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Goodbye JANET Usenet
X-No-Archive: Regulars here will know me as Andy Clews from the University of Sussex. After 25+ years, the plug has been pulled on the JANET Usenet service, and I am now forced to use an alternative (Google groups, and/or possibly the one provided by my ISP), so you won't see any more postings from me with my... 5 Aug 2010 08:05
What do you do when you're restoring an old bike?
Buy a second one, of course. I want to get to grips with the project TS250 before the end of the summer, and in the past I've found that having a second bike, as a donor and for showing you what bolts onto where and how when you're reassembling the thing and have forgotten to photograph the vital bits (ahem), is... 1 Aug 2010 19:15
Nice one
I would have titled this as "Paging TOG" but it looks too lovely to end up broken for spares. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320567688083 Not too far from me either but I think it will go for a tad over my current available budget. Must sell some SOBs and have some readies for when one l... 29 Jul 2010 16:22
Keep hidin over here
On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:31:40 +0100, "Nige"<de...(a)btinternet.com> wrote: When I was in the army during the cold war, we had these thermal grenade thingys. When the Russkies invaded, we could just pull the pin, set it on top of a file cabinet and all the secret docs would go up in flames as it burned down through t... 24 Jul 2010 01:40
Two Vincent sightings in the last week
I overtook one on the Aprilia a few days ago on the A14, and saw one this morning in Black Bear HD's car park as I was taking T to nursery. They may be shite old Brit iron but I do like seeing them. Given their rarity, I imagine it was the same one. -- -Pip ... 29 Jul 2010 11:56
Another one...
Blue 1975. Tatty tank and side panels, nice shiny motad pipe (am I bad that I prefer the nose on these?), engine seems to be fine! Nice shiny chrome mudguards and chain guard. Side reflectors :) A years MOT and the brakes work. Just needs a polish really. The idea was to nick the good bits, break and sell the re... 28 Jul 2010 08:36
1934 IOM Senior Race clip on Youtube
Hi, I've uploaded a short silent newsreel clip of Jimmie Guthrie riding in the 1934 IOM Senior. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgLvE_-8T-U Regards Malcolm ... 24 Jul 2010 12:23
Today I have been mostly ...
helping my Uncle to take his bike for MOT .. last time was 1984 :) ... it passed http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30854443&l=709ac3b094&id=1168900856 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30854444&l=752f85cf30&id=1168900856 He's had this bike, a 1959 BMW R69 since 1960 so it's been in my life as lon... 8 Aug 2010 14:34
More SOBoxer problems
Got the bike running and dragged it out to take it to London for a meeting, but it stalled on the drive and wouldn't re-start. The previous afternoon, after replacing the starter, everything was fine, managed to get it warmed up and got it settled into an idle at around 1k rpm. I thought I'd flooded it, so lef... 15 Jul 2010 09:54
'kinell... SOBoxer on eBay
search.ebay.co.uk/110552439189 15 mins left, �3299. Photos aren't the best - and I may be completely wrong, but something doesn't seem quite right about it. -- SteveH ... 5 Jul 2010 08:55
Out on the 400 Four
Had to go to Tesco and decided to go The Long Way Round (tm) by way of Box Hill. Haven't been there for years. But sunny Sunday, no particular place to go, l nice old classic bike... Glad I did, because that bunch that restore old Plod bikes had a mini-display. Apn 13, Pan 11, old BMW R76/6 and a couple of US ... 11 Jul 2010 13:49
Strange SOBoxer behaviour
This one could be a potential headache for me. Rode the R100RT into the office today, and got caught up in some really crappy traffic. I filtered as much as I could, but the R with panniers is a tad wide so progress was slow. The engine got hot. Very hot. As in, cooking your feet hot. As I neared the office,... 6 Jul 2010 13:26
Nice looking 400 Four
Maybe a tad optimistic but this looks like a rather nice one. Pity about the seat but that is easy to sort out. -- 03 GS500K2 76 Honda 400/4 project 78 Honda 400/4 in black 06 Sukida SK50QT (Slanty eyed shopping trolley) ... 30 Jun 2010 06:33
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Shameless plug: Bantam Sport FS
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200477052423 Bidding on ebay seems a bit slow at the moment, 110 watchers and only 4 bids from 2 bidders. Am I being too optimistic ?. -- 03 GS500K2 76 Honda 400/4 project, 78 400/4 in black 68 Bantam D14/4 Sport (Classic) 06 Sukida SK50QT (Slanty eyed... 6 Jun 2010 19:31
The 1950s return
Grimly Curmudgeon <grimly4REMOVE(a)removegmail.com> wrote: Many students in America are buying these Chinese bolt-ons for commuting. I can see it catching on here as petrol prices get ever higher and the cost of keeping a small car or bigger bike just for doing a few miles to/from work adds up. 100+mpg... 11 Jun 2010 09:17
Sig change
Another badly listed 400/4 goes for a song. Looks a lot nicer than my existing one. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280503706507 -- 03 GS500K2 76 Honda 400/4 project, 78 400/4 in black 68 Bantam D14/4 Sport (Classic) 06 Sukida SK50QT (Slanty eyed shopping trolley) ... 19 May 2010 18:19
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