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Postby DAG1947 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:54 pm

As a newcomer to the site I thought I should introduce myself.

I answer to Dave, David or oi you!

I'm in that state of grace called retirement. (I really can recommend it! It's the 50 years leading up to it I didn't really care for).

I am the owner of a shiny new Tempest (Roadster) in blue.

My first road going motorbike in 1963 was 1959 Model 14 (in blue). In the intervening years I have had a variety of off and on road bikes from a 1960 7R through a short stroke m16 trials, and a Harris G80 plus an assortment of "Other makes" including a CJS Yamaha! (Yes I know the Tempest engine is based on an old Yamaha design (YBR) but built away from japan).

I started my career as an "Apprentice Motorcycle Engineer (that's what my indentures say) in London where we did everything from manufacturing ally triton engine plates to race preparation so I got a good grounding.

I continued in the motor industry ending as Homologation Engineer for Volvo Car BV. I then took a giant change of direction and became an Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance man) which took me to retirement.

So that's me! 8-)

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Re: Hello.

Postby dave16mct » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:41 pm

Welcome Dave, I hope you enjoy your new AJS and your retirement.

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Re: Hello.

Postby ChrisTheChippy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi Dave and welcome
You will find these guys a really friendly and helpful bunch
I've had my eye on those tempest bikes you will have to let us have updates about performance and reliability as you get to know the bike
Regards Chris

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