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Title: tucked away
Post by: WozzA on 03.01. 2016 02:00
What have you got tucked away in your shed?     *eek*
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3359441/Collection-rare-Brough-Superior-motorcycles-discovered-barn-gathering-dust-50-years.html
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Post by: Tomcat on 03.01. 2016 09:55
Some people ride motorcycles, some people repair motorcycles and some people collect them.... *conf* *????*
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Post by: bsa-bill on 03.01. 2016 10:04
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made famous by Lawrence of Arabia

or maybe made famous by Brough and ridden by Lawrence, I know what he means tho
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Post by: Greybeard on 03.01. 2016 10:07
The water cooled machine is powered by the Austin Seven engine. There is a mint example in the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham UK.
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Post by: metalflake11 on 03.01. 2016 13:20
Got one of those Bruffs in my garage, never liked the look of it to be honest. One things for sure the bloke who owned it (Laurence, I think his name was) wont be back for it, it's been there for years now and when he left it, it had a walking stick attached to the front forks, and a penny in the petrol cap. I presume he stopped riding it due to infirmity and a weak bladder.
Might take it to the tip this year if I can be bothered.
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Post by: bsa-bill on 03.01. 2016 13:45
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Might take it to the tip this year if I can be bothered.

you know what, seeing as it's you and your getting on a bit I'll come and uplift it and save you all that hassle, just leave it where it is for now I'll pick it up some night with a couple of friends, you'll never know we've been >:D

Oh don't worry about the shed locks we'll find a way  *work*
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Post by: nimrod650 on 03.01. 2016 17:13
a guy rides a brough ss100  or 80 in the york area as every other day transport its always in the  bike park at  the york rufforth autojumble winter and summer in all weathers
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Post by: morris on 03.01. 2016 22:05
And the biggest luck is that they haven't been picked up by a bunch of drive by Rumanian's on the lookout for some scrap metal... *work*
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Post by: nimrod650 on 05.01. 2016 20:34
And the biggest luck is that they haven't been picked up by a bunch of drive by Rumanian's on the lookout for some scrap metal... *work*
mate took his full roof rack of his transit van had it powder coated  scrappers took it of his drive while he was in the garage getting tools to bolt it  back on
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Post by: WozzA on 05.01. 2016 21:31
Bloke over the road was mowing his front lawn, it ran out of fuel...
By the time he walked to his shed & back to get more fuel ...
Yep the mower was gone...    *pull hair out*  their quick...
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Post by: muskrat on 05.01. 2016 21:49
The only time I have to lock things up is 6 weeks at Christmas and 2 at Easter when the tourists are here. The rest of the time I usually leave the keys in the ute. Only once a few $ were taken from the dash by kids.
I love living in the country.
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 05.01. 2016 22:48
My boy had his BMX bike nicked from our drive. It was a pretty good bike but we couldn't get too upset because the bike came to us after a mate had pulled it out of the river!
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Post by: beezermacc on 05.01. 2016 23:08
Just looked at the pics on the link...... O...M....G....!
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Post by: muskrat on 06.01. 2016 08:13
Remember the New in crates Notrun Commicals found in Belgium 5 years back?
http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/black-side-down-new-nortons-found-in-belgium.aspx
Cheers
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Post by: nimrod650 on 06.01. 2016 13:47
The only time I have to lock things up is 6 weeks at Christmas and 2 at Easter when the tourists are here. The rest of the time I usually leave the keys in the ute. Only once a few $ were taken from the dash by kids.
I love living in the country.
Cheers
my relative went to australia for 6 weeks he spoke to a guy at a family party  and he said do you realy have to lock your car up on your own driveway???
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Post by: RichardL on 06.01. 2016 15:03
Remember the New in crates Notrun Commicals found in Belgium 5 years back?
http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/black-side-down-new-nortons-found-in-belgium.aspx
Cheers

Do these amount to never rideable because classic protocol requires them to stay in their crates? I guess if you had all of them you could ride one and maintain the rest for posterity. Or, screw posterity! >:D *smile*

Richard L.
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Post by: muskrat on 06.01. 2016 20:02
In the cities and large towns yes for sure, too much multiculturalism  *shh*. Most Aussie country folk are saints.
Cheers
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Post by: muskrat on 06.01. 2016 20:06
G'day Richard. I would say the depreciation would start as soon as their assembled.
Cheers
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Post by: fido on 07.01. 2016 14:30
The only time I have to lock things up is 6 weeks at Christmas and 2 at Easter when the tourists are here. The rest of the time I usually leave the keys in the ute. Only once a few $ were taken from the dash by kids.
I love living in the country.
Cheers

Yes, I remember when I lived in Coventry in a terraced type house. I had done some minor adjustment on the bike and was going to ride round the block to see if it ran OK. The bike was normally parked up my entry which I did not share with any other houses. As I was only going to be away for 5 minutes I left my bike security chain in the entry. By the time I got back the chain was gone!
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Post by: Topdad on 07.01. 2016 16:39
I had the opposite, just done some adjustments to the Shooter ,without thinking went back in for my gloves without putting the chain on the bike and came out bike gone ,chain still there !!  *sad2* didn't get her back for nearly 6 mths   *sad2* *sad2* from the police near Keele services off the M6. The tow rag had been walking down our side street on his way south and thought oh that's handy and off he went , the b'tard got a puncture at the services after filling her up and just dropped her into the bushes ,the guy on the pumps noticed called the cops who picked the bike up and notified me it'd been badly crash damaged nearly 6 mths later, needed a new tube was all , aren't our mr plod wonderful.