Wednesday, 18 August 2010

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

Went out for a ride today with Guy to show him some more of the delights of North Yorkshires' tea rooms and for about 30 miles the Shovel went better and faster than ever before, however coming out of Helmsley the rear wheel locked solid leaving a lengthy stripe in the road as i weaved to a halt much to the surprise of the lady letting someone out of her car at the roadside. A couple of useful local lads helped us lift the bike to the side of the road where i took the chain off so we could move it. Ellis came to collect me and we went back in the van and collected the bike.
I was going to throw it in a corner but instead i pulled the top off the box to find no bearing on right side selector, there is no way it can come up and fall off, it must have broken up and is now jammed somewhere between a few gears.
Bugger.


This photo shows a black line on the road, i know its not very impressive but there was nothing else to take a photo of !



Over the last couple of weeks i have been sorting the lifter problems out and also rebuilt the carb so it now goes like i imagine a proper 93 inch stroker should, in fact its almost dangerous even with a good gearbox.
Could have been worse like !

9 comments:

indianscot said...

Aint it fun when a box eats itself. Have fun.

steve / stockers said...

Bloody hell pete !!..That could have been alot worse..glad to hear your ok mate.

Rowan said...

look on the bright side... at least it didn't grenade and take your gearbox casing with it


still a shit though innit !!

Guy@GK said...

It was a rear wheel lock up and smoking skid worthy of Jason Jessee... I'm just relieved you were doing 35mph and not twice that (like 3 minutes earlier!).

steviemonster said...

Sorry to hear bout your shovel troubles bud...glad your well tho.

Johnny said...

Bummer. But like Guy said, lucky in some ways.

Rob said...

Good to here your ok mate, sorry bout the bike though man. the skid looks and sounds like it was epic. hope everything gets sorted.

Aaron said...

Can't believe no one's mentioned the skids in your pants after that. I have some growing up to do...

Pete Stansfield said...

I think the lady i finished up alongside had bigger ones !... Growing up is not an option.