Please note that the posts in this blog are in reverse order, so the newest posts are at the top and the oldest posts are at the bottom. You can enlarge most of the photos by clicking on them.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Went into the garage tonight and fitted the battery - main fuse blew instantly! Grrrrrr!  Not really in the mood for it tonight, so I disconnected it and locked the garage up. That'll teach it!


Anonymous said...

Quite right you have to let them know their place :-)
The bike is looking mighty fine, how long do you have to go before its completed.
One thing i would like to know is what criteria you used when you first bought the bike i.e. did you make sure the cosmetics were in good nick or did you want a running engine etc
regards Phil

MadDogMcQ said...

Hi Phil,
Once the "short" is sorted out, it just needs the petcock refitting, petrol and a prayer! Should be up and running by this weekend.

With regard to criteria, that depends on what I'm doing. If it's a full-on restoration, I guess the condition of the bike is not so important (although the better it is, the less you'll spend, obviously).

In the case of this "refurb", I was keen to have a low-mileage bike with a sound engine. The rest of the bike could be rusting to pieces. Having said that, if the bike had needed new rings or valves, it wouldn't have been a problem. I wouldn't however, have expected to do a bottom-end or gearbox rebuild.

Thanks for dropping by.


Bike Details

Honda CB250N Superdream
Reg No : ORH746W (ORH 746 W)
Reg Date : 1980
Orig Colour : Blue
New Colour : Black
Current Owner : Tom McQuiggan
Current Location : Horwich, Bolton, UK.