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New Venue

Postby Janet » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:52 pm

Following a sudden closure of the Bay Horse, the section meeting has moved to the Bell Hotel in Driffield and has reverted to the 1st WEDNESDAY in the month at 8pm.

Message edited following confirmation of change of day.

Edited by - Janet on 05 Jul 2007 07:48:52 AM
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Re: New Venue

Postby Grawding » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:32 pm

Hi Janet,

The name is Glenn newly registered to forum and trying to find my way around, noted you are in the E.Yorks.

I'm not a member yet or a jam pot owner either but having ridden and owned a VFR for 23 years I felt it was time for something a little OLDER and thought a british single would suit as a first foray. Know a number of E.Yorks vintage club members and going to look at a Model 16 / G3LC (1958) soon.

A little of soft spot for AJS as my uncle raced a 7R many years ago, a little radical and expensive for a first go.

I've looked at a number sites trying to establish history/model changes and engine,frame,box numbers and wondered if you could direct me to any reliable information.

With thanks, Glenn
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Re: New Venue

Postby saltbox alf » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:56 pm

Hello Glenn and welcome.
If you go to the main website , link at top of the page http://www.ajs-matchless.com/default.asp
as a guest there are some things you can't access but there is some usefull links to follow that will give you a list of types of bike and year.

http://oldthumpers.files.wordpress.com/ ... -bacon.pdf
Also an interesting read.

You would be better posting in the help section on the forum or general section.
As for specific details on frame and engine numbers stc these are held by the club dating officer.
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Re: New Venue

Postby Grawding » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:02 pm

Many thanks Alf,

Looked at a 1958 AJS today M16 nice and tidy, complete with a good history, available from a local Vintage Club member. Starts and Runs well, most of the oil in the engine and not on the floor.

This is a new experience for me, the VFR is so easy, key in, electric leg and go! I'm going to have to learn a whole new starting and riding technique, as for right foot gear charge that going to take some getting use to.

Thanks for the links,

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Re: New Venue

Postby saltbox alf » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:24 pm

Your welcome, after you get the starting sorted (finding new muscles you never knew you had) remember the brakes are also 1950's and you need to plan in advance for stopping .
I think that after a few miles and getting used to it you will have a massive grin :beer:
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Re: New Venue

Postby Janet » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:20 pm

About 25-30 years ago I knew someone called Glenn Rawding but he was riding a kayak in those days.
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Re: New Venue

Postby Grawding » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:47 pm

Hi Janet,

Yes the kayaks still fill the garage together with a Ageing VFR and hopefully soon a model16 for my old age!!!

I knew a Janet working as an Architect once for a local safety company?
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Re: New Venue

Postby Janet » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:59 pm

That was me when I was younger, thinner and fitter. :oops: I'm retired now. Do you remember Pete Freeman at Wally Mays? He's a member of the East Yorkshire section but, although registered here as PETE1939, he's never posted on the forum. Get up to the Bell at Driffield on club night and you should see him there. It's worth going so you can ask the members about the bikes, but be warned, pressure will be applied to join the club. :D
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Re: New Venue

Postby Merlin » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:33 pm

Is this the on line version of All our yesterdays. :D :D
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Re: New Venue

Postby Janet » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:10 pm

I don't know. One of you oldies will have to tell us what that was. :rofl:
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