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davemac

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New Member - Introduction
« on: 13.01. 2010 06:27 »
Hi Guys,

Wow! I've been reading some of the comments over the past couple of days and wish I'd joined earlier. You guys are a wealth of info.

I've joined the Forum and thought I'd introduce myself. My name's Dave, or Davemac to save confusion. I live in Brisbane and have an A10, engine no.DA10 2058 frame no. EA7 1391 and I believe that it is a 1958 GF although it has an alloy head and RR front end. I've had the bike since 1983 when I bought it for $800.00, (try doing that these days), but believe it or not it was running and road registered. The problems began when I took it on a short run followed by my brother-in-law who complained that he couldn't see for the smoke and the great clumps of oil hitting his sunnies, oops! Anyway after it was stripped down and apart from the ring problem the flywheel looked like it had been balanced by someone with a welder and drill in a shed in the backyard. I'm not joking there were numerous places where it had been drilled then welded, drilled then welded over and over until it eventually cracked all the way through. I was so impressed by the lack of workmanship that I had it chromed and I now use it as a paperweight. When I get enough posts I'll try and put a picture up and you'll see what I mean. When the bike was eventually on the road the second problem was that I couldn't keep head gaskets up to it. My wife used to say that we didn't focus on MPG but MPHG, miles per head gasket. After the third one I asked the guy to machine the top of the barrels. He said they didn't need it because they were cast and wouldn't be out. I asked him to do it anyway. Guess what? I haven't had ahead gasket problem since, touch wood. That was my initiation into A10s and I call it character building.

Cheers Guys

Davemac

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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #1 on: 13.01. 2010 06:40 »
Welcome aboard Dave, I'm also in Aus but down the bottom in Mt Gambier, South Aust.

I am sure you will enjoy the communication and help available on the forum, great bunch of fellow enthusiasts. I am sure we already have some Brisbane members.

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« Reply #2 on: 13.01. 2010 07:01 »
Hi Dave,
I am in the Wild West (Australia), but unlike many of the other inhabitants of Kalgoorlie, am a tender type. I need BSA's in my life, to toughen me up.

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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #3 on: 13.01. 2010 10:29 »
G'Day Dave!

Good of you to join us! Blimey there are getting so many Aussies here now that we're gonna have to form a special part of forum to host you all. haha!

Enjoy your association here with us!
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #4 on: 13.01. 2010 10:57 »
welcome Dave, looking forward to those crank pics.


Blimey there are getting so many Aussies here now that we're gonna have to form a special part of forum to host you all. haha!



That would be the "down under section" LJ

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« Reply #5 on: 13.01. 2010 11:13 »
Hello Dave!

Welcome to the forum! Yet another Aussie that tortures us with pictures of sunshine and bike tours while we are freezing. At the moment my only tours are around the house with the snowblower.

Best wishes from Austria to Australia!
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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #6 on: 13.01. 2010 22:20 »
hi dave welcome to the forum have fun im sure we can help you out
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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #7 on: 14.01. 2010 10:30 »
Thanks for the welcome glad to be here,

Brian - I've been to Mt Gambier some years back I had a mate living at Narracourte, I think that's how you spell it. That Blue Lake is really something.

Richard - Sorry have'nt been to Kalgoorley yet but maybe someday! Have they got one of those shops there like Sarah Lea, you know where you can get seconds cheap, for the gold I mean.

L.J. - G'day to you too and no I've not been to the UK either but I'd like to get over there amongst all those parts.

Bill - Another couple of posts and I'll have that picture, if I can work it out.

M.G. - Thanks for the tip Marcus and if the o-rings don't work I'll chase up those grey buggers.

Rocket Man - The other Dave -  I've read some of your tips and learnt heaps I only hope that I might be able to help out some time myself and return the favour.

Cheers guys and thanks for the welcome,

Dave 2 

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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #8 on: 14.01. 2010 10:35 »
Gday Dave, there are a number of A10/A7 owners in Brisbane that visit this site, I'm sure you'll meet some of them down there eventually. I'm up in Townsville Nth QLD Australia of couse.
You'll love this site and check it everyday just to see whats happening in the world of BSAs. If you dont know there is a swap meet ( autojumble) at Malaney north of Bris in March 20,21 there are usually a fair amount of BSA parts there. I will be there for sure so get in quick.
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« Reply #9 on: 14.01. 2010 10:45 »
Hi Terryk,

Thanks and you're right I do love this site already. I've got a brochure on that Maleny meet and I do hope to be there in March, all going well. I'll probably only be there for the day on Sunday but if I can con the wife we might come up on Saturday.

Cheers Mate,

Dave 2

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« Reply #10 on: 14.01. 2010 12:07 »
Hello there,
Good to have you with us.
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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #11 on: 14.01. 2010 13:12 »
Gday Dave,
We should try and hook up with Terry at the Maleny Swap.
Are you a member of HMCCQ?
cheers

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« Reply #12 on: 15.01. 2010 11:58 »
G'Day to you Iain,

I'm half Scot myself, my father was born in Edinburgh but don't hold that against me.

Hey Olev,

Another Brissy boy, aye. Actually I was born in NSW but been up here 16 years and I'm still called a Mexican. In answer to your question, no I'm not a member of HMCCQ and yes we should try and hook up with Terry at the Meet.

Bill - I tried to post those pictures of the flywheel but it wouldn't happen. I must be doing something wrong. I'll try again later.

Cheers All

Dave 2


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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #13 on: 15.01. 2010 19:25 »
youve posted six times now lets see some pics i think you only need 5 posts to qualify

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Re: New Member - Introduction
« Reply #14 on: 15.01. 2010 20:11 »
G'day Dave, from a cockroach to a cane toad. Re pictures have a look here http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,427.0.html  I use Olev's (another cane toad) method, shrinks most pics down to under 100Kb's so you can post 5 at a time.
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