Author Topic: Now that's a thumper!  (Read 60 times)

Ian

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Re: Now that's a thumper!
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 04:42:13 PM »
I like that. Of course most ordinary 2 strokes (at leat elederly ones like my Villers) will happily run backwards and it used to be a party trick of one of my mates to start his Bantam in reverse (by bumping it backwards) then hand it over to some unsuspecting fall guy. How we all laughed at the expression on their faces as the bike shot* off backwards as they let the clutch engage!


*shot being of course a relative term as it was only a 175 Bantam...
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Re: Now that's a thumper!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 07:50:02 PM »
. How we all laughed at the expression on their faces as the bike shot* off backwards as they let the clutch engage!

i wasn't laughing, when, at a set of traffic lights i stalled my bantam ... kicked it into life and, as i'd been holding up the traffic, much to their annoyance, i gave it a big handful, dumped the clutch .... oh how we all laughed as i smacked into the car behind me .... did i feel a plonker .... yup