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Title: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 23.08. 2011 03:39
Hey, just to be sociable, if you've been a member for a long time but haven't felt the urge to chime-in in a year (or like that), maybe just say "hello" so we know you are well or, at least, hanging in there. Nothing  official here, just feeling like we're losing touch with some good people.


Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: terryk on 23.08. 2011 13:26
I'm still here. I check (unread posts since last visit) on this forum most days just to keep up with whats happening. I dont have much time or money lately to restore any of my bikes but there will come a time when that will happen. I ride my 1947 A7 on a daily basis and love it.
cheers Terry K in Australia
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 23.08. 2011 16:11
Terry,

Good to hear from you.  Daily rides on the rigid out in beautiful Australia? Life could be worse.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: flashblack on 23.08. 2011 18:57
Well, i`m still here too,although i`ve been a bit busy these last few months moving house and re-locating to west devon. I am currently converting an old sheep cott into a home for my A10, so i can finally ride the great roads around here which seem to have been made for an A10  can`t wait!

Richard
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Stephen Arsenal on 24.08. 2011 00:27
I´m here too.My bike is in Austria,the engine is being repaired by forum member MG.Should be back riding in a couple of months.I read the forum,but alas have little of interest to add.cheers-steve
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 24.08. 2011 01:20
Richard,

What will you do with the sheep? I believe riding those roads must be great and I am continually in the "grass is greener" mode when it comes to comparing riding here with about anywhere else,  though, there are some nice spots. I think it must be totally accurate to say the bikes were made for your roads.

Stephen,

I think your engine is in good hands.  Happy riding,  when the time comes.

Good to here from you guys.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: kiwipom on 24.08. 2011 05:04
Hi guys, I am still here too, my A10 restoration is still on hold and in storage until we get moved into another house after the earthquakes destroyed ours. I read all posts every day and take great interest in any new mods that I will be able to include when the time comes. We will be on holiday in Aussie first two weeks in Oct (sunshine coast Queensland) if any member is close I would love to drop in to say hi, cheers,Bob
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Rich on 24.08. 2011 07:52
As you can see from my previous post on the old pinking thread I am still about, Richard from Minety, my Super rocket is still going well and hopefully will be taking me to the I.O.W british bike rally iin September.
The electric start is still working A1 over a year now!
I have not ridden much this summer due to lack of time,the haymaking season is over than goodness, also our French bulldog had 5 puppies 8 weeks ago talk about time wasters, it goes in one end and comes out the other, at my age trying to round them up after giving them the run of the garden is difficult, the drawback is that only one is sold, just hope it does not stop me from riding to much before the bad weather sets in.
The BSA 350 unit single special bitza I am building has come to a halt at present as well due to lack of time and I still have a trailer of auto jumble to unload and put somewhere after not getting rid of it after Bill Littles open day jumble.
rest assured I pop in from time to time to read the posts
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pato08 on 24.08. 2011 23:13
Hi Guys

I have arrived back in OZ from UK (4 years), and are now back in our home in Canberra, The BSA arrives Sept 11th. I will be doing a "dummy" rebuild first to see what if anything is missing (this bike was purchased in pieces, and boxed). Then will strip it down and do a concourse rebuild, i will keep everyone up to date by the number of question i will be asking.

Pato
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: flashblack on 25.08. 2011 09:13
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   What will you do with the sheep?   

Let`s just say i have bought a lot of mint sauce recently.   ;)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 25.08. 2011 15:13
Welcome home Pato.
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: alanp on 26.08. 2011 20:35
Well, I had something to post up, sort of 'There's an idiot in the garage' Part 2 but was too embarassed. However, I've had a glass of wine so feel I can handle it now....
I was resetting my tappet clearances after tightening down my rocker box fixings, you know the way it goes...oil weeping from the box joint and the first reaction is to squash the gaskets down tighter which then needed the tappets reset since the fixings tightened down quite a bit and calamity, I dropped the tappets' allen key down the push rod tunnel.
I couldn't see it so went fishing with my little magnet on the end of the telescopic thingy but no luck, it kept 'sticking' to the SRM push rods. So I bent the end of the telescopic thingy to get further away from the push rods to where the key must be and snap, I broke it while bending it.
So, eventually I had to lift the rocker box off to retrieve the key. Now you all know that replacing the rocker box is a pain, and it was.
Glad I got that off my chest!
Apart from that she's going well.
Alan
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: admin on 28.08. 2011 20:56
Have sent an email with invitation to post here to all who have not logged in for approx 250 days+, got many 550 errors (undeliverable \ non-existing email address) in return, let's hope most receive the mail and maybe posts a few words.

