|Mark Turkington's '61 H-D Sprint, the first year H-D imported them. Perhaps the most 'concours' bike on the ride|
|A cherry CL77 Honda ridden by a 30 year Honda mechanic from Willimantic, new to the TT|
I had some mechanical drama leading up the this event. A week previous, while riding my Airone to the British Iron Assoc. breakfast in Colchester, the motor made a bad noise and locked up. Turns out, the magneto gear nut had backed off and the gear went askew and jammed. This stopped the motor, but it didn't stop the flywheel, which sheared the Woodruff key that locates it on the crankshaft. Mike Peavey sent me a key and Fri. I started putting it back together. Sat. I pulled it out of the basement again and it started on the first kick and seemed fine.
|Me, my '53 Airone Sport, and the Nevr-Dull. Photo by Gordon Pulis|
|Some not-so-elegent exhaust mods to mount CL 350 mufflers on Gordon's CL 175|
|Gordon with his bike. The exhaust doesn't look too bad from a distance.|
We had lunch in Coventry, Nathan Hale's home town.
|Steve expounds at the lunch stop. Photo by John Harris|
After we debriefed back at Steve's house, a few of the hard core repaired to Doug and Amy's house across the river. There we entertained ourselves by dismantling a dead 250 Jawa that Harold Dean had donated to the cause. Doug just wanted the wheels, but we stripped the motor, which was a challenge as the crank was seized. The peanut gallery gathered around and ate piazza and drank beer while a few of us beat the stuck motor into submission. Actually, other than the seized crank, the rest of the motor and chassis was in remarkably good shape for having sat outdoors for twenty years. Anyone need any Jawa parts?
|A couple of dead 250 Jawas that Harold Dean donate to the cause.|
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