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Offline Dirt Track

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A MATES BIKE
« on: 30 Jun 2007 at 06:56 »
I TOOK SOME PHOTOS OF A MATES BIKE SOME TIME AGO AND SINCE WE CAN KNOW UPLOAD LARGE PHOTOS....HERE THEY ARE. THIS IS THE BIKE THAT ALAN MISSED OUT BUYING NEARLY THIRTY YEARS AGO FROM THE LATE SCOTTIE SUNDERLAND'S AUCTION UP IN NEWCASTLE...I THINK IT SOLD FOR $2500 THEN...I PAINTED THE TANK FOR THE NEW OWNER AND IT IS STILL WEARING IT.
SOME SPECIAL FEATURES ON THIS BIKE....NOTABLY A TT GEARBOX.
HOWARD.









« Last Edit: 30 Jun 2007 at 07:46 by Dave »

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Re: A MATES BIKE
« Reply #1 on: 30 Jun 2007 at 07:33 »
SOME MORE PHOTOS................





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Offline Alan Cun

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Re: A MATES BIKE
« Reply #2 on: 30 Jun 2007 at 07:53 »
Hello Howard, The price was 3 1/2 and as I indicated previously the deal with your mate Len turned out much better.   It is definately a small world?    Last weekend was a speed weekend at the Maryborough show grounds and a mate of Ivan Tighe (cam specialist and hill climber in cars) I mentioned in the 60 plus story, called in for a look. He races a highly modified 47 Anglia with a fuel injected Nissan motor  (very quick)  Anyway I showed him my time at the 84 hill climb championship at Mt Cotton. A time of 56.1.   He was amazed as his quickest time was 54 secs.   Never felt comfortable on the bike, the full bore carbs always came on with a rush, and the ground clearance was no good when cornering. I did however win a couple of pre 30 races in the 80s, but sheer top speed and acceleration was the only reason.  And yes Howard I still have that B29 tank you painted and sold to me.  I think that was after the Woolshed Swap back mid 70s. regards Al

« Last Edit: 30 Jun 2007 at 09:49 by Dave »

 

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