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Another new member
« on: 17.09. 2020 01:23 »
Hello,

My name is Greg and I am the proud owner of a 1956 A10 Road Rocket. I have been told it is a 1955 due to the front brake not being full width but am only working with the parts that were "in the box" but the numbers on the engine and frame suggest 1956. I have gone through this bike a couple of times in the 30+ years I have owned it but the last break of 20 years has left it in a bit of a state. Part of this was sitting in various storage locations and part to being cannibalized for parts to support a friends BSA.

That said, I am working this winter (north America…) to get mechanical things back in order or even in correct order to start with. What I mean by this is that things like the gauges were 1970's Triumph and are being replaced with period chronometric's. The oil pump that put it out of commission 20 years ago is being renewed as well a rebuilt magneto. Not focusing on the needed cosmetics at this point and my goal is to have the bike back on the road come spring.

I am an old geezer that has been around motorcycles since 1978. I started on a 1974 Honda CL360 and moved on to BMW, BSA and Harley Davidson bikes. At one point in the mid-80's I was riding a BMW, Harley 45" Servi-Car and the A10 all on a given day. The shifting going from left to tank to right kept me thinking!

I keep coming across this forum and find the information invaluable and hope to be able to provide as well as ingest information. The fact that you all are willing to share what you have learned is really amazing.

Happy to be here and thank you in advance,
Greg
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Re: Another new member
« Reply #1 on: 17.09. 2020 02:35 »
G'day Greg  *welcome*
You've come to the right place. Plenty of info and we're a friendly bunch.
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Re: Another new member
« Reply #2 on: 17.09. 2020 03:14 »
Welcome Greg

Winter evenings will fly by fettling your A10

I also have BSA BMW & HD so can appreciate the footsie confusion

Where are you in N America ?

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« Reply #3 on: 17.09. 2020 03:31 »
Another "ecclectic" member! Welcome
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« Reply #4 on: 17.09. 2020 07:45 »
Thanks for fine intro. Welcome aboard !
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« Reply #5 on: 17.09. 2020 09:07 »
Hya  *good3*
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Re: Another new member
« Reply #6 on: 17.09. 2020 18:11 »
Hi Scotty - I guess I should have included my location in my intro... I am in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to spending many hours here learning what I can and maybe even sharing some info with all of you.
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Re: Another new member
« Reply #7 on: 17.09. 2020 19:26 »
Welcome Greg
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Re: Another new member
« Reply #8 on: 17.09. 2020 19:28 »
Hi and welcome. But an old geezer? You may be the youngest on this forum.
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Re: Another new member
« Reply #9 on: 17.09. 2020 21:01 »
Yes Greg, your not an old geexer yet. You are in the younger end of the memberships age range. Even 2 years younger than me!
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