Scoop’s Stinger Stars!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - NEWS -

Our very own Steve Cooper had his labour of love – the Suzuki T125 Stinger – adorn a prom­i­nent stand at our 24th Ca­role Nash Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Me­chan­ics Show at the Stafford Show­ground. Scoop took 10 years to re­store the Stinger (and don’t we know it) and its sheer beauty led to its prom­i­nent place on the Ste­wart Miller & Peter James In­sur­ance stand. He re­calls: “When I first got it, the pis­tons had cor­ro­sion-welded them­selves to the bores, ne­ces­si­tat­ing se­ri­ous brute force and sharp tools in or­der to even start on the engine re­build!” So far the saga (dwarfed only by Tol­stoy’s War and Peace) has cov­ered 12 parts and there are still a cou­ple to go be­fore the old git fi­nally road tests it… We are hereby obliged to give the lovely peo­ple at stew­art­mil­lerin­sur­ a men­tion.

Here she is! At long bloody last!

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