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slumanbantam
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April 10, 2020 - 9:22 pm
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Why have I only just stumbled across this photo.

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1968 BSA Bantam D14/4

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

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FrankG
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April 10, 2020 - 11:49 pm
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FANTASTIC clapclapclapthumbs-up

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I  just  love  it   grate   photo      we  can  see  the   determiytion     in his   face  to  keep  the  fag  for   later      grate   stuff

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April 11, 2020 - 9:54 am
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Great picture, someone once said that an ashtray on a motorbike was useless, he disproves that, would be useful for him.

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April 11, 2020 - 10:16 am
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From memory he came in about eleventh. Think what he could have done if he wasn't constantly stopping to light his ciggy!

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I've just checked on the results;  Harvey Williams finished 7th on his Bantam - and the six bikes in front of him were:

6th, Frank Burman (EMC-Puch); 5th, Angelo Copeta (MV Agusta); 4th, Cromie McCandless (Mondial)*; 3rd, Len Parry (Mondial); 2nd, Carlo Ubbiali (Mondial); and the winner was Cecil Sandford (MV Agusta).

To my way of thinking, all the bikes which finished ahead of Harvey were pukka racers, as compared to this privateer 19 year old on his hotted up commuter bike!  What a man . . . 

Cromie McCandless was the brother of Rex McCandless, who designed and built the prototype of the frame which Norton developed (a bit) and called 'their' Featherbed - and for which they gave McCandless virtually NO recognition!

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April 19, 2020 - 6:29 pm
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There is a tee shirt available, waiting for mine...

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By pure coincidence my Bonnie riding friend posted this to facebook today! Proper hero.  

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BSA Bill
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133846528_204304088060877_5831782077296409517_n.jpgI did my best, but didn't get into the air!

Oxfordshire and Berkshire area rep. Currently own a 1958 D1 GPO BSA Bantam, 1968 D14 BSA Bantam, 1969 BSA Starfire, 1992 Suzuki Katana GSX400SSN (Japanese Import), and a 2018 Mash TT40.

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December 27, 2020 - 7:55 am
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Well done Bill, did you get round the full circuit?

** Please log in to view ** is the tee shirt I mentioned, good quality too.

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December 27, 2020 - 10:13 am
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Brilliant William!

 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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FrankG
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December 28, 2020 - 11:42 pm
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The trick is you have to look over your shoulder more often to blow the fag ash offlaugh

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Sponge
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December 31, 2020 - 2:10 pm
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The trick is you have to look over your shoulder more often to blow the fag ash offlaugh

frank  

Brings back memories. I used to catch some air on the snakeback flick over Blackford Bridge in Sale on my way to Uni in Manchester on my B175 long time ago. I usually lit my first fag of the morning at the Washway Road lights before turning right to accelerate to hit the snakeback in a screaming third gear.  So.... not sure if I ever flicked over that ridge with a Benson and Hedges on but its likely.....I certainly know the feeling. I do recall following my mate's wife and her hot bikerchik friend on her A10 over that snakeback and the whole thing was definately airbourne as she flicked it over. Very impressive riding but a bit alarming for the girl on the pillion who jumped off at the M56 underpass lights and jumped on the back of my B175, shouting something about a crazy b*#ch !!.  Happy days.

Lots of bikers used to light up at the lights in those days....needed a good Zippo lighter to deal with the wind and if you were skilled you could do it all with one hand whilst tootling along. We used to dip the Zippos in our petrol tanks on a string. Nice smell with all that 2 stroke oil. 

Harley Davidson lifestyle official accessories used to market a cigar (spliff !!) holder in the USA. It was like a tube that enabled you to light and smoke a stogie whilst tearing up the highway. I have never seen one in use in USA or anywhere else....has anybody out there ever used one ? The young man on the D1 racer would have appreciated one I am sure.

I gave up smoking 25 years ago but I still have the Zippo lighter. 

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January 2, 2021 - 7:31 pm
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Which reminds me of .. http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/biggrin.gif

 

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Mike H --

Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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While riding pillion on a mates b31 i made the mistake of smoking a filter tipped fag a great mistake . The hot burning end dropped off the tip and went down inside my shirt . By the time i got him to stop i had a row of burn holes in my vest like i had been machine gunned . Needless to say i have never smoked on a mobile bike since . 

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January 10, 2021 - 9:19 am
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Number6 said
Which reminds me of .. http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/biggrin.gif

 

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Looks like the North West Bantam Owners on a ride out to Rivington Pike !!

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January 11, 2021 - 11:56 pm
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Hi Sponge like you I kicked the habit about 25 years ago and yes I have still got the zippo, they will burn anything petrol, paraffin, paint thinners  TVO etc.

Frank 

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January 12, 2021 - 10:11 am
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FrankG said
Hi Sponge like you I kicked the habit about 25 years ago and yes I have still got the zippo, they will burn anything petrol, paraffin, paint thinners  TVO etc.

Frank   

Absolutely. A fantastic and timeless bit of kit that you don't see much of anymore. My father had one with a Guardsman on it. Do you remember Guards cigarettes ? I think they gave you a free lighter if you smoked a million fags !! Benson and Hedges never gave me anything except a cough, a headache and lots of little holes in the front of my leather jacket.  Happy days.

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January 21, 2021 - 4:30 pm
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BSA Bill said
133846528_204304088060877_5831782077296409517_n.jpgI did my best, but didn't get into the air!  

It is almost airbourne....look at that rear tyre......a really great photograph. 

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Dunno why but just reminded me of this 🤣🤣

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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