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American Bikes / Re: 1941 Indian Sport Scout for sale, $44,000
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:39:56 PM »
"Hang around in bars". Wasn't that a line from a Monty Python song about a lumberjack.

British Bikes / Re: Oil shutoff taps and newbies.
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:16:30 PM »
I've given my advice generously over the years, but have also been rather harsh on the odd plonker. We have to be very careful that we sort out the genuine tryer who hasn't a clue from the internet warrior; one of whom has posted copiously on here.

British Bikes / Re: Oil shutoff taps and newbies.
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:48:18 PM »
Fair point Ian.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Siemens relay
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:27:47 PM »
One of my greatest failings on line. Jumping before I've looked properly.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Siemens relay
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:02:33 AM »
Not wishing to sound rude. If you didn't know what it was for, why did you buy  it?

European and Other Bikes / Re: Terrot MT 1, 100cc 2 stroke: non-starter!
« on: September 09, 2018, 11:05:12 AM »
Nah, buy a pushbike. You'll certainly get there quicker.

British Bikes / Re: BSA Info
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:30:12 AM »
The VMCC (or BSAOC?) should have the despatch records. There might be some progress if the supplying dealer or their successors still exist. Unlikely though.

Autojumble / Re: Classified ads section.
« on: September 07, 2018, 06:43:48 PM »
Thank you. There must be a reason that whole bikes do not have a section on the site.

Autojumble / Classified ads section.
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:45:36 PM »
How do I access this if I wanted to sell a complete bike?

British Bikes / Re: ES2 progress
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:31:20 PM »
It sounds very healthy and not at all flat. The video that followed my viewing (they vary) was of a bloke reviewing some British classics at (I think) the NMM. A good film, but let down by daft comments by the mature presenter. Vincent Black Shadow top speed 140mph, Black Prince 150mph and the RGS introduced in the late 60s. The rest of his remarks were spot on.

British Bikes / Re: ES2 progress
« on: August 26, 2018, 05:13:14 PM »
So true John. In the 60s, if I didn't mend my bike or old banger car, I didn't get to work. The prospect of no beer money at the weekend certainly concentrated the mind. No internet for info or Ebay for bits. If Lawton & Wilson etc. or one of several S/H bike shops didn't have it, that was your lot.

Where on earth did you see it advertised with rats**t photos like that?

That reg. was issued in Aberdeen between Aug. '39 and Oct. '46.

I appreciate what Ian has said, but it has turned this thread into a very entertaining topic IMO.
I will only add that when I had a stroke the Polish doctor at the hospital was excellent in his treatment and I made a 99% recovery. Eternally grateful.

That's a fair point Leon. A long term friend of mine has a BSA 250 Empire Star that his father bought new before the war. He's been on for years about restoring it; which he will never get round to. I've told him quite firmly just to clean it up and try to get it running. It's been untouched since the sixties.

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