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Offline Goldy

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Why do you like you A7/A10
« on: 10.10. 2010 20:28 »
My non BSA mates ask me what is it that I like about my A10. Well for me it's the fact that I owned one as a teenager (a few years ago now). but I also like the design, the shape and style. What is it that others like ?????
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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #1 on: 10.10. 2010 21:31 »
G'day Goldy,
                     the timing cover for me.
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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #2 on: 10.10. 2010 21:44 »
I guess the fact that I grew up with them also has a big influence,the raw simplicity, the torque, the fact that you can stay in top gear longer.You can plod along or get a get along, brit bikes have great character  thats not to say I don't like some japanese bikes I have a cb 500. I wont sell the a10 though. 
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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #3 on: 11.10. 2010 00:28 »
I like


The classic 50s style
The proper bike sound from the pipes
The fact that they are still going and you can fix em
The long stroking torque rather than the constant changing of gears
That everyone takes a look as you go past
The history - post war regeneration hands on manufacturing
The learning experience
Owning a piece of history

OK, enough for now -  I'm sure theres more

Stu
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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #4 on: 11.10. 2010 00:42 »
I always wanted one of them for a start,

The look, the style the simplicity, the sound, the fact that they are a real classic british bike that you can use everyday and - no other bugger around here has one!
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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #5 on: 12.10. 2010 09:46 »
Stu, your list about sums it up. I am surrounded by Triumph owners, both the old Meriden Triumph and the new Hinckley Triumph. They recon their greatest thing is engineering quality. I have never owned a triumph so I dont know or care, but what do you think of the A7 A10 engineering quality.
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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #6 on: 12.10. 2010 10:10 »
Because of this > see picture 1 *smile*

(edit) ...or maybe this > picture 2

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Re: Why do you like you A7/A10
« Reply #7 on: 21.10. 2010 16:24 »
Goldy

You need some new mates!!

Just look at your bike, the style, the whole thing is beautiful, and that sound.... It's like an old steam engine, its almost like it is actually alive, you know every facet of its character, not like some dead sterile japanese heap of parts which all you have to do is fuel and polish.

If they dont understand, theres no way to explain it, you have to feel it from within.....

Sorry, I'm going for a lie down now...
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