Monday, September 5, 2011
Johnny's new bike
Johnny Moore was 'playing favourites' on Kim Hill's show on National Radio last weekend – listen to it here. Johnny used to run Goodbye Blue Monday, which was one of very few bars I liked going to here. They had great bands and Thursday nights were 'Bike Night'. You can listen to him talk about it on Kim Hill, and he also talks about his plans for a new bar for this summer (GBM being well fucked in the earthquakes). Anyway after his stint on the radio we went for a ride. I showed up at his garage and he'd just got this new bike, a 90s Honda. This is stock! It's a sweet lookin bike and my photos here don't do it any justice. Apparently they were a Japan only issue sort of thing, much like Max Lozach's Suzuki tracker. This reminded me of Max's bike a lot, although this one looks/feels a lot bigger. This is a 400 single... same engine as the GB 400. Sounds great! It was an awesome day for a ride too, you could feel summer starting to think about kicking off. We went and meet up with James Meharry, and rode over through Gebbies Pass to stop at the Wheatsheaf Tavern for a beer. Great little ride, and I took a spare clutch cable for the Norton with me this time!