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Snow Mann #540463
04/29/14 1:30 pm
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Sunday Morn just broke, t'was to be an early start, I dragged my sorry butt out of bed, rearranged me Barnet, dragged out Albert. Placed a size 11 on the kickstart, and as usual he fired up no worries. Didn't have no messing about, cos I'd already tied me Steak & Kidney pie to the cylinder head the night before...



Hooked up with Baza, and in the drizzle we hit the lanes of Kent, on our way to somewhere in Sussex called Po Peep Hill, a road of about 1/4 mile long, which was closed off for today's event. A hill climb, not like them American's have, but one that's more like a time trial against yourself...

Along the way I heard a sound like the field stand coming out of it's clip, looked down and all seemed well, so carried on, the engine sounding great, and Baza in front on Merlin the highly tuned M20, throwing out a wonderful smell of Castrol R. Got to the place and as I went around the back of Albert, to use the rear stand, my peepers clocked this...



Bugger me..! The whole bottom end of me mudguard was AWOL, along with me number plate AND the light, well that put a damper on me day I can tell y'all, them things aren't two a penny any more, and I'm off to Belgium Friday. Blimey, it was panic stations, so nothing for it but to break open the foil...



Got me choppers around a nicely warmed pie, while I'll had me a mooch...







ANY bike is welcome to this event, as long as it's over 25yrs old and don't have disc brakes, so this is more than welcome...









Once the bikes were 'Scrutinized' we shot round to the slalom, sorry no photos of that, we were on a mission, to get to the top of the hill. But the Hairy Mong went first skidding around in the outfit, so as to leave us a track in the Cow shyte, it was a farm yard, so there's plenty of THAT. And due to his incompetence, he made me and Baza have penalty points, course he'll never admit it...

But once we got through the course of cones and shyte, the Mong shot off and got to the start line...



Then, once the flag dropped, he was off chuffing up the hill as only a Big 4 Norton can, we were not too far behind him, and as the lad had room, he made us really comfortable...



Where we enjoyed the view...





Then once everyone was up, t'was time to go down, and start again...



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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540464
04/29/14 1:30 pm
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All this *Competition* was thirsty work, and there's only one cure for that...





We got back from the pub, did another couple of runs and set off for home, all the while me heart was heavy, Baza said we'd go back the same way we came, and we MIGHT see that lower mudguard, but only if we're lucky. SO, off we set, and my eyes were on the other side of the road, more than they were on where we were going, and bugger me backwards.. shocked

About 6 miles into a ride home, there it was, me Flabber has never been so Garsted, just over there on the grass, a mangled heap of Putty coloured metal. This lane was one of them extremely busy lanes, 30,000 cars had hit that mudguard, the light was missing, and the numbers were damaged, it looked fit only for the scrap bin...

I wager the RSM will have me on a Fizzer, HOW can I sort this out..? I'm over to France Monday, and doing a job in Belgium Wednesday, the ONLY time I've got is Tuesday afternoon, then all day Thursday. And the Lovely Janette has a 'Honey do' list for me THAT day.. mad

WHAT can I do.. crazy

Well as this is a Military machine, there's ONLY one place that'll do the job, down at the local REME depot, where I spoke with a Cockney type Bilko character. This'll COST me big time in Ale, thought I, BUT with the John Bull Rally looming, what else could I do..?

So I chucked the bent and damaged metal in one of me canvas panniers, and set off, and just as I did, it started to pour with rain. Cleaning off all the Cow shyte that was all over me bike, and all over me back, not having a full guard, saw a Rooster tail spraying up. Just lucky there wasn't too many idiots behind me, remember here dudes, I didn't have ANY lights, not even a brake light.. shocked

Well that brings us to this morning, there I was in deepest French France, and the Crab Peeler beeped with a text, t'was Baza telling me the guard was ready. So via the Mong, who supplied a light fitting, with NO 6v bulb in by the way.. mad

I arrived at the 'Motor Pool' to collect me repaired guard, just needed a dab of paint, and the light fitting, but first lets see how it looks on the bike...



And now all painted and with the light fitting in place...



So YES, Cinders CAN go to the Bull.. bigt

THANKS to Baza and the Mong, YES I KNOW, Ale all round.. wink

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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540467
04/29/14 1:41 pm
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Oh.. shocked By the way, if ANYONE should ask, it was caused by a hand grenade OK.. wink


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540477
04/29/14 3:31 pm
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War wounds!!! Looks like you bandged it up pretty good! Always enjoy seeing what you guys get up to over there.


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540511
04/29/14 6:44 pm
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And a bit of loctite and safety wire, and we're away!!

Good you got it solved so fast!

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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540540
04/29/14 10:37 pm
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A happy ending after all, AND one more tale for the iron lung.
bigt

All in all, a nice tale and a real sweet event.
Thanks fer postin', yo.
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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540569
04/30/14 5:39 am
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Shaun. Your yarns are the best! Glad there's a happy ending. Looking forward to pics of the big show on the continent.
Cheers
Don


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540578
04/30/14 7:33 am
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Quite the story teller. I really enjoyed your yarn. Sorry for the mudguard!


