Kempton Park 3rd December

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by TOG, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. TOG

    TOG Guest

    Saturday sees the last KP autojumble of the year - always a busy one,
    unless it pisses down.

    It's only three weeks since the last one, which resulted in me phoning
    Timo and telling him there was another XL250S Motosport up for grabs.
    Frantic screams came out of the handset, which was then passed to the
    seller, and of course the silly sod bought it. Or rather, I bought it
    for him.

    I remind you that this is the man who said he deliberately wasn't going
    to go because he knew he'd spend money if he did. KP gets you like

    Anyway, it's always a damn good day out, and there really are some
    bargains to be had. I picked up a brand new pair of aftermarket cans
    for my XS650 for £65 last time. Mind you, I also paused by the
    Aeroplane Man (he flogs all sorts of ex-RAF bits and bobs, and on one
    memorable occasion tried to sell me an ejector seat) because he had a
    drop tank from an old F86 Sabre.

    I know, I know. It had a sign on it saying "Would make good sidecar
    body", and for a moment I paused and thought; "Hmmm, it would, too...
    And there's a geezer over there with a sidecar chassis for sale...."

    And then I got a grip. God knows what The Doctor would have said if I'd
    come back with a drop tank. I loved the seller's logic, though. "I've
    wound up owning a drop tank! I know, I'll take it to Kempton. Some
    nutter there is bound to buy it."

    So if anyone's not get anything better to do, see you there? KP is
    between Hampton Court and Sunbury, SW edge of London.
    TOG, Nov 29, 2005
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    Timo @ Work Guest

    Don't you know that my mission in life is to buy bikes that you vaguely
    describe over the phone from Kempton while the seller is assuring you
    that the bike is in "perfect running order" which of course means that
    it'll need a full restoration jobbie about five minutes after I get my
    hands on it?

    Oh, and the promised pic of the Motosport hasn't materialised so far...
    Indeed. Unfortunately he also gave you slightly vague instructions to
    phone him if you came across some Motosport bits...
    I guess I better make sure that my mobile is turned off on Saturday
    Timo @ Work, Nov 29, 2005
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  3. TOG

    TOG Guest

    Ah yes, the pic. Trouble is it's been dark when I leave home and dark
    when I get back.

    I'll sort one out this Saturday.
    TOG, Nov 29, 2005
  4. TOG

    Timo at Work Guest

    Fair enough. I'll have to clear up the garage on Sunday so I get anugh
    space in there to stuff in another bike and will try to pick it up the
    following weekend, once I've sorted out a new battery for the Range
    Timo at Work, Nov 29, 2005
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    Eddie Guest

    Will you two just get a room?
    Eddie, Nov 29, 2005
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    sweller Guest

    This /is/ "grooming for beginners"?
    sweller, Nov 29, 2005
  7. Eddie wrote
    That has already been discussed, I think now they are looking for a
    steve auvache, Nov 29, 2005
  8. TOG

    CT Guest

    TOG's a dyslexic pimp?
    CT, Nov 29, 2005
  9. CT wrote
    I think it would be hard to prove dyslexic.
    steve auvache, Nov 29, 2005
  10. You cnut. I was just about to take a swig of my coffee.
    Austin Shackles, Nov 30, 2005
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