Richard Hammond gives us an update on his lockdown projects

6 apr 2020
460 808 Áhorf

The Jaguars are progressing and his SS50 bike is... Well it's something. Here's a quick update from Richard Hammond about what's happening with his car projects thus far.
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  • This is pretty much my pace of restoration 😂

    Alexander KutowoiAlexander Kutowoi4 mánuðum síðan
  • The gran tour Richard Hammond love

    Davide corettoDavide coretto5 mánuðum síðan
  • If Richard can't find the time to do his SS50, I will quite happily come and take it away, when lockdown is finished. I am quite local, so no bother really.

    Michael StantonMichael Stanton7 mánuðum síðan
  • Five and a half years? Suddenly I don't feel quite as bad about my XRV650 project that I've had for two years, that said it has taken me two years to find some of the missing/unusable parts.

    Another HondaAnother Honda7 mánuðum síðan
  • Don't give up mate...keep it going regardless

    Mihaly R.G.Mihaly R.G.7 mánuðum síðan
  • Lol 😂

    Jamie McLaughlinJamie McLaughlin7 mánuðum síðan
  • SS50. My first bike.

    KeithO29KeithO297 mánuðum síðan
  • Autosol, the best in the business

    woody Vallallellalungawoody Vallallellalunga7 mánuðum síðan
  • Grandad?

    Tim HamiltonTim Hamilton7 mánuðum síðan
  • If this was James May’s project it would have been stripped down, cleaned re-assembled and probably out on the road

    Ray SmithRay Smith7 mánuðum síðan
  • 4 1/2 years. that's nothing. Been trying to get my SS50ZK1 on the road for 34 years. His looks in VGC. What's the hold-up? I think that part he threatened to throw away was the rubber buffer which goes inside the pedalchain-case

    as3cs3as3cs37 mánuðum síðan
  • Keep up the good work you silly goose! 🤣👍🏻

    Flat Twin FrogFlat Twin Frog7 mánuðum síðan
  • Thank god he trimmed his beard a bit. He looks younger with less facial hair.

    Highway UnicornHighway Unicorn7 mánuðum síðan
  • A friend of mine had one of those when we were 16. Went like a stuck pig for a 50cc. I put a 90cc big bore kit on my TS50X and it kept up with that ok. Lovely little 4 stroke engine 😍👌🏼👍🏼

    James ShorthouseJames Shorthouse7 mánuðum síðan
  • а калёсы калёсы то где

    Андрей ИльющенкоАндрей Ильющенко7 mánuðum síðan
  • Be nice to see if he will restore the ss 50 him self or will he get someone else to do the job and take all the credit for most i see at shows..enjoy it and do it yourself

    electron0002electron00027 mánuðum síðan
  • Shock springs are upside down Richard. 👍

    gunther priengunther prien7 mánuðum síðan
  • Richard, If you don't want to do any restoration, can I have your tool chests and tools so I can crack on with my BSA please?

    Geoff ParkesGeoff Parkes7 mánuðum síðan
  • I had an ss 50, my first bike as a 16 year old, I wanted a fizzy but couldn’t afford one at the time. But I loved, it was an old one, but when ever I get a sniff of petrol it always reminds me of my little £50.00 ss fifty.

    liddy paulliddy paul7 mánuðum síðan
  • Oliver is better than an XK120 anyway.

    Spanky HamSpanky Ham7 mánuðum síðan
  • I had an SS50 too, great fun for a 16 year old... AP50 was better looking, GT Fantic was so much faster, even FS1E or the better FS1A would wipe the road with an SS... but it was my 1st bike, £30 plus new chain and sprocket... and an introduction into a lifelong love of bike, cars and engineering.

    John LockJohn Lock7 mánuðum síðan
  • Time for an inventory of the collection

    Chris PariaugChris Pariaug7 mánuðum síðan
  • Wow, the 2009 Big Book of Top Gear wasn't kidding when it said Richard gets bored with restoration projects and just pops down to the dealership.

    Nein BreakerNein Breaker7 mánuðum síðan
  • HI Rich, it's a shame I can't watch you on TV anymore, yes I'm one of those few who refuses to by Amazon or Sky. Covid does in fact give you time at home to do some projects .... MGB electrics waiting for 2 yrs, room in house pending for the last 10 ..Music MCs which have been pending for 14 yrs. :-)

    paul Fpaul F7 mánuðum síðan
  • Stay in home and shut up, you don't have idea whats going on, people have the bigger chance to die from tooth infection because dentists are closed than from this media virus.