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Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: BSAs4ever on 28.08. 2011 22:45
adm - BSA forum -

I'm still here - have just been busy - I enjoy your website & am sorry that I haven't contributed much.  However, I still do have my 63 RGS (Best in Show at 2009 Mid-Ohio Vintage Days - also have a 2nd A10 RGS that was a Dick Mann bike - both bikes in pretty nice condition.  I still haven't taken the time to sort out my dual carb problem on the RGS.  Too many projects, work and just never enough time.  But retirement is coming up next year, so that should help.  I have a garage full of old bikes that need my attention - - and I look forward to spending some time there.  Thanks for your reminder to say something.  I'll try to do better in staying in touch.  JB Louisville KY
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 28.08. 2011 23:15
This thread is going well. Welcome back to all of you.

Kiwipom, Yes, I recall when you posted about the quakes, glad things are looking up for you.

Rich, After Googling them, those look like great dogs. You must be up to your ears in dog ears.  There have been a couple of times this season when I wished for an electric starter, but don't know if it would have just meant a dead battery.

Pato, Wondering if a "dummy" build is common or if most folks don't just do like me and fit-as-you-go. Maybe that's the real dummy build. Anyway, are you missing the UK or glad to be back in Oz. If I recall from reading about it, Canberra may not be the tourist and cultural center of the world. No offense, I hope.

Alan,  Sounds frustrating. In hind sight, maybe a flexi/grabbi claw tool and a bendy mirror to see your way might have worked. Though, with the luck you were having, the mirror would have broken off in the hole.

JB, ah, another member in thinkin'-'bout-it distance from where I am in the Chicago area. Been meaning to get to the Mid-Ohio, but it's always a challenge ('tain't around the corner). So, does it help to have Domiracer in your backyard? Their lack of photos is frustrating.

Regards all,

Richard L

Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: maxwelton on 29.08. 2011 00:53
I'm still around and get the A10 out on a semi-regular basis. I finally had it flat-out on the highway, saw a bit more than 90 on the speedo (around here that's dangerous territory) and hardly anything fell off, so there was that. Here's a guy riding what looks like my A10 and who looks a lot like me, except I cannot reconcile that anyone who lives around here would leave for a ride in May without his rain gear, which might explain his expression given how soggy he is.  ;)

(https://www.a7a10.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3452%2F5745258274_c48407156b_z.jpg&hash=f8f5b026e06cedfe9f9f658aad6caf0c)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RGS man on 29.08. 2011 02:05
Hello there, RGS man here.
Now back on the road, just about sorted, running really well, sore wrists from the clip ons. Few oil leaks here and there! really teed off, the new carb I bought from Amal in the uk is not functioning as it should. When tickled, petrol spews out of the top of the tickler, goes all over the motor, it only stops when I thump the float bowl with a hammer!! (very lightly I must confess) taken it apart, but still cant cure it.
Other than that, really enjoying it, brings back memories of my your when I had a Rocket, funny though, I dont remember having as much vibration in those days!

Regards  Mark
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: octane on 29.08. 2011 05:54
Hi, I'm still alive.
The BSA is on the back-burner as my attention has been focused for
quite some time on my Supercharged Indian that I have air-freighted
from Copenhagen Denmark to the great white dyno: The Bonneville Salt Falts, Utah, USA

(https://www.a7a10.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi207.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb220%2Foctane98extra%2F2-29.jpg&hash=3496e5857ff6aa966402cd8c20ab22a8)

(https://www.a7a10.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi207.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb220%2Foctane98extra%2FIMG_2260.jpg&hash=b1887b375bd3b21f2039b58a68a833f6)



I'll be back !
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Greybeard on 29.08. 2011 10:28
Hello folks.
 
I have a low mileage 1955 plunger Golden Flash A10 'mouldering' at the back of my garage patiently waiting for me to restore her.

I got the BSA in the early 70's as part payment for an Ariel Square Four that I had bought for £60 without a Registration document. The Square Four was a 1938 4G model with rigid rear end and girder forks, like this one, only not so shiny http://tinyurl.com/3mb8dzo.
Someone had made a start on doing the bike up but it was not running. After stripping paint from the front number plate I was able to make out the rusted outline of the original registration number. I asked the DVLC for a replacement logbook hoping that the bike had not been stolen. They sent out an inspector who told me that the bike had not been taxed since it was two years old! My theory was that the owner had been killed in the war and the bike had not been used since then! I never managed to get the beast to run; probably a weak magneto. Anyway, I put an advert in Exchange & Mart and got £60 cash plus the A10 in exchange for the Squariel.
I soon had the Beeza looking really nice. I replaced the sidecar ratio rear sprocket for a solo one and really enjoyed riding the bike. It looked gorgeous. I was very proud of it!

