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I had a Polish nurse putting the catheter in when I had my knee op;didn't get a stroke :o, but at least she waited till I was unconscious, just as well, I was in no position to be proud. :-[ :-[

Polish nurse
Estonian surgeon
Bulgarian surgeon
Czech physio
and others, No complaints here.

Only the Irish senior staff nurse was scary. Came in  said, " I buried two husbands and brought up four sons, so I'll take no crap from you lot in here"

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yes terecha
best to PM if you want to talk politics.

otherwise we'll all end up on  the naughty step, ;) 

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Give it time, its in its death throes.

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You tube is full of tank recovery vids, there is a guy on TV here pays serious money for them and who restores them.

I am all for Brexit it cannot come quick enough.
I voted to join back in the 1970s, but that was for a European friendship and trading zone which I was all for.

We who voted out are not anti europe lot as the media makes out, we are just not happy about being governed by ex stasti merkel  and her mafia, nor  having millions of people who are not european thrusted on us with the resulting problems.

Generally this island race is quite happy to get along with all sorts. Just don't impose on us.

I have picked my words very carefully there in case of moderation ;) ;)!

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Britain has got honest and brave politicians.

That is the funniest thing I have heard all week, we are presently governed by the biggest bunch of liars, thieves, crooks, and traitors in a our history. On one side is a  lying two faced anti british hag who is doing her best to cancel a democratic vote, and on the other side a  two faced anti british  marxist communist liar.

Yes I have seen an article about the Sokol sidecar outfit, but its a surprise to know you had so many makers of bikes, that is probably equal to here for the time.

However, if you can dig out from your remote farms some of those old BMW R75 outfits and Kettenkrads they used to use as tractors, according to a Polish friend of mine,they'll fetch good prices here. Crazy prices paid for left over wartime vehicles.

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Because in 1950's Jap bikes were primitive compared to British products ;)

tongue in cheek?  ;)  they were certainly primitive in their technology and innovation, so many of their bikes were outright copies or amalgamations of different British or European machines.

Certainly back in those very hard times here, many of our machines had definite pre 1940 technology obvious, but they worked well and reliably which is why so many survive all over the world and are so sought after.

Most of our money here went to paying back the USA for the privilege of buying their wartime equipment. We only just paid the last installment.
Your government has the right idea by sending their bill to Germany ;) :o

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Good luck with selling it.

Those old jap bikes disappeared because they were not built very well, nothing to do with recycling.

No one in UK wants old Japanese bikes, except maybe a one or two trendy dealers so maybe you should try to sell it in USA where they have more money than sense and were buying Japanese bikes long before us because they occupied japan for so long and could buy them for almost nothing.

In UK in the 1950s we only bought British made bikes.

There is no comparison in those links you give, they were sold in the USA, and you cannot, not ever, compare a Vincent with that Honda[even though I don't like Vincents]. Nor do one off auction prices in the USA or here even give a true market place value.

I think you are falling into the common trap of a lot of people outside the UK of seeing the stupid prices asked for a lot of bikes here by some dealers or ignorant  amateur dealers and believing they are a true reflection of real prices.

Try this site, which goes world wide and is free to sell on.  https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/.   you might have more luck there.

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I suspect that  old Japanese bikes from 1953 have even less of an interest base here in UK as do tatty old french 2 strokes from 1953.

In 1953 any one who even thought of buying a Japanese bike would have been lynched, as the memory of Japanese POW atrocities was very fresh.

Personally I wold not give it garage room even if it was given free, and I agree that it would probably been worth more if you had left it as it was.

and 24 THOUSAND!! is a joke price for it here. No chance.

old honda or this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Norton-1947-Garden-Gate-Manx-Racing-Machine/302849741922?hash=item4683405462:g:wcYAAOSwfk9bWvvH

or
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1956-BSA-GOLDSTAR-CLUBMANS-DBD-34-Black-Silver/332727262459?hash=item4d78171cfb:g:kE0AAOSwSzRZOTg8




Where do you live?

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I agree with Rex, not a good enough standard of  restoration for the price which would buy a good BSA Gold Star or class vintage bike and have cash left over.

Personally I think its an ugly bike of little other than academic interest.

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:44:52 PM »
Now you'll need one of these

and you'll be right back in the 60s

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:47:01 AM »
you'll need to learn how to wind the new spring up and hold it in position as you replace the cover.

new springs often have sharp edges, have Elastoplast handy ::)

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:43:13 AM »
WU reg april 1926 to feb 1927 which narrows it age a bit

Yorkshire reg office

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Marvel Mystery Oil
from the makers of snake oil I suppose?

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you mean no one can get it going? :o

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Where have all these tigers escaped from lately?

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