- Clancy wrote:
Glad Michael escaped alive.
You got another Stelvio?
I must've missed that.
Yeah, last year sometime. I got rung up out of the blue by a bloke asking me if I wanted to buy his Stelvio as his daughter was getting married and he needed some liquid cash. I explained that I really didn't need another Stelvio and anyway Jude would cut off my one remaining testicle with a blunt spade if I bought yet another motorbike.
He said that was a shame, he was only wanting $1,500 for it and it had already been rollerised! At that point I decided that having a testicle was overrated.
And so it came to pass. It was a bit of a roughy but it was basically all there so the deal was done and in our 'Quiet times' Michael has been soldiering through it doing 'All the things' that a CARC bike of its vintage needed. One weird thing was when he was doing the sump spacer gasket he found the oil pick ups both had this weird black 'Treacley' shit through them! No idea what it was but it doesn't seem to have done any harm!
It's certainly had some adventures! It's been to Cape York and all around the NT. Can't remember how many kms it's done but not a huge number. It's 50mm forks haven't been snapped and still hold oil. It's currently wearing a nice set of the NLA cast alloy wheels but if I sell it, which I think I probably will, I'll throw in a set of wire spokes as well.
I reckon if I stick $9,990 on it on Bikesales I might get a nibble or two.
PS. Oh, and it had been sat on by a cow at some point but Michael managed to straighten that out!