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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2025 on: 05 November 2018, 05:40:43 PM »
Nice bit of handiwork Tommy  :thumbup

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2026 on: 05 November 2018, 10:10:35 PM »
It was a toss up back in the day whether to go for an FJ or a Pan, the shaft drive clinched it. That is one lovely bike mate. :thumbup :thumbup .at the moment I'm painting a load of Ercol furniture,we couldn't afford a new dining room suite so we decided to paint everything in 2 colours and then flat it a bit so it looks like that shabby chic,only done one and a half chairs at the moment and it don't half take some time!,lot cheaper than a new one though,should be finished by Christmas I hope. :rolleyes


Still awaiting the Shabby Chic photos Coffee.


Here is my latest bit of handy work, wife was complaining about my skid lids being left about the house. I was fed up with my great nephews coming into the house and using them as Buzz bloody Lightyear helmets dropping them, scratching them and cracking the visor on my LS2 Convert, £27 quid for a replacement visor. :'(


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Buckets now out of sight, safe from grubby hands, Mrs stopped complaining (Well, about that anyway) can be used to sit on with a couple of cushions and used as a coffee table as well. Jobs-a-good-un.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2027 on: 05 November 2018, 10:13:42 PM »
I don't know whether to distress these a bit more,I'll have to see.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2028 on: 06 November 2018, 06:57:26 AM »
Hi coffee....interesting project , are you sure these are ERCOL chairs ?  Ive not seen those before and the design dos'nt look ERCOL ish.......
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2029 on: 06 November 2018, 09:47:09 AM »
I hope that you are telling me you have removed that horrible white paint to revel a beautiful example of English Elm carpentry.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2030 on: 06 November 2018, 11:40:16 PM »
Hi coffee....interesting project , are you sure these are ERCOL chairs ?  Ive not seen those before and the design dos'nt look ERCOL ish.......
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Yes,it's old colonial made in the sixties or thereabouts,we liked it when we bought it but that was nearly 20 years ago and we've just got fed up with it,the trouble with this old furniture is you get nothing for it even though the workmanship and quality is much better than most of the stuff nowadays  (foc me! I sound like one of these people from the past "back in my day son,blah,blah,blah " anyway I think it'll look a bit more modern when we've finished it and it'll brighten up our dining room,I'm going to do the dresser and the table as well foc it :b
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2031 on: 06 November 2018, 11:43:14 PM »
I hope that you are telling me you have removed that horrible white paint to revel a beautiful example of English Elm carpentry.




That my boy is eau  de  mil ,a rather pleasant shade of blue,White indeed! the very thought. :eek
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2032 on: 07 November 2018, 12:15:20 AM »
Nice bit of handiwork Tommy  :thumbup


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2033 on: 07 November 2018, 12:16:53 AM »
I don't know whether to distress these a bit more,I'll have to see.


Love the new look, very fashionable  :thumbup [size=78%] [/size]
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2034 on: 08 November 2018, 12:34:45 PM »
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2035 on: 08 November 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
Wow, that is clean. What sort of miles has that got. If I remember correctly, that model always benefitted from having the rear suspension linkage re-lubed as the factory was very sparing in that department. Certainly a credit to you. :thumbup

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2036 on: 08 November 2018, 06:33:54 PM »
Very nice   :thumbup       and clearly faster than ROBBO's............ ;)
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2037 on: 08 November 2018, 06:48:18 PM »
It's got 24k on it, but now only does about 1k of sunny days per year. Yes you're quite right about the grease. Shop has just greased up all the suspension, swinging arm, rear hub and replaced the headstock bearings. He said some of it appeared to have grinding paste installed....
Did the Triumph factory tour in September, and I asked the tour guide when do they put the grease in. I got a funny look....
Just been prepping it for the mot (including swapping over the baffle free exhaust) :rolleyes  and the brake lights don't work. Not the bulbs, not the fuse, not the switches. Had the rear bodywork off looking for a disconnected connector. Still stumped  :'(

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2038 on: 09 November 2018, 11:51:41 AM »
dodgy/corroded earth at the bulb end?stunning bike mate, and I should imagine fast becoming very collectabe

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2039 on: 09 November 2018, 12:14:08 PM »
put this into storage in a farmer mates shed until next spring. In January I make the last payment on the loan I took out to get it, so the next time I ride it will be the first time I'll genuinely feel like its mine in the last four years! It was the first tie I'd got a loan for a bike since the eighties, but I figured an old Harley wouldn't go down in value, so its been like paying into a savings account but getting to have another bike to ride as a bonus, then having the bike to sell if I needed the dosh urgently. I know its not everybody's cup of tea, but on the right day, in the right weather lol, its a good un. Normally those "crazily hot/ jeans /t shirt/ pisspot/ 45mph through the forest of dean" days don't come along much, but this last summer there were a few to say the least. Also (and I now its ridiculous and childish that I like these things, but I do...) wimmin love going on the back, old people and kids wave at you, and other "proper" bikers refuse to give you the statutory nod or hand wave... :lol :lol

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2040 on: 09 November 2018, 12:17:11 PM »
 :)

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2041 on: 09 November 2018, 12:27:18 PM »
Rattle your goddamn head!!

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2042 on: 09 November 2018, 12:29:33 PM »
also washed the "real" bikes.... ;)

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2043 on: 09 November 2018, 12:31:15 PM »
lol, I dunno dave, tell you what, borrow the fatty for a week or so in the spring, you'll either love it or hate it mate, and take it from there ;) ;)

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2044 on: 09 November 2018, 12:40:27 PM »
Those CB13s certainly do have something of that classic Honda look. I like them with fairing and belly pan in those same colours too.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2045 on: 09 November 2018, 12:58:24 PM »
they do nick, I cant help but love it. funny how they don't look anywhere near as good in the other colours(just my opinion) you think its comfy though, until you get on it straight after the fazer, and then it feels like you've got rear sets on it! the fazer thou must have one of the most lovely uncramped knee positions going..also the honda weighs roughly four times as much as the yam. Or feels that it does at least.. :lol :lol
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2046 on: 09 November 2018, 01:00:28 PM »
Hondas do have build quality to die for though. another couple of months and that one will be 15 years old :)

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2047 on: 09 November 2018, 01:15:59 PM »
That's a nice collection of bikes  :) Like me, 3 is just the right number to stop you getting bored.

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« Reply #2048 on: 09 November 2018, 01:21:03 PM »
Cheers Paul.
That's a really kind offer mate  :thumbup

I guess it's always best to try something new and/or different before you buy.
Let's hope we have some good weather next Spring/Summer.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2049 on: 09 November 2018, 01:23:57 PM »
That's a nice collection of bikes  :) Like me, 3 is just the right number to stop you getting bored.


I'd get bored with the cost of running 3  :lol


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