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The Star and Garter / Re: motorbike lift
« on: 13 July, 2017, 15:31:13 »

On the way. Two folks asked for them so one of you will get a copy. Ignore the childish scribble its where I tried to cost it. The figures are very old now.

Take care.

Mike 8)

The Star and Garter / motorbike lift
« on: 11 July, 2017, 19:20:03 »

Hi all.

A few years back I bought a set of plans for building a motorbike lift/bench. I never used it because I bought one cheap from ebay before I got around to it (sound familiar). The assembly plans are fairly detailed and include the full cutting list.

I aint ever gonna build it now so I'll GIVE em to anyone interested. Just contact me here(pm) with name and address. First come etc. Just
throw a couple of quid in the next charity box that you see. Air Ambulance is now my charity of choice. But its up to you.


Twins / Re: Small end problem
« on: 07 July, 2017, 09:29:26 »

That was a good deal getting your metal cut at no extra cost.  I checked some out very recently and was quoted 1.00 per cut.

Didn't buy.


Singles / Re: M 21
« on: 06 July, 2017, 14:24:46 »


Also very sorry to hear someone else has a had a bad day on the road.

 I cant find any M21's for sale at the mo but the following M20's are on ebay

1954 Civilian model 3799. I would suggest that is not  far off But?????????
1942 Military WM20 6250. I think that is a very unlikely price but you never know.

If I was your friend I would be looking at least about those sort (4500)as a start point but I think that they are unlikely to pay that much out. Unless he can possibly prove a higher value.

This is` where agreed valuation comes in very handy


Which BSA do you ride? / Re: 1963 A50
« on: 04 July, 2017, 21:43:43 »

The colour repro has not come out too well. It is actually slightly darker and brighter than shown. Its only on the ramp for photos.


Which BSA do you ride? / 1963 A50
« on: 04 July, 2017, 21:40:16 »

Just about finished. Still bits to do but liveable. Unfortunately I cant ride it. Tuff.


The Star and Garter / Re: Painting rims.
« on: 28 June, 2017, 16:33:42 »

Bril LOL

mike ;D

The Star and Garter / Re: Painting rims.
« on: 27 June, 2017, 19:25:04 »
Hi Dean :)

OK I'll ask her whats her email address.

Mike 8)

The Star and Garter / Veh Reg Agen
« on: 19 June, 2017, 17:32:51 »

Hi All.

We all appear to be suffering at the hands of DVLA operatives. So next time you want to bitch about our mis-treatment try this one.

Write to
Mr David Morley.
Chief Executive Officer

He's the No one top dog

But only the provable facts.

He may not actually reply but if you send it to be signed for he'll sure as hell receive it.

Mike 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: Veh registration etc
« on: 18 June, 2017, 19:16:00 »

My reason for using the "signed for" option is that post office is able to give you proof of the delivery. Someone at DVLA actually had it in their hands and signed to say so.

Believe me I do absolutely understand your frustrations. They wanted a customs certificate from me for a tractor that was imported in 1943 as part of the wartime lend/lease program. Crying didn't help one bit.


The Star and Garter / Re: Veh registration etc
« on: 17 June, 2017, 14:59:38 »

Sorry guys at the risk of being completely boring just thought I would say that I know its a bit more expensive but I always send mail to DVLA to be signed for

Then they cant say it wasn't received.

The Star and Garter / Veh registration etc
« on: 17 June, 2017, 09:04:41 »

I would like to think that my view of this subject is only sarcasm: regretfully it isn't.

Once upon a time it was possible to pop in to the local office and speak to someone whence 90% of the ongoing problems could be, and usually were, sorted on the spot. If the person dealing with you could not answer a point, then the local supervisor usually could. Even if you had your application all screwed up, it was quite possible to go back the next day and sort it.

Sadly "our" push for economy and efficiency has driven the whole thing rapidly forward into the 1850's or there abouts. AND I aint joking.


The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 13 June, 2017, 19:52:18 »

I'm with you on most of this except at the mo I'm really only experimenting to see what can be done most easily. I don't think at this st ag e that I really would go down the rechrome line. If I do then I'll take it to "my guys" and have the full job done. Not the way I really wish to go with a buckshee tank. I'll keep you posted, might even try to copper it myself now you've put it in my mind.

Mike ;D

The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 13 June, 2017, 10:05:49 »

Thanks dean. Might go to that eventually but the external pitting would make a re chrome very difficult.

Mike 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: useless brakes on classic bikes?
« on: 12 June, 2017, 14:06:54 »

I don't think the brakes were ever a problem providing you were aware of the vehicle braking capability and rode it within the constraints imposed by it.


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