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Old 04-11-2012, 05:38 AM   #1996
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I was wondering, the fellow who is cranking up the bridge, how does he know a boat is coming? Does he live near by? Help out a Texas boy.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:41 AM   #1997
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KAMCHAT, have you ride with a two strokes engine?

If not, it's really different. When you want to stop, you must use thes brakes, about the engine it's like you are on bicycles. NO ENGINE BRAKE!!! On first times it's really difficulty, you must brake harder than four strokes to have the same result, but you can pass more quickly in curve.

it's different but it's fun too!! i want to buy a RG500 gamma, and if you want when it will be ok for track, you will try it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:31 AM   #1998
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I was wondering, the fellow who is cranking up the bridge, how does he know a boat is coming? Does he live near by? Help out a Texas boy.

Hi there, The guys in the blue overalls work for 'British Waterways Scotland' as lock keepers, if you are going to come down the canal in a boat you need to ring them in advance and arrange it with them. A team will then come and operate the bridges and locks for you. Some of the bridges are hyraulic and the 'drop lock' at Clydebank uses pumps to empty it. The controls for which are under 'lock and key' so you couldn't operate them yourself.

Clydebank drop lock.....water is pumped out to allow the boats to go under the road ...then fills up again to canal level to allow boats to continue ...

Boats arriving


Going under bridge after water level has dropped enough ....



Filling up again - water rising.....


Nearly done .... soon be on their way...
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:40 AM   #1999
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KAMCHAT, have you ride with a two strokes engine?

If not, it's really different. When you want to stop, you must use thes brakes, about the engine it's like you are on bicycles. NO ENGINE BRAKE!!! On first times it's really difficulty, you must brake harder than four strokes to have the same result, but you can pass more quickly in curve.

it's different but it's fun too!! i want to buy a RG500 gamma, and if you want when it will be ok for track, you will try it.
bubu

Hi, yes I have ridden many two-strokes. ... I do love two-strokes, I was brought up on them and have owned a Yam RD250, as well as Suzuki GT380, T500 and GT750. I have not ridden one for a long time though (about 30 years!) .
Thanks for the offer - it would be interesting to ride one again. .. and see if they are as much fun as I remember.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #2000
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Hi there, The guys in the blue overalls work for 'British Waterways Scotland' as lock keepers, if you are going to come down the canal in a boat you need to ring them in advance and arrange it with them. A team will then come and operate the bridges and locks for you. Some of the bridges are hyraulic and the 'drop lock' at Clydebank uses pumps to empty it. The controls for which are under 'lock and key' so you couldn't operate them yourself.
Cool, Thanks!

Would love to see Scotland.
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Back to the Egg Run .....

Such a diverse range of bikes take part ...

'Little and Large'



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Old 04-11-2012, 06:52 AM   #2002
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Cool, Thanks!

Would love to see Scotland.

No worries, you are welcome.

I hope you do see Scotland one day.
Let me know if you are coming and need any info or help, or fancy a rideout.
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Got any more info on that one ??
I don't have the slightest idea what this is...
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:05 AM   #2004
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Would love to see Scotland.
You so should!

I know there is a direct flight from Houston to Edinburgh - tried in January.
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Got any more info on that one ??
I don't have the slightest idea what this is...
http://victorymotorcycles.co.uk/moto...tour/overview/

It's a Victory Vision.
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Cheers!
How come I have never heard of them??
I gotta say that I kinda like the Hammer S and Special Edition.
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Back to the Egg Run .....



KAWA POOWWWAAARRRRRRR

thanks kam!!!!
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[QUOTE=Kamchat;18429902]Back to the Egg Run .....

Such a diverse range of bikes take part ...

'Little and Large'



I thought you were talking about the bikes and then I saw the ladies.

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KAWA POOWWWAAARRRRRRR

thanks kam!!!!

There were some more traditionaly coloured Kawasakis too .....



In fact the one on the left in the above pic had 'extra helpings' of Kawasaki-Green.... The clocks, grips, helmet.....
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I thought you were talking about the bikes and then I saw the ladies.



Lol! .... Now, now, - behave! ....... No, I was talking about the bikes. .
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