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  • Greeves Film Clips On 'You Tube'.

    'You Tube' is a public video sharing website where people can upload and share personal videos and film footage. Greeves enthusiasts and GRA members have uploaded quite a bit of material of interest, including some rare and historic films. (See 'Archives and Historical Information' sub-forum for links to these clips.)

    The homepage address is; www.youtube.com

    Below are links to some of the more general (modern) Greeves related films I've found, although there may well be others. It's such a large site and very dependant on what is typed into the 'search' field. If you would like to investigate further you could try typing in (for example) 'Greeves', 'Greeves Scrambles', 'Greeves Trials', 'Pre65 Scrambles', 'Pre65 Trials', 'Vintage trials', 'Classic Scrambles', and always have a look at what comes up in the 'related videos' field on the lower right of the screen for other clips of interest.

    As with the British Pathe film clips, in order to view the films click onto the 'link' (in blue) below each title. As usual, you will need to 'expand' the 'new window' and can access the option to view in 'full screen' using the icon on the viewing screen area. Again, simply close the link (click the red 'x' in the 'new window') and this will return you to the the page so you can then select and view another film. Some clips have music and if so the volume can be turned down or off, and in some instances can be cancelled (click the 'X' on the music 'title bar'); some of the choices can be a bit naff to be honest....! Also, occasionally you may find an advert pops up in the lower part of the viewing screen; simply click the 'X' on the advert to remove it if it gets in the way.

    Thanks to everyone who uploaded these films to share on 'You Tube'.

    Hope everyone enjoys watching them!

    Brian.


    Here are the films, in no particular order;


    GRA Stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYIjEtCDczg

    Thundersley Invacar.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsBg39kmfZU

    Invacar.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DM9bxXUQzU

    Invacar From a Different Angle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFAOHNdYLtQ

    Pre65 Scottish 2 Day Trial, 2009.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K3MsRjv7fU

    Sprinting At North Weald, 1999.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnAAF4ZUJzk

    Sprinting A Greeves Silverstone.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxC1kTkVc9U

    Greeves Anglian Test Ride.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_T-Vva5Jv8

    Greeves Scottish (Running.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuqmj7ktjpQ

    Greeves Griffon (Start-up.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7E0PXBf83s

    Greeves 380 Griffon (Running.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXpoPki6-n4

    Greeves 380 Griffon.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEaoWruoCRU

    Greeves 1961 24MCS.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkKOIhwh2Es

    Mark's Greeves Ranger.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkVcbe38rgw

    Greeves 24TFS, Jack Machard.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_L7PB69Jds

    My Bikes.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAJ2mnrlqNA

    Pre65 Classic Scrambles At Maylandsea, 27th. July 2008.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jG28j-U9vg

    Pre65 Motocross Twinshock At Marks Tey.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGItqrnisWI

    Pre65 Scramble, August 2006.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO0FSuYtln8

    Greeves Slideshow.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt0-4Z3t-ZU

    Vintage Trials Up At The Farm #3. (Greeves Anglian.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoszJHu7dO8

    Vintage Trials Up At The Farm #4. (Greeves Anglian.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEmh_KOFuio

    Greeves 36MX4 at Suzuka Fishmarket, Japan.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgncoXxLMA

    Ian Stonebridge firing up his Dad's NSU Greeves at the GRA AGM.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcZWOkABSbw
    Last edited by Brian Thompson; 25/08/2010, 10:41 PM. Reason: Additional Information/New Film Added.

  • #2
    The two clips of my brother Paul and me sprinting at North Weald bring back some memories. More than ten years ago..!

    The bike Paul is using is my Silverstone replica - see Avatar above. My bike is my 24MX4-engined special.

    Much to my disgust, Paul managed the only sub-16sec quarter that racer ever achieved - I never got it under 16secs.
    Last edited by Colin Sparrow; 14/02/2010, 11:24 AM. Reason: Test
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    • #3
      Nice one Colin, thought you'd spot those! There are one or two other GRA members in there as well so I hope we may get a few more posts on the clips when the forum goes 'live' with the wider membership.

      At least there is some stuff for people to look at (in the way of film clips anyway, by my reckoning about 71 now!), and I've got a few more ideas in the wings to post further items to fill it out a bit more.

