Author Topic: Just sayin G'Day from a new member (sadly without an A 10)  (Read 1720 times)

Rusty

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G'Day blokes,
I'v registered here and like the look of the site but can't see myself joining in much yet. I do have one bike, but its an A 65 (63 model) which I love to death, but have always liked the A 10s and hope to get one sometime. My brother has a plunger A 7 thats unrestored, maybe he will get it done sometime maybe not, but I just thought this looks like a good site to keep an eye on then I read some of the "Admins" postings about spammers, scammers and other low lifes and thought well I better let him know even though I'm not real active I arn't a problem.

The names Graham Veitch, (thats Veach, like peach but with a V) and I am a farmer from Quairading in Western Australia, it's real nice to make your aquaintance.

See Ya,
Rusty.

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Hello there.
63 model?...Thats very nearly an A10!
Welcome aboard.
Cheers,
Iain

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Gday Rusty, from the other side of OZ. I'm in Queensland Australia. Keep your eyes and ears open an A10 or A7 will come along. If I was you bloke I would get the one from your Bro and start on it. Show him the money mate, catch him at a weak moment if he's not doing anything with it. The longer it's left the more it takes and costs to restore. Parts are getting a bit thin on some things so get into it now. C ya
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Rusty

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If I was you bloke I would get the one from your Bro and start on it. Show him the money mate, catch him at a weak moment if he's not doing anything with it.

Trouble is he's got 3 sons that all like bikes and only 2 projects he probibaly won't do himself, the A7 and a model 16 AJS, so I don't think I will be getting it any time soon.

Can but hope !
Rusty

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Hello Rusty and welcome to our friendly group.
Regards

Andy

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Hi there Rusty... Oh dang! thats mighty frustrating to hear of sons! Likely they wont be interested for many years and then they wont have a clue how to put them together. Its  not just parts thats becomming thin on the ground, its also expert advice too and more so as time passes.

Enjoy your asociation with us though. cheers!
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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Gday Rusty, I have two sons and they look at my old BSAs and laugh especially in front of their friends. They are only interested in Japanese bikes.
 Now is the time to get those bikes from your brother the A7 at least cause by the time his sons are interested if ever it will be very hard to restore to original if at all.

I don't mean to be a vulture but it's true. I have a friend here that is going through the same situation. He is trying to get an almost complete original 1950 BSA from his lifelong friend but the bike belonged to his friend's dad who has now pasted away. His lifelong friend is not interested in the bike and wants to let my friend have it or buy it. The bike is sitting in a shed rusting away and the family keep saying they will do it one day but none of them are interested at all. It's very frustrating for him. He has even offered to restore it and only charge the cost of restoration to save the bike from perishing and they would still own the bike.
So keep at your brother, money talks mate but check it's worth it. You may get a complete one somewhere else. Shame that someone someday will get that bike but it makes it hard for the person that has the job of restoration and sometimes they are rusted to pieces and the next generation just dump it.
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1948-50s B33s rigid/plunger/swingarm, 1948-50s b31s rigid/plunger/swingarm

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Theres no problem with it "Rusting away", Norms into "real old bikes" he's currently working on a 1915 model K BSA, but he knows how to store the ones he's not working on. I only want "one" to run on the road and have a bit of fun with. I love the old A 65 but always wanted an A 10 and still hope to get one one day, till then the A 65 is a good substitute.

Rusty

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Gday Rusty, I have two sons and they look at my old BSAs and laugh especially in front of their friends. They are only interested in Japanese bikes.
 Now is the time to get those bikes from your brother the A7 at least cause by the time his sons are interested if ever it will be very hard to restore to original if at all.

I don't mean to be a vulture but it's true. I have a friend here that is going through the same situation. He is trying to get an almost complete original 1950 BSA from his lifelong friend but the bike belonged to his friend's dad who has now pasted away. His lifelong friend is not interested in the bike and wants to let my friend have it or buy it. The bike is sitting in a shed rusting away and the family keep saying they will do it one day but none of them are interested at all.

