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Offline RichardL

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Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« on: 14.10. 2018 17:05 »
This is quite a custom (emphasis on "custom"). Not sure it's meant to be, or ever has been, ridden. I'd give it try, but, of course won't be bidding. Wondering if this builder has ever peeked at the forum.

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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #1 on: 14.10. 2018 17:16 »
Love the front brake. Good job we've all got different tastes, or there's only be one model of motorcycle, car etc.
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #2 on: 14.10. 2018 17:53 »
Heavily tuned engine - but no mention of a big bearing crank. Stand well back!
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #3 on: 14.10. 2018 20:01 »
G'day fellas.
All show with just a little go. Handling would be uuummmm interesting. Without the brackets and proper rear guard the back end would feel like riding on a flat tyre, the Bantam front wouldn't help either.
He must have shares in a chrome shop. I like to see customs but they should be functional.
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #4 on: 14.10. 2018 20:02 »
got to admit it's good , everything looks like it belongs together and was meant to be together. not going to move far though
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #5 on: 14.10. 2018 21:39 »
Indeed, more in lounge than on road. someone has really spent some time with the polish.If i was minted and super bored i would rather look at it than the tele. Mind, i would soon be pinching parts to get my ride improved. Actually this one may (probably) goes and stops better than mine. Wonder what the import cost would be?
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #6 on: 15.10. 2018 09:01 »
Love it. A show bike that look almost usable.
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #7 on: 15.10. 2018 10:21 »
Does one chuck an anchor out for emergency stopping though?

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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #8 on: 15.10. 2018 10:44 »
How is the cylinder block shiny? Can you chrome CI?

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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #9 on: 15.10. 2018 13:32 »
Greybeard - yes, but think of all the pit holes, even after serious (and seriously difficult) preparation. And don't mention the overheating .....
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #10 on: 16.10. 2018 21:21 »
Hmmm! Apparently we peruse the same eBay searches.  I posted a link and pix in the ebay find section.  Its interesting for sure.  Vintage show bikes are making a comeback, and clearly this is not a rider.  I like customs in many ways, but it takes a LOT of work to maintain a custom like this once built so not terribly practical, However its likely it will showed off a lot, and that builds interests in classics of all types, custom or restored.
So I for one am happy that some eBay sharpie didnt part it out like many do, and instead it lives albeit in modified form
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Re: Obviously loved his A10, I think.
« Reply #11 on: 17.10. 2018 21:16 »
Just had a look at the ebay listing. $30,000 spent and listed as a drag bike. I have never ridden a drag bike but it just doesn't look right or worth the cash.  You could buy a handful of great bikes for that kind of money. Not for me thanks. That "Drill press BSA" Sluggo had up before looks a way better buy at $3kish.