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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:18 pm
by JohnTheBikeMan
Nothing particularly exciting, passing CBT, buying a mo'bike, silly stuff like that.

I wrote it up for my blog, not what you'd call prolific but I prefer to write stuff that's relevant not just post for the sake of it.

Also VERY proud of Number 1 Son, apprenticed to a engineering firm after 2 years of college and making his own way at last.

https://johnthebikeman.blogspot.com/

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:11 pm
by Canopener Al
Well on Saturday, my lot have been up to this. :D :D :D

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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:30 pm
by Mike Bull
Bloody fantastic! More proof that these wonderful machines should be allowed to live as much as possible, rather than gather dust. Well done to everyone involved! :D :D :D :D

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:54 pm
by Richie
WOW !!! And that folks, is how they do that !

A massive congratulations to you and the team.

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 pm
by captain sparkle
(As an aside to other topics at the moment) We spent last weekend participating in a Motorcycle sprint, up the driveaway of Hoghton Tower.
A grand time was had by all, apart from,maybe, the chap that fell off his BMW! (he was uninjured, as far as we are aware)
There was a fair array of bikes, old & new. I had the experience of racing a friends Honda CBR600RR as my bike was deemed to big!!!! (ha ha! 2300cc, too big? the very idea!!) the first time I'd ridden a 4 cylinder bike for 29 years!, needless to say, I didn't set any records.
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Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:41 pm
by ThornyBush
Some great bikes in that post... I wish my arm was OK to go for a ride out..for me a quiet weekend, a little bit of one handed sanding work on a rib, a chip butty with some very, very, good people, a good chat about using workshop tools, guitars and music with the next generation, a few beers after with my better half and next day followed by a run out in the car to see a Victorian water counterbalance funicular in Saltburn, the last time I was on it was probably 40 odd years ago - great engineering replicated and enacted by a team, and running for all to see!
Smaller scale and quite gentile compared to some projects I know, but maybe sounds familiar....accessible, working, audible/sensory, visible engineering for all to experience! http://www.saltburnbysea.com/html/clifflift.html

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:24 am
by Renegadenemo
for me a quiet weekend, a little bit of one handed sanding work on a rib, a chip butty with some very, very, good people, a good chat about using workshop tools, guitars and music with the next generation
Sat was a great day - very relaxing and the first time in a very long time that we took our foot off the gas. Quite looking forward to getting the old RIB wet and a few lobsters in the boiling pot for tea.

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm
by JfromJAGs
Got myself my own piece of old british metal last weekend :D

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:22 pm
by ThornyBush
Very nice 350cc - looks in excellent condition

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm
by JfromJAGs
The bike has undergone a restoration, but I can't tell when. It was first registered in Germany in 1991, then sold to an old bikes enthusiast in 1992 who owned it until last year when he died. It looks like a AJS 16M and the manufacturing date was estimated to 1946. Both frame and motor numbers indicate 1947 though - but the motor number also indicates the sister model Matchless G3L. I will have the AJS&Matchless owners club check the factory papers, maybe they can find out details.

Optically it's in good, restored condition, professional paint job. Technically I can't tell yet. It runs, the motor sounds good, no mechanical noises compared to some youtube videos of such machines. I have to check the magneto and also the dyno, no battery installed and both front and tail lights are disconnected. Its missing a speedo cable and the front tyre is almost 30 years old, rear is new, but a Mitas. The rims are painted silver - they should be either black or chrome - depending on the year.

So there is some work left to get her going again, but so far it doesn't look bad. Ran her up and down the road in front of the house already :D