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Frank P intro
« on: 11.02. 2021 19:34 »
Good Day to all from Canada, a bit chilly at -22 to be out riding but I can share a few photos. I have been a big British and Italian bike fan for 50+years and picked up my current 1948 A7, with a spare bike to boot, four years ago and after much searching and Ebay purchasing I am in the process of rebuild and here is where the frame is today. Engine gasket set received yesterday so that is the next step, then after installation will be wiring harness, headlight, seat and tank. Also attaching a few others just to show some of my other machines.
Good to come on board.
Frank
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #1 on: 11.02. 2021 19:43 »
Welcome. Love that sq4
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #2 on: 11.02. 2021 19:46 »
Fantastic collection.
 *welcome* *good3* *yeah*
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #3 on: 11.02. 2021 19:48 »
G'day Frank  *welcome* and thanks for the intro.
Looks like you've got enough to keep you broke and busy through winter. But riding in that beautiful countryside in warmer weather makes up for it.
You like me must be ambidextrous having left and right, up and down gear shifts. Makes life interesting two hours into a ride and forget which bike your on!
Best of luck with the build.
Cheers 
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #4 on: 11.02. 2021 20:05 »
Thanks Guys ,
I love my Ariels, have '56 VH 500 running as well with a '35 VH 500 waiting for space on the benches ('31 SF31 550cc, '56 SQ4 MKII and '56 NH 350cc waiting for bits).
If I take your handle right RDfella then I can add I have an '81 RD350LC and  '76 RD400 in with my Japanese smokers.
Yes, lots of bikes to choose from and weather here is tremendous from early March through October although 30 to 40 through July /August is a bit challenging so have to get out and back early or it gets hard on the older machines.
Left or right shift seems to not be a challenge so far.
Frank
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #5 on: 11.02. 2021 20:23 »
Welcome Frank. What a collection. One can only dream. Hope you enjoy the forum 👍🏻

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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #6 on: 11.02. 2021 20:58 »
Weclome, fine intro. Great bikes!

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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #7 on: 11.02. 2021 22:31 »
 *welcome* Frank

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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #8 on: 11.02. 2021 23:07 »
 *welcome*
That's too many motorbikes for one man. I'll take a couple off your hands if you like.

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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #9 on: 12.02. 2021 10:02 »
Welcome Frank, nice collection you have there
All the best - Bill
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #10 on: 12.02. 2021 12:38 »
Frank,

Welcome to the forum. What took you so long? *smile* Not sure whether to call what you have a "collection," or a "ridable museum." Am I the only one who's noticed that you appear to be building the A7 in your living room? Obvioulsy, garage full of other bikes (and too cold, I guess). Finally, I, too, am envious of the countryside.

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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #11 on: 13.02. 2021 21:20 »
Thanks much to all. Yes, the shop is actually the basement living/rec room. My wife had me redecorate, put up crown moldings and refinish the windows and when it was done she said to me " great, now you can move your shop area in here and I will know where you are at all times" just a lucky man I guess. Have a storage building at my daughter and son-in-law's place with 30+ bikes over there and a 53 ft container with the project bikes.
As you can probably take from my posts I am a serial rebuilder, working with a good buddy Joe who is a real Norton man, and we did a '75 Trident last winter, have an Interstate coming along right now and I finished off a '69 T125 Stinger this summer. Retired a few years ago and had been picking up projects for the last 12 years and enjoying the hobby.
Frank
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #12 on: 13.02. 2021 21:41 »
 *smile* if I could chose one from all the posted pictures, I'd get me that Suzuki 125 !
How much, incl. freight to Norway ? :O)

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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #13 on: 13.02. 2021 21:49 »
Sorry, I have no problems acquiring bikes but getting rid of a few has been a bit of a problem. One simple rule I follow is I ride the new bike for a season and if it puts a smile on my face it goes into the collection and if it makes me shrug or wonder why I worked so hard then it is gone!
The T125 is just a joy to ride and after 3 years of collecting bits I can say it keeps putting a big smile on my face.
Frank
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Re: Frank P intro
« Reply #14 on: 14.02. 2021 00:30 »
So, Frank, when people wonder, "What do you think has become of all the parts for vintage motorcycles?", now we know what to tell them, "Frank has them."

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