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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #60 on: 02.05. 2013 22:38 »
WaayHay, thats the spirit!! gav
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #61 on: 03.05. 2013 10:35 »
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this year the beezers 60 and i'm only 10 years older.

Me too, not sure I could stand that close and not miss a beat or two though, well done Pedro.

reminds me of something Rabbie Burns might of said ( but didn't)

"When the old guys catch a glimpse of knicker
Well it's a gie old horse that disna snicker" *smiley4*
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #62 on: 03.05. 2013 13:08 »
Sod moving to OZ , think I'll tell "her in doors" to think of Mexico, "goodonya "Pedro.
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #63 on: 23.10. 2013 04:19 »
Still looking for an "A" bike.  Manosound's new A7 appeals!

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #64 on: 23.10. 2013 10:14 »
Re:(the picture Pedro , a story came to mind about the motorcycle mech and his cardio -vascular surgeon client ,whilst the surgeon was picking up his expensive bike after some engine work the mechanic mentioned that has he did most of the same things to his engine as the surgeon did ie replace valves and internal plumbing etc he should get the same rate of pay has the surgeon ,who, after a moment’s thought and not wishing to upset the mechanic agreed saying well yes up to a point but tell me ,could you change a valve with the motor still running) ???
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #65 on: 24.10. 2013 04:40 »
Melville,

 I'm anxious to get started, but no real opportunity yet, other than ebay for a couple of parts.

So, what does "Among the the redwoods" mean townwise? Somewhere between Santa Cruz and Crescent City, i take it.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #66 on: 25.10. 2013 03:41 »
In the college town closer to Crescent City.  There's no hurry on these things--I had my current bike three years before I got to the "putting stuff back together stage" which took another couple years.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #67 on: 04.05. 2014 04:54 »
Hi all,

I'm still here but have been very busy.  Have demolished my home, started building a new one while living with in laws (don't ask!) and all but one of my bikes is in storage.  That said, all is well in BSA land here.  My good old girl gets started weekly when I visit her and still runs like a swiss watch.

A little off topic, have come across a B50SS from a deceased estate i've been helping get ready for sale but would like some info on it if anyone here can help confirm it's identity.  Numbers are as follows:

B50SS/KG01596

Any idea as to value would be awesome as well. (t's very tidy and runs great).

Cheers,
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #68 on: 04.05. 2014 05:17 »
Hello Hubie,
                 good to hear your still alive !

As far as I can work out the B50 was built in September or 1971, both engine and frame numbers should be the same.

Value is always a difficult question as it very much depends on conditon etc but if its reasonable and goes well I would have a guess at around $5,000. I had a friend who sold one only a few weeks a go for that amount and it was a very tidy bike.

I dont have one but my mate who does really likes it. If its a tidy original bike and you can buy it for a fair price then buy it. After you have owned it for a year or two if you decide you dont want it you will make money.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #69 on: 16.05. 2014 00:07 »
Gents,

After a long and sordid life on the forum as "manosound", I've decided to change my username to "RichardL". I still work in the sound business, but I've, long ago, gone way beyond my ego being wrapped up in it.

Welcome to the forum, RichardL. Tell us a little about yourself. How about some pictures of your bike? *welcome*

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #70 on: 16.05. 2014 02:53 »
A sound decision, Richard - we hear where you are coming from.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #71 on: 16.05. 2014 08:29 »
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How about some pictures of your bike?

Hell no, it's too damn good and that goes for the sunset too, I reckon a change of name should also have a change of Avatar, bound to be some old heap in a cluttered back yard you could put up and make the rest of us feel better *smile*
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #72 on: 16.05. 2014 21:59 »
Welcome RichardL.
Confusing to some, even moreso if you change your avatar.
Cheers
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #73 on: 09.08. 2014 21:55 »
Hi folks,
I haven't been on the forum for at least a year or two I'd say.
Was going through a tough time financially and thinking I would have to sell my beloved. A10. Thankfully things have improved and I hope to be keeping the old girl, and to be road legal and riding in the very near future, and I hope to get more involved in conversations on this fantastic forum. To be honest I will be mostly asking for advice as I am very much a novice, being only a young boy in the distant heyday of classic bikes.

Ps I was working in Minety last week and I heard what I was sure sounded like an A10 and I couldn't believe it when I found I was correct on passing it parked a few minutes later. Delighted with my self that although I'm a novice I was able to recognise the lovely distinctive sound. The bike owned by Richard from Minety I guess? Made my day.

Keep well and stay safe, all

Best regards- Dave G *smiley4*


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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #74 on: 09.08. 2014 22:06 »
Dave,

That's a great re-introduction. Glad for you that you will keep the bike, which looks great. Looking forward to your stories. Sure you will get much help here. Hope I can be one of those to contribute usefully, otherwise, at least there will be moral support.

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