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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:03 pm

Most of my life seems to be spent shopping at Mr. Sainsbury's Superstore, obtaining nice things to eat and drink, then going back home to cook, eat, and enjoy it!!... :lol: ...!

The latest trip, back home, and stopping for petrol on the way.

Daisy, with her, normally aspirated, Constant Velocity Carburettor seems to thrive on best quality petrol, so "Super-Grade" suits her fine... :cheers: ...

...and at around 80+ Miles Per Gallon, the extra cost over; "Regular" is negligible!... :wink2: ...!

The downside....Its still freezing cold in England!... :( ...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie1nILUIE7U&t=10s

I desperately need "Summer" to appear in my back garden!... :( ...!

Paul.... :D ....!

P.S...Sorry about all the; "sniffles" but it really was COLD!...and my; "normally aspirated nose" suffers as a result!... :blink: ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:07 pm

More bad news for Harley Davidson!.

As if the factory close-down in Kansas City, Missouri wasn't bad enough, including a slow down in motorcycle sales....

...... https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/ca ... 078008001/

....now the recall of 250,000 Motorcycles of 30 different models worldwide built between 2008 - 2011...>>>

http://kron4.com/2018/02/08/harley-davi ... -can-fail/

A danger of brake failure.

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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:56 pm

A war-time nostalgic trip for me on my Motorcycle; Summer 2017.

The village where I was evacuated to at the start of the Blitz of London in 1940.

Little Dewchurch in the County of Herefordshire. England.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi6FRE0vOBw&t=203s

....and the double cottage which we occupied whilst we lived there from 1940 until 1945...>>>

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Long reduced to rubble and plowed over years ago!

Photo shows my Dad, my Mother's Mum, and my Mum!

..I was either at school....or climbed to the top of a tree where I could mostly be found!

Paul.... :D ....!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 am

Monday the 26th of March and the weather is slowly getting warmer (maybe?) so its time for my first ride through the local countryside after a cold snowy Winter!

Left home, took the ride to the local village of Credenhill, started my video there and covered my journey to the next village of Mancel Lacy, had a look around, and returned back to Credenhill again...and then went back home again!

A nice little outing on a reasonably warm day, (I like warm days)...>>>>

https://youtu.be/YKxZyS_WvmE

More stuff to come as Spring approaches!

Paul.... :D ...!

P.S...dont forget the rest of the exciting stuff!!....>>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5lKG ... 9JA/videos
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:48 am

Wednesday the 4th of April 2018.

Dodging the showers!..... :D .....>>>

https://youtu.be/FvIx6phkOcg

The skies opened up the minute I got back home...just in time!

Paul..... :D ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:17 am

Sold one of my four Motorcycles today.
My beautiful 1995 Honda CB500RR Twin....>>>

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She toppled over on me 4 years ago whilst stopped at a road junction, and trapped me underneath!
Finally decided she was getting too high (seat) and too heavy for me to manage comfortably, and immediately kept her indoors, unused, in my house for 4 years with her battery constantly on trickle charge. Changed the petrol for new stuff today and she fired up!
The new owner was a happy bunny, and will look after her!
I can only manage "Cruiser-Type Motorcycles" now, with their low-height seats (my present Honda Rebel), and both feet firmly planted on the ground for stability!

I now have a few extra pennies to spend on my 1996 Honda Rebel to make her look even prettier!

The weather is still dull and damp, but gradually getting warmer, 60*F < 70*F soon, for some longer bike rides around the countryside!

Latest stuff in case you missed it...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggu8_ZiuWOY

Paul.....Take care on two wheels!... :D ....!

...and all the rest!...>>>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5lKG ... 9JA/videos
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:10 am

One of the many times over the years, that you wished that someone had invented a 12-volt battery and Starter Motor with a drive mechanism and a handlebar mounted push-button that rendered the soul-destroying; "Kickstart Routine" no longer necessary....>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWb2t8T7mX4

Been there, done it, many times, over many years, got the sweat-laden Tee Shirts!

...I'll give her 10/10 for perseverance!....Bless her!.... :lol: ... :lol: ... :lol: ...!

Paul.... :D ... :D ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby deeknow » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:31 am

Haha, great stuff
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Splitpin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:17 pm

I know how she feels Fozz ..I had a friend with a 72 Commando 850 that hated him .... really hated
him, and didn't like me much either ..... bastard thing :ph43r:
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:48 pm

Splitpin wrote:I know how she feels Fozz ..I had a friend with a 72 Commando 850 that hated him .... really hated
him, and didn't like me much either ..... bastard thing :ph43r:


..... :lol: .... :lol: .... :lol: ....Marty!

One of my old bikes was my 1948 Series B/C 1,000cc Vincent HRD Rapide vee-twin with a 4-seater Sidecar, and trying to kickstart that bike with is failing Magneto and poor spark, was a crucifying affair only fit for the fit, strong, healthy and dedicated brigade!

It was the most over-complicated and troublesome of all my many British bikes at the time!....

...before the Japanese Invasion with all their hi-tech machines with 12-volt batteries and push-button electric start!

...never looked back since!.... :wink2: ....!

