I’ve seen this countless times… Schwantz’s last minute braking manoeuvres. Wayne Rainey power wheelying up the inside into the corners. Racing on raw 500cc two strokes from the late eighties and beginning of the 1990s.
Well worth looking at the website about Zanzani and his involvement with the Motobi singles.
Going through various stories submitted to club magazines over the years.
This is Rogers story of ‘The Red Staggers’; A journey into Scott ownership.
I like many people have a love/hate relationship with ebay. It requires a certain level of discipline, which late at night or when struck by the ‘I can’t miss this opportunity’ feeling, seems to be lacking in me occasionally. Mostly I find that these purchases were good ideas, but immediately afterwards I’m generally found shaking my head at my own impetuous behaviour.
So what did I do? I bought a lathe.
God knows what condition it’s in, I couldn’t afford to pay for anything that looked like it had sat at the back of someones workshop unused for 60 years so I’m fearing the worst. I know what it once was though and that was a very high quality 1950’s 4″ tool-room lathe, with screw-cutting capabilities. I’m just hoping that I can deal with whatever issues it has.
It’s a pretty difficult job to work on vintage bikes without having machine tool capabilities and a lathe is pretty fundamental. Especially if you are racing/ breaking bits. Fork spindles, spacers, gearbox bushes, hubs and drums, brake shoes, footrests, the list goes on.
I’m arranging to pick it up next weekend, so I’ll post pictures after that.