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The Star and Garter / Change of e-mail address
« on: 15 December, 2017, 12:07:45 »
Hello all.

Please make a note I am changing my e-mail address, from now on it will be:

The Star and Garter / Awards weekend
« on: 06 December, 2017, 09:54:49 »
Unfortunately I had to miss the awards weekend at Bognor, due to me having to go to Denmark for the weekend, however I did expect to see some photo's on the site from the event, so what happened? was there an awards weekend, I believe I saw a couple of photo's in the Star but not sure, I thought I may have seen some pictures of members all enjoying their selves, did they miss my hip flask that much? ;D ;D :o


The Star and Garter / Members meeting at Long Compton
« on: 06 November, 2017, 10:11:33 »
It was a very good turn out of members at the meeting yesterday, with some interesting & informative, discusions. It was very good to see other members, who are dedicated to supporting the club, (we all know it's the best club out) I know that it's a bit of a chore getting up on Sunday to travel sometimes 150 miles or more but that is the only way we have to keep in touch & know what's going on and what events to look forward to.
It was great to hear that Daphne is doing a parachute jump to raise funds for a very good cause, she has got more pluck than me but I hope you will all sponser her by making a donation.

Just my two penneth TTJohn

The Star and Garter / Stolen bikes
« on: 11 September, 2017, 12:34:23 »
I know there is a lot of concern just lately about bikes that have been stolen and most of them are finishing up abroad, or so I am led to beleive, now, my question is what type of check is made at the ports and outlets of the country is there. I really do not think there is any, so your bike could be winging its way to Poland, Rumania or anywhere where there is no checks, once there, the bike is stored for a while before re- registering.
I really think that there should be more checks at the docks etc to see what is leaving this country.

Singles / B25 starting problem
« on: 11 September, 2017, 11:55:45 »
I have a recently aquired B25 with Boyer Bransden ignition, I have had it running a couple of times but now all I get is it fires up then almost imediately cuts out, just wonderinbg whether it could be a faulty coil, what does the team think?


Twins / Bolt up gearbox
« on: 24 August, 2017, 11:43:39 »
I have a spare bolt up gearbox for my plunger Golden Flash, now, most gearboxes have stamped on them STD but the spare one I have is marked up XX any clues as to why this should be, or is there any signifigence in this?


The Star and Garter / Thankyou Hampshire Branch
« on: 07 August, 2017, 08:19:24 »
Well done Hampshire branch, for thier fantastic weekend camp and a big thankyou to all the club branch members and thier wifes, who made the weekend very special, all chipping in and helping out, Joe & Bobs wives for making all the scrummy cakes, Debbie who's work and effort into making everything fall into place. A great ride out on Saturday organised by Joe, the route was very good, shame about my bike playing up. Saturday night skittles was a real hoot with a lot of bantering, I've never played that game with square balls.
Sorry, if I've missed out thanking anyone of the team but you all know who you are, so give yourselves a big pat on the back, you deserve it.

TTJohn 8)

The Star and Garter / Wiultshire branch camp
« on: 31 July, 2017, 21:23:04 »
Firstly thank you to the few Wiltshire members that worked their socks off to put on the camp. but the Wiltshire branch camp at the Bruce arms was, I'm sorry to say, a bit of a let down really and the Wiltshire members only noticable by thier absence, a few visitors were very pleased with the Calne bike show. And a few members were very happy with the alternative run that took place thanks to Bob and Clive. The only saving grace was on Saturday evening with Don Grundy and the two assistants providing a fantastic meal, many thanks for that Don, then after that the Yukie Dukes providing the entertainment for the rest of the evening in the pub.
In my opinion, the landlord is not doing a good job for the BSA owners club, overcharging for the camping area, also not cooking food in the pub and there is not enough facilities for the campers, ie, one toilet per sex for an overcrowded camp site. 
I know it's not easy to find the correct venue for these events but I did find one in the area during my jaunts out to get a meal and if the Wiltshire boys want to check it out, it's the Woodbridge Inn, aprox two miles from Pewsey, good beers, food was reasonable and good camping area behind, after speaking with the landlady, she seemed to welcome campers also.


The Star and Garter / BSA Open day Mkt Harborough
« on: 08 June, 2017, 14:24:08 »
Hello all

Is there any photo's or video of this years open day? unfortunately I had to miss it this year, due to other commitments but it would be nice, if someone would put something on here for us all to see.
Many thanks in advance.


The Star and Garter / Open day clothing
« on: 17 May, 2017, 23:37:15 »
With less than two weeks before the Open day, please get your order in for the Sweatrshirts & polo shirts together with the size to make sure you get yours, there is a number of items on route to our chairman hopefully.
As I will not be able to make the open day this year, please try to help out where you can, in releiving the staff running the show, ie, manning the booking in tent, directing the members where to park etcetera and hopefully you will all have a good time.

Kind regards TTJohn :) :) 8)

The Star and Garter / Amberley show
« on: 08 May, 2017, 10:52:54 »
Good to see a few familiar  faces yesterday, at the Amberley museum show including our own editor, who had hidden his bike amongst the Bantams, not sure why, perhaps it was because he wasn't booked in.  It was good to see you Chris and hope you enjoyed your egg & bacon butty, I was hoping to see a lot more Hampshire branch members but it was a cold ride first thing in the morning, 125 miles for me and I was glad when I finally arrived, I waas on a Matchless G9 but I wish now that I had taken the Golden Flash, slightly more comfortable riding. 8) ::)


The Star and Garter / Lincolnshire Wolds Run
« on: 25 April, 2017, 08:26:04 »
Anyone going to East Kirkby this bank holiday Monday for the Lincolnshire Wolds run?  its a great day out, I am hoping to get there if I can, would be nice to meet up with other members. ;D


The Star and Garter / Arthur Where are you?
« on: 24 April, 2017, 15:09:25 »
Where are you?  your absence has been duly recognised, I do hope you are well and not fallen of your perch, hopefully you are having a well earned rest on holliday somewhere nice. all best wishes to you my friend.

Kind regards TTJohn ::) ;)

National, Branch and Group Events / AGM This weekend
« on: 04 April, 2017, 09:39:32 »
Just a reminder that its the AGM this weekend April 9th, this is the time when you can say what you want from the club.
Cards to be shown on the voting :)

Twins / A65l ignition warning light
« on: 23 March, 2017, 10:25:48 »
On the 1963 A65 should the ignition warning light, stay illuminated when the bike is running, or should it go out?

Regards TTJohn

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