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Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

I'm as sick as a pig,
Fortunately I have never experienced a pig being sick.
My dog on the other hand, can throw up for England.

Brian.

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To be honest Chris, I'll settle for any cheese here which does not emanate from a goat.
That seems to rule out 99%.
We immigrants just have to rough it.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 14:02
Ben, fascinating stuff! It's like reading a Gerald Durrel novel or summat. Big smile

All terribly exotic and foreign sounding, loike. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 14:27
Muchas gracias Mike, I do try to slip in something about motorcycles from time to time.
For example ...
Only the most insensitive will think this has nothing whatsoever to do with motorcycles.
This is about two old men walking down a hot dusty road. 
Maybe nothing more than that.

Paco, a slightly built old guy with a keen gaze, wears blue overalls and lives down the track, he has a fine old house but likes to be outside. 
We pass and exchange waves, sometimes we chat and he gives me unidentifiable fruit which drive me to Google.
Usually he sits by the road, looking out over the town to the sea and allowing the universe to unfold as it should. 
People pass, they chat. 
Recently, when supposed to take his turn managing the water system which supports us all, he disappeared for two weeks. 
A neighbour took his place, of course.
I later learned through the grapevine that his mother had passed away, and he’d been busy with family affairs. 

Here when you inherit property, there are two taxes to pay, and the condition of the property is not taken into account, just the amount of land etc. Many people inherit something worth less than the taxes due , and forego the inheritance.

This morning, thanks largely to caffeine, I made it onto the patio quite early, and heard voices on the road which winds above the house, Paco and another guy were deep in conversation.
As I took in the morning, seated overlooking the canyon and the terraces of fruit trees beneath, birds wheeling in the treetops far below, I was aware of the two men walking back down the road.
But as we all know, it ain’t what you do … it’s the way that you do it.

They would walk a few paces, deep in conversation, the accompanying gesticulations giving a frequent clue to the nature of the discourse, then one would stop to emphasise a point, and they would halt their progress until by common consent they took a few more paces before … the other would point to something and the whole process would repeat. 
They knew what they were doing I realised, the journey was everything, arriving was of no consequence.

I knew how far they had to go to get home, and at this rate it would take them all morning.
They had all day tomorrow, not started on yet.
Have you got a minute? I’m working on it.

There !  … I told you it was about motorcycling.

En saludos.
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Lovely! You almost make me wish I was there.....
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Restoring my 1964 NSU Quickly that I bought for a great price this week.

It had been stripped down for painting 17 years ago and it never happened so the guy advertised it as a basket case.

Thankfully the power unit had been left as a complete unit so it's just been a pleasant weekend messing on with it in the conservatory whilst my wife has been away.
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That sounds like it would go nicely with a drop of port rlo, but would you believe it,  I can't find a single bottle here, just a few miles from Portugal.
As for a half way decent ironing board .......
When Faulty Towers was sold to Spanish TV, Manuel suddenly became Portugese.
I think there might be a bit of rivalry going on.

A thick yellow line has been painted on the side of the road outside my local.
It means "No Parking at Any Time."
It keeps the tourists out of the regular's parking spot.
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Originally posted by Tarquin Tarquin wrote:

Restoring my 1964 NSU Quickly that I bought for a great price this week.

It had been stripped down for painting 17 years ago and it never happened so the guy advertised it as a basket case.

Thankfully the power unit had been left as a complete unit so it's just been a pleasant weekend messing on with it in the conservatory whilst my wife has been away.


I did a bare metal restoration of one of these a few years ago. When I finished it was so gutless I despaired and put it in a Bonham's auction......

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Everybody knows the description "Quickly" referred to how fast you had to pedal.
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No Guzzi content I'm afraid but of interest to some....maybe.

Went out for a ride on my Bullet today to sort out carburation on the new Amal MK2. I've had the head gas flowed,fitted a 9 to 1 piston,sports cams and a roller big end with steel rod. The idea is to produce a lightweight tourer with greater reliability and performance than it had in standard condition. It has already toured much of Europe and a bit of Turkey but I was always concerned about pushing it a little too hard.Now it should cruise easily at 70MPH and have quite a bit in reserve. It's been an experience getting it to run right and stopping it from breaking my ankle when starting but I'm almost there.
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Sounds great Dave. 
I feel your pain, my rebuilt Norton feels very tight and needs a good brave kick or three but worth it when it barks into life!
I’m just glad the Guzzis electric start! Thumbs Up
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Ah! is that the P11?
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Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

Originally posted by Tarquin Tarquin wrote:

Restoring my 1964 NSU Quickly that I bought for a great price this week.

It had been stripped down for painting 17 years ago and it never happened so the guy advertised it as a basket case.

Thankfully the power unit had been left as a complete unit so it's just been a pleasant weekend messing on with it in the conservatory whilst my wife has been away.


I did a bare metal restoration of one of these a few years ago. When I finished it was so gutless I despaired and put it in a Bonham's auction......

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You made a nice job of that Ian.

What has to be remembered is that the other sad b'stards that will be in the group will also be on similar vintage gutless machinery.

It should be an absolute riot based on reports from the past few years.

Finally got it all together today and after resetting the points and cleaning the flywheel/magneto system , she fired up.
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Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Ah! is that the P11?

Yes, not had much time to get near that or the V7 recently but the plan is they’ll both get some use this year! Thumbs Up
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