Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Good intentions

Well I started this blog with the best of intentions, much like a lot of my projects, and it's fallen by the whey side.

I've recently pulled the Katana out of storage and am again seriously looking at getting it finished. Tonight I'll be starting a shopping list of all the bits I need and ordering some parts. As usual a lot of the parts will be special order and will doubtless take weeks to arrive so I'll be ordering them now even if I don't actually need them yet.

Project Gixxer is also alive and well once again but in a different vein. I'm now looking for a second Katana to allow me to modify the frame etc to accept the GSXR motor and running gear etc. Should make for an interesting ride.

I will be selling my beloved SV650K4 to fund these two, I hardly ever ride it and it's just sitting idle and deserves to go to someone who will use it as intended. Should clear £3k for this and it's all going to be swallowed up by the two projects.

The finished Katana [86] will have cost me around £4k but then it's worth it to me, it will be fully original and like a new bike by the time I've finished.

That's all for now, I'll start updating this blog again on a regular basis and keep some shots posted along the way.


Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Been a while

Wow, what with illness and Christmas it's been a while since I've posted!

Nothing really new to report, the weather has been awful which means I've been hiding indoors playing the PS3 or 360 and haven't been out to get any photographs for ages now. Project Gixxer has been stalled but I'm hoping to have it back in one piece before March then get rid of it. I also need to get my Katana back together again and on the road for this year.

The SV is up for it's first MOT and I haven't even put 800 miles on it in three years! My Freelander needs an MOT too and my Fabia vRS is playing up with it's battery flattening all the time. With all this to deal with it's going to be a busy month!