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#151477 - 08/27/06 9:51 am Panther Owners  
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Ok so Panthers are a rare bike which is probably why I wanted one, it follows that Panther owners are also a rare breed. But only 29 postings on this site! Over 21000 on the Triumph forum. Why?

Is it;

a) Panther owners are neanderthal computer illiterates
b) Panther owners are so smug they don't need anyone's help
c)Panther owners couldn't care a s**t about anyone else
d)they're using some other forum I can't find
e) they prefer to write a letter to the Club's Guru (is there one?)with their technical queries enclosing an SAE and wait for the postman to bring a reply, How sweet.

Bill

#151478 - 08/27/06 11:16 am Re: Panther Owners  
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#151479 - 09/23/06 10:26 am Re: Panther Owners  
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g No its nothing that morbid ! You ride a Panther for a while and the old brain starts to loosen up and you forget who you are etc and write in the forum ,no chance !! Its called Pantheritous and leads to enthusiasmous happy plonking ! Needrag

#151480 - 09/23/06 1:15 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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They communicate by meeting in freezing cold fields and muttering in their beards.


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#151481 - 09/23/06 2:09 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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And thats just the women !!

#151482 - 09/25/06 6:28 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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Thanks for the replies, they gave me a really good chuckle because having now met a couple of Panther owners there's more than a ring of truth in what you say. My wife has also pointed out that I've also got a beard so I'm in danger of conforming to type. (She hasn't I hasten to say!).

However I do like Panthers but I admit my brain not been shaken loose yet because the thing is still in bits.

Seriously it would be nice to be able to get some sensible exchanges with other owners online. The POC website is ok but it has no forum as Kommando pointed out.

Bill

#151483 - 09/27/06 12:25 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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Quote:
Originally posted by encorebill:
Thanks for the replies, they gave me a really good chuckle because having now met a couple of Panther owners there's more than a ring of truth in what you say. My wife has also pointed out that I've also got a beard so I'm in danger of conforming to type. (She hasn't I hasten to say!).

However I do like Panthers but I admit my brain not been shaken loose yet because the thing is still in bits.

Seriously it would be nice to be able to get some sensible exchanges with other owners online. The POC website is ok but it has no forum as Kommando pointed out.

Bill

#151484 - 09/27/06 12:28 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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Quote:
Originally posted by encorebill:
Ok so Panthers are a rare bike which is probably why I wanted one, it follows that Panther owners are also a rare breed. But only 29 postings on this site! Over 21000 on the Triumph forum. Why?

Is it;

a) Panther owners are neanderthal computer illiterates
b) Panther owners are so smug they don't need anyone's help
c)Panther owners couldn't care a s**t about anyone else
d)they're using some other forum I can't find
e) they prefer to write a letter to the Club's Guru (is there one?)with their technical queries enclosing an SAE and wait for the postman to bring a reply, How sweet.

Bill

#151486 - 09/27/06 6:15 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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Hi Hans

According to 'The Panther Story' by Barry M Jones a few lightweight Villiers engined 250s were exported to Chile post war but no or insignificant numbers of the M100/M120 heavyweights. However more 100/120s were sold to Argentina so you might have to extend your search there.

Bill

#151487 - 06/21/07 12:01 pm Re: Panther Owners  
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Hi Bill,

I may be a bit late to the party but my better half (also Bill, must be something in the name) is similarly afflicted when it comes to Panthers. They are incredibly scarce in the US and he searched for one for years. We have an M120 lurking in our garage that he bought from a POC member at a rally in the US & had shipped over from the UK. That in itself is a story involving wire transfers, produce and proper beer. Since you're already in the UK you should have a much easier time finding a cat of your own. Joining the POC is a great start as they are a fantastic bunch of people, serious riders and delightfully insane as well.

There is a Panther forum, it can be found at yahoogroups:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/panther/

Good luck,

Nina


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#151488 - 06/24/07 10:40 am Re: Panther Owners  
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hello the names john.im over here in ireland.i own a 1958 panther m100.love it to bits. am working on the clutch at the moment.bought it 2 years ago. it was my first big brit bike,having had smaller ones for years. she was a ***** to start cause of magneto problems.it nearly put me off the bike.that got sorted and now she reliable now after 2 years of sometimes driving, mostly looking at and loving owning one i should have her back on the road next weekend. there are still other problems like no charging system, no wiring and thus no lights and of course various oil leaks and some probs i prob havnt copped yet. any other owners on here that would like to talk or email me,fire ahead.


beer,who said beer
#229695 - 12/25/08 11:30 pm Re: Panther Owners [Re: panther600]  
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Another Panther owner here.

I've got a 1950 350 M75, '54 350 M75 and a '56 250 M65.

Also have a 600 and 650 in bits but no idea when I will get to build those, if ever lol

Stephen A'lee

#273620 - 09/07/09 9:42 am Re: Panther Owners [Re: Stephenrc45]  
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There's a beer based meetng of the unofficial POC at the commercial inn, Bradford road, Cleckheaton on the first Sunday of every month.
Reason the pub was chosen as it's next to the entrance to the P & M works and nearly everyone collects a brick or stone from the ruins of the factory.


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#319677 - 06/22/10 4:21 pm Re: Panther Owners [Re: encorebill]  
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[quote=encorebill] only 29 postings on this site! Over 21000 on the Triumph forum. Why?

Simple, because Triumphs rock like no other bike. bigt


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