Ok, I promise that this is the last Bike Show related post.
In my first post I included a photo of an old bike that wasn't all it seemed. The engine is from a Yamaha XV250 Virago (I think). Well done to Andrew Thompson who identified it in the original posting. I was thrown off a bit because the chrome cylinder head covers had been removed.
As we left the show we found a guy in the motorcycle parking area struggling at the front of his Kawasaki ER5. He had attached an old combination padlock to his front disc and the thing refused to come off. He said he would phone his recovery service.
Malcolm emailed me later to say that after I departed the guy's recovery service refused to help because there wasn't anything wrong with the bike. He then went back into the show and bought a pair of bolt cutters and some bungee cords. All's well that ends well.
Looks like you had an enjoyable show! Enjoyed reading them :-)ReplyDelete
Yes, I enjoyed the show a lot more than I was expecting. Maybe because I hadn't been for a few years. As I said I'm not that interested in the new bikes but the old stuff was interesting.Delete
I too enjoyed seeing all the bike pictures. Thanks for taking the time to share.ReplyDelete
Necessity is the mother of invention. Good thing someone had bolt cutters for sale.
Malcolm told me that the bolt cutters removed the padlock in seconds, so not a very effective security device.Delete
I had a mate with a Virago (1,000cc version). It was a fun bike and the cylinder fins, SOHC etc looked very similar.ReplyDelete
Do you really know if the right owner got the Kawasaki?
I found it hard to identify. I've never seen a 250 Virago (I thought the 535 was the smallest one they sold here)Delete
As the the Kawa. Well, I think it was the last one left in the bike parking area at the end of the show so it probably was his.