One day in about 1975, while the bike was on its centre stand outside my house an idiot in a car reversed into it and knocked it over, smashing the headlamp and denting the headlamp cowl. I was heartbroken and have not ridden the bike since then.

However, now I'm retired I intend to get the BSA going again. I just need to get a few things cleared out of my garage and then I'll make a start.

It's going to be expensive; I'll need wheel rebuilds, new exhaust system, new tyres and tank replating. I am able to do the mechanicals and paint myself; I used to be a car and motorbike mechanic.

I'll try to remember to keep in touch with this forum.

Neil Ives
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bsa-bill on 29.08. 2011 10:40
This is an interesting subject, nice to see some not so well known names. (I shouldn't be here, I bother the forum too much)

Maxwell - no one should be allowed to ride an A with a scowl like that - have his licence taken from him and give the bike a good home.

Octane - I vote you are to be renamed Salty
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: brissy_bsa on 29.08. 2011 10:57
Hi all, I am still here... Life is getting busier by the day and I have to admit I have not had a great deal of time to do anything. I still have the 51 A10 and still manage to find time at least once a week to clean out the pipes. ian
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: maxwelton on 29.08. 2011 11:26
Maxwell - no one should be allowed to ride an A with a scowl like that - have his licence taken from him and give the bike a good home.

If it helps, I still haven't dried out, and that was mid-May! Someone else got a shot of me that's even worse a few minutes later, I look like my dog just died. ;)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Mick Parry on 29.08. 2011 17:25
Hi

I am still here. The Goldenflash is in good condition and I haven't ridden it much because of the poxy weather and also because I treated the wife and I to some long trips abroad after retiring.

I have a lurk into the forum about once a week.

Regards

Mick
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: rockiii on 30.08. 2011 18:32
I'm still here too.  Thanks for rattling my cage.
Still own and still ride the A10.  Mainly just short rides through the canyons in Southern California.

Glad to hear most folks are doing well.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 30.08. 2011 18:54
Glenn,

Good to hear from you again. From the picture, I was thinking it was on the way to the Rock Store out by Malibu canyon, but see by your older posts you are in Orange County. I looked up Cooks Corners. Can't say I've been to Trabuco Canyon, but I somewhat know the area, being from the San Fernando Valley and touring around the Laguna area. The Irvine Hilton was one of my sound projects when it was built but it's owned by some other chain now. I just wish I had my bike in So Cal right now so I could enjoy the canyon runs, which are few and far between here in Chicagoland. On the day that someone made a left in front of me back in '79 (think "right" if you happen to drive on the left), I was returning from Malibu beach (via Malibu Canyon) to my home in Studio City. I bet that all sounds familiar.

Richard L. 
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: BrianDallasTX on 30.08. 2011 21:11
I am still here!  I lost the link to the forum a while back and have been trying unsuccessfully to relocate the forum.  It has been very hot in Texas this summer (more than normal) and I haven't ridden the Super Rocket since late July/ early August.  We have the first rally coming up in two weeks, so I will be cleaning the carb, changing fluids and general tune-up stuff.

I hope all is well with everyone.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bl**dydrivers on 15.11. 2011 19:20
This forum isnt as busy as it was when i became a member, but i havent been on for awhile either, having marriage and work commitments.

 ;)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 15.11. 2011 22:23
Nonethelss, glad to see you're still here. Forum not busy? This post makes 38 today.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RGS man on 16.11. 2011 00:36
Hello, RGS man here,
Just spent last weekend in Albany, Western Australia at the vintage and veteran hillclimb. My young fella broke the commando getting it off the trailer, so it meant we had to share the Beezer for the weekend, had a poker run on the saturday, camped at the Albany rifle club, bar etc was cheap, beer was good, and there were about 50 + there overnight. Rode up to Mt Clarence on the Sunday. Silly me , I expected a load of old fellas nursing their old bikes up the hill. Well, was I mistaken or what!! Everyone was giving every bike there (100 entries) a damned good thrashing, there were some lovely old bikes there doing some very good times. good curvy course, we had a bit of rain as well, bit of a paid, but soon dried out. The beezer god a really good work out, thrashed the bum off it, really performed well.(apart from that blasted RRT2), note must put a srambles 'box in for next years event! The bike kept up with most things, and was reasonably quick, once 40mph was arrived at anyway. Good times.

Cheers all,  Mark
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: trevinoz on 16.11. 2011 00:55
Mark,
                Put the RRT2 on the shelf for pose and fit an STD box.
Mine has an STD box in it as the RRT2 was worn out and now lives elsewhere.

