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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #15 on: 29.06. 2019 09:10 »
Am soaked in sweat and very cross! Bike is currently a non starter! Have stripped and cleaned carb twice and still not a cough! Will try again in the morning when it and i am cooler! The swear words have been removed!
 *pull hair out* *pull hair out* *bash* *bash* *countdown*
Sorry to hear that BigJim. I was also swearing quite a lot yesterday.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #16 on: 29.06. 2019 10:07 »
Hope the bike runs well for you today GB. Am back in from the garage, hot and cross again. Will start a new post on details when calmer. Will not be riding my A10 to Wales today.
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #17 on: 29.06. 2019 17:26 »
Hope the bike runs well for you today GB. Am back in from the garage, hot and cross again. Will start a new post on details when calmer. Will not be riding my A10 to Wales today.
What a shame. We had a glorious ride through the Black Mountains. https://www.dangerousroads.org/europe/wales/4952-black-mountain-road-a4069.html

We stopped on the way back for a group photo at the sign for the village of Bethlehem!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem,_Carmarthenshire

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #18 on: 30.06. 2019 16:49 »
362 miles since Friday morning.

My ride home was perfect. Buzzing along country roads at 55mph, the engine ran like a sowing sewing machine. I am once again reminded how grateful I am to everyone who helped me with my cam follower saga. The bike is still quiet.

I stopped on the way to fill the petrol tank. I parked the bike, bought a coffee and a Snickers bar and sat on a kerb to consume my snack. There were a group of modern 'Crotch Rocket' bike riders doing the same thing. They were all wearing leather race style suits. Eventually one of them came over and I braced myself for the usual admiration of the classic BSA. This time, it was different; he opened the conversation with; "An antique riding an antique, eh?" Ignoring the jibe, I told him how old the bike was and my own age. He told me he was born in 1939, he looked pretty fit for an 80 year-old!
The bloke started to tell me how crap old bikes were compared to modern machines. I was willing to admit that his brakes were certainly a lot better than mine. I asked him if he thought his bike would still be on the road when it is 64 years old!  *evil*

He seemed amazed when I told him I was on a 150 mile trip back to home. "On that!", he said. End of conversation.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #19 on: 30.06. 2019 17:24 »
Hi GB. Did you get to the bike show?
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #20 on: 30.06. 2019 18:30 »
Hi GB. Did you get to the bike show?
No Big Jim, I set off for home soon after breakfast. Maybe you will be able to come to another BSAOC meeting. My next should be Hampshire July 26-28. The International rally is in the UK this year. The fire service training school in Chipping Campden is booked for the week August 10-17.

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #21 on: 30.06. 2019 19:27 »
well done greybeard a marathon on a marathon *good3*

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #22 on: 30.06. 2019 20:19 »
well done greybeard a marathon on a marathon *good3*
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #23 on: 30.06. 2019 20:42 »
 
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...... Buzzing along country roads at 55mph, the engine ran like a sowing machine. ...........

 I wonder what'll grow, given your Flash is a bit more agricultural than the sewing machine that the old upstart was probably on  *roll* ?

 Good it went well with no dramas *wink2*
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #24 on: 30.06. 2019 22:17 »
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...... Buzzing along country roads at 55mph, the engine ran like a sowing machine. ...........

 I wonder what'll grow, given your Flash is a bit more agricultural than the sewing machine that the old upstart was probably on  *roll* ?

 Good it went well with no dramas *wink2*
Yep, SEWING machine, you are right!

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #25 on: 30.06. 2019 22:40 »

 
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  Yep, SEWING machine, you are right! 

 Yes but 'sowing machine' makes sense too- not that I ever heard of one, those kind of things had other names on the farm..... not ever seeing the term written made me think I had it wrong all this time, just like 'hare- brained'
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #26 on: 01.07. 2019 10:18 »
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the engine ran like a sowing machine

tell me I'm wrong but did Singer not make a bike or something transport wise
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #27 on: 01.07. 2019 12:46 »
BSA Bill I once had a singer car - very much the deluxe version of a Hillman imp, think  it was called a singer chamy--- don't know how to spell chami chamei????  *conf2*

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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #28 on: 01.07. 2019 14:15 »
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it was called a singer chamy

oh now I do remember that, think it was Chamois (French ) kind of deer or Antilope, in days of yore you could wash your Chammy with a chammy leather
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Re: BSAOC South West Wales weekend?
« Reply #29 on: 02.07. 2019 11:13 »
Singer became part of the old Route group , Hillman being there stalwat brand Singers and Sunbeams there more luxury/sportier versions
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