Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage

Dragged the Commie bike out of the shed today. Gave it a quick check over, pumped the tyres & lubed the cables. Then it was time for a road test :biggrin_old: I didn’t want to be too adventurous on it’s first official spin, so I only went as far as Crosshaven. Totally different riding experience to any other bike I’ve been on in recent years. The strange clutch action, the long throw of the gear lever when changing gears, the typical two-stroke chugging on the overrun, the skin-of-your-teeth brakes all brought back memories of biking in the ’70s. And of course, the noise level. The exhaust note is much louder than my old CZ was all those years ago. To me, it sounds more like a BSA Bantam. It has lots of torque for a small bike, though & it pulls well in the lower four gears. I couldn’t get a good run in fifth gear simply because the road I was travelling on didn’t allow for it. One or two things need to be sorted out. The mirrors are absolute s***e & the ignition/light switch is faulty in that I lose the ignition when I turn it to switch the lights on. These things can be sorted easily enough. "Ve haf vays" :shifty: Looking forward to more spins on it during the summer. A few pics……

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