Author Topic: It's a scorcher!  (Read 1301 times)

Online Black Sheep

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2017
  • Posts: 602
  • Karma: 6
    • Where black sheep live
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #30 on: 24.07. 2018 06:43 »
Freezing? I'll agree it's a bit breezy but 6 to 16 degrees is pretty idyllic - at least in Scotland it is.
2 twins, 2 singles, lots of sheep

Offline muskrat

  • Global Moderator
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 8021
  • Karma: 106
  • Lake Conjola NSW Oz
    • Shoalhaven Classic Motorcycle Club Inc
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #31 on: 24.07. 2018 10:01 »
"1963 was the winter to remember"
Sorry I was only 2.  *roll*
4C when I rode to work. Beautiful. And the bike goes better when it's cool.
Cheers
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR, '76 XT500, '77 AG175 '83 CB1100F, '81 CB900F project.
Australia
Muskys Plunger A7

Online duTch

  • Ricketty Rocketty Golden Flashback
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4511
  • Karma: 40
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #32 on: 24.07. 2018 10:40 »

 Farquaall that ^^^ all too cold for me...had a few coldies last week down to 6˚ a couple of nights...but back up to 20˚ish through the day..today made it to a tolerable ~25, so should be back up to sensible high 20's before too long  *smile*....2009 I was working in 36˚ in August, that was different, hadn't seen more than a few spots of 'moisture-from-the-sky' for about four years or so (forgot what it looked like), but the summer was not so hot as I expected- and a year or so later had crazy floods..... *conf2*
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia

Offline a101960

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 1032
  • Karma: 11
  • BSA RGS BSA C12
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #33 on: 24.07. 2018 15:56 »
This hot weather has reminded me of an incident many years ago (1964 or 1965) when I was an impoverished student. I had a Sunbeam S8, and one hot sultry afternoon I was waiting at the traffic lights on Shaftsbury Avenue in London. A traffic cop pulled up along side of me, and while he was sat there like me, waiting for the lights to change he gave me and the bike a visual going over. Then he leaned across, and said “Oi where’s your tax disc then?” “It’s in the post” I replied “Yeah it always effin is” was his response. With that the lights changed and he rode off. Lucky or what? Anyone else had a close shave like that?

Online duTch

  • Ricketty Rocketty Golden Flashback
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4511
  • Karma: 40
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #34 on: 24.07. 2018 21:34 »

 
Quote
....“Oi where’s your tax disc then?” “It’s in the post” I replied “Yeah it always effin is” was his response. With that the lights changed and he rode off. Lucky or what? Anyone else had a close shave like that?..

 Almost. A few weeks ago, (maybe the day I hit the sunken cover, being right around the corner), I pulled up at lights and had a feeling something was behind me, so had the usual glance over my left shoulder. Sho' nuff, lights changed and lights flashed and hornie-sireny thing (more of a sound blaster these days)....so pulled into the gutter...first thing he said was "where's your reflector...?... ", but before I could come up with anything he looked at the tail-light and satisfied himself that it has a built in reflector...(which they apparently do but not very effective *wink2*).

 Next inevitable item on the list was ... "...and where's your indicators ? And what is it anyway....?  *conf*", so I explained that I know that mandatory fitment to new machines in our State was not effective until 30 June '75 (I actually thought it was '76 so checked the next day), and indicators didn't exist in the '50's.
  Not content with that and adamant I should have indicators, he made some phone calls and his mate turned up, and he was on his eyepad thingy googgling and doing all he could for evidence
   I explained that I've been through it lots of times since the '70's and know I don't need them. After a bit of debating he said " well if I don't know, I can't give you a ticket..." the only thing I could say to that was " I know I don't need them, and you still can't give me a ticket..*smile* " .....and they climbed on their bikes and rode off in a collective huff.... *beer*

....and the things I thought funny was being a street away from the wrecker where I found the frame to start the build AND right out front of where the last State distributors (Brisk Sales) for BSA were housed....
 And it was a nice mild mid-20˚'s day...

Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia

Offline kiwipom

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 751
  • Karma: 8
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #35 on: 24.07. 2018 22:21 »
Good story Dutch, i will be at `The beach Houses`Moroochydore first week in September if you are in the area drop by for a beer whether should be a `cool`29/30c by then, cheers
A10.G.Flash(cafe racer)Honda 250 vtr. Yamaha Virago XV920.

War! what is it good for?Absolutely nothing, Edwin Star.
NewZealand

Offline Peter in Aus

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 316
  • Karma: 1
  • South West, West Australia
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #36 on: 25.07. 2018 01:30 »
125K winds thunder storms and rain here not a good day for a ride *sad2*

Busselton West Australia
49 A7 longstroke
58 A10  SA

Offline muskrat

  • Global Moderator
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 8021
  • Karma: 106
  • Lake Conjola NSW Oz
    • Shoalhaven Classic Motorcycle Club Inc
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #37 on: 25.07. 2018 09:36 »
^^^ "not a good day for a ride"
No such thing Peter!
Cheers
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR, '76 XT500, '77 AG175 '83 CB1100F, '81 CB900F project.
Australia
Muskys Plunger A7

Offline Sav

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 115
  • Karma: 2
  • VMCC Men of Kent and BSAOC member
    • Ashley, Ripple & Studdal Enthusiasts
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #38 on: 29.07. 2018 08:37 »
Normality is resumed!

Flooded, fence blown down and the poor moggy frightened silly at the pyrotechnics.

Long may it continue!!
1961 A10SR, spent a fortune at SRM
1961 A7SS, finally the right green
2011 New addition 1937 Empire Star, twin port, high pipes. Turned out to be the most unreliable bike I have handled.
2017 finally found the liner/barrel were flexing and causing all the overheating/nipping up. Early B33 barrel fitted and it's reliable at last!

Online bsa-bill

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2006
  • Posts: 5341
  • Karma: 61
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #39 on: 29.07. 2018 09:34 »
Quote
poor moggy

in our case pooch, not generally bothered by lightning but wouldn't settle this time.
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,
All the best - Bill
1961 Flash - stock, reliable, steady, fantastic for shopping
1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

Offline Sav

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 115
  • Karma: 2
  • VMCC Men of Kent and BSAOC member
    • Ashley, Ripple & Studdal Enthusiasts
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #40 on: 29.07. 2018 09:45 »
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,


Hoping not too bad as camping at the West Kent International on the Empire Star from Thursday.


Our poor moggy was hiding in the corner mewing loudly during the unusually noisy thunder, could not calm him down.
1961 A10SR, spent a fortune at SRM
1961 A7SS, finally the right green
2011 New addition 1937 Empire Star, twin port, high pipes. Turned out to be the most unreliable bike I have handled.
2017 finally found the liner/barrel were flexing and causing all the overheating/nipping up. Early B33 barrel fitted and it's reliable at last!

Offline cyclobutch

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 1423
  • Karma: 14
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #41 on: 30.07. 2018 08:47 »
Quote
poor moggy

in our case pooch, not generally bothered by lightning but wouldn't settle this time.
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,


Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.
Various, including ...
'58 Iron Head Flash Bitza


Online lawnmowerman

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 576
  • Karma: 8
  • 1959 Super Rocket. Kent, England
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #42 on: 30.07. 2018 09:17 »
Quote
poor moggy

in our case pooch, not generally bothered by lightning but wouldn't settle this time.
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,


Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.

But how would you tell?  *dunno*

Jim
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

Too old to Rock and Roll but too young to die  (Jethro Tull 1976)

Online bsa-bill

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2006
  • Posts: 5341
  • Karma: 61
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #43 on: 30.07. 2018 09:27 »
Quote
Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.

obviously shell shocked -- boom boom - "it's the way ah tell em"
All the best - Bill
1961 Flash - stock, reliable, steady, fantastic for shopping
1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

Online lawnmowerman

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 576
  • Karma: 8
  • 1959 Super Rocket. Kent, England
Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #44 on: 30.07. 2018 09:31 »
Quote
Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.

obviously shell shocked -- boom boom - "it's the way ah tell em"

 *lol* *lol* *lol*
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

Too old to Rock and Roll but too young to die  (Jethro Tull 1976)