    Kriszt MKriszt M7 mánuðum síðan
  • FS1E would be a better restoration the SS was sooo slow lol 😂 just kidding it will look great, rather see a Yammy tho 👍

    Budget Guitar GearBudget Guitar Gear7 mánuðum síðan
    • gunther prien mine did all that lol 😂

      Budget Guitar GearBudget Guitar Gear7 mánuðum síðan
    • Yes, cos all FSIEs did 65mph, two up, up an incline, into a headwind, towing a caravan, whilst returning 200mpg. Says everyone who had one. 😂

      gunther priengunther prien7 mánuðum síðan
  • Richard, thatk you so much for the well-needed laugh!

    Ron LHeureuxRon LHeureux7 mánuðum síðan
  • This makes a change to playing with death

    mel grantmel grant7 mánuðum síðan
  • This is turning into my bright light in the darkness, the laughs are my way forward.

    RowdyGimlyRowdyGimly7 mánuðum síðan
  • Honda ss50....not seen one for years

    phil baileyphil bailey7 mánuðum síðan
  • Richard restores stuff like I do.....fortunately we both "know a guy"....different guys, but same result, that actually restores our antique stuff....I own 25 antique typewriters from 1880's to 1930's, and in the aggregate cost still less than a SINGLE antique motorcycle or beat up car of any age. Of course, unlike Richard, instead of running off mountains, tracks, or into doors with his motorized machines , my only risk is dropping a typewriter and breaking my foot.

    Hoodoo TexasHoodoo Texas7 mánuðum síðan
  • He’s got the same drill as me in his shed!

    Peter StegmanPeter Stegman7 mánuðum síðan
  • Richard, I am hooked on engineering connections.

    233546723354677 mánuðum síðan
  • Ss50 5years dos it deserve the space it was bad back in the day .....

    Craig EvardsonCraig Evardson7 mánuðum síðan
  • love how Richard just continued talking but the editor cut the audio and blurred the picture for the outro

    lividtaffylividtaffy7 mánuðum síðan
  • LOL

    Christopher YllescasChristopher Yllescas7 mánuðum síðan
  • is this a video about learning to drive the right way up?

    Mark FoxMark Fox7 mánuðum síðan
  • Hopefully Richard will soon farm out his TV work to someone else on a more reasonable hourly rate.

    Martin PriceMartin Price7 mánuðum síðan
  • Well just watched my first episode of Dicks restoration and I am now convinced he Is a Dick.

    Graham HibbsGraham Hibbs7 mánuðum síðan
  • Just buy a boss hog ,

    cdw willowcdw willow7 mánuðum síðan
  • My first time legal on a bike in the 1980 was with a Honda SS50,Ended after 5 months when i was following a artic down a lane and he slammed his brakes on and i stoved the front end of the bike into rear of the tractor unit.It then went back to the yard were i worked and sat in the workshop where even oxy acetelyne was not gonna help un seize the rear swinging arm bush's so it got abondoned,t he years rolled around to 2015 when i got back on the road again with a 1987 Kawasaki kmx125 which i still ride to work today.They did a front disc brake version of the SS50 too but mine had drum brakes.keep posting up dates on the SS50 Iwould like to see it finished.

    stephen john graystephen john gray7 mánuðum síðan
  • Some do, others do not, and make us laugh our asses off. Well done. Needed a good chuckle.

    Fineline IndustriesFineline Industries7 mánuðum síðan
  • True project builder 😂

    Big_PezzaBig_Pezza7 mánuðum síðan
  • dick head napoleon complex

    AWAW7 mánuðum síðan
  • Well i man there are thes few (millions) of people, who just have to work as always (with a bit more distance and handwashing) to keep the world turning. And that's not just health workers. But you're welcome.

    5Andysalive5Andysalive7 mánuðum síðan
  • Mr Hammond, you need to learn to pace yourself. Reward yourself with a nap after today's achievement.

    CrouchingWombatHiddenQuollCrouchingWombatHiddenQuoll7 mánuðum síðan
  • My very first bike was a red Honda SS50 back in 1978. I'd love to have one as a restoration project...

