With Spring in the air – meaning its now snowing hard! – I thought it was time for a major update. Over the next week I will be updating the people, technical and bike pages.
The new FAQ’s page has just been done so all of the answers to the common questions I am normally asked have been posted.
And if the snow stops, hopefully a little play on my new toy. An original Hiro engined trials bike. I can’t take the credit for the rebuild as that goes to Adrian Kent (Ady)
I am extremely lucky in that business often takes me to Houston and that means I can go and see Al Roberts, a legendary Can-Am collector and parts supplier.
In the attached photo’s are some gems in his collection. How about Ronny Mathews original ISDT Sonic that was originally called a Sabre, before Honda laid claim to the name? The bike competed in France as a factory prototype in the 1980 ISDT.
How about Can-Am #1? Believed to be the factory prototype that was used by Jeff Smith in local races around Quebec when the first MX was being developed. Or how about one of only 60 Cross-Country models ever made? And that MX 50o propped up against the wall isn’t restored. Its an original never-been-started zero mile bike.
Al is also a great parts supplier, including: New Plastics, Engine Parts, Air Filters, Decals, NOS OEM Parts, Frame Parts. Call him on (409) 755 4202 or email Aer021@aol.com
Al is located in Lumberton, Texas but is a busy police officer. So be patient if you need a response or some advice.
Looking for some advice and help on Can-Am’s? Then join the Yahoo Can-Am forum.
This is a group for folks that love Can-Ams, and vintage motocross racing!
It’s also a place to hang out tell others about yourself or your Can-Am, ask questions, get help, and just have a good time. Bad times are not permitted here.
Steve Clark and Al Conte are the moderators
For sale is my personal race bike from 2012. A fantastic machine for twinshock MX or Vinduro
Built around an MX-6 125cc motocross bike, but using a NOS Qualifier frame, therefore no worries about broken or twisted frames. The bike handles superbly well. Marzocchi front forks using 125 helper springs. Rears are original S&W shocks. I ran it this year with new YSS units which I could refit for additional money.
Good plastics off an earlier Qualifier giving the smaller round number plates. Fitted with brand new Metzler 6 Day tyres and extra HD Michelin tubes. Mikuni carb with K&N filter. Mint exhaust with no dents or rust.
Engine is a full power 125 using the MX spec rotary valve, giving around 26bhp and a six speed box. Engine has just been checked over by Martin at MotoSWM, therefore ready to go for 2013 season.
Everything else is new – all stainless steel bolts, new bearings throughout, new brake shoes, seat covered by Seat Works using thick vinyl, all steel acrylic painted, lights work, Magura levers and throttle, and new Venhill cables.
Bike is ready to go. Get on it and race.
Email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and price. Bike is located in Berkshire, England
The 2013 Off-Road Show will be at the International Centre, Telford
Saturday 9th February10am to 4:30pm and and Sunday 10th February 10am to 4pm
I will be returning for the third straight year to Alan Wright’s show. No restorations this year as a heavy workload means I am way behind on a couple of bikes. But at Christmas I will be continuing my workshop clearout, so will have plenty of spares for all models.