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Post  barker on Sun 5 Feb - 3:48

no sign of doris today in fact it was warmish and sunny so I took the opportunity to get out on the townmate went for a wander over the south downs down hill was good fun going up was a tad slower but as most of it was on back roads it did not matter went out at ten never came home till three no rushing about but I covered near on fifty miles, one thing I noticed bike will do a indicated fifty eight down hill but forty five on the main road once saw fifty on a long stretch,
do you think it needs time to loosen up after its three year lay up

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Post  adespin on Sun 5 Feb - 22:47

Who's doris? and what country are you living in (warmish and sunny) cos it aint the UK. Wink
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Post  barker on Mon 6 Feb - 2:12

wales that explains it summer wont get to you till late june, but in sussex were it hardly snows we are protected from your weather by the downs , temperature at the moment has slumped down to 9 but no rain
also you can pronounce all our towns and villages

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Post  adespin on Mon 6 Feb - 12:02

Yes you can pronounce them but can you spell them, try Lyminster, Oh! i just spelt it for you Laughing How do I know about Lyminster you ask!! well i spent all my childhood six week summer holidays in Littlehampton, from a toddler untill i was fifteen at Mill Lane, Wick, even attended Wick primary school for a while, Happy memories. :d\\'-\\':
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Post  barker on Mon 6 Feb - 22:31

small world ,look on Google earth you wont recognise toddington lane there building 800 houses on were the nursery's were
most strangers pronounce lyminster lime minster I like wales there are some loverly country roads over the mountains but theirs also rather to much rain plus if you are lost or looking for a certain place you cant pronounce it as a lorry driver I had to spell out the letters of were I was over the phone
well off out on the bike going to Bognor to get some bits while its not raining

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Post  adespin on Tue 7 Feb - 0:51

What area of Littlehampton do you live ?
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Post  barker on Tue 7 Feb - 3:22

bn177lz its the posh area of wick, as you probably remember from your stay here

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Post  adespin on Tue 7 Feb - 11:37

So what about doris,? that was my opening question.
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Post  barker on Tue 7 Feb - 20:39

doris is or was this storm that we were told was on the way to the uk bringing heavy rain and 80 mile a hour winds
anyway its a nice sunny morning not a cloud in the sky so im off on t80 to rustington for some bird food

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Post  adespin on Tue 7 Feb - 22:41

I am now enlightened. :d\\'-\\':
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Post  barker on Wed 8 Feb - 1:47

you going out on your bike or is it raining still nice here but must admit there is a few clouds now but still no need for a coat

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Post  adespin on Wed 8 Feb - 10:44

No riding yet, my T80 is stripped down to the bare bones, using lots of nitromores stripper at the moment, no rust holes but plenty of surface rust under the paint, thankfully i don't foresee any great expense, just paint, new rims and spokes and a new exhaust, all of which i already have, the rest is just elbow grease.  It's going to take a while but it will be worth it. I have a restored rigid BSA B31 from 1955 to ride if i get bike cold turkey, but that doesn't go out in the rain and as you say it's always raining in this part of Britain. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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Post  barker on Wed 8 Feb - 21:50

NICE TO SEE YOUR KEEPING BUSY, im working on a 03 Honda xr 125 having loads of agro with the tank tap filter could not find it so ordered a  tap off ebay that came still no filter ,then my neibour came up with a idea he has a camera on a wire that plugs into his phone  put that down into the tank and there it was a bloody great filter fitted in side the tank, don't know how or even if it comes out but its there
I have thought of doing my t80 up respray and wot not severable times but always decided it would cost more than it was worth if you need some wheels I have a brand new set still wrapped up any photos of the bsa

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Post  barker on Wed 8 Feb - 21:52

 
heres a photo of my xr

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Post  adespin on Wed 8 Feb - 23:06

Great idea with the camera, there's always a way around every problem (unless it's a seized swing arm pivot bolt). Thanks for the wheels offer but i already have new rims and spokes ready to build up. When the rain stops i'll take a couple of pics of the BSA. Nice looking Honda, back in my 20's i had a Suzuki TS125 trail bike for a bit of green lane riding, liked it so much i ended up with a Husqvarna motocrosser and entered races, too old and stiff for all that now.
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Post  adespin on Thu 9 Feb - 2:23

BSA B31 pic https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/18/35/44/14/bsa_b312.jpg
https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/18/35/44/14/bsa_b311.jpg
I have forgotten how to download photo's
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Post  barker on Thu 9 Feb - 2:59

looks nice how comfortable is it to ride ,what with ridged end driver has a sprung seat but not so for the passenger

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Post  adespin on Thu 9 Feb - 3:23

Smooth roads are great. just got to avoid the potholes or you are heading for the sky. How they managed to ride these as dispatch riders during the war beggers belief what with all the bomb craters, they were heroes.
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Post  barker on Thu 9 Feb - 4:56

wont moan about the front suspensions on our t80 again then out to day on mine but its getting colder need some new mirrors as mine move about so I cant see behind me most of the time
what ive decided to do is get some 8 to 10 mm mirror adaptors as the thread has had it in the bar s I will glue the adaptors in place then fit ten mm mirrors as there's more choice of mirror

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Post  barker on Mon 13 Feb - 23:25

adespin just wanted to tell you its 12 degrees in wick with blue skies , about to go out on my t80 hows it your end

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Post  3hundredspartans on Tue 14 Feb - 12:24

Well, to rub it in again, it is a lovely 30 degrees, hot and sunny in Sydney. No Doris here.

Might just take the T80 down to the beach and go for a swim in the Pacific Ocean and then might just have a gelato on the way home. Laughing
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Post  barker on Tue 14 Feb - 20:05

adespin even thunderspartens has time off from fighting bush fires to go to the beach ,thinking about it that's probably the safest place and the only thing that wont burn
at least you wont have to worry about wild fires in wales
just off out on the t80 again while the weather holds

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Post  adespin on Wed 15 Feb - 0:43

Wild fires, what are those, the only fires we see in Wales are in our caves Laughing  It's 12 degrees and very grey here today. Spartanman may be laughing now but we may have the last snigger, summer is on it's way for us and winter is on it's way for him Smile
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Post  barker on Wed 15 Feb - 4:00

very true mind you it will seem like winter over there what with all that ash over every thing

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