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by Boxer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

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Not all motorcycling is shight and briny.

Seen near King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel in the UK. I guess the King had no need for his Moto Guzzi motorcycle anymore.

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The King's Guzzi 1
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The King's Guzzi 3
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The King;s Guzzi 4
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by Boxer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

. . 181004 triumph factory hailwood.jpeg 1958 Mike Hailwood Nine times World Champion and fourteen times TT winner, Hailwood won the first ever Thruxton 500 mile race on the prototype for the iconic Bonneville ‘Thruxton’. . 181004 triumph factory mcqueen.jpeg 1963 Steve McQueen The King of Cool and ...
by Boxer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

. . After leaving Bosworth Field (Richard III, “A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!” and all that) in Leicestershire, we came across the main Triumph factory in Hinckley. The Visitor Experience Centre was (sadly) closed so we strolled along the Triumph walk of honour. . 181004 triumph factory ...
by Boxer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

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AJS V twin 2
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by Boxer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

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Dual wheel AJS diff set up 2
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Here's other shots taken in the museum:
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Replica Vincent
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High rise AJS
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AJS V twin 1
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by Boxer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

. . We visited the British National Motorcycle Museum at Bickenhill, Solihull. The Museum has on display over 850 bikes and many more in storage. Every one of those 850 or so bikes is restored to museum standard; the quality of workmanship is world class. It’s a real pleasure to see just one bike br...
by Boxer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

. . Brocka, You might be surprised to learn that on my official, one man, non peer reviewed survey a large number of bikes on the open road in the UK are . . . . . the venerable GS1200 and variant with all the boxy alloy panniers, brackets, lights, guards, knobs and myriad gadgets. Just like yours. ...
by Boxer
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Bikes of Britain

. . Bikes on the road in the UK are pretty much like those here in Oz. The main difference is the riders there have a good line in wet weather gear. Here's the ambulance bike and riders I noticed in the Burrough Markets in London: . 181004 nhs ambo bike london.jpeg . 181004 nhs bike and riders.jpeg ...
by Boxer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Bikes of Britain

. . Continuing an occasional series in a look at motorcycling and motorcycles around the globe. This time the Bikes of Britain. I’ve been in London for a few days and I’m disappointed so far with what I’ve seen, or more correctly, haven’t seen. From my observations so far, the Poms don’t seem to hav...
by Boxer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: 1947 Douglas 348 cc Model T35
Replies: 0
Views: 247

1947 Douglas 348 cc Model T35

. . 1947 Douglas 348 cc Model T35 Seen in Classic British Motor Cycles, Bob Currie, Chancellor Press, 1994, pp40 - 43. A motorcycle engine based on a WWII War Office "portable generator unit that was reputedly used, alongside Cairo's famous Sphinx, at one of Winston Churchill's celebrated summit mee...
by Boxer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Market Place; Gear Shop; Opportunities
Topic: Branch Trailers
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Branch Trailers

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Indeed, here's the club trailer in action - thanks John:

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club trailer in action 1
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club trailer in action 2
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club trailer in action 3
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by Boxer
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The desert trip
Replies: 28
Views: 1518

Re: The desert trip

. . Bill, A truly epic journey, worthy of Odysseus (aka Ulysses). Well done! They make movies in Quorn: Russell Crowe’s “The Water Diviner”, Guy Pearce’s “The Rover” and Stan’s “Wolf Creek” was filmed in and around Quorn in mid 2017. So, you were looking for Mick Taylor in all the wrong places. Ah y...
by Boxer
Sat May 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: BMW at Garden City Booragoon
Replies: 0
Views: 352

BMW at Garden City Booragoon

. . My super market is better than your supermarket. Even if only my supermarket includes a motorcycle shop. Autoclassic (for a few short weeks) set up a display in a retail outlet space at Garden City Boogaroon. Here's some pictures: 180526 bmw booragoon 1.jpg 180526 bmw booragoon 2.jpg Boxer . .
by Boxer
Thu May 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils 2
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Stick Coils

