the frame which is for safety obviously and stops it going down more than a couple of inches. If it rests on that, you just pump it up again and take it out, then you can lower it all the way.
Technical and tyres
Just done a little more work one of my Kawasaki's - the Vulcan S. Ive fitted a backrest and rack - here's a Blog post if it's your thing
Thank you to all those replying. Yesterday I found an online glove measurement size and to give an idea of how weird I must be genetically, the width guide said I was XS for width. The length however says I'm off the scale at 3XL I bet Vets have had better fitting cows on their hands than I can find gloves.
My point here is, there are alot of black riders out there that aren't given a chance to Motogp, WBSK, BSK and TT.
Just remember that most of the Moto3 and some of the Moto2 field are paying for their rides, and about half the MotoGP field does not get paid by their teams. Being a great rider is not good enough - you have to bring family/sponsorship money with you unless someone thinks that you will be a future alien.
@Colonial-Piglet will you please be more careful , motorsport is dangerous ( as if you didn't know ) we often have signs around our racetracks telling us motorsport is dangerous and not take copy it on the public road when you leave , spoil sports .
BSB & TT
So the Classic TT/Manx is over yet not a thing in MCN today about last Wednesdays and Fridays races?
Plus nothing about the cheating from certain High profile teams in MCN, over sized engine and other technical infringements. Star riders disqualified for over sized fuel tanks but then the rider is reinstated by the Clark of the course so then the chief scrutineer resigns on the spot! But other star riders are excluded due to over sized engines and NOT reinstated? Now I'm not accusing any rider of cheating its the people who supplied and prepared the machines. But the regs state that the onus is on the rider to ensure the machine is legal!!
But what kind of message does this send out when machines are checked after the race and found illegal the Star rider is reinstated ( Remember the Dunlop incident at the TT with coated valve buckets.) It makes it a joke doesn't it, but even more when MCN doesn't report is obviously not news to them. Not impressed MCN. JB
Legal and insurance
Touring & travel
Did a few miles in Derbyshire yesterday and found a decent place for a bite to eat. Some words and pictures here:
This is my first bike and for its age its not in terrible condition. Far from perfect visually but runs lovely and is very comfortable!
However i'd like to just tidy up the engine a bit, make it look a little more presentable maybe? I have a new exhaust that I'm getting fitted as I'm not a fan of the megaphone on the side. Any products or techniques for brightening her up?
Buying and selling
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
A few weeks ago after learning the devasting news my 66 year old Dad only had a few weeks left to live, I tried to arrange one last bike ride out to Wales... The response from the biking community was overwhelming 1000s of shares & offers of help, even from doctors offering to ride along side ... Unfortunately it didn't happen I lost dad a week ago today. But he knew all about it! I'm trying my hardest to now get hi the biggest escort I can there's a link to the local paper story and a link to the details.... Please pass on for me, I'm hoping to create the wake into a wonderful bike show in his honour with all bikes welcome... Thank you x