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RF, where are you? #477180
02/16/13 1:28 pm
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Springfield Nebraska
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anyone ever hear from Whatly?

I sent him an email and never got an answer.


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
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Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477183
02/16/13 1:37 pm
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"Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened......"

Or is out riding somewhere? That's a long ride, I will say ...... laughing

Lannis


You can ignore reality but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477185
02/16/13 1:47 pm
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Kings 18 - 27... says Google.

I sent him a wake up call through LinkedIn.


Ger B

Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477197
02/16/13 3:21 pm
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He rode his '66 T-bird to the Norcross British car and bike show last September. There is another one next Saturday 5 miles from here. Perhaps he will show there, too. Greg


72 TR6RV
2004 Thruxton
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477275
02/16/13 11:51 pm
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Manchester, Connecticut, USA
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I certainly hope he's alright. I've learned a lot absorbing his answers to questions. A Triumph Guru, for sure.


Tom D. 1967 T120R Bonneville
Anyone know of a place that sells Loctite
by the quart?
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477280
02/17/13 12:06 am
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The new homestead is probably keeping him pretty busy.


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477284
02/17/13 12:49 am
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Snapped this picture on my iPhone last week at Beno’s shop……



(no comment on what Richard is working on)


Bruce


Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477302
02/17/13 3:25 am
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Aw, man! Didn't know anyone cared. laughing

I work at Beno's place once a week or so. Work is pretty steady. The downside is that I don't get to choose what I work on. Last week it was a 350 Cagiva trials bike engine and wiring an RE Bullet for dirt track. This week it's been BSA twins and singles.

(Under the heading of Beno "never ceases to amaze", he told me last Thursday eve he was thinking of selling his Egli Comet. I wasn't aware you had one, says I. Oh it's right upstairs, you've not seen it because it's brand new and not been assembled yet. Brand new Egli, still in the box, with an Egli rebuilt engine? Oh yea, the whole bike, tank, forks, and all is still packed up like it came from Egli. sick Meanwhile I'm picking me envious arse up off the floor. laughing )


We love our new home, but now the old job is 1 hour away. Starting to feel like 1/2 my life is behind the wheel. It's an all-expressway drive, which I'm thankful for, but that cuts out any 2-wheeling to work. So except for repair work, Brit bikes have fallen by the wayside. Cant even make it to GABMA meetings any more. I do hope to ride up to the 3 State this year. The bikes love their new home. Just wish I could get them out more often.

All the best !



Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

RF Whatley
Cornelia, GA

"Shop Boy" at Rodi British Bikes
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477450
02/17/13 11:27 pm
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Springfield Nebraska
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hey rf, a fellow norton rider wants to know how much for the egli, he's coming to blowing rock and wants you to bring it up to the motel.


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477542
02/18/13 7:05 pm
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Back on the mainland!
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Good to hear all is well, RF...I think I'm coming to TSMR, so hope to see you there!

Steve


'77 T140J
"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477672
02/19/13 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted By: Richrd
hey rf, a fellow norton rider wants to know how much for the Egli, he's coming to Blowing Rock and wants you to bring it up to the motel.


1) If I come to the 3 State, I'll be riding 2 wheels.

2) There's no way I'm walking around all weekend with ~$40,000 cash in my pocket just to help someone out.

Tell him to call Beno and get some photos. Beno drives all over the US, and can deliver his own bikes!

laughing


PS. Found this photo on Wiki, which may be similar. Beno said it had Ceriani forks and a 4LS.
Being a "new employee" (only 12 years) I still haven't seen the bike.



Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

RF Whatley
Cornelia, GA

"Shop Boy" at Rodi British Bikes
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: JubeePrince] #477673
02/19/13 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted By: JubeePrince
Good to hear all is well, RF... I think I'm coming to TSMR, so hope to see you there!



Steve -

I hope you do. The ride is a gas, but the people make it all worthwhile.

....And you can buy me that beer you've been promising !

bigt


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

RF Whatley
Cornelia, GA

"Shop Boy" at Rodi British Bikes
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: RF Whatley] #477814
02/20/13 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted By: RF Whatley
[quote=Richrd]hey rf, a fellow norton rider wants to know how much for the Egli, he's coming to Blowing Rock and wants you to bring it up to the motel.



2) There's no way I'm walking around all weekend with ~$40,000 cash in my pocket just to help someone out.


I'll be more than happy to help you out with that RF..... whistle
(Drinks are on me fellas, but I gotta leave early....)


1960 BSA A10
2007 Suzuki Bandit
1957 A10
(Used to be a Triumph here)
71 Norton Commando
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Richrd] #477872
02/21/13 2:03 am
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Allan,your right about that,but I don't think a Comet looks quite like that. Jack

Re: RF, where are you? [Re: Jack Adams] #478773
02/27/13 2:25 am
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Originally Posted By: Jack Adams
Allan,your right about that,but I don't think a Comet looks quite like that. Jack


Well, except for the missing rear cylinder, they really do look like that.

laughing


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

RF Whatley
Cornelia, GA

"Shop Boy" at Rodi British Bikes
Re: RF, where are you? [Re: RF Whatley] #479051
02/28/13 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted By: RF Whatley

2) There's no way I'm walking around all weekend with ~$40,000 cash in my pocket just to help someone out.


Cash?!?! Who said anything about cash.....I'll write you a check.....I'm good for it, honest!!! whistle

Steve


'77 T140J
"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...

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