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Quote hortiman Replybullet Topic: Norton Big 4 on Trusty
    Posted: 03 Nov 2009 at 10:52pm
If this is the Trusty you meant Trusty Bloke, it belongs to Brian Carter, from Knutsford, club commitee member.
"God speed the plough" Preferably on RED Diesel
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 03 Nov 2009 at 11:35pm
 
That'll be the one.
I was trying to get a photo of the transmission brake at Dorset this year
but he'd loaded, covered and strapped it down .........
I see the air cleaner is a Burgess type mounted low down and not like the
filter on Trusty220's machine which is mounted up top with the fuel tank.
Plus, the top half of the cowl is the same as Trusty220's, and not the
same as the one in the auction last week ..........
Mmmm, this needs investigating.
I definitely need to have a proper chat with him.
I see my Trusty has crept in to the top right of the photo aswell, that
Mouldboard has quite a shine to it after 5 days work !


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 03 Nov 2009 at 11:36pm
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 04 Nov 2009 at 6:12am
one day trusty bloke yours could look just like this !!!_popupControl();
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Quote Bigbadfrankie Replybullet Posted: 04 Nov 2009 at 10:29pm
wow I want  ONE
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 05 Nov 2009 at 12:10am
 
I want one too..........
Look at all that tinware I don't have on mine ;-((
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 05 Nov 2009 at 12:36am
I want one three..........
And I haven't even seen one in the flesh!!
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 06 Nov 2009 at 11:11pm
I bet that norton lump make a lovely sound !!! have you got yours home yet trusty bloke ?_popupControl();
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 06 Nov 2009 at 11:37pm
 
No, not yet, I think Chris is dragging it back to his place in a few weeks.
I can't wait to get up there and take a look ........


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 07 Nov 2009 at 9:21am
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 07 Nov 2009 at 10:04pm
bet your getting like a horse champing at the bit !!!_popupControl();
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 12:05am
 
Most certainly am, have started thinking about storage space and clearing
the decks so have started stripping Trusty No.5's carburettor (it's soaking
in degreaser as I type) and Maria has removed a bucket of soil and weeds
from it's nooks and crannies ready for a good jet washing. Hopefully I will
get it fired up next week if the weather holds. I'm getting all excited ;-))
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:05am

When I went to Motorcycle Rallies - to get right off topic - there was an old combo which was always winning the grot bike award. On it was scrawled "Don't just look - plant something"!

6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 12:45pm
 
Oh, I was always in the running for GROT bike trophies. I'm actually a
life member of GROT GB, which is a loose affiliation of GROT Bike Trophy
Winners ...... I have my membership certificate framed on the hall wall.
This "organisation" was started by a bloke called Puker, not sure
where the name came from, but he did like to drink ;-))
That's got to be about 20 years ago now. Puker was famous for his
BSA A10's ....... all running the same number plates as it cut down on
Road Tax costs !!!
I used to win with my Matchless 1954 G3LC rigid, and a rather horrible
Yamaha 1980 XJ650....... quite an honour to receive a GROT Trophy, one
sore loser actually stole one of my trophies by pretending to be me at
the presentation ceremony (I was sleeping off a particularly bad hangover
at the time) at Radar's party down Dorset way many years ago ....
 


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 08 Nov 2009 at 8:27pm
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 4:37pm
I have to take my hat of cos not many people would admit to having a yamaha the xj650 come to that the same would be said of the xs650 too !!! i suppose that we have all made mistakes !!!!_popupControl();
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 5:02pm
Sounds like Trusty Bloke went to the same rallies as I did - only 10 yrs later.....
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 5:56pm
evidence of a miss spent youth thats what i like to here gentlemen of my own heart, oh life as a waveney drifter it's a wonder we are still here and able to remember some of the tales Wink  _popupControl();
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 8:42pm
 
Yes, the XJ650 was a much under rated sports tourer, inline 4, shaft drive.
I have 5 of them ..... I've done many a mile, a few motorcycle long distance
awards and continental tours. I used 2 XJ's regularly and bought another
3 as 15 year old "dead" machines to use as spares / tyres / brakes ..etc..
Before the XJ650 I had an XS650B - worth good money now and an XS650
Custom (US Export) for the Ex. - Upgraded with help from the late great
Tony Hall of Halco Tuning in Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire.
These have yet to be rebuild although I finished the engine rebuild 12
years ago and it's sat there ever since under a blanket on the bench.
If anyone want to have a pop at the CX500 feel free ........It was the best
despatch bike I ever owned and always bump started first time. Which is
excellent as you don't get much space bumping it on the pavement in
London ....... pah, tourists ..... blxxdy everywhere !
I now have (amongst other things) an XJ900 inline 4 shaft drive (pre-
diversion model) which I can use some of my old XJ650 spares on.
This is an excellent, machine which I have put K&N filters on and upjetted,
it will cruise at 120mph all day ....... It's my everyday bike when I'm not
riding a cut down GSX750ET (below)
 
Only the engine and 1/3 of the original frame are remain as standard.
Everything else is either fabricated steel or billet ally (machined)
 
 
Sorry about the non-horticultural photo ;-))
 
We really need a section of forum called "The Pub" for off topic items.


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 08 Nov 2009 at 8:49pm
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 9:37pm
I don't know weather to encourage you on this tread but that a neat chop job on the suzi !!! not quite a pedestrian operated machine but neat !!_popupControl();
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 9:39pm
Are we allowed off topic items ??
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 9:48pm
 
Not really Paul, but that was a rhetorical question wasn't it ?
I thought I'd just post a picture of the bike - I'm proud of my work ;-))
Have sent a PM to Alan ref. "The Pub" section as used on the
VW T4/T5 Transporter Forum that I'm also a member of .......
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 9:51pm
I like "The Pub" idea, I'm sure you are proud of the bike it looks very smart, you are obviously a man of many talents...
As we have discussed before on here, sometimes going off topic can be useful, sometimes not

Anyway I don't doubt you would have to hold on to the bike just as much as you would with the trusty, with the bike it all happens much faster !!

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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:17pm
Originally posted by pmackellow

Are we allowed off topic items ??


well we could test the water and see how long it takes before our wings are clipped, I was also thinking that it would of been more fitting if the bike picture had been on the ride on section !!!
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:26pm
Harleys are great for pulling stumps...
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:29pm
well actually a while back someone sugested ploughing with a landie...
i think you can work out where this is going
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Quote hortiman Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:33pm
The ' pulling stumps with a Harley' thread just might upset Chris Sutton, who would probably consider his 'Trackhorse' to be more suitable.  Anyway there is no hitch point on a Harley!!!.
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 09 Nov 2009 at 12:17am
 
If you hang around Dockgate 20 Harley Davidson Dealer in Southampton
you'll probably see it all .....
 
Although, as we all know ......... Harleys are for pulling ..... Birds !!


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 09 Nov 2009 at 12:20am
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 09 Nov 2009 at 8:41am
one thing i have observered is that there are no flys on harley owners !!!_popupControl();
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 09 Nov 2009 at 4:42pm
Theres only no hitch point on a Harley because The Showman hasn't welded one on yet !!
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 09 Nov 2009 at 5:21pm
 
The Showman has a HD then, which one ??
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 09 Nov 2009 at 6:01pm
Don't know, you will have to ask him !!
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