Any ukrmers/ukrmc'ers near or in Ludlow?

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Timo Geusch, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Timo Geusch

    Timo Geusch Guest

    I was planning to check out a bike there next Saturday but after
    consulting the rail time tables I'm not sure if I want to go there
    *twice* in case I buy the bike.

    So I was wondering if someone in the esteemed audience of these
    newsgroups happens to live around this area and would be willing to
    check out a SOB for me during the week?[1] Because if it's as good as the
    seller implies, I might as well take the train, buy it and ride it
    back instead go there, leave deposit and return the weekend after.

    Failing that, anyone with a van fancy a trip to Ludlow next Saturday?
    Curries & Beer supplied.

    [1] Compensation in form of a nice curry?
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 27, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    *checks Timo's .sig and shakes head*

    Haven't you got enough shite in the garage already. You're putting TOG
    to shame now ;-)
     
    SteveH, Jul 27, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, SteveH
    <Checks Steve's sig and giggles helplessly>
    --
    Nigel
    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20

    ZZR1100 and Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner" (No , I'm
    not sure how that happened either).
     
    Nigel Eaton, Jul 27, 2003
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  4. Timo Geusch

    Timo Geusch Guest

    SteveH was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    I'm still short on bikes that are actually (a) road legal and (b) good
    for commuting without costing an arm and a leg.

    <whisper>
    Plus it's an *Italian* bike.
    </whisper>
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 27, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    Yeah, yeah, any excuse ;-)
    Nah, that doesn't work. Italian, road-legal, commute, cheap to run......
     
    SteveH, Jul 27, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    <spots the Enfield in Nigel's sig>

    People in glass houses.......
     
    SteveH, Jul 27, 2003
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  7. The brother-in-law's Aprilia scooter?

    (ducks)

    Cheers, Ian
     
    Ian Northeast, Jul 27, 2003
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  8. Timo Geusch

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Austin Shackles was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Indeed it is.
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 27, 2003
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    SteveH was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Mr Pot, the Kettle family is waiting outside.
    Hehe. It does indeed fit into this category *if* you can do most of
    the maintenance yourself...
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 27, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    Heh. Sadly true.

    BTW, how's the 75 going?

    Have you pulled up the little hatch in the middle of the rear shelf? -
    mine has a small pic of a set of headphones and a socket on it, and a
    pull-off panel inside with some terminated connections - what's that all
    about then?
     
    SteveH, Jul 27, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, SteveH
    It's to give you something to listen to whilst you wait for the RAC to
    arrive.
    --
    Nigel
    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20

    ZZR1100 and Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner" (No , I'm
    not sure how that happened either).
     
    Nigel Eaton, Jul 27, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    Heh. I must be more careful. Usually keep it well within the 'green' on
    the tacho until it's reading 50 degrees on the temp. gauge.
    Mine started perfectly well and quietly after standing for a week, so
    sounds like it'll be fine with that.

    Be _very_ interesting to find out what they were doing with that panel
    in the back.
     
    SteveH, Jul 27, 2003
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    Rob Guest

    I think it was on Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:26:03 +0100 that Timo Geusch
    I'm about 20 miles from Ludlow, but I'm disappearing off on me hols on
    Tuesday morning :) Give me a shout after the 14th Aug if you're still
    not sorted.

    I don't know much about Morinis, but have always fancied one. I was
    *very* tempted by a 3.5 at the Stafford show last October, but it was
    blue. Morinis are red. Full stop. Even at just over a grand with a
    reputed 12K on the clock. Sounded good though...


    --

    Rob
    Broseley, Shropshire
    1991 Yamaha XV 535 Virago
    1988 Saab 900i
     
    Rob, Jul 27, 2003
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Rob was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Cheers, I'll drive/ride over on Saturday anyway, but someone looking
    it over during the week would potentially save me one trip. OTOH I
    might just get on with it and take the train.
    Interestingly enough, if they are early wire wheels/drum brake models
    then I've seen several blue ones. I actually quite like the
    colour. They're like Ferraris - most of them are red, but I reckon the
    Stradas look better in Silver or Blue.
    *If* it was an early one and original, that would've been quite a
    bargain, even if it was a Strada/GT and not a Sport...
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 27, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    Lol. I must be getting more tolerant in my old age ;-)
     
    SteveH, Jul 27, 2003
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Rob was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Yep. Never seen one of them in blue, but as Morinis were essentially
    handmade I wouldn't be surprised if you could get them in any colour
    you wanted.
    Heh. Actually the Strada is pretty good for day to day use as it's
    somewhat more comfy than a Sport.
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 28, 2003
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  17. probably something about rear passengers being able to listen to music on
    headphones. Maybe even from a different source?

    --
    Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk my opinions are just that
    "The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twittering
    from the strawbuilt shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing
    horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed."
    Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
     
    Austin Shackles, Jul 28, 2003
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Paul Carmichael was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Well, I really was after someone who could do some basic checks like
    fork seals and stuff. Thanks anyway.
     
    Timo Geusch, Jul 28, 2003
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