Monday, 29 April 2013

My Bike: Restoration, new old stock parts from the Honda M Shop

I have been eyeing up some purchases from the Honda M Shop in the Netherlands, very handily they take paypal! After several conversations with Dirk, who mentioned that it is always worth speaking to them first as they often have stuff in stock but not on the website, I made my order. 
It is worth noting that they only charge €17.95 for shipping to the UK for up to 30KG, so it is worth trying to get as much as possible as it makes the shipping great value.
what's in the box?
NOS gear shifter and rubber
NOS rad cowl
NOS grips
NOS chain slide
NOS chain guard
NOS left hand switches
NOS seat

Other parts that I have not had time to picture (yet) are:

NOS handle bar
NOS stanchion tube (I already had 1 to make a pair)

Paypal is now cleared out, but I will be on another selling frenzy for my next order with Dirk.... watch this space!

Monday, 8 April 2013

My bike: Restoration, Parts, New old stock petrol tank

Its been a while since I have done something positive towards my own restoration and the petrol tank is something I wanted to get perfect.

On a web search I found a Dutch website called  Brommer Classics and they actually had a brand new old stock fuel tank in white, this I had to have....

I spoke a couple of times via email to a chap called Rob and the deal was done and the money transferred. They shipped on Friday 5th April and the tank turned up on Monday 8th, not that's service! The tank was extremely well packaged and was completely as Rob described, New, New New!

Brommer Classics have a selection of new and used spare parts for the MBX as well as a few bikes for sale, check them out here.