Its that time again – the Pan has been sitting under dust covers all winter.
She’s a big heavy bike – I’ve got a birthday coming up this weekend that declares me another year older.
Perceived wisdom says ‘sell the brute’ – you know it makes sense.
But when did ‘sense’ play a part in motorcycling decisions where the heart invariably rules the head.
No worries – she’s gotta go!
The sun is shining – the river bank by the workshop door should give a scenic backdrop.
The Samsung will take a decent photo when everything is in it’s favour.
So – blow the dust off her and get on out there.
Full frontal in the thumbnail for starters and nary a blemish.
Front discs look set for a few years yet —
Clean enough to eat off —
Not a scuff nor oil leak to be seen down the near side —
Mmmm — lookin good —
Nothing that a good polish and clean duster won’t bring up good as new —
After all – she’s only just come of age —
She’s got the key of the door —
never been twenty one before —
Original cases —
all lock with the same key —
and ofcourse there’s two original keys and toolkit with the bike —
Never been raced or rallied Sir —
and at under thirty thousand miles she’s barely run in —
Why am I selling ???
the more I look at her —
from every angle —
The more I ask myself —
that self- same question —
It would be hard to find another like her —
best put her back in the shed then Danny Boy 🙂