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Offline RGS man

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #30 on: 16.11. 2011 01:02 »
hi Trev,
Yes, I reckon you are right!, there was a bloke at the hillclimb with a 500 goldie (takes it out once a year, for this event) he had a scrambles box, went really well on it too. But I think a STD one would be better, there are a couple on ebay at the moment, I will keep an eye on them.
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #31 on: 16.11. 2011 15:10 »
hay mark i was at this event last year road my triumph speed triple down (95 triple) it was a great weekend i had to help the olds move house so i missed this year hopfully the bezza will be up for the trip next year  ilive in donnybrook so its not that far  i useto race with the back in black team but had second son born so ill wait a few years and pick it up again  any way im getting off track if your in the south call into the bottle shop and say gday  *smile*

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #32 on: 16.11. 2011 23:02 »
Hi ya Lowbrowbsa.
Yes, a very good time was had by all! shame we dont get a few more events like that. Mate next time I'm in Donnybrook, will poip in. I generally pop over to get some apples in my way home from Dunsborough.Cheers  mark
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Offline Desburnett

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #33 on: 16.10. 2012 16:09 »
Still around, the Shooting Star has a couple more stablemates which need some attention plus buying a lathe and mill at an auction has resulted in a long project to restore them both. Plan is to have them finished before retirement. As my old boss said when I asked him what he did with himself now he has retired....."Well I look at the newspaper in bed, if I am not in the obituaries i get up"
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #34 on: 14.11. 2012 19:18 »
Hi everyone. I'm still here, i look at the forum most days, better than a magazine, my A7 has done well through the summer months, many miles covered with no problems. Cheers Ian.
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #35 on: 14.11. 2012 19:41 »
With me it's a case of familiarity breeding contempt. Most threads I don't read because they cover areas that have been discussed so many times before, either on forum sites or at BSAOC meetings. Thankfully there are plenty of regulars willing to read all the threads and help the less experienced members. Keep up the good work folks!  *beer*

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #36 on: 29.11. 2012 15:11 »
just seeing if this works
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #37 on: 30.11. 2012 07:26 »
Very nice picture .
I own a 1955/56 B.S.A Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" , had it since 1976 .

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #38 on: 30.11. 2012 13:27 »
That is a great looking bike!
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #39 on: 30.11. 2012 13:49 »
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Thankfully there are plenty of regulars willing to read all the threads and help the less experienced members. Keep up the good work folks!
Well said, helping is what the forum is all about. And of course show off ones work, bike, travels etc.
+ to have someone to tell about the quest for that perfect crank endfloat, or discuss the gearbox 3rd gear whining & the intermittent L side misfiring magneto cause, none of which the wife or coworkers will be particularly interested in :O)

Very nice bike, Ian.

And members who have not posted lately are always welcome to add to this thread.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #40 on: 30.11. 2012 15:32 »
the doctors have told me that i cannot ride for 4 weeks after this last saturday.

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #41 on: 30.11. 2012 18:20 »
you've had a bit of pump trouble Pedro then, had some of that myself four years ago ( they had to split the cases though to fit a new valve, works fine but a bit noisy)
Now follow the doctors instructions, do as your told and you'll be back in the saddle better than new.
All the best my friend
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #42 on: 01.12. 2012 10:19 »


 geez is this what I have to look forward to? I was hoping I can still do 'idiot-overs' on me young fellas' trampoline when I hit 60, and a bit to go- best go practice under cover of dark.... *eek*

 Des, Are you restoring the lathe and mill, or the motor scooters?

  Hang in there Pedro what ever it is, but yea may need to prime it slowly?  *beer*(no, that's my job)

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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #43 on: 01.12. 2012 11:14 »
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I was hoping I can still do 'idiot-overs' on me young fellas' trampoline when I hit 60

I'm a year off seventy and with the help of my titanium anti sump valve I'm sure I could do idiot-overs if I had a trampoline, would take a bit of practise mind as I've never done them before.
A group of about 14 of us attend "Healthy Living" once or twice a week (circuit training designed ot increase heart rate to more than double for twenty minutes or more), you have to of had a heart op or treatment to attend, the thing is our little friendly group are all active, non of them overweight by much and have I reckon more to "look forward to" than most of the fat middle aged lumps waddling to the super market tills supported by their trolleys (no wonder the damn things wont steer).
I had a heart murmur for twenty years without any problems except for the last two years spent gasping for breath, so my message (hope it didn't sound like a rant) is -I'm not having a pop here at anyone but if any you guys have heart problems or get short of breath, get in to the Docs and if you need an op I can tell you it is a very easy op, you will have two days discomfort for which you will need and get pain killers, you'll be back home in less than a week from then on it's about protecting your chest as it knits together(if they had to go in there), but heart wise the improvement is immediate, like the SRM pump it's fit and forget *smiley4*

better to look forward than look back in anger - see what I did there
All the best - Bill
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Re: What's Become of You?
« Reply #44 on: 01.12. 2012 12:24 »
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like the SRM pump it's fit and forget
:O)  good one.

Pedro, that's a very special picture to appear on the forum. A reminder to take life seriously, and make the best of it. Not only our bikes that needs maintenance, am also facing 'the ravages of time & abuse'. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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