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Old 07 December 2007, 13:39   #31
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Do none of you have a real bike?
my dad remembers his dad having one of those
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Old 07 December 2007, 13:57   #32
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Do none of you have a real bike?
Nice one Bruce
Unfortunately someone talked me out of my fully restored 1961 Triumph Tr6
about 10 years ago. Big mistake. Don't even have a pic.
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Old 07 December 2007, 17:02   #33
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Yes I had a BSA Bantam 175 . My first bike I learned to ride on in a field .
My Dad spent longer rebuilding the motor and getting it running than i ever did riding it i think.

Hey Bob that z900 would be worth a bit now , they are the next generation vincent I reckon in terms of vintage bikes . A mate has just sold a suzuki kettle for 3500 in original condition.
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Yes I had a BSA Bantam 175 . My first bike I learned to ride on in a field .
My Dad spent longer rebuilding the motor and getting it running than i ever did riding it i think.

Hey Bob that z900 would be worth a bit now , they are the next generation vincent I reckon in terms of vintage bikes . A mate has just sold a suzuki kettle for 3500 in original condition.
I had a '53 Beezer 500A7. Bought it 'coz the no. plate was my old man's initials. All my mates were blasting about on Jap trail bikes. A de-restricted KMX 125 was quicker 2 up than the 500 1up .Brilliant fun, chicks loved it. You could yank the advance/retard lever and back-fire a 2ft flame out of the thing.
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I have just finished building that one, next project is a 250cc 2 stroke Ariel Arrow
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I have just finished building that one, next project is a 250cc 2 stroke Ariel Arrow

It looks good , very satisfying . If only I had the time .
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I had a Bantam D7 super and a Dresda framed gasflowed 750/4 with an 850 overbore. My right knee plays up after an accident with a '53 thunderbird kickstart ratchet too.
Oh, and the jap one below.
Does that count?
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The A. Arrow should be a great project and as they ( and the Leader) were so popular you should not have a problem with parts. Fastest 250 in their day with the possible exception of the 250 Ducati. I was very lucky as my grandfather worked for a motorcycle dealer Alec Bennet, in Portswood, Southampton so I got the pick. Alec was a 1940/50's TT racer using 500 Norton Internationals. His other claim to fame was that he sold T.E. Laurence his Brough Superior. Whoops The deal of a lifetime that I missed was a 350, BSA Goldstar, Clubman, 1957, for sale in Brighton in 1981 with only 200 miles on it.
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I Know what your all gonna say but its still a classic or should I say Legend,
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I think its great ,someone mentions a bike ,and wakes everyones memories of bikes that they used to have or in fact still have ,we should have a ribnet ride out .I am very much a fair weather rider now ,and to be honest the sheer volume of traffic makes it hard work ,in fact the continent is a much nicer biking experience.
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