Hello - Tony from Burnley

Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby TonyWorrall » 20 Jan 2014, 12:04

Hi folks
An Aussie friend has just emailed me from OzSToc (Keith - keith3po) informing me about the existence of this forum so joined immediately.

Thank you for the welcome Night Rider.

About me -

A retired engineer now filling my time in the garage making and mending stuff for all the local farmers.
Been making my Parking Brakes now for about 15 years.
Now at 67 I have been back riding Pans for about 20 years. Me and "she who must be obeyed" (Pamela) go touring in Europe every year for about 6 weeks, mostly camping. Germany, Austria and Italian Dolomites are our favourite places.
There are some pictures of us touring on my web site at

http://www.tworrall.talktalk.net/

along with all the details of the Parking Brakes I make.

Bikes I rode in my younger days

James 200cc 2 stroke
Tiger Cub 200cc
Triumph Speed Twin 500
Matchless 350cc

Rested for about 30 years then started back when I rebuilt a "vintage 400 - 4"

Honda Super Sport 400 * 4
Kawasaki GTR 1000
BMW K1100
Honda ST1100 (30,000 to 80,000 miles)
Honda ST1100 ( 0 to 90,000 miles)
Honda ST1300 (5000 to 7000 miles and still going)

I changed to the 1300 only last October so cannot wait for weather to improve. Am not a happy cold / wet weather biker.
As soon as I got on the 1300 I missed my Parking Brake immediately. It took me a few prototypes before I finally decided on a design. I then found that earlier 1300s had a different lever (bugger) so I now have to make 3 types of brake (2 for 1300s and 1 for 1100s)

In the early days of making 1100s I found that there were 2 slightly different master cylinder castings which caused a bit of a problem but with the help of some very patient customers I managed to modify the design so that it would fit both types of casting.

I really enjoy making the brakes in my garage and getting great feedback from customers. They are all hand made using my small lathe, angle grinder, polishing machine, stand drill etc.

If anyone needs to contact me direct for more info then please visit my web site for all contact info.

Kind regards
Tony
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby zebedeee » 20 Jan 2014, 12:10

Welcome Tony. I know there is always a call for brakes for the 1300 from people who had them on their previous 1100s. When I got mine for the 1100 I only bought it as it was friend who was selling some and I never really saw the need for them. After my first ride with it on I thought it was amazing to be able to rest both legs and hands while stopped at traffic lights on a hill which would normally have required applying one of the brakes.
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby Keith Legge » 20 Jan 2014, 12:30

TonyWorrall wrote:Hi folks
An Aussie friend has just emailed me from OzSToc (Keith - keith3po) informing me about the existence of this forum so joined immediately.

:roflmao: Been called many things but never an Aussie welcome again. :lol:
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 20 Jan 2014, 12:40

:welcome38:
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby PeterPan » 20 Jan 2014, 12:48

Welcome.


Sent by Peter from His IThingy.
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby alans1100 » 20 Jan 2014, 15:28

Keith Legge wrote:
TonyWorrall wrote:Hi folks
An Aussie friend has just emailed me from OzSToc (Keith - keith3po) informing me about the existence of this forum so joined immediately.

:roflmao: Been called many things but never an Aussie welcome again. :lol:


I don't who should be insulted the most. You :british: for being called an Aussie or us for the implication that you were.

Oh yeah!!! Tony, welcome to both here and Ozstoc from a real Aussie.........lol
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby Forest 1100 » 21 Jan 2014, 01:51

In THIS colony, we try to get along with all you Brits and Brit rejects. ;)

So, welcome aboard Tony!
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby Keith Legge » 21 Jan 2014, 09:31

Actually I am English see the correct flag in my sig. ;)
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby The Hound » 21 Jan 2014, 15:04

Good to have you here Tony.
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Re: Hello - Tony from Burnley

Postby HairyHeffalump » 15 Feb 2014, 21:16

Hi and welcome to the forum.
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