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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 04:08:46 PM »

How old is old?
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 06:54:02 PM »

well I had a brand new Honda 750 when they first came to these shores. That was back in 69-70. Old enough to have ridden scrambles not Moto-X, and went to Brands every Easter for the match races with the Yanks.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 07:51:37 PM »

Haha we used to have family outings to Scrambles meetings, all over the midlands, followed our favourite riders and even ate in a cafe in Nailsworth that belonged to one of them (no idea what his name was, like you it's rather a long time ago!) on the way home from a Gloucestershire meet.
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 10:04:52 PM »

I remember the Transatlantic bike races at Thruxton in the early 80s.
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2018, 02:17:20 PM »

I used to production race at Thruxton, in the days when you rode up, taped up you headlamps, raced twice and rode home. Went on to hillclimbs at Wiscombe park, with limited success. I had "Berg Spider" thruxton Bonneville. Evil handling, the old Triumph whip swinging arm. Great days, then the jap invasion came and I just wasnt competitive. 
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2018, 03:47:09 PM »

then the jap invasion came. 
Had a RD Yam in the late 70's that was built for production racing at Thruxton.  Bloody awful as a road bike. Uncomfortable, unreliable, narrow power band, limited steering lock and noisy as hell, but oh so much fun on the ring road.
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2018, 12:03:30 AM »

Smiley I had a Thruxton tuned 750 Bonny engine in my '66 Triumph when I was in my early 20s.
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2018, 11:47:10 PM »

i had thruxton once but an ointment cleared it up



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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2018, 07:17:33 AM »

It's a brain wasting condition so no amount of ointment will work ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2018, 12:06:16 PM »


It's a brain wasting condition so no amount of ointment will work ? Roll Eyes

Well, it took a few lumps of flesh off my arse when I threw it up the road a few times  Grin Grin
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2018, 09:29:33 PM »

pigging bike !! Angry
running ok, then started misfire. switched lights to side light and it ran, put back on main and it died. Luckily not far from home so candle power got it home. EH ??
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2018, 04:12:45 PM »

That's just what happened with my little Yam when the generator was fading when hot - but doesn't frog have electronic ignition?
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2018, 08:38:05 PM »

just for something to do, I charged the battery, just been out and about on it, and its fine ?? lights are great, bike ran great, wonder if the alternator is not quite chucking enough charge into the battery. I will look at it, sometime, having fun with it, that is what counts  Grin Grin
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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2018, 08:38:42 PM »

Oh, and no more oil leak Andy.
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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2018, 09:26:00 PM »

Hurrah! One problem solved at least.
I had an oil leak but it ran fine.
Pretty sure the brand new permanent magnet alternator puts out more power than the standard one. If I remember right you can run it without a battery if you want. Tom fitted it, but he's on holiday at the moment.
I'll look out all the bike related paperwork I have & send it to you.
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