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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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