This is my own rig. Originally the Inder sidecar was fitted to a BMW R65 but after some years I separated the motorcycle and fitted this Yamaha V Star which is an extremely stable rig. The Inder is light weight good for general purpose but nothing like the off road capability of the Ural. I reckon you could drive a Ural through a brick wall and not even scratch the paint they are invincible and beautifully light. The reverse gear as is the Ural I reckon is a must for any serious heavy sidecar rig. They add another dimension all together.
Starting its long journey back to what it once was. The Spitfire was BSA’s fastest twin ever. This is the export version which had a smaller glass tank compared to the one intended to stay at home in England. Would be very easy to swap the tank but I’ll keep it as it is……I’m not as traditional as I used to be. After many decades in the Arizona desert, this Spitfire will be returned to mint 1968 condition.
From Phil’s Notebook…
Okay, so its only developing 27.2 hp but what a fun little machine it is…..and oh so pretty!!
From Phil’s Notebook…
I finally got myself free of the computer for a couple of weeks and flew off to the USA to visit a number of well known classic motorcycle men and women.
Mary next door (now aged 91) was a bit cranky because she said she’d lost her view of the distant mountain from her back porch with the creation of my new motorcycle shed. I felt pretty bad, I hadn’t even thought of Mary’s porch view when we designed the roof. But when I spoke to her son, he said I would have had to have no roof at all for Mary to still see the mountain from her porch. He said don’t worry about it. No roof at all would not be very useful on a motorcycle shed!
Mary had been asking me for some time about getting a ride in the chair. So one sunny day I loaded her in (literally) and we blasted off up the road for a fang over Mt Gibraltar and back. The road is pretty bumpy and twisty and more than once the chair was airborne around the left handers. Mary couldn’t stop laughing and said it was the most fun she’d ever had in her life! I asked Mary if she had any new boyfriends on the horizon? She said “At my age Phil, there ain’t much on the market!” I replied “I guess not Mary, and what’s out there would likely only be short term”!