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Messages - R PAWSON

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The Star and Garter / Re: Just got back....
« on: 29 May, 2017, 09:41:59 »
Good to have you back Dean, especially as we appreciate your retired status gives you less time to devote to the bikes.  Looking forward to bumping into you and Lizzie in the Netherlands if not before.
Pity you couldn't find the float needle in a growing hay stack!
Richard

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Singles / Re: Paint codes for '69 Starfire
« on: 15 May, 2017, 19:48:15 »
You must use the force wisely, young paint master!

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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 17 April, 2017, 21:03:13 »
With the Gold Star, according to the development history, they found that a step down from the carb diameter to the port diameter gave an increase in power and to remove the step can be a mistake.
Whilst I understand what you are trying to do getting the thing to perform to keep up with modern traffic, you also need a good set of brakes, my, admittedly limited, experience of C15 s would indicate they are pretty marginal at best and if you do get it to cruise at a speed far above it's anticipated cruising speed when it was designed in the fifties you may well be demonstrating that adrenalin is brown.
Consider that the bikes released to the press for the reports you are reading were carefully put together before being released. 
Also consider as Julian keeps saying revs mean power ( and perhaps a wrecked engine!) so overgearing doesn't help top end if the engine will not rev out.

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The Star and Garter / Re: South Derbyshire Facebook Page
« on: 17 April, 2017, 20:37:19 »
Every Wednesday at eight.  This week however there is a run to The Chequers at Ticknnall.  No reason you shouldn't go there by alternative transport.  Keep an eye out for a potential venue change as The Malt at Aston on Trent is closing for a refurb sometime in mid May.

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Well the open day is on the Sunday which my calendar gives as the 28 th.

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The Star and Garter / Re: 1957 Super Rocket
« on: 08 March, 2017, 17:12:22 »
There is a road test published on The Super Rocket Homepage.  It may be in this that I saw it referred too a a Super Road Rocket.
The fender ornament does cast an interesting if slightly lewd shadow when the sun is to the side!

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