  Trev.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RGS man on 16.11. 2011 01:02
hi Trev,
Yes, I reckon you are right!, there was a bloke at the hillclimb with a 500 goldie (takes it out once a year, for this event) he had a scrambles box, went really well on it too. But I think a STD one would be better, there are a couple on ebay at the moment, I will keep an eye on them.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: lowbrowbsa on 16.11. 2011 15:10
hay mark i was at this event last year road my triumph speed triple down (95 triple) it was a great weekend i had to help the olds move house so i missed this year hopfully the bezza will be up for the trip next year  ilive in donnybrook so its not that far  i useto race with the back in black team but had second son born so ill wait a few years and pick it up again  any way im getting off track if your in the south call into the bottle shop and say gday  *smile*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RGS man on 16.11. 2011 23:02
Hi ya Lowbrowbsa.
Yes, a very good time was had by all! shame we dont get a few more events like that. Mate next time I'm in Donnybrook, will poip in. I generally pop over to get some apples in my way home from Dunsborough.Cheers  mark
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Desburnett on 16.10. 2012 16:09
Still around, the Shooting Star has a couple more stablemates which need some attention plus buying a lathe and mill at an auction has resulted in a long project to restore them both. Plan is to have them finished before retirement. As my old boss said when I asked him what he did with himself now he has retired....."Well I look at the newspaper in bed, if I am not in the obituaries i get up"
Des
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: ian davies on 14.11. 2012 19:18
Hi everyone. I'm still here, i look at the forum most days, better than a magazine, my A7 has done well through the summer months, many miles covered with no problems. Cheers Ian.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: fido on 14.11. 2012 19:41
With me it's a case of familiarity breeding contempt. Most threads I don't read because they cover areas that have been discussed so many times before, either on forum sites or at BSAOC meetings. Thankfully there are plenty of regulars willing to read all the threads and help the less experienced members. Keep up the good work folks!  *beer*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: ian davies on 29.11. 2012 15:11
just seeing if this works
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Stephen Foster on 30.11. 2012 07:26
Very nice picture .
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 30.11. 2012 13:27
That is a great looking bike!
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: a10gf on 30.11. 2012 13:49
fido:
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Thankfully there are plenty of regulars willing to read all the threads and help the less experienced members. Keep up the good work folks!
Well said, helping is what the forum is all about. And of course show off ones work, bike, travels etc.
+ to have someone to tell about the quest for that perfect crank endfloat, or discuss the gearbox 3rd gear whining & the intermittent L side misfiring magneto cause, none of which the wife or coworkers will be particularly interested in :O)

Very nice bike, Ian.

And members who have not posted lately are always welcome to add to this thread.

Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 30.11. 2012 15:32
the doctors have told me that i cannot ride for 4 weeks after this last saturday.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bsa-bill on 30.11. 2012 18:20
you've had a bit of pump trouble Pedro then, had some of that myself four years ago ( they had to split the cases though to fit a new valve, works fine but a bit noisy)
Now follow the doctors instructions, do as your told and you'll be back in the saddle better than new.
All the best my friend
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: duTch on 01.12. 2012 10:19


 geez is this what I have to look forward to? I was hoping I can still do 'idiot-overs' on me young fellas' trampoline when I hit 60, and a bit to go- best go practice under cover of dark.... *eek*

 Des, Are you restoring the lathe and mill, or the motor scooters?

  Hang in there Pedro what ever it is, but yea may need to prime it slowly?  *beer*(no, that's my job)

Cheers, duTch
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bsa-bill on 01.12. 2012 11:14
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I was hoping I can still do 'idiot-overs' on me young fellas' trampoline when I hit 60

I'm a year off seventy and with the help of my titanium anti sump valve I'm sure I could do idiot-overs if I had a trampoline, would take a bit of practise mind as I've never done them before.
A group of about 14 of us attend "Healthy Living" once or twice a week (circuit training designed ot increase heart rate to more than double for twenty minutes or more), you have to of had a heart op or treatment to attend, the thing is our little friendly group are all active, non of them overweight by much and have I reckon more to "look forward to" than most of the fat middle aged lumps waddling to the super market tills supported by their trolleys (no wonder the damn things wont steer).
I had a heart murmur for twenty years without any problems except for the last two years spent gasping for breath, so my message (hope it didn't sound like a rant) is -I'm not having a pop here at anyone but if any you guys have heart problems or get short of breath, get in to the Docs and if you need an op I can tell you it is a very easy op, you will have two days discomfort for which you will need and get pain killers, you'll be back home in less than a week from then on it's about protecting your chest as it knits together(if they had to go in there), but heart wise the improvement is immediate, like the SRM pump it's fit and forget *smiley4*

better to look forward than look back in anger - see what I did there
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: a10gf on 01.12. 2012 12:24
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like the SRM pump it's fit and forget
:O)  good one.

