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PostSubject: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:17 am

Hay... names Rob

Currently in London but from Auckland


I'm currently riding when back home!! a 2008 vl250.... on the l plates I also own a 1952 bsa c11 and a vespa 50s both projects at the moment.

Wanting to build iether a cafe or bobber once the bsa is finished for now looking at ideas for modding the vl250.

oh yea so i'm a boat builder by trade and whilst i'm not in NZ at the moment once i get back i can offer fiberglass services if required??

Cheers Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:49 am

Sounds good Rob. Get some pics up if you have them with you. When do you get back to NZ?
Maybe we should start a London branch Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:26 pm

Welcome

Modding more modern bikes is my thing so I might have some ideas.

I think most of the guys here work on older bikes :oP
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:25 pm

welcome Rob. I'm a boatbuilder by trade too, but i don't do it for a job anymore now
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:39 pm

Hey Rob, Welcome aboard mate, So when are you coming home? And don't forget to post up some pic's of your bikes we all love bike pic's here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:54 pm

Giday Rob. Watch out , Luke and Hazard will be wanting ya to get bits for their Nortons.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:06 pm

Ok so back with piccys.... coz we all know if theres no pictures it didn't happen.

first up is my c11 bought off a guy that was gonnar bobber it but didn't have the heart neither do I... it's a 52/53 plunger rear 250cc ohv single banger... currently the rear wheel is being rebuilt and should get finished once I get back from london.




next up is my vl250 standard 2008 model that i want to do a little moding on... have to keep it on the road so nothing serious like a ridgid conversion but any suggestions??



and to answer other q's i'm planning on leaving the uk end of oct before it gets real cold and miserable!... still gotta make it to aces cafe tho and if people are after parts for british bikes and need help shipping from uk I will help any way I can.... infact theres a classic bike shop not more than 5 mins walk from where i'm living at the mo!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:26 am

We had one of those old BSA's at teh pub on Sunday. Very cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:14 am

BFR wrote:
... still gotta make it to aces cafe tho...

And if you haven't yet gone to the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, you should go - I never got to go there, but Jon reckoned it was storming.

It looks pretty good on their website:

http://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/

Let us know what you reckon!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:14 pm

haven't been there but been to Sammy Miller's, that was good
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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:59 pm

The old national bike museum was way bigger but some bugger burned it down and they had to start collecting bikes again. Sammy Miller is my mates uncle. He used to ride trials bikes up in the lead mines where I was brought up.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello I'm newbie here   Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:14 am

I didn't know about the National Motorcycle Museum but as I have a friend in birmingham I have to visit it will be on my list.... I missed out a few weeks back on sammy millers... got invited on a classic bike ride bike included unfortunatly I ended up in amsterdam that weekend.
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