Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Bastard - RIP

It is with a deep and heavy heart that I have to announce the Bastard has passed away.

In a final selfless act he donated his entire cooling system to his new sweetheart.

There was hope that he could have been resuscitated with the remains, However the radiator was beyond repair and the bits are now in the bin, somewhere in Russia.

He served me well, crossed 5 continents and was a right royal PITA.

I'll miss him. Well, not too much as he is sitting in the garage donating bits to the other two.



Friday, May 5, 2017

And so it starts....

As we prepare to set off on a new trip (to Mongolia) with the "Bastard" left behind as I take Jean's old Peg and she her new one, bits are starting to be stripped off.

No sooner had I SORN'd her then our spare foot rest was required on a mates Peg (Strada). So off came the left hand one.

Then I remembered that Jean's old Peg has always been a PITA with the gear change coming lose, so after tweaking it with an extra bolt I decided to snaffle the one off the Bastard as an extra extra spare.

The Peg is pegless !

She has also morphed in to a workbench and storage rack.




All being well, come next year I will have her back on the road. Unless "Dobbie" comes stealing spares while we are away ....