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Offline Paul Dawkins

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« on: June 05, 2011, 08:20:16 AM »
I collected Project X from Martin Newlyn

Left Southampton at 5.30am to get there for 9am (330 mile round trip)



To see this bike in the condition it is now was amazing.

Martin and his wife were so excited to see my face when he opened the garage door.



We went for a ride just to sort out the setting etc

 

The sound of the pipes and the crackle is amazing.

While riding I was thinking who supplied what and who did what.

We went to Panunos as we had to collect a part for project X.

The welcome we got from Panuno was amazing, bacon rolls and coffee waiting for us when we arrived.

when i stood back and looked at the bike Martin, Panuno and myself said how proud we were to be part of it and how good are club really is.

The skills of the club members could be seen in every part of the bike.

I realised just how good this club is and when you all see Project X at the rally you will see why I feel like this.

Last Sunday is a day I will remember for many years and I am sure martin feels the same.

One of Martins comments was that he cant wait for the rally and we decided not to uncover the bike until he arrives on Friday so he can see the reaction of others.

All the work was worth it and im so proud of it.

I wanted to assure you all this bike is SPECIAL.

I am sure its not to everyones taste but as an advert for our club i am sure it will work well.



I have posted some picys of the day but we are keeping the finished bike photos for Wellard and the rally.

Del has imposed a Super Injuction on the photos as not to ruin Wellard article that will be on your doorsteps very soon.



I dont know any other motorbike club that are capable of this sort of work.

The standard of work is so high and we should all be proud.



Special thanks should go to Martin for his outstanding attention to detail.






05.30AM












Half hour McDonald Break at 8am







Arrive at Martins in Essex at 9am

Just look at Martins new pipes on his 400C








Martin had taken it for an MOT and a test run to set it up. 33 miles







So we filled her up with Petrol and headed through the Essex countryside to Panuno







Bacon butties and coffee were on the menu (Thanks Mrs Panuno)









Then we loaded her into the van for the journey back to Southampton









Then a three and a half hours drive home.

05.50PM and nearly empty of fuel






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Offline scott man

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 11:29:25 AM »
Should have got to pick it up for paul

Offline Paul Dawkins

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 12:39:38 PM »
I never thought of you Ian

Plus I wanted to ride it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 01:10:16 PM »


                       



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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 01:57:54 AM »
I keep popping out to the garage for a look.

Its lovely.





I was looking at these first photos yesterday.











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