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Old 01-13-2012, 06:59 AM   #16
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:01 AM   #17
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Hey Tom, I have Howie coming over this weekend with his old Commando, time to get it fixed and on the road.
I shall of course take a few pics of the old thing.
SWEET, Kev!
show us some pix of the Vintage Brits You've had over the years bro?
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:18 AM   #18
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08 IoM BSA Rally Con't.

so yeah, Isle of Man. i'm there in August 2008 with about 500 other folks from around the world. most of us RDOE in on BSAs of assorted vintages. it was pretty great, but ya think it rains at ALL on the IoM? we rolled off the Steam Packet Ferry (out of Liverpool) in Douglas around midnight -a whole other story i won't get into, suffice it to say that we began calling the Steam PAcket Company the Steam RACKET Company.

anyhow, midnight, and it was POURING rain. no drizzle, no mild rain, it was dumping buckets. here's what the campground looked like next morning:







but yeah it was still the Isle of Man so we didn't really care what was happening. we were there to ride.





















to be continued....
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:21 AM   #19
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Tom sez:

"we began calling the Steam Packet Company the Steam RACKET Company."

Hmmmm....wonder where that saying came from
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:36 AM   #20
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08 IoM BSA Rally Part III

yeah August 2008, 45th International BSA Rally. did i mention we were there for the practice week, of the Manx GP?



looking at the course map, the BSA Rally Campground was on the first big straight- at Union Mills. the bikes would scream past going so fast it was just surreal! the pix of practicing riders were taken at Kirk Micheal, and at Ballaugh Bridge.











you find a pub, drink some traditional Cask Ales, maybe have some fresh, locally caught/grown food, and watch the race bikes zoom by at breath-taking speeds, just a few feet away. well. it doesn't suck.













of course they race every kind of bike imaginable, including several classes of vintage bikes. race officials close the roads down (on the course anyway) at 6:00 PM and practice runs thru 9:00. it's fantastic! Motorcycle Nirvana to say the least. you can ferry over to the IoM from many different places in Europe and the UK, or you can fly right into Douglas. if this is on your "list" at ALL, then GO. just do it. it is SO doggone cool that no words can adequately describe it. seriously!

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #21
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Great idea for a thread !

I picked this up a number of years ago with 6,000 miles on it and 1 owner !




After much of this .

I ended up with this which was more to my liking and style !








After doing a few larger trips on the old girl I found the size of tank lacking for touring so I started playing with a tank off a 70 Long Range Commando which I had laying around .

From Norton Interpol Tank



There wasn't too much to change for fitment , moving the seat back a couple of inch's about did it .Then slapped on coat of paint . Now I have over 4 gallons for long range touring and just love it !!! 34,000 miles and the engine has never been apart .



From Wee Norton Ride




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that Commando is COOL! it's great to see it's transformations. thanks for posting..
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #22
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I posted this in another thread once, but a pic here with my Commando last year and same spot thirty years earlier!
I did a couple other things in between!

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:40 AM   #23
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #24
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To add to Tom's IoM theme from 2008....

The crew in Bebington getting ready to head to Liverpool for the boat ride



1932 BSA Sloper ridden to IoM from Belgium



A ride to Point of Ayre on the northern tip if IoM



Tom (richochet rider) and friends at Creg Ny Baa

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And to continue with IoM stuff (or bore you to tears )

Sweat BSA V-twin from Luxembourg



Might have been a BSA owners club rally....but just had to take an obligatory Velocette picture



Tom and his friend Wade at Port Erin harbor



The mud



What else can you say about the picture

Ohio Valley BSA Owner's Club members at IoM



And finally, moi, on the last full day on the Island, riding up a goat trail on the west side of Snaefel Mountain...with the Victor that hauled my fat ass around!

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #26
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Ahhhhhh, Triumphs...... Here's my current Brit Iron - a T120 Bonnie with a 68 TR6R motor & Jap running gear....





And here's my first Brit bike back in the mid 70's... a Raleigh Runabout RM6...



....and my first proper road going Brit - T140V



Then a couple of years later in 1982.... a T120R....



My mates current ride, a Beeza A7

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:04 PM   #27
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I just got this 51 B33 on ebay, hopefully I'll have it within a few days.

The plan is to get some custom bags made for it (once I go through it and tidy up all the incorrect issues) and use it as a backroad weekend tourer.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #28
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #29
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I just got this 51 B33 on ebay, hopefully I'll have it within a few days.

The plan is to get some custom bags made for it (once I go through it and tidy up all the incorrect issues) and use it as a backroad weekend tourer.
NICE! good score.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #30
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and oh yeah nice bike

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