In summer motorcyclists
gather at rallies with the ride to and from the site often being the main
Years later the memory that
stands out is mostly the roadside repair that got the whole group there.
On August 23rd this
year a group of friends went to a BSA Rallye and
the proud owner of a garden gate ES2, had a copper tube fuel pipe fracture
as he rode along leading the group.
A quick repair using a piece
of the breather pipe of Tim Seifert's Commando battery joined the two
pieces of the fuel pipe back together again
and the trip to the rally site and back was made without further
Apart from Klaus who found
out, at the site, that the swinging arm bushes of his single downtube 19S
were not the cause of his wobbly real wheel,
but a fractured frame tube is- which he must have had since spring this
attempt to place a warranty claim for his 1958 frame was rejected by Joe Seifert, another group
member and director of
rode home in a far more sedate manner than is his custom....