I'm a newbie to the forum but not to 45"s so thought I would say hello and ask a question or two.
I'm living in Scotland between Edinburgh and Glasgow and have owned my 45" for almost 30 years, although she's been hiding at the back of the garage for the last 10, awaiting an engine rebuild and some cosmetic titillation.
My first question is primarily for the European members. When I was using my Harley as my only form of transport many years ago I used to obtain parts from Tony Bairstow in London, also known as L.A. Transport, and Ian Cottrill on the south coast of England. Does anyone know if these guys are still on the go?, if so does anyone have contact details?.
I stripped the engine last night and it needs a bottom end rebuild by the looks of it, so I'll have to find some oversize rollers for the big ends and perhaps the main bearings. I'll probably have it rebored and fit new pistons, +.030", it's +.020" at the moment.
Hoping I might recognise some names from the past as I used to be a (long distance) member of the 45" club which was based in London a while back. Still got my T Shirt guys!
Many thanks in advance,