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KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« on: 07.06. 2019 12:32 »
Yep, I’m leaving Nz for Ringwood, Hants on next Tuesday, I’m staying in the UK for 6 weeks so I’ll not still be in the UK for the BSA International, which is bad planning  *problem*

So, is there another BSA (local) event going on whilst I’m in the UK?

Thankfully I’ll be mobile on 2 wheels for the stay at my mother in laws  *help* as a nephew on the wife’s side has kindly lent me his Yamaha R6 to ride  *woo* *pull hair out* (albeit I think this will give me a bad back, crook knees and speeding tickets).

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #1 on: 07.06. 2019 12:37 »
Had me going for a sec. Check out the name of the town where Morrie's Place is located.

http://morriesplacecycle.com/

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« Reply #2 on: 07.06. 2019 13:08 »
Had me going for a sec. Check out the name of the town where Morrie's Place is located.

http://morriesplacecycle.com/

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Morries place sounds great but yes I’ll not be the good ole u.s. of a, but in the UK (near Bournemouth). I last visited the UK in 2008 so I’m expecting a few changes but hopefully the real ale is still affordable  *beer* *countdown*

I can’t believe how tricky (aka expensive) it is to get vehicle insurance in the uk for visitors, even tho I’ve still got a UK bike licence, not being a resident makes me almost uninsurable. The UK club is organising loan BSA’s for overseas visitors to the rally (as shipping bikes has become unviable), but I wonder how those visitors will afford the insurance on the loan bikes!

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Last had an A10 in 1976, in 2011 it was time for my 2nd one.

1956 Flash Frame EA7-168x Eng. CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

B31 “hot rod” (yeah right)

Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why yet

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #3 on: 07.06. 2019 15:14 »
Hi Simon
The only BSAOCC event I could find was
26 - 28 July   Hampshire Branch Camp (that could be starting the day you leave).

I use this for general events https://sumpmagazine.com/classic-bike-motorcycle-shows-events.htm

There are some local VMCC sections close to Ringwood e.g. 'Bournemouth and new forest' I could make a list or their events for you if your have an interest. Our section certainly welcome visitors but a little bit too far being in Suffolk.

Then a bit further afield
http://www.banbury-run.co.uk/The-Event
http://www.festivalof1000bikes.co.uk/
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« Reply #4 on: 09.06. 2019 01:15 »
Hi Simon
The only BSAOCC event I could find was
26 - 28 July   Hampshire Branch Camp (that could be starting the day you leave).

I use this for general events https://sumpmagazine.com/classic-bike-motorcycle-shows-events.htm

There are some local VMCC sections close to Ringwood e.g. 'Bournemouth and new forest' I could make a list or their events for you if your have an interest. Our section certainly welcome visitors but a little bit too far being in Suffolk.

Then a bit further afield
http://www.banbury-run.co.uk/The-Event
http://www.festivalof1000bikes.co.uk/

Thanks very much Angus, I’ll be already gone for the hants branch camp but the Banbury event looks great and doable, I might even find some parts there  *smile*. The NZ bsa club is affiliated to the VMCC which I’d forgotten so I’ll take a look at their web site etc
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Last had an A10 in 1976, in 2011 it was time for my 2nd one.

1956 Flash Frame EA7-168x Eng. CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

B31 “hot rod” (yeah right)

Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why yet

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #5 on: 09.06. 2019 10:44 »
Assuming better weather then this weekend I will be at Banbury as a spectator watch for the teashirt if you get there.

Also probably on the sump site but there is Kempton park motorcycle jumble on the 20th July (I may miss counted the 6 weeks)
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« Reply #6 on: 09.06. 2019 11:21 »
Assuming better weather then this weekend I will be at Banbury as a spectator watch for the teashirt if you get there.

Also probably on the sump site but there is Kempton park motorcycle jumble on the 20th July (I may miss counted the 6 weeks)

I’d love to go to the kempton jumble but I promise not to excessively export bsa parts from 5he uk  *whistle*

I’ve not yet got a forum shirt but will wear a nz bsa shirt and hope to bump into you
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Last had an A10 in 1976, in 2011 it was time for my 2nd one.

1956 Flash Frame EA7-168x Eng. CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

B31 “hot rod” (yeah right)

Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why yet

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #7 on: 10.06. 2019 19:26 »
The VMCC Banbury run is for pre 1931 machines only.

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #8 on: 11.06. 2019 08:46 »
There is also Founders Day at Stanford Hall the day after Kempton, the 21st July. http://www.thetaverners.com/founders.html
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« Reply #9 on: 11.06. 2019 22:22 »
The VMCC Banbury run is for pre 1931 machines only.

Yep early bikes only, I’ve just bought a 1937 b31 project, which I plan to pass on as being in too hard basket , but maybe there will be some additional parts for it at the associated auto jumble  *dunno*
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Last had an A10 in 1976, in 2011 it was time for my 2nd one.

1956 Flash Frame EA7-168x Eng. CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

B31 “hot rod” (yeah right)

Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why yet

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« Reply #10 on: 11.06. 2019 22:28 »
There is also Founders Day at Stanford Hall the day after Kempton, the 21st July. http://www.thetaverners.com/founders.html

Thanks, what a great sounding event, it’s a bit close to my leave date so might get vetoed by “mission control” but I’ll try to visit it.
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Last had an A10 in 1976, in 2011 it was time for my 2nd one.

1956 Flash Frame EA7-168x Eng. CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

B31 “hot rod” (yeah right)

Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why yet

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #11 on: 12.06. 2019 21:33 »
Hi Simon

Which company has provided the insurance? I have a mate coming from Auckland and the plan had been to let him have one of my bikes for a couple of weeks. Finding insurance has been tricky, so any help would be appreciated.

Hope you enjoy your stay
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« Reply #12 on: 14.06. 2019 20:37 »
Hi Simon

Which company has provided the insurance? I have a mate coming from Auckland and the plan had been to let him have one of my bikes for a couple of weeks. Finding insurance has been tricky, so any help would be appreciated.

Hope you enjoy your stay
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 I think it may be different for your mate as I have a uk address (mother in laws house) and a British licence. From memory I got quotes from Devitt’s, Hastings and Bikesure, but in the end I’ve got over the problem by becoming a named rider on my nephews insurance, on a new policy for his bike (100 quid for an r6 wasn’t bad, but he’s got full no claims).

For me whether or not I could get cover from a particular broker depended on the wording of the relevant question on the online forms......eg I cannot truthfully say I’ve been resident in the uk for the last 2 years (so got declined), but I can truthfully say I’ve been a uk resident for 40 years (just not recently!). Most insurance companies I contacted will not quote non residents, or foreign licence holders, not even as “named riders/drivers”.

I’ve the same problem getting insured for a car, but there is www.tempcover.com and
www.short-terminsurance.co.uk who will insure me, for a high price!

 
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Last had an A10 in 1976, in 2011 it was time for my 2nd one.

1956 Flash Frame EA7-168x Eng. CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

B31 “hot rod” (yeah right)

Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why yet

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Re: KiwiGF is visiting old Blighty
« Reply #13 on: 15.06. 2019 08:46 »
Thanks for that. I'd found the last two companies, but they weren't much help. Will have to keep searching. Anyone out there who has successfully arranged insurance for a non resident to drive one of their bikes? I guess we could always transfer ownership to my mate and then back again...but it may still be difficult because he's non-resident.

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« Reply #14 on: 15.06. 2019 11:21 »
Bring some good waterproofs mate! *eek*