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Offline GlennMckenzie

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Ok now Iv seen everything
« on: 24 Feb 2018 at 03:29 »
Anyone in need of a good laugh? Douglas Racing Bike for sale.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kingaroy/motorcycles/old-douglas-racing-bike/1176212151

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #1 on: 24 Feb 2018 at 03:36 »
Very sporty...

That raked front fork gets it across the finish line before all its competition! Blind head EW engine for no head gasket troubles with high compression pistons, until the cylinder pull out of the crankcase.

-Doug

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #2 on: 24 Feb 2018 at 07:27 »
I really love the rear brake.
I think the idea is: you push the lever down until it digs into the ground.

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #3 on: 24 Feb 2018 at 08:01 »
Would that be unlucky '13' ???

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« Reply #4 on: 24 Feb 2018 at 11:47 »
Runner up to the Shuttleworth Snap.

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #5 on: 24 Feb 2018 at 22:08 »
With that gearing it would never get off the line!  :D

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #6 on: 25 Feb 2018 at 06:54 »
Graeme,
            What you seem to be ignoring is the fact that that is one of the in-built safety factors that aligns it's performance to it's handling capabilities!!!

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                Eddie.

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #7 on: 25 Feb 2018 at 09:05 »
Yes but it is only a little down the road from my place. But no it would take too much attention away from persons looking at my real collection of Dougs.

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #8 on: 25 Feb 2018 at 10:00 »
It maybe a genuine Red Devil painted tractor blue
too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #9 on: 26 Feb 2018 at 08:07 »
Years ago a chap called Bert Abraham who lived in a southern suburb of Brisbane would tell me the engine number of an EW that he raced in the dirt track handicap racing. Not everyone could afford a DT He apparently had a shed full of desirable parts that were available but entry was forbidden if you arrived with a friend. He would be long gone as well as his treasure.

Ah the Kingaroy gem is sold too slow again. 
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« Reply #10 on: 26 Feb 2018 at 09:53 »
Hi Alan,

I met Burt Abraham about 25 years ago and was lucky enough to look through his sheds several times. He was one of the original Speedway riders back in the 1920s. He also owned Burts Cycle Services on Ipswich Rd, Annerley, QLD back in the 1920s up to the mid 1960s. When he eventually retired his sons took over the shop and started selling Bicycles in up until about 10 years ago.
On retirement Burt took the complete Motorcycle Dealership home to his Rochedale address. His shed was full of new old stock and he still had an original paint 1926 AJS side valve 350, a 1929 AJS OHC basket case and a 1940s Ariel. I remember him telling me the story of how he was carried around the track by Sir Charles Kingsford smith after winning a clean sweep at the Wooloongabba Speedway (The famous Gabba oval now).
His son lived next to him at Rochedale and I dropped in to see what happened to Burt and the collection about 10 years ago. I was told the Burt had passed away years earlier and the collection was sold off.
Very interesting fellow RIP Burt.

Glenn
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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #11 on: 26 Feb 2018 at 10:08 »
I still have Burts autograph on a book he gave me.

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #12 on: 01 Mar 2018 at 08:24 »
too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: Ok now Iv seen everything
« Reply #13 on: 01 Mar 2018 at 09:25 »
Yes well its back and I was sort of happy I missed out. Not sure now what I am looking at. The frame seems to something like a TS with the under slung gearbox not a box behind the seat tube as for the EW. The Manifold seems to be a B29 or later. No no no I will still pass this one up as some treasure (non Douglas) is avail from a deceased estate so I may pass some dollars that way,
regards Alan

 

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