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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #15 on: 18.10. 2010 00:11 »
Muskrat,

So I guess you can do 188 km rings around your house.

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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #16 on: 18.10. 2010 09:24 »
i think the prices have reach a threshold now,theres got to be loads of bikes in my village but i never see any,only thought the other day whether there was a local classic club,guess it just takes a piece of paper in the local post office and you got a local meet once a month.most of my summer is taken up maintaining and racing my grasstrack bikes,so dont get much chance to ride on the road.
  I went to stafford and agree there wasnt much brit stuff,but a chap said the april show is more brit bikes and october is better for japanese stuff,i went to pick up my a10 engine from rob wardle who did the needle and oil conversion,he does all these for JB RESTORATION,lovely bloke,conversion cost £280,plus any extra's .
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #17 on: 18.10. 2010 11:12 »
G'day Richard,
 Yep there is a lot of roads in a 30K radius. At a club meet recently a member asked how long can you ride. I said I was testing the headlight so I had to ride till dark. It was 10 am at the time.
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #18 on: 18.10. 2010 12:12 »
I said I was testing the headlight so I had to ride till dark. It was 10 am at the time.
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #19 on: 18.10. 2010 12:14 »
For A10's read just about any classic bike. Theres a guy in the next village to me, less than 2 miles away, with a plunger Gold Flash and I never even knew he was there. I bumped into him at the Wolds Bikers charity night some months ago and I have never seen him or the bike before or since. There is a guy in my own village, someone I speek to quite often and who only last week came up for a chat as I was warming the bike on the drive ready to go for a ride, who apparently has a running but scruffy Gold Star in his garage. And I never knew till last week...never seen it, neither has the chap in question ever mentioned it.

Some owners become terrified of using their bike, because of deterioration of the shine they've worked on, or they are afraid someone will criticize the bike, or it will break down, giving the lie to their boast of old bikes being fantastic.

I use my old non-BSA and it does deteriorate and wear, people do criticize it and it's been known to break down.  But if you never ride a bike, you haven't really got a bike: you've got a representation.

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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #20 on: 18.10. 2010 13:22 »
Keeping your bike nice and shiny and riding it are not incompatible. I use my bike all the time, in fact until I retired I used to use mine for going to work on every day during the summer months. I do not ride if it is wet, and that is not because I am worried about the bike getting wet. I do not ride in the wet because I do not like getting wet myself. If I want to pop down to the supermarket I get on the bike just because it is another excuse to ride it. I do not ride during the winter months when salt is being put on the roads, but that is the only concession I make regarding the bikes appearance.

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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #21 on: 18.10. 2010 17:37 »
The RGS on Ebay went for £15999  *eek*.
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #22 on: 18.10. 2010 18:17 »
Looks like the bikes in the UK are reaching the price niveau they have here in the German speaking area since two years *lol*
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #23 on: 18.10. 2010 21:30 »
Hi All,
Quiz time *ex* *ex* *ex* *ex*

Looking at the Ebay RGS ??? How  many "Wrong Bits" can you spot ???? ????

Answer's please on the back of a used £20 note *smile* *smile*

For 16K I would expect it to be 111%

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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #24 on: 19.10. 2010 02:43 »
I use my old non-BSA and it does deteriorate and wear, people do criticize it and it's been known to break down.
Triton Thrasher, I've met some wonderful people while stopped on the side of the road retrieving runaway parts, my tail light lens fell off after a 90 mile run on Sunday... Good conversation starter. (Big thanks to Trevor for suggesting the gaffer tape in the tool kit)

As to criticism, some people are just jealous. I love getting home at the end of a good run and settling into my one handed wipe and polish routine. Other hand is usually occupied holding a nice frosty glass.

Musky, I spent a week down your way in early Sept' I'm surprised you get anything done on weekends, fantastic place to own a bike, just outside of your 30kms but I'm now a fan of South Durras and Mogo.
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #25 on: 19.10. 2010 08:03 »
G'day Darren,
                      yep that South Durras road is great, just watch for the Roo's. The bends between Batemans Bay & Mogo are a real race track. Should have looked me up.
 My two are built to ride not to look pretty. They still get compliments.
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #26 on: 19.10. 2010 10:30 »
Well, the good news is that A10's weren't invisible at last month's Back To Coolgardie day. We rode 4 down from Kalgoorlie (and a B31), led the parade, and parked on "BSA Corner" in Bailey Street (opposite the Denver City pub - Deja Vu because in the 50's my father would ride the plunger A10 and park it there frequently!).

15,000 people were in attendance, and Small Heath's finest was a big hit!










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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #27 on: 19.10. 2010 11:00 »
Hi orabanda, excellent post. But could you check on how to enable photobucket's thumbnail links to avoid using full size pictures in the post. See http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,2545.0.html

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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #28 on: 19.10. 2010 11:29 »
E,
No worries; sorry mate!
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Re: Invisible A10s
« Reply #29 on: 21.10. 2010 16:12 »
In my area [Solihull, west mids about 4 miles from small heath] theres a guy 150 yards down the road who rides a 70s Bonnie most days. Theres another guy round the corner whos got an Ariel 650 Huntmaster and a B31 regularly used. Theres another chap with a Tiger 110, dont see him very often, and another chap on a mint plunger A10. My own A10 is out most weekends and weekdays after work weather permitting, and I also use my AJS, both bikes are used road bikes not show pieces.

We have a Classic Meet for cars and bikes at a local Farmshop carpark [Becketts Island A435 South of Birmingham] and you can see maybe 12 - 15 Beezers ridden in there at any one time - I take mine. But I am dismayed at the lack of attention the younger people show to our old classics, they dont seem to be on their radar at all. They seem more intersted in their crappy little cars with stupid loud "silencers" and fluffy dice.  *sad2*

I also went to the stafford show [in my car as I was after parts], sat for an hour in the traffic and only saw about 5 brit bikes pass me. next year I WILL go on the BSA.
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