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BSA + Reliant
« on: 25.07. 2019 10:08 »
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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #1 on: 27.07. 2019 10:42 »
Is there a specialist insurance company for bikes which have been modified as much as this?
CN seem to arsey over minor deviations from standard.

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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #2 on: 27.07. 2019 14:09 »
Is there a specialist insurance company for bikes which have been modified as much as this?
CN seem to arsey over minor deviations from standard.

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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #3 on: 27.07. 2019 17:20 »
That bike Greybeard has beem around for quite a number of years now I have a photo of it at a show in Corbridge Northumberland in 2005 and also at the BSA Cleveland and North Yorkshire camp in 2017.

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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #4 on: 27.07. 2019 20:22 »
Looks fairly neat, except for the hideous timing cover.
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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #5 on: 28.07. 2019 09:28 »
I owned both in the day, but not at once.
Regal handling was an experience never to be forgotten *smile*
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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #6 on: 29.07. 2019 22:57 »
Regal handling was an experience never to be forgotten *smile*
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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #7 on: 30.07. 2019 09:29 »
You did not drive a Reliant, you aimed it!!!

Mind you that horrible clip sickened me and I did not find it funny to see the Reliants mutilated. I drove my robin, four up, with an unbraked  trailer on a grand European tour one year, over the Grossglockner highest pass in Austria down to Rome then back up to Sweden via Switzerland and the Grand St Bernard.

Apart from a few trailer pendulum swings the only hair-raiser was boiling the brake fluid coming down off the Grossglockner, thank god it was almost the bottom!

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Re: BSA + Reliant
« Reply #8 on: 30.07. 2019 12:52 »
All contrived to slag off Reliant for cheap laughs. We used to watch the programme for the comedy, it became less entertaining when those presenters moved on. 

 Any three wheeler, and some 4 wheeled vehicles would have overturned  driven down a slope and turned sharply on that adverse camber, especially when loaded with the concrete you could see, and the concrete in the back.

 Reliant engine was an Aluminium Block update of the original Austin 7, so the myth goes. I found them to be smooth and quiet, economical  and reasonably lively. At the time it filled a niche market and was cheap reliable transport.

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