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British Bikes / Re: Losing power when in high gears
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:55:57 AM »
I believe I mentioned that in my previous now disappeared post.

I am coming to the conclusion that on some bikes the only fully retarded thing is the rider.

Of course, that is not applicable here. Not at all.

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British Bikes / Re: Losing power when in high gears
« on: July 01, 2018, 04:54:33 AM »
another echo from the WD M20 forum?

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 30, 2018, 07:27:35 PM »
Yes, nice smiley lass, but I go for the haughty look.

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 30, 2018, 03:52:55 PM »
I seldom miss 'bargain hunt' if my lunchtime coincides.....just see see the crap these fools part with money for, and the bullshit the "experts" come out with.

I once heard one describing a manky Velosolex  as a veteran bike to do the Brighton run on;.....you see very early motorbikes carried the engine over the front wheels..... Almost as bad as that Henry Coles pillock.

Mind you, I quite fancy that Carolyne expert for some reason..................

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:59:49 AM »
It's the new trend for snowflake environmentalists, take two pieces of junk and "upcycle it" into one piece of junk. Only slightly less funny than the alleged prices they get for the stuff.

Round here we have an "upcycler" who makes furniture out of old pallets, in reality its still firewood.

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British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 29, 2018, 09:43:51 AM »
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What an ingenious way of re imagining and upcycling a modern day reproduction of a piece of iconic motorcycling history to coerce a large piece of fiscal renumeration from someone who really aught to get themself and their lifestyle manager a proper job.


I nominative this as post of the month.

Your virtual pint is behind the virtual bar.

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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British Bikes / British motorcycle charitable trust
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:53:48 PM »
This was a a new one on me, and normally I stay well clear of anything "charity, but seems a good deal for 20 a year, gives free access to a lot of bike museums.
Near me I have Sammy Miller, Haynes, Beaulieu museum, Brooklands and the Tank Museum all qualify under this scheme if I get round to most of them this summer I'll be quids in.
Anyone else in it?

http://www.bmct.org/

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European and Other Bikes / Re: MV Agusta for sale
« on: June 27, 2018, 01:37:32 PM »
I've had two of these little MVs, first was a roadster converted to a race bike, second was one of only 6 imported ISDT models, just two more I regret selling. :(

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British Bikes / Re: Tank identity ??
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:58:29 AM »
No Crockers here but some have crocks-of-shite.

lousy photo but frame could be BSA plunger; oil tank has shades of AMC; forks could be BSA,even Matchless.

If your magneto is dizzy do the bolts up.


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expecting to find a parts source for this obscure french make in UK is pointless.

All necessary comments and info, parts sources are in the Terrot saga and apply here.

Just needs timing sorted ::) as seen in every advert for a bike that won't run no matter where its from.

That noise you hear is me giving a deep sigh of despair.

Bon chance.

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Nostalgia is strong on this one
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:48:28 PM »
Croydon is a nice place this year.


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British Bikes / Re: you have to laugh, or just weep
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:21:36 PM »
Only just seen it, I don't looking for stuff, just when my titanium/cobalt knee reminds me its not run in yet.
Over did it a bit yesterday.

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British Bikes / you have to laugh, or just weep
« on: June 10, 2018, 04:33:49 PM »
Look at this ebay ad,
A BSA round tank, a "board racer"  its a race bike because its got no mudguards ::) ::) ::) ::) ::), oh and a hard tail.

The depth of sheer pig ignorance in some ebay ads is bottomless.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1925-Bsa-Round-Tank-classic-motorbike-v5-board-track-racer-barn-find-swap-px/132650433383?hash=item1ee294fb67:g:fZIAAOSwJiJbFcA2

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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 09, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
In that case just fill with the desired lubricant of choice ;)

[I've heard that what passes for R these days does not have the nostalgic perfume of yore, true or not I don't know]

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