After keeping a little log for a year on how my champions are running in my knuck i have finally decided to quit using them , whether the D16 you buy today are old stock or not i don't know , but i do know they burn out quickly, give a weak spark or an intermittent spark which in turn makes your bike run like a pig , spending time checking over all the usual things connected with these symptoms like float level,plug leads, slipped timing ,bad points , condenser ,when all along its the brand new Champion plugs you have just screwed in that are the culprit !! without changing a thing on several occasions except the Plugs from D16 Champions to NGK AB-6 the Bike ran like a dream !!!
what plugs are you running in your knuckleheads ???
Two more Odel Stars for the 7 note knucklehead and some funky Rain Goggles for better vision around the Death Race 2000 M25 London orbital , those of you that have been on it in torrential rain know what I'm talking about …………… zero Vision surrounded on all lanes by Polish & Russian Juggernauts …Roll on LAUK13 , oh has anybody out there ever used these goggles for real ???
Back in 1977 i left School , the Stones released the double album Love you live and pelle and his mates where rolling there knucks and flatties through the Swedish summer …. the Love you Live Album was just a best hits album bar 2 tracks
and the bikes in the Photos were around at least 15 years prior to 1977.
its now 36 years on and we are still building the same bikes ………….
It seems nothing changes except the quality of the
Slimmed to the Bone buddy seat Turned out real nice … although I've still got to get my head around the búddy seat dilemma to have or not to have … stay tuned, this slimmed piece of engineering may well be for sale sooner than later
Long hauls on Buddy seats are heaven , after spending years on Cool Bates i guess Ive got too the Don't give a fuck stage and think nothing about putting a Huge ugly buddy seat on the knuck, that said the more i look at photos of old knucks with buddy seats the more i dig them, although the only buddy seat that was cool from the outset were the early thin ones which are as rare as Hens Teeth & sell for over $3 grand on the Bay of thieves,
so it was time to get a old seat Pan and Let Pelle work his Magic …..
Not long now before she’s back on the road after upgrading with Truett OsbornFlywheels & getting the Wico XV1922 magneto back from the Wico wizard Andrew who runs Antique Speed and Machine , excellent work and fast Turnaround , I’m not joking but this mag sparks by just touching it !! this could easily get you to Saturn and back !!. Also re-grinded & polished the Cams …… Roll on April