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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2017 at 13:16
Come on, that's stretching credibility too far! A Matchless breaking down?
V7 Classic Black and gold is the best colour
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2017 at 15:41
I've since discovered that the rider had inadvertently switch his (coil) ignition to the EMG setting which is there to facilitate starting with a low battery, but the engine won't run on that setting. In his defence, it was pitch black so he didn't see ( or look) for it. When we got to a well lit street, he noticed it, change the switch and roared off.
His bike is without doubt the loudest bike in the club, and when he started it outside the pub he had to rev it mercilessly to keep it running. The cacophony was complimented by an assortment of spits and extremely loud bangs. I've no doubt the neighbours were suitably impressed!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2017 at 19:10
Now then, the last time I had a roadside issue with a bike, actually the first in over 20 years (that's torn it, bound to have a problem soon!) An L plate rider stopped to see if they could help. I generally believe that most people are more inclined to do good rather than harm. I had a very trying situation today, in the car rather than on the bike mind. Wife and I were in very rural Wales having a few days break. Missed my turning so took the next turning to turn around. Happened to be a very narrow lane (no through road) to a small cluster of houses. After a 100 yards it became obvious that turning opportunities were going to be difficult. Long story short, I decided to reverse back down the lane. Dropped the right hand offside wheels off the road into a small ditch about 30 feet from the main road. A young landscape Gardner and his labourer drove past the end of the road and saw me struggling to pack stones under the wheels in the soft ground to attempt to drive out of the predicament I had embarrassingly got my self into. Added pressure - I was also blocking the road to this small remote community. They helped me dig out a couple of sizeable rocks from with a pick so that they could get their van past my disabled car, went and found a tow rope from somewhere and gave me a tow out. They eventually but very reluctantly accepted £20 for a well earned drink. The boss then undid all his charity and good intentions by saying that he hoped someone would help his 'old' parents too if they were in a similar predicament. Nearly took the 20 quid back off the cheeky barsteward! Seriously though, it is experiences like that that restores my faith in the younger generation.
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Nice story
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