Diary

A very British motorbike

The First Team Meeting

I rang round a few people that I hoped would be interested in working together on the project. Some I knew, some I  knew only by reputation. I was amazed and pleased by the response. So we got together, me, Margaret, Dave Pearce, Chris Taylor and Larry Webb to thrash out the basic details of the bike. Larry brought along …

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Engine Out

I set to yesterday and spent most of the day in the workshop carefully stripping the bike down. It’s not particularly easy to work on. There are plenty of inaccessible nuts where captive nuts would have been a better bet. Even with small hands and quarter inch sockets, it was a struggle at times but fun all the same. I …

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The Donor Bike

I wanted a whole working bike so I wouldn’t have to waste time finding a wiring loom, ECU and all the other bits you need to make an engine run. I found a low mileage Category C write off at Hills Motorcycle Salvage up in Skelmersdale. £3,700 changed hands and Margaret and I trailed it home. Looked at from the …

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Enigma 1050 – a very British motorcycle being built in Hampshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Sussex, Suffolk, Shropshire and Cambridgeshire.