Re: My 1961
Posted by shiner
on August 31, 2018, 11:00 pm, in reply to "Re: My 1961
Well I was 18 then & had ruined several bikes in the previous 2 years, 125cc ml James twin port, 150cc Royal Enfield, 197cc James & working at destroying a Tiger 100. a small amusing anecdote.while one very wet day riding my 1st 125 James to work the 18 mil spark plug blew out of the cylinder head (it had been screwed in &out of plug hole that many times the thread was ruined)and in those far off days the plug lead was attached to the plug with a brass tag held in place by a knurled and threaded nut , any way loud bang as the plug hit the base if the tank still attached to the ht lead,and dropped neatly into the top of my wellie boot still sparking with enough joltage to stun a Donkey helped no end by sopping wet trousers it takes time to react to these misadventures,I still recall the pain all these years later.
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