Pedro, that's a very special picture to appear on the forum. A reminder to take life seriously, and make the best of it. Not only our bikes that needs maintenance, am also facing 'the ravages of time & abuse'. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Stephen Foster on 01.12. 2012 13:31
Very best wishes for a quick recovery Pedro !
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 01.12. 2012 16:11
Pedro,

I trust you will be feeling well very soon (still, follow the doc's rules). I must say, you've never looked better. *smile* ;)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: duTch on 02.12. 2012 12:11
Well bugger me if just after posting that, I headed up the street for a feed on the treadly, and slowing up for a sharp left hander, gave the savage front brake a little too much and went idiot over- the bars..... *eek*
  The distance from the ground through the axle to the seat increases as one is rotating over the friction point, and combined with the force at a tangent to the arc, pretty much....hurts... *smile*.. but I'm here to tell.. *smile*

 If I hadn't had the hard hat strap to do up with the left hand as the corner approached, would've all been good.
   That was the second time in three weeks, but the other time was a knobhead pulled out of a shopping centre on a scooter, through a stop sign- then stopped in my path. *conf*
 anyway Pedro, as I said hang in there and get good soon, your new seat arrangement needs holding down *smile*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 02.12. 2012 14:28
Dutch,

Glad you're OK (it seems), though I'm not sure I was able to follow your physics thread. Assume it's just road rash and bruises, since you didn't mention the hospital. So, are we to take it that you were fussing with the helmut strap when the turn came and was unable to clutch for a downshift, so went too much on the brakes?

Feel better soon.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 02.12. 2012 23:35
holy smokes! glad it wasn't a face plant,dutch!
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: duTch on 04.12. 2012 10:56

 Thanks, but no clutch involved on a treadly(bicycle- alloy frame too light), just me being me, Good thing I landed on my head though, otherwise my shoulder would've really hurt... *eek*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 04.12. 2012 13:13
Oh, of course, a "treadly". *conf*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Topdad on 04.12. 2012 13:43
Pedro, glad you're though that ok and obviously looking forward to getting out on the bike again,best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Bill wouldn't have taken you for 70 ,your positive outlook on life does you credit ,I'm 62 and still playing squash twice a week ,though not as well as I used but it keeps the weight down and I'm determined to keep rididing as long as I'm still able.( and safe ).
Dutch ,arseovers without benefit of trampoline not recommended but as pilots say "any landing you walk away from is a good 'en"

Re the picture Pedro , a story came to mind about the motorcycle mech and his cardio -vascular surgeon client ,whilst the surgeon was picking up his expensive bike after some engine work the mechanic mentioned that has he did most of the same things to his engine as the surgeon did ie replace valves and internal plumbing etc  he should get the same rate of pay has the surgeon ,who, after a moments thought and not wishing to upset the mechanic  agreed saying well yes  up to a point but tell me ,could you change a valve with the motor still running ??? 
best wishes BobH
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bikerboy on 01.05. 2013 01:56
Dammit at 56 you lot have made me feel positively youthful  *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: gavinoz on 01.05. 2013 11:11
Yeah, Pedro,

Havent heard you for a while, hope youre good, Im crap at building bikes but i remember a photo of you, your bike, and some spunky chicks in California so That is the dream i try to realise!!
gavinoz
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 02.05. 2013 03:07
thanks but i'm in mexico with all them chicas not california. just had some new leather riding pants made and the bike is perfecto!
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: gavinoz on 02.05. 2013 09:55
Ooops Pedro sorry about the country, anyway the bikes and chicks/chicas they looked OK, but glad youre still riding and talking,
gav
Maybe put a Mexican flag on youre profile. (Over here in NSW, Aus, a Mexican means someone from Victoria, Aus)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 02.05. 2013 13:05
"Maybe put a Mexican flag on youre profile"
Done.
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 02.05. 2013 15:15
Pedro,

Very glad things appear to have gone well with surgery and recovery. I suppose that your responses here explain why there's no obit for you on the Los Ocultos forum. 

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 02.05. 2013 21:46
i ain't done yet. this year the beezers 60 and i'm only 10 years older.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: gavinoz on 02.05. 2013 22:38
WaayHay, thats the spirit!! gav
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bsa-bill on 03.05. 2013 10:35
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this year the beezers 60 and i'm only 10 years older.

