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Forum: Road machines Today, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Colin Sparrow
Logic? Greeves? Come on!

Logic? Greeves? Come on!
Forum: General Greeves chat 21/02/2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Bickers on a Husky

I was round at a pal's house in Norfolk earlier today, and we were talking bikes and Greeves - as you do...

Suddenly he disappeared into his workshop and came out with a (very dusty) 1964 MCN...
Forum: Triumph Greeves machines 21/02/2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I'll dip out, then Ian, especially as 350biker...

I'll dip out, then Ian, especially as 350biker was already looking.
Forum: Triumph Greeves machines 20/02/2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Another GRA member who lives near me could well...

Another GRA member who lives near me could well be interested in those if your offer isn't taken up and you still want to sell them. If so, could you PM me details, condition and price and say if...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 19/02/2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Bet you like the colour, though...:eek:

Bet you like the colour, though...:eek:
Forum: Scrambles machines 15/02/2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Well, at least it wouldn't have puppies :D

Well, at least it wouldn't have puppies :D
Forum: Off-topic chat 14/02/2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I didn't mean it's their fault, more successive...

I didn't mean it's their fault, more successive governments cutting their budgets year on year. But when it leads to not investigating burglaries and ignoring thefts from shops, for example, it's...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 13/02/2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Telford Show 2018

Just a reminder that the Classic Dirt Bike Show is on at Telford International Centre this coming weekend, 17th/18th February.

There will be a GRA stand, fronted by Brad and me plus a few more of...
Forum: Triumph Greeves machines 13/02/2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Or as Andrew King once aptly put it: "The...

Or as Andrew King once aptly put it: "The blacksmithing approach to motorcycle manufacture" :D
Forum: Off-topic chat 13/02/2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Is the proper address spoof@Paypal.co.uk?

Is the proper address spoof@Paypal.co.uk?
Forum: Off-topic chat 13/02/2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I don't suppose our invisible UK police would...

I don't suppose our invisible UK police would give a monkey's...
Forum: Off-topic chat 13/02/2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Another Scam

I daresay most of us use Paypal from time to time - and jolly handy it can be, especially for overseas payments.

I've noticed getting an email now and again apparently from Paypal which talks...
Forum: Triumph Greeves machines 13/02/2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Phil, bear in mind that the 24MX6 was a US-only...

Phil, bear in mind that the 24MX6 was a US-only MX5 with an MX4 short-stroke motor. I don't know how that would affect the engine plates for a Triumph, but I just thought I'd mention it.

Hi...
Forum: Scrambles machines 08/02/2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Got to be careful you don't strip the thread in...

Got to be careful you don't strip the thread in the alloy barrel, though...
Forum: Archives & historical information 07/02/2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Brian, I have no argument with you; I'm just...

Brian, I have no argument with you; I'm just passing on views expressed to me. My own view is that guidelines - quite possibly along the lines you suggest - might be sensible.
Forum: Archives & historical information 07/02/2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By Colin Sparrow
A degree of disquiet has been expressed to me...

A degree of disquiet has been expressed to me recently about this inadvertently turning into a thieves' project list. I think the committee should take a view, but its next meeting isn't until June....
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 06/02/2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I drove back from Shepton Mallet on Monday, and...

I drove back from Shepton Mallet on Monday, and stopped off to do a bike inspection en route, so I've only just seen this message - Tuesday pm.

I don't think any teeshirts were sold. Too ruddy...
Forum: General Greeves chat 02/02/2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Colin Sparrow
You are of course right about the TFS Trail seat...

You are of course right about the TFS Trail seat - as the photograph indeed illustrates.

The pictures are simply illustrations - I just uncritically used what I had available.

It was done in a...
Forum: ISDT machines 02/02/2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Probably is, but a five speed version of the MX1...

Probably is, but a five speed version of the MX1 box was made for Silverstones - RAS, RBS, RCS. It was crap.

It would bolt straight onto a Challenger though.
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 30/01/2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Bristol Classic Bike Show 2018

Just a reminder that the Bristol Show is on this weekend (3rd-4th Feb) at the Royal Bath and West Showground to the south of Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The Showground postcode is BA4 6QN. Gates open...
Forum: Archives & historical information 28/01/2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Excellent John. Well done!

Excellent John. Well done!
Forum: Archives & historical information 27/01/2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Is anyone actually pulling all this information...

Is anyone actually pulling all this information together? We need to.

The survivor aspect is interesting of course, and the gathering of known numbers for exported bikes will give us a much better...
Forum: General Greeves chat 25/01/2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Colin Sparrow
One possible way of spotting scams emails...

One possible way of spotting scams emails apparently from well-known companies is to click on your reply button and see the address the reply would go to if you did reply. If it is a scam it won't...
Forum: New members 24/01/2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Hello, thanks for making yourself known. There is...

Hello, thanks for making yourself known. There is plenty of help and advice on here if you need any guidance on your Scottish.

The forum is quite extensive, but as a basic user you can't access...
Forum: Parts sourcing 24/01/2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Colin Sparrow
The 32DC had thin cast alloy badges on both sides...

The 32DC had thin cast alloy badges on both sides of the toolbox. They're completely unobtainable now - in fact I've only seen an original once - but they were reproduced in the past in alloy sheet...
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