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The modified Harrington looks good.Took the modified bowlers out for a test drive.
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They are uncomfortable. And my socks aren't as BLUE! as they look in the photo.
Also did a bit of farting about with my frugal as fritos 'harrington' jacket I bought a while back. (It cost f**k all and I'm bored s***less) I got rid of the flap pockets and changed the collar buttons from beige to horn.
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I reckon the TV175 was quite a rare beast around these parts , I remember meeting a guy at traffic lights one day who was on one , l complimented him on his Lambretta but he said that it was shit . When l asked why he said something about reliability and said he would rather have my scooter (a Vespa) . When l asked what the reliability faults were he said he had to keep revving it (it would not tick over).No it was all Italian Piaggio as far as I know, he used to come from Lincolnshire to stay with us in Yorkshire on it most weekends, come rain or shine. There was always a lot of mod/soul events up our way in the early nineties most weekends, failing that we would have a run out somewhere, with me and the ex wife on my Series 2 TV175, it tended to be mine that had the most breakdowns. They weren't really made for long distance travelling were they, made mostly for running around on in sunny European towns and cities. When we went to a weekender down South etc it was normally in the car, but we did go to the Isle of Wight several times with the scoots in the back of a transit van
Tinsley cooling towers. A lot of people said, when they saw them, it was like "a welcome to the North". Sadly gone nowI reckon the TV175 was quite a rare beast around these parts , I remember meeting a guy at traffic lights one day who was on one , l complimented him on his Lambretta but he said that it was shit . When l asked why he said something about reliability and said he would rather have my scooter (a Vespa) . When l asked what the reliability faults were he said he had to keep revving it (it would not tick over).
I had a pal who owned what I think was a series 3 Li125 , sometimes it would get a bit smokey from the exhaust and he would pull the sidepanel off and footer with the carb for about 5 mins and then we were off again.
Never had a scooter in the transit but l have travelled far and wide , probably Yarmouth being the farthest . We would stop over at friends in Nottingham on the way down but then go straight back , in about 13hrs ( only slightly less than the total time spent in Yarmouth).
You are right about scooters not being built for the long miles , apart from having to fill the tank about every 60miles , there used to be a bit on the M1 (or A1M) near Sheffield where they have those big cooling towers , where l used to always get vapour lock and the scooter would just power down . Usually by the time l had had a smoke it was good to go again , apparently due to the carb' being bolted straight onto the crankcase . A Dellorto 28mm carb' with a manifold solved that prob and saved some fuel too. .
Doncaster turnoff wasn’t it?
Doncaster turnoff wasn’t it?
North of Tinsley which was the viaduct over Sheffield?
Either way no sadness for me they were a fucking eyesore! “Dark satanic mills” indeed.
Welcome home for me is Penshaw Monument.
|He craaled away an' lapped he's tail|
|Ten times roond Pensha Hill.|
That’s the one. I sing that to my four year old to give her a bit of cultural education! (We sing “seven times”!)
He craaled away an' lapped he's tail Ten times roond Pensha Hill.