Me too, not sure I could stand that close and not miss a beat or two though, well done Pedro.

reminds me of something Rabbie Burns might of said ( but didn't)

"When the old guys catch a glimpse of knicker
Well it's a gie old horse that disna snicker" *smiley4*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Topdad on 03.05. 2013 13:08
Sod moving to OZ , think I'll tell "her in doors" to think of Mexico, "goodonya "Pedro.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: melville on 23.10. 2013 04:19
Still looking for an "A" bike.  Manosound's new A7 appeals!
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: kiwipom on 23.10. 2013 10:14
Re:(the picture Pedro , a story came to mind about the motorcycle mech and his cardio -vascular surgeon client ,whilst the surgeon was picking up his expensive bike after some engine work the mechanic mentioned that has he did most of the same things to his engine as the surgeon did ie replace valves and internal plumbing etc he should get the same rate of pay has the surgeon ,who, after a moment’s thought and not wishing to upset the mechanic agreed saying well yes up to a point but tell me ,could you change a valve with the motor still running) ???
best wishes BobH

Hi guys, BobH, nice story about the heart surgeon however when relaying the story to my daughter who is a theater nurse she tells me that the account is not quite right. She tells me that a `Perfusionist` monitors a machine that is hooked up to the patient and takes over the actions of the heart where blood is pumped from the body to the machine and back while the patient is laying on an ice cold bed as the heart has to be very cold at the time of operation. After the op the heart has to be `shocked` back into life to get it going(kick started)just like the bikes, cheers   
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 24.10. 2013 04:40
Melville,

 I'm anxious to get started, but no real opportunity yet, other than ebay for a couple of parts.

So, what does "Among the the redwoods" mean townwise? Somewhere between Santa Cruz and Crescent City, i take it.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: melville on 25.10. 2013 03:41
In the college town closer to Crescent City.  There's no hurry on these things--I had my current bike three years before I got to the "putting stuff back together stage" which took another couple years.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Hubie on 04.05. 2014 04:54
Hi all,

I'm still here but have been very busy.  Have demolished my home, started building a new one while living with in laws (don't ask!) and all but one of my bikes is in storage.  That said, all is well in BSA land here.  My good old girl gets started weekly when I visit her and still runs like a swiss watch.

A little off topic, have come across a B50SS from a deceased estate i've been helping get ready for sale but would like some info on it if anyone here can help confirm it's identity.  Numbers are as follows:

B50SS/KG01596

Any idea as to value would be awesome as well. (t's very tidy and runs great).

Cheers,
Hubie.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Brian on 04.05. 2014 05:17
Hello Hubie,
                 good to hear your still alive !

As far as I can work out the B50 was built in September or 1971, both engine and frame numbers should be the same.

Value is always a difficult question as it very much depends on conditon etc but if its reasonable and goes well I would have a guess at around $5,000. I had a friend who sold one only a few weeks a go for that amount and it was a very tidy bike.

I dont have one but my mate who does really likes it. If its a tidy original bike and you can buy it for a fair price then buy it. After you have owned it for a year or two if you decide you dont want it you will make money.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 16.05. 2014 00:07
Gents,

After a long and sordid life on the forum as "manosound", I've decided to change my username to "RichardL". I still work in the sound business, but I've, long ago, gone way beyond my ego being wrapped up in it.

Welcome to the forum, RichardL. Tell us a little about yourself. How about some pictures of your bike? *welcome*

RichardL
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: orabanda on 16.05. 2014 02:53
A sound decision, Richard - we hear where you are coming from.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: bsa-bill on 16.05. 2014 08:29
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How about some pictures of your bike?

Hell no, it's too damn good and that goes for the sunset too, I reckon a change of name should also have a change of Avatar, bound to be some old heap in a cluttered back yard you could put up and make the rest of us feel better *smile*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 16.05. 2014 21:59
Welcome RichardL.
Confusing to some, even moreso if you change your avatar.
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Dave G on 09.08. 2014 21:55
Hi folks,
I haven't been on the forum for at least a year or two I'd say.
Was going through a tough time financially and thinking I would have to sell my beloved. A10. Thankfully things have improved and I hope to be keeping the old girl, and to be road legal and riding in the very near future, and I hope to get more involved in conversations on this fantastic forum. To be honest I will be mostly asking for advice as I am very much a novice, being only a young boy in the distant heyday of classic bikes.

Ps I was working in Minety last week and I heard what I was sure sounded like an A10 and I couldn't believe it when I found I was correct on passing it parked a few minutes later. Delighted with my self that although I'm a novice I was able to recognise the lovely distinctive sound. The bike owned by Richard from Minety I guess? Made my day.