      Regarding that sub 16 time that your brother managed, perhaps he slipped some lighter fluid in the tank when you wern't looking?! We found 'Ronsons' used to give the best results in my mates NSU Quickly (I kid you not!!!) Ah, the folly's of youth eh?!

      Back in the early 70's (in our early teens) we used to experiment with skimming the head on that thing as well....with a file!!! I'll never forget the day I walked into Daz's shed to find him filing the top of a piston (in the vice, with no jaw protectors!) in an effort to reduce the compression ratio we had 'created'....!!! 'Knock' is not just caused by pre-ignition then, as we found out....sometimes it is the sound of a piston hitting a combustion chamber!

      As for the things we did to those poor Villiers engines (attached to various Greeves trials bikes) unfortunate enough to be in our 'sphere of influence' at the time....still, you've gotta start somewhere I suppose, and we knew no better at that age! Happy days!

      Brian.
      Last edited by Brian Thompson; 14/02/2010, 02:17 PM. Reason: Because I can!!!!

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      • #4
        New film added!

        I've just added a new film clip to the main list (see post #1.) It's the very last one (right at the bottom) and shows Ian Stonebridge firing up his Dad's (Brian Stonebridge) historic NSU Greeves at the GRA AGM following it's superb restoration by John Fryatt. I suggest you turn up the volume to 'max' (geddit?!...sorry!) on your computer when you listen to it! Does this bike sound GOOD or what....!!!!!!!!!

        With many thanks to Greeves246 for posting the film!

        Brian.
        Last edited by Brian Thompson; 25/08/2010, 10:52 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brian Thompson View Post
          I've just added a new film clip to the main list (see post #1.) It's the very last one (right at the bottom) and shows Ian Stonebridge firing up his Dad's (Brian Stonebridge) historic NSU Greeves at the GRA AGM following it's superb restoration by John Fryatt. I suggest you turn up the volume to 'max' (geddit?!...sorry!) on your computer when you listen to it! Does this bike sound GOOD or what....!!!!!!!!!

          With many thanks to Greeves246 for posting the film!

          Brian.
          Brian,

          Very nice! Great sounding motor!!

          Thanks for posting Brian!!

          Now I want to build one!!

          Kenny Sykes

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          • #6
            Hi Kenny.

            I've ridden it (and its 1958 sister). They're both great, although the 1959 machine is currently a bit over-geared. That Sportmax-tuned engine really has some punch!
            Colin Sparrow

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Colin Sparrow View Post
              Hi Kenny.

              I've ridden it (and its 1958 sister). They're both great, although the 1959 machine is currently a bit over-geared. That Sportmax-tuned engine really has some punch!
              Hi Colin,

              You lucky guy!

              Kenny

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              • #8
                Yeah, amen to that Kenny! I was there that day at Battlesbridge, and it was great to see Colin get that privelidge after all the brilliant work he's done documenting the history of these very special bikes. Made me grin did that, but Colin's grin was bigger!!!

                As he said afterwards, riding both of them back to back like that was something that not even Brian Stonebridge himself managed to do!

                Quick plug! Colin recently contributed a definative account of the NSU Greeves in Mick Walkers new book, 'NSU: The Complete Story' (ISBN-10: 1847971482 .) Here's a link with more details;

                http://www.amazon.co.uk/NSU-Complete...70&sr=1-1#noop


                Brian.

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                • #9
                  The same story was in Leading Link, of course, I wouldn't fall over yourself to buy the NSU book unless you're into them.

                  Or if you like color pictures of the bike get hold of RealClassic magazine #60.
                  If you're interested I'll tell you how.

                  Colin
                  Colin Sparrow

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                  • #10
                    what its like to ride a griffon 380

                    interesting on board cam with the ambling sound of the griffon engine

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2VbY86lXmM

                    then theres meee

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2VbY86lXmM

                    the 250 is a sweeter machine though (i weigh 22 stone and yes the wheel was in the air !!)

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIgsj...eature=related

                    then the tm400 suzuki cyclone
                    extreemly fast and powerband of a 500

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSweP4pZggM

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