BAR HOPPING

BAR HOPPING


BAR HOPPING

Not a saga of liquid refreshment and wild, wild women more along the lines of musical handlebars.
Having sourced a set of 6″ lift black bars for the SG its now time to move the other sets around for a
unified finish to the 2012 projects.

Superglitz gets the 6″ blacks and then the 6 inchers currently on her will move to the wife’s baby
TY125 Yam which has some slightly lower ones which I think are 5″ ?…….. These in turn will move
over to the Gun Carriage Enfield allowing me to raise the Marzocchis in the Enfield clamps. The
lo-rise Hebo’s, currently on the Enfield, can now be an emergency travelling spare set.

Just like my old “shoot” pub bar at Romsey  in Hampshire

No Excuse Cub retains the Hi-lift unbraced,slightly wider Renthals and everybody gets a new set of
grips. Dominos for SG, in white/black and new Dohertys for the rest.

So a three bike attack begins removing cables from Glitzie as these will soon be recolored in yellow,
levers and bars off too. The Gun Carriage needs the forks raised in the clamps, the flatish Hebo bars
go and while I’m at it I’ll hack a couple of inches off the front mudguard.

A herd of Colorado Longhorns

The work on the Enfield is easy for once and I’m not forced to remove the wheel to adjust the forks,
must be my lucky day? However it does have a ton of things on the bars with decompressors advance
retard and who knows what.

Repositioned fork legs in the Saracen billet yokes

A couple of inches shorter for the more modern look

In the corner the baby TY gets stripped of bars and I have allen keys everywhere and sets of spanners
at each bedside as the surgery continues. With bars loosened or removed they look like “cafe racers”
or some of the local sheep.

Cafe racer Enfield and a “sheepish looking” baby TY

The bars go back on, levers adjusted, and throttles all checked and now the grips. The Stanley knife
removes grubby old Renthal grips and all and sundry take on new rubber and glue.

6 inchers on the TY125 and new Dohertys too

  All work now finished on the Enfield to my total satisfaction, one down, three to go ! A chainguard for
the TY 125 to be fitted along with a much better condition rear wheel and then the carb cleaning ritual
and she will be ready for the Canadian adventure.

With all the mods done the Enfield scales in at 264 lbs. When they left the
factory in trials trim the owner’s manual says 309 lbs

The new front end

I like it !

Ready for 2012

TONY DOWN

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