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One day my A50 will run again.
#215124 09/23/08 10:08 pm
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One day my A50 will run again.

This was my 68 BSA A50 in the snow this year coming back from the Ardingly bike show.
A couple of weeks later I pulled the engine apart to find something horrible had been going on in there! frown
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Re: One day my A50 will run again.
KarlB #215131 09/23/08 11:11 pm
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The most frustrating part about owning an old bike is when the bike is seemingly "possessed" by evil mechanical spirits.

I mean, you take the bike apart with hours and hours of labor, and send the critical parts (motor, trans, magneto, etc) out to experts who have an excellent reputation, or maybe you're good and you do it yourself, and do it right, then you spend weeks or months putting everything back together and tuning it up and spend $2500 doing it and assume you're good for 5 years of hard riding.
..... and 3000 miles later, the pistons are slapping or the oil pressure goes away or the bottom end starts knocking and you have to start all over again and decide whether to drop another $2500 down this bottomless pit ...

Luckily it doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it's enough to make you want to pitch all the old bikes in the skip and buy a Kaw Versys or a KTM or something ...

Lannis


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Re: One day my A50 will run again.
KarlB #215206 09/24/08 12:36 pm
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Wow you went to Ardingly! Respect!

I had that date in the diary as my first outing on my A65 only acquired in Jan. I was really looking forward to it but there was no way I was going out in that!


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Re: One day my A50 will run again.
KarlB #215784 09/28/08 9:10 am
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hi karl...
never a good thing when ANYthing horrible is happening, doesn't matter WHERE it's happening! mad
cool to see pix of your kentish two strokes elsewhere on this forum... :bigt hope all is well with yourself and ms. julie...

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Re: One day my A50 will run again.
ricochetrider #221451 10/31/08 5:52 pm
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It is a sweet bike Karl. I know you'll have it running like a charm.
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