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Old 01-24-2012, 05:22 PM   #151
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I thought that might have been what happened to it.
I carried it from Eugene, Oregon to the Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists show in Corvallis, Oregon in May of 2005. I was actually accompanied by the owner of that Vincent I posted a pic of (shoulda had him carry it!). I handed the bottle over to a Norton rider who carried it to Portland, with the plan of going by The Cycle Hub and having Cliff Majhor, the Sandy Bandit, sign the tube, and somehow, the guy forgot he had it!
It had dissappeared for a couple of months, and I just assumed that it was duly carried to its destination in Portland and then passed on to someone further North.
When people on britbike began asking if anyone knew where the bottle was, I contacted the guy I had given it to, and he finally sent it on to the next recipient.
So I have the dubious honor of almost being the guy who lost the famous bottle of Guinness!


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sweet! ha, you were part of the Coast-To-Coast Guinness Relay? funny you should post that pic. the bottle Gunness you're holding there is now in Morgan's (britbike.com owner) "Museum", at his home in Sweden.

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #152
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I thought that might have been what happened to it.
I carried it from Eugene, Oregon to the Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists show in Corvallis, Oregon in May of 2005. I was actually accompanied by the owner of that Vincent I posted a pic of (shoulda had him carry it!). I handed the bottle over to a Norton rider who carried it to Portland, with the plan of going by The Cycle Hub and having Cliff Majhor, the Sandy Bandit, sign the tube, and somehow, the guy forgot he had it!
It had dissappeared for a couple of months, and I just assumed that it was duly carried to its destination in Portland and then passed on to someone further North.
When people on britbike began asking if anyone knew where the bottle was, I contacted the guy I had given it to, and he finally sent it on to the next recipient.
So I have the dubious honor of almost being the guy who lost the famous bottle of Guinness!
great story! thanks for sharing it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #153
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what color was it originaly?


Dropped by a mates place today .
For that year .




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Old 01-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #154
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What is that, 1972? Last of the BSA's, with the grey frame.

And is that an early UK built, or a late India built Enfield behind that BSA?

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What is that, 1972? Last of the BSA's, with the grey frame.

And is that an early UK built, or a late India built Enfield behind that BSA?

Brand new C5 Enfield .
Thought ya may have picked out the triple pipes in the top right of the other pic .



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Old 01-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #156
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:51 PM   #157
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:10 AM   #158
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your mate has some sweet bikes parked in.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #160
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #161
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Brand new C5 Enfield .
Thought ya may have picked out the triple pipes in the top right of the other pic .

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How could I have missed that?
I first saw one of those in the wild sometime around 1975 or so, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge northbound. I was on the Southbound side, and never had a chance to swing around and chase him down (plus, I didn't want to have to pay another dollar toll when I resumed my journey through San Fransisco home to Half Moon Bay).

As an Enfield enthusiast, what I love about the new production ones is the parts interchangability with our old ones. The rear fender stays, swingarm, and engine aren't compatible with the post-1955 UK built models, but the forks, wheels, fuel tanks, etc. will go right on.
I'm using a number of new-made parts for my two restorations.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #162
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speaking of a hurricane

speaking of a hurricane
when i was in high school in los gatos (north cal) one of the kids parents bought him a hurricane
scuba peterson was his name and he used to do shifter wheelies in front of los gatos high with a passenger on that thing
i can remember the sound !! this was in 73-74? anyway, that bike was destroyed in a few months,dang rich kids from monte sereno !!

ive posted pics of my bsa on other threads here but here she is again

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dat dere is one bad ass BSA.
what year and model is that?
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #164
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dat dere is one bad ass BSA.
what year and model is that?
thanx ! well.......is a bista,according to the title it is 1950
according to the engine and frame numbers it is a '47 xb33(500cc) motor in a 1950 frame
the motor is pretty rare with the early all alloy top-end,some even say its a gold star
she is registered and legal for the road(although i am only running total-loss lighting)i take her out around the valley here on nice days
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #165
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My cousin Don with his Brand new BSA Golden Flash, circa 1953 or so, Lynnwood, California.
He rode the bike in standard trim for awhile, then modified it for desert racing. He ran the bike at least once in the Catalina Grand Prix.
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