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Andy Higham #830721 11/23/20 3:22 am
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BMW: "Black Mit White" (You just reminded me of that one David.)


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'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
2007 Triumph Bonneville Black
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We called the BMW cars "Break My Window" as they were often stolen or broken into.


1966 BSA Lightning
(2) 1967 Triumph "Choppa"s
1974 Indian ME125
1960 Harley Servi-Car
1952 Harley 45" G motor in Paugho frame project
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Early A10 headlight Nacelle was referred to as either "divers helmet" or "cow pat"
BSA QD "Crinkle hub"
A10 rocker box CENSORED


BSA B31 500 "Stargazer"
Greeves 200 "Blue Meanie"
Greeves 350
Greeves 360
GM500 sprint bike "Deofol"
Rickman Jawa 500 "Llareggub"
'35 & '36 OK Supreme
Kawasaki ZZR1400 "Kuro No Senshi"
Kawasaki Ninja H2 "Fujin"
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Kwacker
Water buffalo
Kettle

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Well Andy, that's another reason to appreciate the A10 motor


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85 K100RS
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remember donkey dick handgrips?

still very functional


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
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Or limp dick tail lights?

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1966 BSA Lightning
(2) 1967 Triumph "Choppa"s
1974 Indian ME125
1960 Harley Servi-Car
1952 Harley 45" G motor in Paugho frame project
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Have we had Notrun for Norton?

Our Ford Fiesta car was a Ford Fiasco.

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Since we've wandered outside the realm of British cycles:

We're all familiar with "Hardly Ableson" - Back at the BSA International Ralleye in Ohio, I heard the Aussies refer to HDs as "Harley Fergusons"- I've always liked that; it's very visceral.


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In the early 70's Guzzis were the Interstate Armchair


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
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"Tractor bike" , CCM scrambler late 1970s, possibly upgraded to a three speed gearbox. Magnificent amongst the buzzing two-strokes from Europe and Japan.

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Bob Wright and Jimmy Aird were magic on the CCMs
Jimmy now runs Scott Leathers, I live about a mile from the CCM factory


BSA B31 500 "Stargazer"
Greeves 200 "Blue Meanie"
Greeves 350
Greeves 360
GM500 sprint bike "Deofol"
Rickman Jawa 500 "Llareggub"
'35 & '36 OK Supreme
Kawasaki ZZR1400 "Kuro No Senshi"
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Originally Posted by Mark Z
"Hardly Ableson" -"Harley Fergusons"-
Ugly Wobbleson.
Supposter.
Turnip Eater.
XLCH= Xtra Light Competition Harley


Basta*d Stopped Again.
Bring Spares Along.
Best Scrambler Around

Trumpet.
Turnip

Matchbox

Bultaco= Built To Blow

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In the late 1970s, the exhaust note of the CCM was unique in scrambling events with modern bikes. As a spectator, it was a treat for the ears on a course with tree-lined sections.

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was it true that for a while CCMs came with the kickstart held up with a rubber band because the gearbox would explode if you lowered it with the engine running?

i seem to recall that.


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
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I've also heard of the Bathtub Triumph front fender referred to as a Roman Gladiators Helmet. BSA C12 and others like it - Grey Porridge.

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Was not the kickstart deleted on later CCMs on the basis that no-one could kickstart it when out on the course?

If I had the money, I would have an immaculate CCM as a work of art in the parlour, and another CCM to ride around the rolling acres of my country residence. Dream on.

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"Sprung heel" frames (those with rear suspension) may have been named in the 1920s as a reference to "Spring Heeled Jack", a legendary figure in London in the 1800s.


1954 Norton Dominator 88 cafe - Yamaha wheels, Lyta tank ( project in progress)
1969 Triumph Bonneville
Currently 6 other non-Brit machines.
Past history includes 11 Brit and 13 non-Brit machines.
Some impressive and some just silly.
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Rolls Con Hardly - rolls down one hill, can hardly make it up the next.


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The Bonnie Ref: https://www.hermit.cc/tmc/om/manual.htm
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Translation needed, Hermit. I don't "get" this one.

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Rose Canardly?

Rollscon Harley?

Nope, I can't get it either ....

Lannis


Patriotism is supporting your country all of the time and your government when it deserves it.
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Just a funny way to refer to an old bazoo, with a hint of Harley Davidson, as used by a Harley Davidson acquaintance.

Maybe Rolls Can Harley.


Bruce Miller
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One of my favorite nicknames was applied to the B-26 light bomber, the Flying Prostitute, no visible means of support.


"Gosh, it's not a 1/4 20, must be metric."

72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
72 T150V "Wotan"

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Also known as "One a day in Tampa Bay"

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1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1949 Ferguson TE20 tractor
1975 yamaha xs650b
1971 SL 175 Honda project
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