Portland! We have an Ariel

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Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:57 pm

We just got to get a bike over there, sounds easy. How about sending a bike over in component parts? Engine one week frame another? And put it all back together.

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Postby chaz.wheeler » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:01 pm

I know the BSA owners club move their annual meet around the world ,so maybe possible to do what they do and hire a container and ship a group of bikes over for a couple of weeks

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Postby Bob.Murphy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:38 pm

admin wrote:f**k me Steve .. I'm 50 in 2 years .. let's do it ...


Tempting isn't it, I'd love to do that (I'll be 67 in May :roll: ). I wonder what it would cost to ship the VH over ??

My big Beemer would eat that route. In 2010 I rode across to Turkey and did a complete anti-clockwise circuit - then home. 8,600 miles in 26 days. I put some oil and injector cleaner in and didn't touch anything else :D .

The VH would be completely different - I'd need an arse transplant after that :shock: .

Is this likely to happen ??

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Postby chris.shearwood » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:58 am

Hi John,
How much would you like to bet? I've got a 1951 VH that I don't use much and for someone like you who has gone "above and beyond" for the club I would be willing to let it go for a trip like that. I have no inclination to go 3,000 miles to fetch it back from the other side of the country so you would have to have some plan to return it.
The suggested route shown above is O.K. for sissies but if you want to do it right you must go above Lake Superior. There is more of a challenge when the towns are hundreds of miles apart.
I do hope all this comes to something and is not just a bunch of blah-blah, regards, Chris
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Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:28 am

Blah-blah Chris? Of course that's what it is. I'm also a bit of a sissy. :D but something is stirring inside!

Steve

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Postby Bob.Murphy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:04 pm

Steven.Carter wrote: but something is stirring inside!


It sounds better than another "Route 66 on a Harley" trip anyway ;) .

Going North of Lake Superior sounds like a good plan, the greater the challenge the better :D .

All we need then is a £6,000,000 Film Crew in a couple of 4x4s following us . . . 8-)

Anyone got Russ' number ???

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Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:58 pm

Bob.Murphy wrote:
Steven.Carter wrote: but something is stirring inside!


It sounds better than another "Route 66 on a Harley" trip anyway ;) .

Going North of Lake Superior sounds like a good plan, the greater the challenge the better :D .

All we need then is a £6,000,000 Film Crew in a couple of 4x4s following us . . . 8-)

Anyone got Russ' number ???

Bob.

I agree with all of that, but maybe though 6million's a bit light :D

Just got to find a bike, anyone in Canada or the states got an Ariel for sale? Maybe a late 500 single but anything would do.

I've had a look at the one in Portland but is a little expensive for what I need, and there seems a few bits missing.

Steve

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Postby admin » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:48 pm

:D

Your first holiday would be fixing the bike the you bought unseen
Your second holiday would be running it and fixing the failures
Third year ..
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Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:37 pm

admin wrote::D

Your first holiday would be fixing the bike the you bought unseen
Your second holiday would be running it and fixing the failures
Third year ..

Hey Mr negative, what could possibly go wrong :roll: please don't give me a list, I might go off the idea :D
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Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:20 pm

Maybe asking the BSA club how they do it?
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