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Offline A10Boy

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Re: speed
« Reply #15 on: 24.09. 2009 19:39 »
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Re: speed
« Reply #16 on: 25.09. 2009 10:13 »
With my old Shooting star I think I had it to about 90 once or twice. I had to be able to cruise at 80 to keep up with the college bike club runs as the others mostly had faster bikes. My current A7 never gets thrashed and I can't recall ever going over 65. I mostly cruise at 55 to 60.

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Re: speed
« Reply #17 on: 25.09. 2009 11:45 »
Certainly not part of the ton club, after the money I just spent I don't feel like leaving metal all over
the road. Have been sitting on 55 - 60, but noticed that once I hit 60 this little bike really finds its
legs & smooths out, I reckon it would give my T140 a run for its money, but I haven't taken it over 75,
might give it a squirt one day once its loosened up a bit more, must have been pretty impressive back
in the 60's.

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Re: speed
« Reply #18 on: 25.09. 2009 11:49 »
I recently cracked the ton on my flash (just barely- at least according to its speedo )-  i'd have to say that it wasn't a comfortable 100  - but was a exciting one - my valves were very much out of whack afterwards and the motor did sound like it was ready to throw a rod during it - was a bit of a beer fueled experience driving back home from rockabilly show in NYC
  i don't think i would ever do it again (haha) -

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Re: speed
« Reply #19 on: 25.09. 2009 13:36 »
Lets be honest, standard a7/A10s werent made for high speed use. The first motorway wasnt opened in UK until 1959 or there abouts, and mostly they were daily transport to and from work for the working man, which was probably within 5 miles of home.

My Golden Flash is happiest at upto about 70mph, and thats suits me for a sunday blast in the cotswolds. If I want to go faster, I get out the Z1 and let rip, but mostly, I'm happier on the Beezer. Its not the speed that counts, its living the BSA life  *smile*
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Re: speed
« Reply #20 on: 25.09. 2009 20:56 »
G'day all,
            my little '51 A7 regularly see's 70 all day and is good for 80 on occasions. The '57 A7 SS racer would just pull 120 at 7500 rpm on Eastern Creeks down hill straight.
I have as much fun on a postie doing 50 as I do on my Rhonda Whore 1100 at 150.
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Re: speed
« Reply #21 on: 25.09. 2009 20:57 »
My FSIE would do 85mph on a good day.........
And my BSA AP50 special would pull 86! on knobblys, bet you never saw an AP50 scrambler *smile*
Seriously though, still running in the longstroke plunger hitting a couple of potholes in quick succession at 55mph yesterday was like being launched into lunar orbit on a demented pogo stick!
Tricky when approaching a bend with a tractor coming round it *help* Think hedge, think hedge!
Don't think I want it to go faster, would end up wrong side of eternity!

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Re: speed
« Reply #22 on: 25.09. 2009 22:54 »
 Oh Yes,

   
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and yes I did eventually blow the motor, but I was a lot of fun while it lasted.

 When exactly did the day come when we realised it was more fun to have something that ran, then something that blew up every Friday night? And when I was younger, money was always tight- where did I ever find the money to keep blowing motors???? Or buying tires they would let you run with? Or the fuel to make "roman candles" out of the exhaust pipes? (8 of them straight up and out of the hood- hehehe!) Man, I wasted my youth- but did I ever have a good time doing it!!!!!! *smile* *smile*

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