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    I've just finished restoring the bike that used to belong to SAXON the heavy metal rock group. They used it as a stage bike between 1979 and 1981.
    I found it locally in an old guys garage, sheeted over, unregistered and with only 1100 genuine stage miles on the clock !
    I just had to have it.
    It was built by a british company, S+S Performance of Stanstead Abbots, Ware. They were the top tuners in the 70's and built this bike especially for Saxon.
    It is basically a Rickman CR1000, bored to 1100 with an ATP turbo kit on.
    I've had to carry out a 100% rebild on it over the last 18 months, but now registered and with 650 miles under its belt it performs faultlessly.
    It came with both single and dual seat kits so I can swap it round as and when. I also have both single and dual headlight fairings too.
    It certainly gets attention wherever it goes, winning awards at this years Donington Classic show and at the VJMC show at Lymm 2 weeks ago. It's also on the Z1OC stand at the forthcoming VJMC Classic show at Uttoxeter if anyone wants to check it out.
    Here's a few pics.................................. First pic is of "Biff" Byford and "Dobby" taking ownership of the bike in 1979.
    Regards, Will.




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    Default Re: Heavy metal thunder !!

    Very Nice.

    Welcome!

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    Look a lot better with the endurance racer looking twin headlight setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Fluff View Post
    Beautiful zed. Thanks for posting.

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    Default just a bit of fluff.

    hello, more proper old mens proper bikes, splendid.

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    nice fluff

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    Don't know how you have the nerve to post that picture of the clocks - don't they sell metal polish round your way then ? ...;o)

    Nice bike though - was it originally blue - looks black in the first pic ?

    That bloke on the left in the first picture - used to bump into him most weeks shopping in Safeways in Grantham - always regretted not having the nerve to say "hello - your that lead singer out of Saxon aren't you" - or take my Wheels of Steel album in for him to sign - didn't seem to be that well off either as he only had a ratty 206 GTI Pug.

    Great band though ....

    Spokey

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    thanks for showing me a bike ive never seen before

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    That's spooky, I had heard of S+S but never knew they had been just round the corner from where I live now.

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    Default Re: Heavy metal thunder !!

    Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by knee_boarder View Post
    Awesome
    You going to resurrect the band too??

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    Welcome and nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knee_boarder View Post
    Awesome
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
    Welcome and nice one!
    Did the sarcastic comment not sink? THE THREAD IS FROM FUCKING 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    You going to resurrect the band too??

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    Oooops, no, read the first post (not bothering with the date) and then said hello. Serves me right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
    Oooops, no, read the first post (not bothering with the date) and then said hello. Serves me right.
    Truth be told i have done it myself. A few times

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