Featured Annual Barton Bike Night

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  1. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    So last night was the annual Barton upon Humber bike night, anyone else go?

    Our group was a bit split as we had a 765 raring to go and a Lexmoto scooter so we decided to do a trackday format, fast group and slow group, then meet up there.
    I took the slow group running at a dizzy max of 39 mph downhill :eek:

    I took the old fella on the back of me which is the dad of x2 in the other group and now in his eighties, everyones happy :blush:

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    And we even had meals on wheels

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    This is early doors around 16.30
     
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  2. Eldon

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    The crowds soon came and it had a good atmosphere with a large variety of machinery turning up.

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  3. Eldon

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    Look at this for a beauty, very nice.

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    More to follow.
     
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  4. Eldon

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    #4 Eldon, Jul 4, 2024
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    A great little blast from the past.
    Lovely clean condition, nicely done.

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    Edit. Camera lens makes the front brake lever look massive, it wasn't ;)
     
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  5. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    These two pictures are five years apart, but it's still the same bike apparently.

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    Dropped a few quid in for a good cause ;)
     
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  6. Eldon

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    Look at this beauty :heart_eyes:

    There has to be £25k sat there in that condition, don't you think?

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  7. Eldon

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    A couple of nice golden oldie's in very good condition respectively.

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  8. Eldon

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    If your sidestand ever gets bent :eek: there are a number of solutions ;)

    I'm not sure if this is the best solution but certainly shows initiative on the owners behalf. Even comes with a back-saver bit of string for fast getaways :yum

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  9. Dawsy

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    Wow! Not seen one of them since I was a kid. Used to knock around with a gang who were a few years older than me and they all had mopeds. One was just like that, owned by a scruffy oik named Bartlett. It was never that clean :joy:
     
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  10. Boothman

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    Rode one of these 500’s once (it was in the standard red and white) when they first came out - scared the living daylights out of me but what a machine
     
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  11. Eldon

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    A bit of father and son banter, winding each other up.

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    A nice Suzuki RGV in Barry Sheene colours.
     
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  12. Boothman

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    That Gamma will be worth a chunk as well - my mate had one in the Skoal Bandit scheme back in the day
     
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  13. Eldon

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    #13 Eldon, Jul 4, 2024
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    I didn't take a pic unfortunately, but there was a good condition Skoal Bandit RGV 500 there which I'm sure you would've liked @Boothman . That was very nice with it's four pipes sticking out the back and I didn't hear it running, but I bet it sounded ace.

    For me, the RD500 above trumps it though purely from an aesthetics point of view and that great colour scheme :heart:
     
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  14. Eldon

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    #14 Eldon, Jul 4, 2024
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    I loved this colour and noted it for any future requirements or projects.
    What do you think?

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    As with the other Triumphs (or indeed any of the bikes) do they belong to any members on here?
     
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  15. Boothman

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    Totally agree the RD (IMHO) was and still is leaps and bounds a better looking and engineered piece of kit than the Gamma :)
     
  16. Sandi T

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    "Meals on wheels"....love it! :grinning::joy:
     
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  17. Eldon

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    I posted the wrong pic :rolleyes: this one also has a drink :yum
    ........but he'd walked off with it on the one I posted :joy:

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  18. johne

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    #18 johne, Jul 5, 2024
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    It was the first time I'd been for probably ten years. Barton is a quaint little place and I don't think any of the locals mind their town being overrun by bikers for one evening of the year. For the most part it stayed dry, which is always a bonus and its nice to see classic or rare bikes which you don't see so often. The little Benelli 250/4 on the Spicers stand was an interesting machine. I forgot to take a photo, but I believe there's one on their website. I'm assuming its up for grabs at their next auction? Its nice to have a low key friendly evening like that, the coppers were all laughing and joking . There weren't as many classic bikes as I remember from the last time I went but of course that was a long time ago. I just wonder if a Friday evening might be a better option for the event, as people might not need to get away so early and have to work the next day.

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    I lifted this off their website, I'm sure they won't mind , they are auctioning it this coming weekend I believe.
     
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  19. ajc400

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    Some nice bikes there - it's always good fun to walk around a bike night and get talking to other bikers.

    Unfortunately, the monthly Perth bike night I used to go to here in Scotland was killed off by Covid restrictions, but West Coast Harley/Triumph have started one in Glasgow - last Thursday of the month at the Harley dealership throughout the "summer". :cool:
     
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  20. Eldon

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    Yes @johne totally agree with your points raised.
    Classic and vintage attendance seemed to be down but the mixed weather forecast was probably partly to blame especially after last years downpours.
    They had moved it to a Saturday afternoon which surely suits the majority better regarding work and travel times, I really can't fathom why they've gone back to a Wednesday evening format :rolleyes:
     
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