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Re: Mince pie run
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2015, 09:48:26 PM »
How do you know I didn't fall of after a drink?  I was last to leave and went straight home.

Good guess anyway, I didn't fall off ;D

very cold ride home though.  It was sunny as I left Shotly.  The fog came in before I got to the Maningtree main road  >:(.  That's when it got cold.  By the time I was back in Colchester I was shaking, so warmed up in the Range for 1/2 hour.  It was still warmer than the ride up to Ipswich (hard frost at 8:30 am).

I clocked up about 60 miles and used about 1 litre of fuel.  There I was worried that I wouldn't make it on a tank full and carried a spare litre in a can in reserve.

It will grate to see Barrie's Push oops I mean Puch on the road.  Maybe he will bring it out to Essex for the res dogs run this year.

I got home and found the Kerry that was on ebay a year ago is back.  More reasonable price this time.  I am trying to do a deal.  It will give you Push boys a run for their money 8)
 
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2015, 10:02:31 PM »
Push? Cheeky blighter! :) My little Puch MS50 has never been pushed in its life! ;D It completed the coast 2 coast without missing a beat. The one that did need a push was Nigel's Chinese monkey bike. It concked out again on the way home!

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2015, 10:18:36 PM »
MOT next week.  I can join you on the next run Bob.

Show off!  Now I will have to buy a Grande prix to overshadow that.
Looks a nice bike, a bit modern but nice!
Look forward to a ride out with you. I think my next one will be the daffodil dash.

A bit modern?  It is nearly as old as you look Bob, nearly 40 :)  At least it should go up-hill, unlike the Raleigh Runabout I took out last time.

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 11:02:45 PM »
What model is that Barry, is it a V50?

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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 07:28:36 AM »
M50 Bob. 
In my day it was the sports moped that everyone wanted but was too expensive so only a few around.  FS1E was cheaper but never did look like a proper motorbike.

A Mobylette has also arrived :)  Not used since 1984 and also ready for MOT

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Re: Mince pie run
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2015, 09:07:40 AM »
Rayleigh runabouts, Mobylettes , cant see the fascination but dont tell Richard. ;)

for Mobylettes  my spell check just suggested Omlettes! Priceless!

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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2015, 04:42:08 PM »
I was working in Woking today.  I drove back via the bike shop, in Greenford, that has the Kerry for sale on ebay.

He sold it yesterday.  Gutted would be an understatement GRRRRRR   >:( >:( >:(
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2015, 07:03:38 PM »
Thats a shame.  Why not buy a nice Puch instead?

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2015, 08:02:11 PM »
Puches are easier to find I guess.

I don't really want to settle for second best lol
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2015, 08:14:15 PM »
Here is a nice Puch (Mini Maxi) and not easy to find - only 6 left on DVLA records. 

Hmmmm.  Tempted?
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Re: Mince pie run
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2015, 08:41:05 PM »
Whats so great about the Kerry Capitano anyway? Looks an ordinary enough moped to me.

btw, my knee has swollen up and I can hardly walk now! :'(

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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2015, 08:43:32 PM »
Looks too modern to me  :D  Can't get it on my classic insurance.

My mate had a M125.  It was a grate machine, but had more cooling fins that a MZ lol.

I'm not sure what went wrong  with it, but he did strip the engine down and never put it back together.  I still have the gear selector drum some ware.   It made me laugh so much he let me keep it .
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2015, 08:46:41 PM »
You are right there is nothing special about the Kerry.  Its just that I had one when I was 15.  I was going to put it on the road, but one of my brother's mates talked me into selling it to him for his sister.  I regretted not getting on the road with it and now want one again.
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2015, 08:49:11 PM »
Sorry about your knee.  Another draw back of the Puch.  The Rayleigh would never have enough braking effect to lock up the front, even on an ice rink  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Mince pie run
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2015, 08:50:03 PM »
Ahhh! Nostalgia. I fully understand.