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Peter tries it for size

Peter tries it for size

Old friend Peter Robinson dropped by at the weekend and was impressed with what he found.

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Bike Paints of Cupar

Bike Paints of Cupar

Bike Paints of Cupar are a wee gem of a business. But first you have to find them.

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Back in one piece

Back in one piece

My friend and EDAM colleague, Elliot Beattie, helps me put the parts back together.

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Search & Rescue

Search & Rescue

Searching for parts for a motorcycle that is over 30 years old is not easy. But heck, it's a damn site easier than it used to be.

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Bike Paints deliver

Bike Paints deliver

The summer of 78 was hot. Damn hot. Boney M topped the charts, we all had Night Fever at the cinema and a few miles from my home the first test tube baby - Louise Brown - was born. 

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First ride

First ride

It's kind of strange getting on to a 1970s learner bike after years riding state-of-the-art sportsbikes. 

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The bike arrives

The bike arrives

It's fair to say that the delivery of the bike didn't go exactly smoothly. The guy who I was buying the bike from couldn't have been more helpful.

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Read the Manual!

Read the Manual!

It would be fair to say that I wouldn't be able to get too far without some reliable owner manuals

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In pursuit of concourse condition

In pursuit of concourse condition

My ultimate goal is to return the bike to its original showroom condition. This is often referred to as 'concours condition' and this in turn comes from the French phrase 'Concours d'Elegance'

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