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Ride out on new bike

Post by Will » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:11 pm

Just got new bike had 2 good ride outs about 130 miles in Total mostly B roads and single track (thumbs)
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Lovely little Francis Barnett Falcon 199cc's of pure power ideal for all the local Cotswold lanes (thumbs)
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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by mechanic » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:05 am

Looks a real beauty! My very first bike was a James from about the same era. Your picture brought back memories for me, I became a Villiers expert at a very early age. Enjoy your new bike! Nige

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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by Simon_100 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:53 pm

Lovely, I had a 250 twin whenI was 17 - a truly horrible engine so I guess you have the better deal!

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PS sold it for £37.50 so you can guess my age! (thumbs)
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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by Will » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:09 pm

This is the 199cc amc engine that apparently villiers helped design , I love it been out on it again today even went along part of Roman road by lower swell
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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by nickoff » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:32 pm

The second bike I owned was a Fanny Barnet 225cc single. Not particularly fast but was ok after I polished the ports and skimmed the head.
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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by gooseneck » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:22 am

She looks a beauty...fine motorcycles...

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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by daytona-supersport » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:11 am

That's looking great, beautifully restored. There is a big following for these early two strokes. I had a Fanny Barnet as a youngster, did lots of miles and apart from it nipping up occasionally never gave any problems. Just sat beside the road for a while having a fag until it cooled down, then a quick kick and off we go. Nowt wrong with Fanny. (thumbs)

PS. Mine was never that clean and shiny.

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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by Simon_100 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Mine had the Villiers 250 twin engine, never could get the timing right, although in hindsight tat was probably me ... :whistle:

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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by Malc6552 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:57 pm

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Re: Ride out on new bike

Post by Will » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:29 pm

Done about 350 miles on her now have adjusted carb and few little jobs going really well now out today with mate on ariel arrow , we swapped bikes on way back the arrow is so smooth there is rumour they inspired the Suzuki 2 strokes to late 60's (thumbs)
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