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    Hi ALL

    Hi ALL
    Just to say hello not a new Harleys been at them for a long time lol just sold my softail slim bought a 48 for winter ok have a good xmas all ridesafe
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    Welcome fae the wilds of Fife. Bike looks good with mods and colour scheme works well for it (not to my taste, I can't get past a black bike. Plus the missus says I've no taste anyway ), but it does really suite the bike.
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    hi
    well not to everybody's taste but ok for me to nock about on all AC50 done so its a salt bike nice to ride looking forward for better weather
    to riding her lol take care
    rog
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    Hi Roger,

    Welcome to the forum from Calderdale in the West Yorkshire Pennines. I like the brown flames on gold paint scheme on your Forty-Eight, it makes a difference from the cheaper single colour tanks.

    Enjoy your winter riding.

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    many thanks
    not far from me in pudsey i do like riding it i have put removable sissy bar so i can go single seat have a good 1 roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker View Post
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    well not to everybody's taste but ok for me to nock about on all AC50 done so its a salt bike nice to ride looking forward for better weather
    to riding her lol take care
    rog
    Quite right too. Diversity keeps the custom harley world ticking over.
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    Hi Roger,

    I used to go to the Pudsey area regularly in the early 1980's, British bike specialists P & R Motorcycles used to be based in Stanningley. I was running Triumph's 750cc twins and a T160 Trident in those days, so I called over to P & R for my spares most weeks. Great bikes to own and ride, but they were very temperamental and needed a lot of t.l.c.

    P & R's first shop was on the corner of Bradford Road and Woodlands Lane, when they moved to Swinnow Mills, in Bramley the premises became a washing machine repair shop, I believe it's now a sandwich shop. Their last shop was in an ex-Jaguar dealership on Bradford Road, it's now a glazing shop.

    I had my Trident's rear wheel rebuilt by Tommy Wortley in his old push iron shop at Stanningley Bottom. My Trident had a Norman Hyde 871cc big bore kit fitted by the original owner, the rear wheel was a 19" jobby with a rear disc brake so it had a small diameter hub with long spokes that would flex and snap due to the extra power that the motor produced. Tommy rebuilt the wheel using MGB car spokes, that cured the problem and I never had a broken spoke after that, he did a great job and he only charged me £20 for doing it. I think Tommy's old shop is now owned by the Betfred betting chain.

    Hope you enjoy the forum, we're a small but friendly community.
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    hi bluenose

    so you will remember tritons this one of my old bikes lol sweet bit of kit .
    roge


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    Hi Roger,

    Yes I remember the Triton, Triumph T120 engine housed in a Norton Featherbed frame. It made sense to have the best performing engine in the best handling frame to make a real road burning coffee shop racer. In the late 1970's a mate of mine had a TriBSA, a T110 motor in an A10 Super Rocket frame. Another mate had a Trifield, that had a T100 motor in a Royal Enfield Meteor Minor frame. Motorcycling was cheap in those days, there were plenty of old British bikes about at next to nothing prices. My mate Bob bought a BSA Bantam Bushman for £5 in 1973.

    My mate Tony, still has an unused nickel plated featherbed frame in his garage, he'll never part with it though.

    That's a nice purposeful looking Triton, do you wish you'd never parted with it? I regret parting with my T160, I traded it in for a new Triumph TSX-4 at Eddy's Motorcycles when he was on Kirkstall Road, that was in August 1983. The TSX-4 was an unreliable pile of shit, to be honest, little wonder that the Triumph workers co-operative in Meriden went to the wall, their quality control was non existent towards the end.
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    hi
    well it took nearley 3 years to build and source the parts but had to have major surgery to my shoulder so just could not lean forward i had the same bike in 1966 lol
    ok well off for lunch thanks for the welcome to the group
    regardsb roger

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