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Z1000 - 1170 WISECO

I used to build 'Street-Sleepers' like this Z1000, taking early 70's 'Z's, fitting big motors. This one in the mid 90's 1170 Wiseco, ZZR front and rear ends. GSXR Carbs & Andrews Cams. A decent set of Harris pipes. This bike tended to blow off Fireblades!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICKMAN GSXR 1127 'M' Model

As featured in Streetfighters Magazine but at that time it only had a 750 motor. Came to me with a very sick 750 engine. I totally rebuilt the bike with 1127 motor.
S/S pro Stock exhaust,  Earles oil filter, 40mm flat slides, alloy tank, braided lines & many one off parts.

Turned out so nice one of my mechanics bought it off me

 

 

 

 

1977 YOSHIMURA KWACKER

This is in the final of 'Bracket racing' at Santa Pod 1977. This is me getting thrashed by a supercharged nitro burning 750 Triumph.
My bike was one of only 3 of these bikes, engines from the States & assembled by Godfreys of Cheam.
This is also the bike I had my big crash on in 1978

 

 

 

 

 

1971 650 BSA

This was the 1st bike I ever built. Assembled from many boxes of bits in the back room of a house in Wandsworth.


Paint by Leon Wallace Customs, and lots of help from my mate Bob Cooper.

Ran it for 3 years until I turned it over

 

 

 

 

 

1974 650 BSA

This is the second bike I built when I was working at Leon Wallace Customs.
This was the FIRST White Pearl Motorcycle paint Job in the UK.
Called 'Fast Lady' and featured a mural of Jane Russell on the Tank.
The Pearl paint was bought into the UK as hand luggage by Leons mate from the States.

 Shown on Rays stand at Alexndria Palace

 

 

 

 

 

1977 RICKMAN KAWASAKI

Found in a front room of a flat in Hammersmith, all the nickel on the chassis was rotten. The bike had not been run for over 10 years.


Done a deal....stripped it completely: Chassis, Swinging arm, Yokes and fork legs etc, were stove enamelled Gun Metal Pearl.
Engine just needed gaskets and re-assembling.
 

In street trim, ran 49 seconds for the Short Track at Brands Hatch with Johnny Allen riding it

 

 

 

 

 

HARRIS MAGNUM CB900

Bought as part of a job lot of Hondas.
I sold it to a chap in Newcastle who needed the engine for his road bike. He fitted a Kawasaki engine to the Magnum for which I supplied him many parts.

This is the ONLY Honda engine that I have ever known that could spin the rear wheel in 1st 2nd 3rd AND 4th !!!

 

 

 

1979 Z1300 KAWASAKI

Built as a project to advertise 'Anne's' Paintwork skills.
Part sourced from all over the place. Modeled in photo by the lovely Amanda. Very standard but properly put together. GPZ exhaust cans made it breathe better. Dyno by Kenny Cooper as 6 Cylinders & 3 Carbs are complete B****** to set up!!

 

 

 

 

 

JANS 1ST BIKE 250 HONDA G5

1974, the days of " You meet the nicest people on a Honda"
Bought brand new when I was 16
Dreadful bike for speed wobbles, very top heavy, it ate contact points and cam chain adjusters.
But I travelled all over the UK on it anyway. Only had it a couple of years until I passed my bike test.

 

 

 

 

JANS SECOND BIKE TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE USA IMPORT

Bike test passed I bought a then completely rebuilt Bonnie, which was nothing but one problem after another as the 'rebuilder'  did'nt know what he was doing.

As I only ever owned one bike at a time and was my only form of transport I only kept it a few months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WAS ONE OF JANS FAVORITE BIKES GS750

No Brand loyalty me, onto a used Suzuki. I just loved this bike, it handled, pulled wheelies, was comfy on long runs, and dead reliable. What more could you ask for? 
I had this for many years until it was stolen, got it back (I knew the right people) but it was completely trashed....Sob, my lovely bike.

 

 

 

 

CX500

Having fallen on 'Hard Times' I needed something cheap and reliable as my only form of transport, and a CX500 ticked all the boxes. I was actually quite impressed with it and it was pretty good 'off road' when needed!

I thought it was pig ugly but looks were not important to me at that time, I just needed something cheap to run & buy....ideal!

 

                                                                               

HONDA NIGHTHAWK 650

American Model DOHC - in-line 4 shaftie. Absolutely CRAP top end made 95mph on a good day but boy did it get there quick! Could keep up with just about anything.....up to 90!!! This bike instigated/ inspired in me the need for speed, kept it for a few years, had a paint job done on it but really I was desperate to get something FASTER!................next........

 

 

 

 

 

JANS CURRENT BIKE FOR LAST 13 YEARS!!!! ZX10

Ahhhh! my ZX10. Never thought this bike nor my License would last over a year.
Wanted something that performed, handled and stopped quick. Anything. The ZX10 came up at the right price from a friend who had really kept it tip top. 11 years on its still in one piece and so is my Licence! Amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 TRIUMPH 750 SAINT

Yes you read it right its a 750 Saint not a 650. This bike is one of only 6 built for evaluation by the police and was never in production. Mine is number 4. Single carb, Norton pipes and 'nice' side boxes eh? Bought it 2006 for pottering round all the wonderful (but gravelly and cow poo-ed) back lanes where the ZX10 is a handful. Not pretty by any standards, going to keep it exactly as is!

A joy to ride, its so cute and basic

 

 

 

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 HARDY SPLIT CANE ROD

      Bob has a Hardy Mitre 'wondrex'  Super float Rod for sale.  Made in England it is an 11' split cane float rod which comes in 3 pieces.     It can be converted to a 6'9" Ledger Rod with the second top piece.     Reg No: 462199.  Comes in its original Canvas case.   Contact Bob,  for photos or offers.

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