HALL OF SHAME
This page is for all those of you with a less than abundant sense of mechanical sympathy, you know who you are, SHAME ON YOU!
Why struggle when a hammer is to hand? CB750/4, gasket mating surfaces & fins mullered. It got worse inside, cam cradle threads completely stripped but still re-fitted.
“All old bikes leak don’t they?” Aaaargh
Yup it’s the same piston. Low oil pressure, seizure and decapitation of Royal Enfield single.
Tuned Benelli 500/4 Sport - exhaust valve.
Four came out like this one, over revved to valve bounce stage. Ouch
Ducati 900ss, both valves snapped off & hammered into the head.
S shaped valves from another
Ducati, a 748 sp.
Change those belts regularly, Desmo owners.
This is what a T120 con rod looks like only 50 miles after a “professional” re-build.
Some people just shouldn’t go near the inside of an engine. The bike looked stunning from the outside.
If your BSA single starts knocking; STOP, then get it recovered or push it home!
This one clearly didn’t do either until it seized solid!! More filings in the cases than a machine shop, ouch.
Ouch! A newly rebuilt GT250, only done a careful 60 miles………..oops!
Re-jetted, but back to the drawing board old chap. Try MUCH larger jets, not very eco-friendly. Those early ‘80s Microns are spiteful!
1976 Kawasaki H2 750 – Hydraulic lock and well bent con-rods, eek. Check your Jap classics’ Vacuum petrol taps at service time, and if it goes “clunk” when you try to start it, DON’T bump start it or this might happen! A triple whammy!!!!
This has to be one of our all time favourites! On servicing a Commando, lo and behold, what did we find.
Why use a socket when a cold chisel will do the job? After splitting the nut, the previous owner then welded it up!!!
An outrageously dangerous bodge to save just £4.50 for a new nut. This bodge nearly cost the new owner an arm and a leg, but he would get a free ride to hospital in a big white Ambulance. Arrrghh.
Inspired by the boys at Sidcup Motorcycle tyres, nice one. See more filth involving motorcycle rubberwear here at http://www.sidcupmotorcycletyres.co.uk/shame.htm
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