Dream re­alised!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - NEWS - Tony Beech

After fin­ish­ing my lit­tle Honda C110, which was shown in your May 2018 ‘Show Us Yours’, it ended up in Dave Sil­ver’s mu­seum. I had a 250 Dream in the garage be­ing used for parts, but putting on my think­ing cap I won­dered what I could ac­tu­ally do with it. I came up with a flat tracker and not a café racer as I first thought. So I stripped it down and took it to Aquablast of Sud­bury and had the parts cleaned and pow­der-coated (in­clud­ing the wheels and forks). The en­gine was cleaned and sprayed heat sil­ver. The rear spring came from Dave Sil­ver’s as did a lot of the parts such as han­dle­bars, the tank and the ex­haust (ex­cept that was off a CL175), so I took it to John at MCS Metal Fab­ri­ca­tion in Brightlingsea, Es­sex, to get it to fit the 250 en­gine. They have done a su­perb job. The seat came from Steve and the K&N fil­ters from Nigel, two good friends. Rob made a box un­der the seat for the electrics. Chris from Sforza Rac­ing sup­plied the fi­bre­glass mud­guards and I sprayed them the same colour as the tank. Clac­ton Car Parts matched the colour. Mir­rors, in­di­ca­tors, rev counter and speedo, back light and other parts came from ebay, the en­gine was over­hauled. All I have to do now is to sort the electrics out and then try to start the en­gine. There was a bit of head scratch­ing at the time and I think there will be a bit more! But it was great build­ing it and I think it looks good. What do you think Ber­tie? And by the way, when are we go­ing to see any­thing on the Suzuki GSX1400? Great mag! Keep it go­ing. Ber­tie says: “Lovely lit­tle thing Tony! And yes – when we can get hold of one, we should test the mighty GSX!” cmm

A Dream, re­alised...

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