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#585703 02/15/15 11:52 am
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Any Britbikers going this year???

Gorden???

The B25 has a new piston and ring and all I need is to give it a good ride to make sure it's well and broken in. The weather is not cooperating in that.

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'68 B25 Starfire (single)
'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
'87 K100GS (four banger (Because NVT gave up too quick..)
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I am planning on it and registered. I'll be on a B25 also. Just need to wake her up from hibernation. At least I hope that's all.


"You may fire when you are ready Gridley"
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Originally Posted by tg4360
Any Britbikers going this year???

Gorden???

The B25 has a new piston and ring and all I need is to give it a good ride to make sure it's well and broken in. The weather is not cooperating in that.

TG


Which Motogiro is that? I see an East, South, and a USA ... ?


"Why do you wear that thing, Dobby?" "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir."
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Coastie... Let me know what your Reg number ends up being.

Lannis,

It's the spring Motogiro East.


'68 B25 Starfire (single)
'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
'87 K100GS (four banger (Because NVT gave up too quick..)
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I am signed up for motogiro east in NY. Here is a pic of my giro bike. Stop by, say hi!
Have you done any other Giros?



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What are the machine requirements for the east MotoGiro? Here in CA I was under the impression the bikes had to be pre-1968 and 175cc and under.


1967 A65 Lightning
1967 Moto Guzzi V7
1969 B44 Victor Special
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Looks like "pre-1968 motorcycle of 305cc or less"

Couple of places to check:

http://motogiro-usa.com/rules.html

https://www.facebook.com/MotoGiroUSA



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Kurt is correct and this will be my third run at the Giro.



'68 B25 Starfire (single)
'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
'87 K100GS (four banger (Because NVT gave up too quick..)
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So the NY MG alllows up to 305cc, the CA MG is upto 175cc.

http://www.girodcalifornia.com/about.html


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The guy who organizes it must be a Honda Dream fan ;0)


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78 Triumph Bonny (UPS)
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Yep..there are alot of HOnda dreams competing in the Giro.


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Next week....

The Starfire has a new piston and rings and is ready...

Any more folks going?

TG


'68 B25 Starfire (single)
'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
'87 K100GS (four banger (Because NVT gave up too quick..)
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I am registered. I have a '58 Allstate (Puch) that I am under the gun to get it ready. The shakedown ride on Sunday didn't go as well as planned, but my fingers are crossed!


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I haven't even looked at the poor Turbo Twin yet! Crunch time!


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Wish my new B25 project was closer....Honda Dreams are really OK, art professor friend had one, flat black with skulls on it that she'd ride during final exam week to scare the kids. Then she was given another, stock, vgc, but "We've tried and tried to get it to run". She did the usual wiring check, etc., and when she pulled the carb, it seemed as though a squirrel or coon had lifted the carb slide and place a walnut behind it.
Runs fine now.

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Geoff,

Wow....that brought back some memories. My first motorcycle was a Allstate/Puch Twingle. Bought it for $10.00. It was in a chicken coop (with the chickens - never did smell right). Flywheel would get loose change the timing and blow a hole it the top of one of the pistons.

Hope you get it sorted and have good Moto.


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Thanks Allan! I actually got this as reparations for my roommate taking on a Ford Topaz with my MG. The Allstate runs, just has this new nasty habit of dumping oil out everywhere. I have seals and gaskets en-route, should be a busy weekend!


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some pics from previous Giro's to psych you up!

BIB
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RIDERS MEETING
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DAVE ROPER AGILITY TEST
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HAPPY TRAILS

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FINSH LINE
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I can't remember what my bib number is but I'll be running the '68 Starfire with the white quarter fairing on it with sharpie markings all over it.

My buddy has a green Harley Rapido. You won't be able to miss it as we just put on a vintage sissy bar with a Maltese cross brake light on it....

He's only got nine miles on it since we got it running so it's a crap shoot if he doesn't DNF.

TG


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'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
'87 K100GS (four banger (Because NVT gave up too quick..)
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The enfield start first kick!!!!!SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG..hahahahha


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Originally Posted by royaloilfield
The enfield start first kick!!!!!SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG..hahahahha

No. Nothing's wrong. It's just the simplictic nature of 2 strokes.
Remember those Jap tiddler field bikes we had when we were kids? Why it would still run after we got done with it was nothing short of a miracle.
Good luck and ride safe on the Moto Giro.
Cheers
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1969 Triumph Tiger 650
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Here is the Royal Enfield Turbo Twin going through the agility test...It was good meeting Geoff and TG at the giro. Great weekend/ ride!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCmJKh1sMsw

Gordon/Pokey>>>Here is your chance! THE FALL GIRO IS IN ASHEVILLE NC!!!!!!!!!


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I can see it right now, the price of old European tiddlers is going to go UP!

Thanks for the update!

Lannis


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Lannis, Too late..they are already UP!!!!


side note...I was sitting in solitary confinement today reading an old 1999 ClassicBike mag, when low and behold I stumble on letter to the editor from our own Lannis!!!!


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Originally Posted by royaloilfield
Lannis, Too late..they are already UP!!!!


side note...I was sitting in solitary confinement today reading an old 1999 ClassicBike mag, when low and behold I stumble on letter to the editor from our own Lannis!!!!


Yep, actually that was the regular column that showed up every month, this time it was my turn. They sent me the original art that they used for the illustration and I've got it framed and up in the shop ....

Lannis


"Why do you wear that thing, Dobby?" "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir."
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