    ResidentWeevilResidentWeevil7 mánuðum síðan

    هليوبوليسهليوبوليس7 mánuðum síðan
  • SS50 fantastic. I had a 1974 one when I was 16 in 1980. Only 4 stroke moped available really. Did 50 mph the newer restricted ones only did 30 mph so it was FAST

    Fast H RacingFast H Racing7 mánuðum síðan
  • Okay so, if you're not gonna restore it, you'll better box it up and send it to me :) seriously, I've been after a reasonably priced SS50 for around 2 years now, but all those prices are doing is going the wrong way.

    Diego Huijbregts GarciaDiego Huijbregts Garcia7 mánuðum síðan
  • we need daily bike updates

    Will FaustusWill Faustus7 mánuðum síðan
  • In other words Hammond will pay someone else to build the bike lol

    Yes, Minister!Yes, Minister!7 mánuðum síðan
  • you moved something , bask in the glory

    larry colemanlarry coleman7 mánuðum síðan
  • Hamster no need to rush the bike .

    TamTam7 mánuðum síðan
  • l think your over doing it Richard have a rest have a beer

    DazDaz7 mánuðum síðan
  • I've been working on my garden for the last few weeks, and this is pretty much how I've been doing it. Just moving stuff around. It actually looks worse now than when I began. But, I did find a gearbox, a full unbroken windscreen, and a steering rack, buried in the ground; And I think I saw what may be an engine sticking up under some weeds too, and some long curved metal beams that might be a really old suspension system.. It looks like the previous tenants may have dismantled a car and buried various parts around the garden in different places. Pretty weird.

    Joe O SullivanJoe O Sullivan7 mánuðum síðan
  • My first bike. Being 6' 4" I looked a little strange driving this around Scotland. Good memories though.

    Jim CollinsJim Collins7 mánuðum síðan
  • Jeez Hammond! I'm essential and working and still making more progress than you. Call May for Gods sake....

    Calvin ThurstonCalvin Thurston7 mánuðum síðan
  • Am I missing the point. Millionaire needs a Coronavirus lockdown to pay someone else to restore his cars? He could do this at anytime,he's not doing the restoration himself!

    nearlyretirednearlyretired7 mánuðum síðan
  • have you still got your series 1 landrover , time to that if you have .

    Mike 1960Mike 19607 mánuðum síðan
  • I love it ,, great man cave and i love what your doing ,,, Im Curious though ,, That piller drill in your workshop ,, inst a bit high for you to use ,, Just curius is all ,,,,, Stay safe and well buddy ...

    ZorbaZorba7 mánuðum síðan
  • So this is what he does in his spare time men arent so different after all

    CedgeemoCedgeemo7 mánuðum síðan
  • SS50 my first ever bike !!!

    DIAPER DONDIAPER DON7 mánuðum síðan
  • Speak for yourself mate... I've got so many things to do I'd need months of lockdown and a small fortune to sort them all out. I've got pads and discs to do on my car with no flat surface to do it on... I will enjoy the prospect working under a car jacked up on a slope. What can possibly go wrong? I've a bike that I haven't been able to touch in about 3 years and I've a boat that I can't get to because of lockdown. Oh, and the Mrs wants me to do horrible gardeny things... Thanks god I live in a rented house and repairs are down to the landlord! By the way, nice paint on the SS50. I never had one, it was more of a posh kid's moped. My moped of choice back in the 70's was the Yamaha DT50 (aircooled).

    Mark PhillipsMark Phillips7 mánuðum síðan
  • brilliant :-)

    glynn williamsglynn williams7 mánuðum síðan
  • My first bike brand new same colour brilliant

    Bruce RawsthorneBruce Rawsthorne7 mánuðum síðan
  • Careful Richard,don't over do it?

    KZN JonnoKZN Jonno7 mánuðum síðan
  • You work far too hard, sit back and chill out with a beer now and then lol

    Terry BenjafieldTerry Benjafield7 mánuðum síðan
  • If only we all had £1 million in the bank Richard.....yes that would be fantastic....🙄🙄🙄

    king of the swing.king of the swing.7 mánuðum síðan
  • Rich and border must be nice

    FAT TURBO 76FAT TURBO 767 mánuðum síðan
  • I don't know what to say, yet feel compelled to add something. Are you ok?

    Phil WetherickPhil Wetherick7 mánuðum síðan
  • The goatee is returning, you look so much younger without it. Stay well Richard.....mind that shed door!!!

    Anthony PriceAnthony Price7 mánuðum síðan
  • I grew up watching hammond and he used to be cool as fuck. He acts so cringy now I hope he completes this old man transition soon

    s cs c7 mánuðum síðan
  • i think he brushed his hair with a pillow

    jim donjim don7 mánuðum síðan
  • Oh dear...

