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1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

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1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

Post  oldskoolpulsar on Thu 24 Dec - 4:54

Townmate Snapped in half!

internally on the main frame tube. its warped and ruined the frame completely.

and lots of movement in rear swingarm.

you check the swingarm while parked up and its tight and good, once you get moving you can actually see the metal work of the frame all flexing around and the rear wheel moving around inside the rear mudguard!

I will upload pictures.
i described in another post where the rot was,. well it happened and the engine scrapped along the ground Sad RIP 1987 townmate

had to get a friend to pick me and my bike up with his van.

on another plus point, I have a 1984 frame that has not much rot on it and i have its matching engine plate and a lovely chrome rear light and matching front lights.

so im really sorry to say everyone but there will be 1 less townmate on the howmany left next year. Sad

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Re: 1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

Post  JohnW on Thu 24 Dec - 6:26

Amazing that this got through its last MoT, that degree of corrosion did not happen overnight. Looks like the tester was a blind man or did not know what to look for on a Townmate. Lucky it did not cause a serious accident.

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hello

Post  oldskoolpulsar on Fri 25 Dec - 11:43

so whats this mot exemption all about next year? on our machines?!

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MoT exemption

Post  JohnW on Fri 25 Dec - 20:24

oldskoolpulsar wrote:so whats this mot exemption all about next year? on our machines?!

MoT exemption is only for vehicles made before 1960 see https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/vehicles-exempt-from-mot
There are plans to change this to 30 years old, see http://www.dft.gov.uk/classic-mot/latest-updates/ but that wont come into being until 2018 at earliest.

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Re: 1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

Post  laurpat on Tue 29 Dec - 8:22

oldskoolpulsar wrote:Townmate Snapped in half!

Sorry to hear about the above ... At least you didn't take a hopper and hurt yourself!

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Re: 1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Thu 23 Feb - 1:40

oldskoolpulsar wrote:Townmate Snapped in half! Sad
Very sorry to hear a thing like that!
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Re: 1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

Post  barker on Thu 23 Feb - 2:31

still good for spares

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Re: 1987 Townmate Snapped just above Engine.

Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Thu 23 Feb - 2:35

True,but maybe @oldskoolpulsar want to repair it.
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