Keep well and stay safe, all

Best regards- Dave G *smiley4*

Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 09.08. 2014 22:06
Dave,

That's a great re-introduction. Glad for you that you will keep the bike, which looks great. Looking forward to your stories. Sure you will get much help here. Hope I can be one of those to contribute usefully, otherwise, at least there will be moral support.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: morris on 09.08. 2014 22:25
Welcome back Dave.
Agree with you when you say nothing sounds (as beautiful) as a BSA A10.
Heard a Duc passing by the other day and it crossed my mind that it came pretty close though... but not entirely *smile*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Dave G on 10.08. 2014 14:04
Thank you very much for the warm welcome back lads. Camaraderie....can't beat it, eh? *smile*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: a10gf on 10.08. 2014 14:35
Good that you're keeping the A10, & welcome back.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Joolstacho on 06.09. 2015 10:12
Jools here still, (the nut on the other end of the spanner), eeek, I've been moonlighting with a few japanese in the last couple of years, faithless bastard!
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: paulo on 17.11. 2015 17:33
Hello All,

Am still loitering around and picking up plenty of tips from your fine forum!

My A10 rebuild is making some progress at last and hope to be kicking her into life before too long. Where've we heard that one before?

I bought the bike as a roughly restored non-runner and have pretty much rebuilt everything. A lot of it was wrong or knackered... It's a '58 Golden Flash but it came with an alloy head so I thought I'd keep it, with new flat-top pistons fitted. It's my first full rebuild so it's taught me a lot about how british bikes go together. I also have a B40WD on the road, my first british bike. That's taught me a thing or two as well.

Luckily I'm good mates with Beezermac who has been an invaluable help with advice, encouragement, parts and help with tricky jobs like the timing side bush, mag and anything else I bottle out of.

I also receive regular support and abuse from the Cheshire Branch of the BSAOC, a great bunch with a vast amount of knowledge.

Bye for now, Paul.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 17.11. 2015 19:04
Am still loitering around and picking up plenty of tips from your fine forum!

Paul,

That's fantastic. You are doing a great job. One thing I must take excpeption to from the quote above. should read:

 "Am still loitering around and picking up plenty of tips from OUR fine forum!" You are a member, after all.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Tomcat on 18.11. 2015 07:01
Hello Tomcat here, I'm still around but don't log on much. Still got my 3 Beeza's, the A7 going nicely, the A65 getting another base gasket (I found the cause this time!) and the Super Rocket is getting a rebuild. Thanks to all the contributors for sharing the experiences with your motorcycles. Cheers Tomcat
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: fido on 07.01. 2016 14:45
I might be around more this year if things go to plan. Since I moved to Hungary in 2011 my '48 A7 has been off the road and there has not been much incentive to do anything with it, as it is stored in a very dark building with no electricity. I should be moving to Croatia in the spring and it can then go in a double garage with lights and power. I might not have time until the winter but as a minimum I intend to rebuild the engine. I've had the bike since 1995 and the engine has never been apart, so it has never had any sludge trap attention! Regrettably this work will be in preparation to bring the BSA back to UK and sell it. In Croatia you can only import vehicles under 12 years old.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 07.01. 2016 18:53
In Croatia you can only import vehicles under 12 years old.

Well, that's stupid (but not you).

Welcome back, Fido. Good to hear from you. The way you move around in that end of the world, one might imagine you're in the business of servicing used armaments.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: JulianM on 31.05. 2016 07:53
Hi there,
Good thread.

I'm still here too in the background.
New business id doing very well but taking up faaaaaaaar too much time and not giving me time to play bikes much at the moment which is a bummer as I have lots to do.

Keep it up guys,
Best regards,
Julian
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 31.05. 2016 13:39
G'day Julian. I spy on your HCS fb page. See the scrambler is there but too clean, she needs some mud on her.
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 13.12. 2016 18:40
G'day nimrod650.
Must be a big rock your hiding under  *lol*.
http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=11151.0
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: WozzA on 01.07. 2018 08:21
 *????*  I was going through some old post on the forum & LJ's name kept poping up..
He hasn't posted for a couple of years & I was wondering what happened to him?
Any one in contact with him ...  any ideas?      *conf2*
https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=29
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: a101960 on 01.07. 2018 09:22
 
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  I was going through some old post on the forum & LJ's name kept poping up..
He hasn't posted for a couple of years & I was wondering what happened to him?
Any one in contact with him ...  any ideas?
http://laurence.swain.me.uk/about.html Well, this the address of his website, and there are contact details on it. I have heard through the grapevine that he has lost interest in motorcycles. However, he still has his bikes as far as I know, but no longer rides them. The website is worth a visit in it's own right, there is some very interesting reading to be had about LJ's various motorcycling exploits.
John
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: a10gf on 01.07. 2018 09:41
LJ was a great support at the start of the forum, became moderator. Later he wanted to retract somehow from the forum scene (maybe the motorcycling scene). Hoping all is well with him and family.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: duTch on 01.07. 2018 09:45