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540589
04/30/14 8:59 am
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Morn'n Mr. Shaun. I'm sure that you have heard of the single point ground, well I was thinking that maybe you could attach a line to each and every piece on your bike and tie all ends to a single point on the frame. Just sayin' Dick

Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540611
04/30/14 11:26 am
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Yeah, isn't than an old Harley trick???


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540632
04/30/14 1:19 pm
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it was caused by a hand grenade OK

Didn't something happen to a head light glass during the same event a year ago?
Bullet size hole? sick


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Ger B] #540645
04/30/14 3:08 pm
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Ger lad, that was a Snipper, and it wasn't a year ago lad, it happened on New Year's Day THIS year lad.. shocked Got to expect this sort of thing when you ride a War bike lad, every bugger is after ya.. wink

On CLOSER inspection, I find that the top of the Mudguard has slots, and so does the two fixings at the bottom, so I've got to have a word with NASA, find out how they stopped the Moon buggy from falling to bits, the bloody Kentish council will NEVER repair the roads around here. We're going to stop calling it KENT, and rename it, the Sea of Tranquillity.. mad


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540649
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Originally Posted By: Kent Shaun


On CLOSER inspection, I find that the top of the Mudguard has slots, and so does the two fixings at the bottom...


Sounds like places for FOUR more bolts to me, lad. Bolt the
dog doo out of it and then DARE it to fall off.


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540650
04/30/14 3:42 pm
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I find that the top of the Mudguard has slots, and so does the two fixings at the bottom

Shaun you need shouldered nuts/bolts!!!!! These nuts for bottom fixings & bolts for the top have a shoulder on the inner part so when tightened up fit into the hole in the slot. You need a trip to see Les he,ll have them.. or you could just thread that bungee thru the top of no plate to stop you losing it again ...Dave


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Tribsauk] #540660
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Or, do as Wade does and not tighten anything smile hahahaha...darned exciting to fall off! eek


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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Kent Shaun] #540706
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That Velo outfit is the machine for me! and your BSA has another tale to tell, what a fine bike.
When my kid was about four we were at a show of British machines, rows of immaculate Vincents etc. But when he came to a rough old WM20 (from palestine) he looked at its condition and the oiled ground beneath it and said in a loud voice, "OH-OH".
The lady owner whipped around and saw him, and has since referred to her bike as "The OH-OH Bike".

Re: Snow Mann [Re: old mule] #540728
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Old Mule lad, that tale reminded me of a good few years back, I had Chug-a-Bug then, the bike known as Merlin in this yarn. T'was NOTHING like the fine Red M20 in this yarn back then, it was an oily rag jobbie, covered in dead flies, rust mud and oil. I used it as my commuter, and one of the trucks in work, driven by a Neanderthal knocked it over.. mad

Well anyway, you get the idea, so there I was at this here show, I'd booked the bike in, so I could get in for FREE as an exhibitor, there was a good autojumble there too. Anyway there I was mooching around the bits and bobs, and I hear an announcement over the loud speakers..?

Only won a bloody trophy..! For 'Best in show'.. laughing BUT, and you'll notice that's a big but, the BEST of it was, this here woman, her husband had entered a shiny Goldie. Even had cloth over the tyres, so as not to get them dirty as they rolled the bike out of the VAN..!

WHY the hell did YOU win with THAT, she said, pointing to the Old heap of the M20. Luckily, the organiser was there and heard, he turned to her and said, because he RODE it to the show, ALL these bikes here came in other vehicles.. laughing

Happy days, but the 'Show' scene got a tad boring for me, I prefer to have things fall off me bikes these days, it's all a yarn for the Oxygen tent.. wink

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Re: Snow Mann [Re: Tribsauk] #540729
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worry not lads, I have brazed large washers where slots were, now even with LOOSE nuts, he cant lose it.....
on second thoughts this is Shaun were talking about so anything can and will happen! laughing

Re: Snow Mann [Re: baza57] #540747
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Baza lad, noting will fall off now, and I've filled the oil tank, put air in the tyres, and checked the gearbox oil. Unlike Monty's Rat, Johnny Canuck's bike don't throw it's gearbox oil away.. bigt

STILL on the full mark after doing a good few hundred miles, just got me Meat pie for the morrow's breakfast, although the bloody shop didn't have me favourite pie.. mad

We're all set for the 'Overseas' campaign, going to hunt down a secret launch site, Adolf and the lads used a while back, then I'm off to find the site where a load of drunks hang around, talking BS and shooting the breeze, it'll be a BIG mission, and I hope to complete it. This will be a *Test* for when we liberate Holland in a few week's time, wish me luck, I do this for King and country.. grin


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it wasn't a year ago lad, it happened on New Year's Day THIS year lad

I knew my long term memory couldn't be that good... beerchug


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