Here's something that worked for me.  Back in the 70's, I found an old 1954 Harley Davidson sitting next to a man's vegetable garden behind his house.  It was complete and stock but had not run for 20 years, and had been in the weather all that time.  Faded and surface rust but still solid.

I stopped by one day and said I was interested in buying it.  The man said "You'll have to talk to my sons, they're going to fix it up and ride it some day".  Now I knew there was NO way these boys were ever going to come up with the shop and the thousands of dollars it would take to do it, so I made a pretty good money offer.

They got a little mad with me, and told me to get off the place, the bike wasn't for sale. 

So I wen home and thought for a bit, and I rousted out an old Triumph chopper with a chrome frame that had been built out of bits, wasn't really licensable for the road and had no title, but it ran and made a lot of noise through its drag pipes.  I had about $200 in this bike.

About a month later I rode back out to the house where the bike was, on this Triumph this time (it's all back roads from my house to theirs, no worries about no license or state inspection).  They came out pretty stroppy, squaring off with me like "We TOLD you to stay away from here wanting that bike." 

I started up the Triumph, revved it a couple times, and said "I'll swap you straight up for this one."  Man did THEIR tone change.  They suddenly realized that they could go from B.S.'ing me about how they were going to fix up this Harley, to actually having a bike to RIDE, and TODAY!  They threw that Harley up on the back of one of their pulpwood trucks (they were timber cutters) and took it to my house right NOW, boy.  I even got a title, they didn't care if they got one or not.

So sometimes you have to think outside "the box" ... !

Lannis
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Hi Rusty
Welcome to the site, not joined long myself found people vey helpfull and keep up the search an A7 / 10 will turn up.

Regards
Nick
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Rusty

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I agree Nick, It's a great site.

Lannis, thats a great story I love it when I hear something like that.
 "54" , that would be a "Knuckle head" would it ? Don't see a lot of bikes like that around here.

We will see what happens about the plunger A7, you never know.

Rusty.

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I agree Nick, It's a great site.

Lannis, thats a great story I love it when I hear something like that.
 "54" , that would be a "Knuckle head" would it ? Don't see a lot of bikes like that around here.

We will see what happens about the plunger A7, you never know.

Rusty.

Rusty, a little potted Harley history, but not too much on this BSA board  *smiley4* .... the last "Knucklehead" was made in 1947.  1948 introduced the Panhead with a springer front, in 1949 the Pan got a telescopic front end.

The 1954 was the "50th Anniversary Model" ... by 2003, they must have decided the company really started in 1903 and not 1904, as 2003 was the 100th Anniversary year.

My '54 was thus a panhead, hand-shift Hydra-Glide.  I enjoyed it, but it moved on in 1984 to someone who wanted it more than I did, and spoke my language!$  *ex*

Lannis

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welcome to the board, and it may not be for me to say, but I bet you could post us up a picture of your bike, even if it isn't an A10,  just this once and all   ;)
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Rusty

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Lannis,
Sorry, I don't know a lot about Harley history but I do like the bikes, especialy the older ones. A mate of mine, (lucky sod) had one "GIVEN" to him about 6 months ago. 1968  shovel head, I couldn't believe it, if theres one bloke who isn't into bikes its him (but he is into old cars) and because his cousin had left WA after splitting with his other half, and Roger had done a few favours for them shifting furniture and the like in his truck when they moved around before he fell out with his missus, before he went back to the "Northern Territory" he turned up with his old bike he had left here when he moved out and gave it to him free gratis.
How come I don't have cousins like that ?
The cousins been working for a mine up there and rides a brand new Harley.

See ya
Graham

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I like the idea of a topic/category called "Our Members' Other Bikes." Perhaps this is a topic under "Bikes and Pictures"  Otherwise, it might be a new category side-by-side with "Bikes and Pictures." I am sure our administratrator could sort this out and offer guidance. As for me, I will just be a watcher, having only one bike, the A10, and that the only one for 35 years.

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