. . Bill. It has been said, that: beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. Or, said another way: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Can you believe it, there are actually people who see beauty in the form of the Kawasaki ZRX motorcycle. Isn’t that amazing! I think there...
by Boxer
Wed May 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils 2
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Stick Coils 2

. . Bill, Good work! It's good they fit in: not too long, not too short but just right. 'Tis true, I did buy similar coils and they came with my GTR1400. Lots of other sexy stuff also came with my GTR, such as: ABS; traction control; gobs of power*; an adjustable screen; let me count the ways**. Div...
by Boxer
Mon May 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Dearnley Medallist
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Dearnley Medallist

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John,

Congratulations!

Well deserved recognition of your contribution to Ulysses and the Perth Branch over a long period of time.

Coffee all 'round.



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by Boxer
Sun May 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Ride to the AGM 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Ride to the AGM 2018

. . A hardy group of riders gathered at Midvale in the early morning gloom lashed by wind and misting rain to see off an even hardier group riding to the AGM in SA. The cheerful gang ready to take on the elements: 180506 agm ride 2.jpg Some of the bikes 180506 agm ride 3.jpg The photographer struggl...
by Boxer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Brakes upgrade

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Hmm . . . very interesting.

I too bought some of these calipers, they were attached to my 1400.

Anyway, I prefer twin leading shoe breaks.

My latest acquisition has them:

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BMW R25/3
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BMW R25/3
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BMW R25/3
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by Boxer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Australian raven vocabulary
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Australian raven vocabulary

. . Dave, Bruce, As discussed. It is said the Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) has a vocabulary. As I understand it, ABC Perth Radio Birdman Eric McCrum has characterised the vocabulary as such: One ah call signifies hello or yes; Two ah calls signifies the bird’s name; Three ah calls signifies ...
by Boxer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: New Michelin Road 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: New Michelin Road 5

. . Well, I finally got 17,867Kms from a set of Pirelli Angel GTs with probably another thousand Ks left in them. Here's my 1400 up on blocks whilst the new Michelin PR4s were being fitted. 180227 gtr1400 on blocks.jpeg Motorcycle Masters in Kewdale fitted, balanced and disposed of the old tyres for...
by Boxer
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 4725

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . More dispatches from Glenn, Perth Branch international man of mystery in Tokyo, Japan. Japan Post bike on the beat (or, is that a pizza selivery bike?): 180207 postie bike a la japan.jpg Young Japanese lad (yeah, right) returning to base after a delivery on his ute bike. These could come in hand...
by Boxer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 4725

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Young Glenn, the brave Honda riding adventurer has embarked on a skiing trip to Japan. These snaps are from Glenn’s heroic actions in Tokyo. I'd wager this guy gives better customer service than your average bike shop assistant in Perth: 180206 tohyo bike accessory shop and assistant.jpg Yamaha ...
by Boxer
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 4725

Re: Bikes of Japan

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When too much motorcycling is barely enough!

This pic from Glennson who is slumming it skiing in Nozawa Onsen in Japan.

How do you navigate snow covered mountain paths on your bike in Japan?

With the help of a snow chain of course 😊

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Yamaha with snow chains
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by Boxer
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The Jack
Replies: 15
Views: 3601

Re: The Jack

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Blow me down!

This thread happened all those years ago.

Strange ain’t it, these sorts of things never go away.

They just fester ‘till something happens.



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by Boxer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Engine Top End Overhaul
Replies: 63
Views: 7015

Re: Engine Top End Overhaul

. . Bill, Thanks for posting. 'Twas an interesting journey into the innards of the . . . . (what was it now?) oh yes, Kawasaki ZZR1200 and toothbrushes, the occasional tight nuts, kitchen sink taps, deicing gizmos and so on. In the purported words of the immortal Professor Spooner: "jolly good old c...