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During the lock down.....
« on: March 24, 2020, 04:43:17 PM »
If anyone gets to the end of all of their projects, I have asked Steve if I can link a story or two from my web site for anyone interested.

The first one is about a 1955 BSA Bantam Major


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http://www.stallard-engineering.co.uk/stories/Bikes/British/Bantam%20Major.htm

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 08:02:10 PM »
Great read Ian
“Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s a new dawn.” Grace Slick, Woodstock '69 .. In the year of the Sandcast.

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:39:45 PM »
Enjoyed that.
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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 09:08:55 AM »
Hi Ash and thanks Mike,
The broken link is probably because I culled it from the site and the last Hyperlink is probably incomplete.  I was going to gradually spoon feed an odd article, perhaps each week but it’s not important.  There may not be much interest anyway.

The guy up here who has 3 immaculate CBXs, a 70’s Norton Commando yet to turn a wheel and a Benelli SEi (plus lots of other 2 and 4 wheel exotica) now has the CD175 and is doing his usual ‘as new’ resto job on it.

I’m really worried by this lock down - what if I run out of projects?

Ian
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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 09:52:57 AM »
Sorry Ian  :-[ :-[  ... I deleted the post !
“Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s a new dawn.” Grace Slick, Woodstock '69 .. In the year of the Sandcast.

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 09:59:16 AM »
Not sure how many remember the Tim Hunkin series back in the late 80’s titled ‘The Secret Life Of’...... where he explained the history and function of various machines, some cringeworthy, almost Python like cartoon bits with lots of interesting facts and archive footage.

Here’s one about the Motor Car - there are lots of others if you dig around

https://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/SLOM/0202-The_Car.html

Ian

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 06:22:29 PM »
Excellent video, entertaining. Father and daughter in the Morris film were a bit chummy :o, different times.
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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2020, 09:31:49 AM »
Here is a little ditty for everyone to hopefully abide by..
I hope it plays natively in here...
https://www.facebook.com/jitc.jitz.5/videos/2608726122706363/
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2020, 09:55:34 AM »
Brilliant .. I had forgotten all about these . Wouldn't link for me though so found it here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Tp2qpjcgw
“Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s a new dawn.” Grace Slick, Woodstock '69 .. In the year of the Sandcast.

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2020, 10:03:47 AM »
........and now for something completely different!

I had great fun many years ago with this bike and got it registered on an A plate (1983 built). Eventually sold it to a mate before we came up here to Orkney, not sure where it ended up.

http://www.stallard-engineering.co.uk/stories/Bikes/Japanese/1984%20Honda%20People.htm


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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 05:28:27 PM »
........and now for something completely different!

I had great fun many years ago with this bike and got it registered on an A plate (1983 built). Eventually sold it to a mate before we came up here to Orkney, not sure where it ended up.

http://www.stallard-engineering.co.uk/stories/Bikes/Japanese/1984%20Honda%20People.htm
Ian

Fascinating little bike Ian .. never heard of it before ..thanks for posting.
“Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s a new dawn.” Grace Slick, Woodstock '69 .. In the year of the Sandcast.

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2020, 06:16:01 PM »
Thanks Ash,
Yes it was certainly a rare one - I’ve still not seen another- no wonder really as I was often overtaken by old ladies on pedal cycles!  I really ought to have kept that one but was being pestered by a mate in Southport.  I actually brought it to Orkney with me but he finally won the day and I took it back down on one of my visits - hey ho!

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2020, 07:17:47 AM »
Ian... I reckon Honda stole the idea from a fellow I met recently in our village. He tells me he found it on eBay @ $25 😂

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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2020, 02:09:18 PM »
Just in case you are running out of projects, here’s another bike story- this time from 2010.  Obviously things have changed quite a lot from then and we can’t use easy breaks for our annual escape.  They still exist but only a small handful of Hotels available and prices of special deals near normal figures now.

No idea what will happen post virus - my riding buddy and his Wife are both confirmed cases.

Hopefully it might encourage folk to sample the Highlands if there are any Hotels still trading when we come out of this.

http://www.stallard-engineering.co.uk/stories/other/Hairless%20Bikers.htm


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Re: During the lock down.....
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2020, 11:36:45 AM »
I was hoping to do the NC500 with my son this summer (or at least a version of it). Obviously thats been put on the back burner now, but I'd love to take a trip over to the Orkneys if and when we do get up to your neck of the woods.
Now where did I put that 10mm socket?

 

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