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Does this mean, Peter, that my 1926 BSA flat tank bike will be run in by now - or do I continue running it as it has been for the last 92 years?

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As far as I know the engine has never been dismantled and the head has definitely not been off since I got it 13 years ago. confuse

I have maintained it regularly, changing gearbox oil every year. The engine oil has never needed renewing - it's a total loss system.

The tyres, tubes, cables, chains and ignition points have been renewed when worn.

I'm still running it in though.

I'm going to treat my vehicles as I always have, habit is hard to change.

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Was it a good picnic ?


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Was it a good picnic ?


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 Pete, you poor, misguided, modern motorcyclist. biggrinbiggrin

That basket is not for picnics. disbelief

It was what the twenties riders used for a "mobile phone".

It carried homing pigeons.             

Invaluable when out in the wilds and had a puncture or ran out of petrol or other catastrophe.

Tie a message to a pigeon's leg, release to fly to its loft and lo - in a day or two (maybe) you had assistance.

It wasn't a picnic for the hapless motorcyclist of the day. hmm

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ha ha.

I was with Pete on the picnic basket.

every day is a school day!

 



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He got you there boys wink

Brilliant story though - and almost believable biggrin

Tools and waterproofs I reckon......  Plus a spare can of oil for the total loss oil system smile



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Nooooooooooooooooo

As he is really old I believed him! Thought he had that bike from newwinkwink



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Here's a 16-June-2015 shot of a rider from Cumbria who regularly attends the Northumbrian Gathering and has a mobile phone system like mine.

                                                             

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I didn't ask him whether he  copied my style or if his was original. smile

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