Monthly Archive: June 2014

Scott ignition timing…

  Scotts are funny beasts… Judy’s ’28 is being a bit of a pain, taking a lot of revs to pull away. It has a close ratio gearbox which may not help but compression feels a bit low on kickover and as any stroker fan knows, a clapped one will deliver as much power as any other at ful bore but will be prety flat at low revs. Still, this is a recent phenomenon, it was alright last year so I decided it was worth…

VMCC Banbury Run 2014 and Training Day

‘Lend a bike,’ they say, ‘and lose a friend…’ Now I don’t really subscribe to that; although I have noticed in the past how when you lend or borrow a bike something unexpected always seems to happen; But that aside, I believe VMCC Training Day is about as valuable enterprise as the VMCC could ever devise. The plan is simple, anybody with a full bike licence can pay up and book a place to get a bit of tuition and off road riding…

The Douglas Cavalcade, way out West…

Kingswood in Bristol was the home of Douglas Motors…  That fact.. is celebrated every year with the ‘Douglas Cavalcade.’ Douglas owners from all over converge on Kingswood Heritage Centre, Warmley to celebrate the history of the company. The site has seen several incarnations from pin making to Kleen-e-ze household ware. It’s an interesting museum, should you be in the area but to catch the bikes you need to be there for the Cavalcade. It’s organised by the London Douglas MCC and although Douglas majored…