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The Star and Garter / Re: Newbie
« on: 21 December, 2021, 12:59:32 »
  Mark  welcome to the club. You were so lucky to come on the Saturday as I was only there Friday and Sunday and the Admiral would be keeping a straight face. (checked your change ?) I'm sure you'll enjoy the club and we might see you at Stafford (if it's on) . Come and say hello to us on the club stand where we could well have tea and biscuits available...    :o   Griff

The Star and Garter / Non PC ?
« on: 15 December, 2021, 13:19:16 »
It had to be started so Merry Christmas to all and a healthy, Happy New Year. Lets hope the bug burns it way out and we can start to enjoy bikes to the full again. With luck there should be a BSA stand at Stafford and the serious members keep some of the rabble under control , though the Hon Sec is known to cause havoc . As to publicity ? The Admiral lives in a yellow submarine. Other than that have a super time, get those bikes fettled and running plus not too much paint on the floor , keep it on the metal... Rubber side down at all times and hope to see you all very soon....     Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: Rachael Clegg Gold Star Offer
« on: 07 December, 2021, 18:28:18 »
Had to read that twice as I thought it was a free calendar !!!!    Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: Yer Tiz new BSA
« on: 07 December, 2021, 18:25:24 »
  The Admiral likes the new bike then... He's never been the same after signing a new member up and I was present... Poor new member thought he'd found a comfy 'nut house'..... I have only seen one negative comment about the new bike... Got to be careful or I'll end-up buying one... Test ride first  though....    Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: Yer Tiz new BSA
« on: 04 December, 2021, 08:37:09 »
Like the initial look , specially the chrome and silver model. Just the tail looks a bit out of place.. I like a well shaped rear....   Griff

Twins / A50 ignition switch ?
« on: 26 November, 2021, 08:23:38 »
Bit of a daft question, my A50 has had a 'corned beef opening key' in the ignition. It works fine but my question is Were the original switches (1964 model) spade type keys or the other type ?   Bit too cold to go out taking electrice to bits today...   Griff

The Star and Garter / BSA back in business !
« on: 25 November, 2021, 18:56:41 »
  It seems that Mahindra have got the best bike back towards production as the first bikes tested have been seen at Rush Lane, on the roads and running.. We are back lads and lets ho 'Bully' gets a test bike... He's done enough for the club to deserve one..  Will it be wit Narn bread or chippatis ? Griff

The Star and Garter / NEC Show...
« on: 15 November, 2021, 19:25:59 »
  Just a note about the Classic Car and Bike show... Yes the BSA lads were there in good numbers and all were very quiet and respectful to the Hon Sec and the publicity guru. Members were recruited and paid their dues . Though it was a bit dodgy giving a scouser readies of the realm. There was one person present riding a scooter each and every day and even had the audacity to ride amongst the public when he was on a mission to collect the coffee's and teas. The kettle was not available so we had to cough-up for a brew. De-hydration was close on some members as they were looking after the pennies for fortification when the bar was open.
         The main topic on each day was not the meeting in Scotland about the polution but how to extract urine from any poor mermber that dared to put his head over the parapit. One new recruit was included in one of the sketches and will return to Leeds in need of psyciatric nursing after the pasting he received and that was for only signing the membership form... I also have to report Arthur broke his lap record on the scooter and managed to lift a wheel when sliding onto the stand where all the youthful members dance ut of his way as directions of the scooter were more by luck than design.
                  Will I come back to the NEC for another show ??  Depends if I get invited and 'Dads army ' let me out of my (to be fitted )   jacket.. (of the straight varity).  I shall now go and lie down so that the nurse can administer the needed medication preferably malt from Scotland.....     Griff

Bantam / Re: Fork Identification
« on: 13 October, 2021, 18:33:10 »
There is a big hint of B40 or C15 heavy duty forks there..

Bantam / Wheels and tyres on a D10 Bushman
« on: 13 October, 2021, 18:30:53 »
  Had a discussion about wheel sizes for the Bushman at Stafford. My D10 has at present some tin worm 19" rims. I'm replacing these with alloys and wondering what the size should be.. Some say 18" rear and 19" front. Can't find anything official to give me the correct size . Yes going down the alloy track as the bike is going to be used off road on gentle green lanes. Oh yes tyre sizes , possibly 300 front and 325 rear or would 350 be a tad on the large size...   Thanks

Bantam / Re: Bushman paint..
« on: 29 September, 2021, 18:41:43 »
    Just for reference the paint code is RAL2010  with Old English White the panel and mudguard colour...

Bantam / Re: Bushman paint..
« on: 20 September, 2021, 22:03:25 »
  Cheers amte, I'll try them in the morning...

Bantam / Bushman paint..
« on: 18 September, 2021, 21:38:12 »
 I'm just wondering if anybody knows the paint code numbers for the Orange and the wwwhite paint on my Bushman ?   Thanks

The Star and Garter / Re: D10 Bushman
« on: 10 September, 2021, 08:06:11 »
Just another queery and  did the early bushman bikes come in just orange and no white bottom half ? Mine looks very original and there are no signs of white anywhere. Traced the first owner but alas he has passed away and the second owner can't remember (he's 93) . It changed to a third owner in 1979 and not taxed since 1980... The mystery deepens....

The Star and Garter / D10 Bushman
« on: 09 September, 2021, 09:50:05 »
  Yes a genuine D10 Bushman in my sweaty mits. Just have to do the painting (well local body shop will do it !) so I'm wondering what the correct colours are and preferably a paint code ?  I have the Bushman stickers so all that is needed now are the paint numbers . Looking forward to using this bike for what it is intended , oh yes and the odd show thrown-in....

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