 I remember LJ- he was fairly prolific when I joined up, I think he has that red one with a white fairing..?  Hope I didn't scare him away... *conf2*
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 01.07. 2018 10:17
G'day all.
I see in his guest book RichardL in 2014 and TTJohn in 2013. I sent a PM and email a while back (6 months to a year) and got no reply.
No duTch, I think it was me giving him too much moderating work. LOL Now I HAVE to be good.
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: morris on 01.07. 2018 14:45
For those who wonder how JulianM & The beast are doing, I have been visiting him last Saturday.
He is still alive and kicking and the place is filled with all kinds of cars from a couple of MG-T series over Alfa Romeo family cars to Bentley and Lagonda racing monsters all in various states of rebuild.
Regarding bikes, there's a nice BSA triple, an unrestored Gold Star scrambler, an Ariel, a couple of Norton's,Laverda's a Triumph Bonneville he's using as a commuter bike and some more
In his spare time he is building a Laverda twin racer with a special enlightened frame and engine with modified "squish" combustion chambers.
The beast is going to get upgraded with a TLS front brake as he finds that the standard 8" FWH is no match for the engine (why am I not surprised...?)
To be continued...
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: Greybeard on 01.07. 2018 19:27
I felt cheated when Julian disappeared off the A7A10 radar. We were all following the build and hoping to see videos of the beast. I know he got involved in his own business and I understand he had other priorities, but, I felt rather disappointed. I'm sure other members must feel the same.  :-\
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: muskrat on 01.07. 2018 20:41
G'day all.
With everything in life circumstances change, life gets in the road, friends come and go. I only have two school friends that I see regularly (once a week).
There's been a few "special" builders come and go. Dan Daughenbaugh building the A7 salt flat machine and Briz building the A10 salty. just had a look at his site and there's mention of the forum.

"The guys on the A10 forum were super helpful.
One guy-Julian-who restores Lagondas for a living is building a street scrambler A10 has made his own billet crank & barrels. He offered to help us with cylinder drawings.
Another bloke, Muskrat, had a twin-carb ally head. Wanted to swap for a 4-spring clutch. Only problem, he's in OZ! But then Julian stepped in again and offered to send a spare clutch of his to Muskrat who could then send us the head. How generous was that? He wont even let me pay shipping."


Hopefully one day they might venture back to say G'day.
Cheers
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: morris on 01.07. 2018 21:56
I felt cheated when Julian disappeared off the A7A10 radar. We were all following the build and hoping to see videos of the beast. I know he got involved in his own business and I understand he had other priorities, but, I felt rather disappointed. I'm sure other members must feel the same.  :-\
Don't worry, he'll be back some day.
Can imagine running a bussiness employing 8 full time people and every now and then some dumbass dropping by and waste half of your Saturday don't leave much time for playing around a lot.  *smile*  ;)
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 24.08. 2018 03:32
Hey, just to be sociable, if you've been a member for a long time but haven't felt the urge to chime-in in a year (or like that), maybe just say "hello" so we know you are well or, at least, hanging in there. Nothing  official here, just feeling like we're losing touch with some good people.


Richard L.

Backing up Berger's post, we have this sticky topic as a place for the not gone to chime in and tell us so. Seconding friend Berger's point, let us know how you're doing. I  went on a search for "sooty plugs" and stumbled on so many names we haven't heard from in years. We'd like to hear from you.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 16.12. 2018 14:20
i'm still here but right now i'm too weak to ride until the docs figger out what's wrong with me.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: a10gf on 16.12. 2018 15:58
Hey, welcome back  *smile*  Great picture.
Hoping the health will improve.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 16.12. 2018 16:23
Pedro,

Good to hear from you. Looking forward to you getting back up on it and posting photos from another Los Ocultos fiesta.

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 16.12. 2018 17:31
no more los ocultos. new club
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 17.12. 2018 03:17
Name change? Didn't Los Ocultos also use the cow (bull?) skull symbol?

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 17.12. 2018 19:30
i actually founded both clubs. unfortunately it was a gringo member that destroyed los occultos so some of my mexican friends asked me to form a new club. it was on my personal patch[beezer geezer] before that. it's inspired by a goat skull that i got as an antiques picker from a farm in saskatchewan.my wife said one bullet hole for the patch was enough-jaja! this 2 meter high wall mural in our courtyard i gave to myself on my 74th bd.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: RichardL on 17.12. 2018 19:36
Very cool. Great, now it's revealed that I'm an animal anatomy idiot. Still waiting for my mural. *smile*

Richard L.
Title: Re: What's Become of You?
Post by: pedrochapala on 17.12. 2018 19:42
a mexican and french artist did it for $10,000 pesos. took them 3 mornings because the afternoon was too hot to work.