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Re: European Commission for the Homologue Regulations and insurance companies.

For all I knew Crooklock also make motorcycle locks. For my current motorcycle (I’ve had bikes all my life since buying a D3 Bantam aged 13) I only had to provide my insurance company with a photograph of the additional lock I use. No certificate was required. I was only replying to comments made in your post, any confusion came from your writing not my lack of knowledge of the subject.
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Re: European Commission for the Homologue Regulations and insurance companies.

Hi BritinBbret.
Mine was the old telegram 125cc plunger, I replaced the original engine with a George Todd 125 engine.
I must say that I have never heard of a crook lock for a bike. The one I had was a Yale with the U shape bar of hardened steel with a lock across the ends.Like you I have been riding bikes all my life from a Honda 90, a Greeves 250t rials bike a G50 Matchless a BSA Golden Flash, I also built a Velton which was a Velocette clubman engine and gearbox in a Norton featherbed frame a Moto Guzzi T3. Bmw R 90, Bmw R100Rs and finally a BMW K75s. I also races a Royal Enfield GP5 rolling chassic with a Les Williams Suzuki T500 engine in it. I also changed the forks and wheels for the Yamaha TZ forks and wheels (8 leading shoe front brakes and wider wheels) and at the same time passenger in a Windle built sidecar outfit.
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My Bantam was a 150, it also had a strange rear suspension setup. I too ha£ a Greeves, a 24 TES, a ‘Scottish’ trials bike with a square barrel. It was fantastic off-road. I had Honda 50s and 70s but never a 90.
I’ve never had a CrookLock for a bike or a car, I presumed that it was just a tradename. Most good locks seem to be badged by well known names. I use a chain with a fancy padlock, I can’t remember the make. Interestingly I just found some two pot epoxy resin that I’ve been searching for for a while, I’d been looking for my Araldite while all the time thinking it was a cheap imitation. I was surprised to find it was the real thing. Common names seem to take over some things. I still use the Hoover even though one is made by Dyson and the other DirtDevil.
How is the buggy? Does it compensate for not having a bike?
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Re: European Commission for the Homologue Regulations and insurance companies.

Hi BritinBret.
The buggy has a Suzuki 812cc tripple and the acceleration is quite rapid but obviously the motor is restricted, even so it can just reach 105 KPH which at my age is quite sufficient. I don't bother with a roof or doors as I still like to feel the wind blowing through my hair, yes I still have a good thatch on top. It has disc's all round, it also has rally seats and seat belts. The only down side has been a plastic fuel cap and with the Alloy tank situated above the engine it can be difficult to remove the cap, at one point I had to smash the cap off because it had swollen making it impossible to remove. I now have a piece of aluminium checker plate to fit under the tank to deflect some of the heat from the engine.
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I’ve got a Suzuki 80cc quad which my children used to use in the garden. It’s quite lively and it’s little 2 stroke engine makes it a lot of fun. Flat out it will do exactly 40kmh and, believe me, that’s fast enough, I certainly wouldn’t want to go any faster on it.
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