    The Glum RantThe Glum Rant7 mánuðum síðan
  • 0:42 Poor little chap's being filmed making a poo... "Bugger off, I'm pooping... go A WAY!" 'Are you filming?!"

    Grigori RasputinGrigori Rasputin7 mánuðum síðan
  • the bike has been on that bench for a tenth of its lifetime

    Matty KeyMatty Key7 mánuðum síðan
  • *rich midget casually leaning on his iPad* -quite the flex

    derbuli pampamderbuli pampam7 mánuðum síðan
  • Lazy boy 🙄

    Ian SimIan Sim7 mánuðum síðan
  • Why is there such demand for old 50cc mopeds like your SS50 and even the Puch Maxi they all sell for silly money ... are they like toilet rolls?

    p24hrsmithp24hrsmith7 mánuðum síðan
  • My first bike was a green Honda ss50 it was slow but it made up for this with tyres manufactured from teflon coupled with a cable operated front disc brake I think I did as many miles on my arse as on the bike 42 years later I still remember the reg number ( svn654r )

    bigogger50bigogger507 mánuðum síðan
  • My first bike was a yellow 1976 Honda SS50. I loved it and have not been without a bike or two since. Get it done man.

    Dave BavisterDave Bavister7 mánuðum síðan
  • You should try restore 1981 Yamaha RX King. One of the legend from japan. Its 2 stroke but it really fun to drive. Bad guy motorcycle if im honest.

    Andrean RakkaAndrean Rakka7 mánuðum síðan
  • SS50 My first bike ❤️

    Mike LeysMike Leys7 mánuðum síðan
  • A garage, has saved me ,, I have restored a Victorian school desk ,, an oak blanket box , and a yamaha dt250 trials bike ,, great 3 weeks I have had ,, tomorrow I am starting on a 1985 ktm 500 ,, i am pretty sure if I did,not keep myself busy , I would have lost it ,, keep the head people keep busy ,,

    Joe KellyJoe Kelly7 mánuðum síðan
  • I starting working on my peugeot 205 that had been sat in my garden rusting for the past year a few days back and it's already starting to look and sound better😋

    Sir G BroSir G Bro8 mánuðum síðan
  • First bike i ever rode. One of my best decisions because it got me into bikes.

    Stuart BrownStuart Brown8 mánuðum síðan
  • SS50 My first bike ride, and I fell off it! Start of many years of biking! That would be wonderful to work on right now sooo basic.

    MickyD 1234MickyD 12348 mánuðum síðan
  • I restored my 2 stroke Yamaha vino. I say restored but I still can't figure out why it bogs down at 20 and 40.

    最高共産主義最高共産主義8 mánuðum síðan
  • Just wipe the dust off it then get drunk

    Geo-s-85Geo-s-858 mánuðum síðan
  • Hammond about as funny as toothache

    BOLLEFISK123BOLLEFISK1238 mánuðum síðan
  • :-)

    Andreas DeufelAndreas Deufel8 mánuðum síðan
  • I re-jeted a quadrajet.

    manic mechanicmanic mechanic8 mánuðum síðan
  • Just started my Ss50 restoration after 10years

    61Hitman61Hitman8 mánuðum síðan
  • 1976 - My First Bike was a Honda SS50Z ... four speed, four-stroke moped! All my mates had Fizzys! (Yamaha FS1E)

    Phill WainewrightPhill Wainewright8 mánuðum síðan
  • His inability to do any of these restoration projects himself makes Jeremy seem practical. While I'm guessing James is hardly aware of the lockdown, for him being alone in his shed working on some old classic something - car, Airfix kit, whatever - is his usual life.

    Quill MaurerQuill Maurer8 mánuðum síðan
  • lots of work moving polishing cream and a peace of metal from one side to the other in the same room. lmao

    JaimeJaime8 mánuðum síðan
  • The 4th louvre from the top right looks like it's been squashed down, it doesn't look consistent with the others.

    KeythongKeythong8 mánuðum síðan
  • Had an ss50 Exactly the same, in 1983/4, was always going through piston rings, think it needed a rebore.

    bonkey dollocksbonkey dollocks8 mánuðum síðan
  • Hammond! Just do one wheel today, the other one tomorrow then carry on. You should have it all together in about 2 months.

    Slikx666Slikx6668 mánuðum síðan