My present four bikes are Honda and Yamaha, with their typical reliability...(and ease of starting!)... :rockon: ...!

(One of my best British bikes was my 1958 BSA 650cc Super Rocket Café racer!).... :bow: ...!

My present 1996 Honda CMX250C Rebel Cruiser twin is my pride and joy at the moment. Do anything and go anywhere!... :D ...!

(Japanese, AND electric start!).... :lol: ...!

Take care all, on two wheels!

The wet weather is a bit poo at the moment, for countryside rides!.... :( ...!

Paul.... :D ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:20 am

Some things are scary!..... :blink: ....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-afri ... in-nigeria

...but I love them all to bits, for who they are, what they are, and what they do!..... :D ...!

Where would we be without them!...>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__FmZWlsOf0

Paul.... :rockon: ....!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Sun May 27, 2018 10:01 pm

It's May Spring Bank Holiday in the Land of the Angles and Saxons at the moment

Which means thunder, lightning, and torrential rain...as always... :( ...!

So, a flashback to last Sunday in the glorious warm sunshine...a distinct rarity in Angleland.

A journey from Hereford to Abergavenny in Wales for the regular Sunday meet up with all the Bikers in the Bus Park!

Then a nostalgic trip from Abergavenny to Monmouth along the original country road, (before the new Dual Carriageway/Freeway was built)...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eycH3DcEpYc&t=462s

Then back home again to Hereford along the old Monmouth to Hereford 'Bus route...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UunzSbVPoSE&t=8s

A rare memorable trip in glorious sunshine!

Lots of memories of what England looked like on my various road/bus/train trips in the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's...

...when there was little, or no traffic on the roads, very few people, and the Sun always shone on me!

Enjoy Folks!

Paul.... :D ...!!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:34 pm

Some more of the latest excitement for you to peruse!....>>>

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5lKG ... 9JA/videos

Changeable weather from day to day to decide the timing and length of the journeys!

Paul... B-) ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 am

Time for some fun and laughter...>>>

Following on from one of my recently posted Youtube videos of my travel to the shops...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DZD1j7Nm-w

One of my many American/Canadian Biker Chums uploaded a special Youtube video in response to it, featuring himself and me!...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y7wb-oDxsA

Bloody Hillarious!.....All because of my studded Knuckle-Duster gloves!

Have a read through all the Comments!

A grand crowd, and loads of fun!

Beware of Rebellious Rebel Riding Rousers...with chrome-studded, fingerless gloves!

.... :lol: ... :lol: ... :lol: ...!

Paul..... :D ....!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:38 pm

Hello Chums!

We are having some awesome fantastic Motorcycling weather the past few weeks, so I am making the most of it with rides every day!

Last Sunday's sunny trip to Abergavenny, in Wales, for our regular Motorcycle meet-up!

Part of the return trip back home again to Hereford!...>>>

Pandy to Pontrilas!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN1dFt-1Hmc&t=177s

...and the Sunday before, a wonderful ride through the Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire!...>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kujSDlrHRM&t=145s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtsJuwsirXs&t=80s

Paul...keeping the rubber-side down!....>>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5lKG ... 9JA/videos
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:27 pm

A recent local trip to do some shopping....

...I am always shopping...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KycAIe2swk

The joys of having Gyro Stabilization built-in to my Camera!

Campark X20 4k Action camera, £88 (Go-Pro type).

https://www.campark.cc/products/ActionCam/85.html

Ideal for outdoor video and still stuff!

Paul.... :D ....!

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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm

A few more bits and bobs from last weekend, and making the most of the recent sunshine!...>>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3sDMkeqXE8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzT5rcc5S9c&t=150s

Paul..... :D ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:23 pm

Every now and again my rides become really scary.... :unsure: .....

A ride into the fiery depths of Hell in the Underworld of the City of Hereford!!...>>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS2_R80lpNQ

Venture there at your peril!.... :twisted: ....!

The visit and its survival are always worth a few dregs of Jack Daniels upon reaching home safely!.... :rockon: ....!

Many thanks for watching, as always, Folks!.... :D ...!

Paul..... :lol: .... :lol: .... :lol: ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Fozzer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 pm

Hello, my 2-wheeler (and 3-wheeler) Chums!.... :D ...!

Don't forget to explore the world of Fozzer with his latest Motorcycle escapades....>>>

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5lKG ... 9JA/videos

...always something new to titivate the Tonsils!.... :lol: ...!

A chance to view the scenery at zero feet AGL!

27th September 2018 (yesterday) involved videoing a wonderful 35 mile trip around the Northern end of my County.

I have processed the video, but being one hour long, I may have to edit the video, making it much shorter, to fit comfortably on Youtube for viewing!

(It takes many, many hours to upload on my Broadband Internet...via a copper phone line!!).... :blink: ...!

October is on its way, with Winter approaching, so its every opportunity to go for a ride now, while the warm sun still shines on me!

Take care Folks, and ride/fly safe!

Paul.... :thumbup: ...!
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Re: Motorbikin' Bits and Bobs....

Postby Splitpin » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:10 pm

Shall check it out Fozza ....love your rides.
But those bloody narrow roads give me the willies :unsure:
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