Old [25yrs +] bike - Oz/Kiwi ADVRiders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by hunter_greyghost, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. peter650

    peter650 Been here awhile

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    She has been hit, with the ugly stick Baza.
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    I might try & get up to that rally.
    Cheers Peter
  2. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    AAAhhh, what have they done to you, poor old thing :eek1 :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  3. vudu

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    Nice bit of history Baza. You sure no how to load up an old bike. And Pete's right the 400 is a real nice tractor.

    Recently passed on to a new custodian.

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    And here's another one I had. Taught the second wife to ride and she passed her licence on this one. Both gone.:D. She took it with her. Don't think its been ridden since. Managed to keep the touring bags though. :clap

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    Don't mind a bit ugly myself.

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  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I always liked the simplicity of a two stroke motor to work on, :deal
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    Always had a flair for stacking too much on my bikes :lol3
    Cheers
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  5. peter650

    peter650 Been here awhile

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    It had sat outside a farm shed, for a few years before i got it. Put pre mix from the lawn mower in the tank & as a bit of a joke i said to my son watch this {I didn't think it would start} I gave it 2 half hearted kicks {just to see if it had any compression} it went brrr on the 2nd kick thought to myself fuk me, gave it a few good kicks & it started :D.
  6. micq

    micq Been here awhile

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    Was going to pull up and take a photo of the Wallaroo turn off yesterday to see if you would recognize it Baza but didnt have time to stop.
  7. *nick*

    *nick* lost.

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    dunno if I popped this one up already but here's my next project a Beeza M21 600cc side valve.

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    I'm building this one on a shoestring from swapmeet bargains and surplus bits from my B33 build. I'm going to do it up as an early 1930's style bike with valanced guards, big headlight, hand shift off the tank, pannier racks and toolbox.
  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    That would make an unreal rally bike, those old fellas were pretty good allrounders, just going on what my old man said, he had a '38 350 Triumph, which he travelled all over with going to rodeos :eek1
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  9. *nick*

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    That's the plan. The old war WM20's are an absolute stone axe of a bike, the post war late 40's M21 I have was just a stroked M20 making it a 600 not 500, they were designed for sidecars. I've always loved the simplicity of these bikes so I think it should make a great tourer, you can fix them with a hammer, I'll run an led bulb in the tailight and convert the headlight to something halfway bright with a modern condenser in the magdyno, a fusebox and modern connections I think it should be pretty reliable bike.

    here's a pic of the pre-war M21 which i'll try and mimic with my post war motor and frame (much the same anyway). my mate is getting an English wheel so hopefully he'll let me have a play so I can cut my teeth on rolling some guards like these.

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  10. peter650

    peter650 Been here awhile

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    Vudu they are some nice DTs
    Nick i think the English version of our NRMA used those in 500cc with a side car for road service back in the day. I have had a few side valves over the years & liked them.
    Cheers Peter
  11. jacksonracingcomau

    jacksonracingcomau Been here awhile

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    Yep AA or RAC were still using them years later, I can remember the salute when he saw you were a member (dad had the badge on front, call for salute)
    But if there were a speed trap, the outfit would be a few hundred yards behind it with the rider NOT saluting to warn the member.

    Because he didn't salute, he committed no crime.
    when the world was still sensible

    Good project Nick, see you at the Island on Sunday ?
  12. *nick*

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    Hi Martin, I'll be down there on Saturday as (unfortunately) my good mate has decided to have his wedding on the Sunday, obviously he didn't realise Agostini was coming down!



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  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Question for all the British buffs, what size would that BSA be? :huh
    Looks to be a single? :eek1
    Just curious because those old bikes weren't big by todays standards but they seemed to handle the sidecar work OK!!! :rofl
    What's the bore & stroke of those old thumpers?? :deal
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  15. davorallyfan

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    Had an M21 years ago. It was a worn out bleeding piece of shit.

    Harsh I know.

    Bore & Stroke: 82mm x 94mm

    Pumping 15 BHP

    I am sure if you throw heaps of money and time at one you would still have a self destructing 80kph slogger. If I could buy a pre unit single Bezza it would be a sloper or a even better - a Panther, but they are now silly money.

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  16. jacksonracingcomau

    jacksonracingcomau Been here awhile

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    Very harsh DRF, we'd all be speaking German if it wasn't for side valve M's.

    Now the yanks of course had seen the saggy tits jerry built nonsense and tried to to copy that


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    Indian, however, realised perfection lie in an uplift

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    Silicon did it for women
    Guzzi did it for the rest of us but if the Indian sidie had gone into production, maybe all the gay pirates now would have their V the way it should be !
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    Or... according to the Seppos it was earlier versions of these oily dungers that "won the war" [​IMG]



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  18. *nick*

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    it's an M21 just like mine, as Davo sad they're a chugging 600cc.

    Davo, the early 1930's Slopper OHV 600's were arguably one of the best bikes BSA ever made, pretty much everything after that was just mass produced poorly built slop for the money, with the exception of the latter Goldies.
  19. micq

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  20. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    35 years later, nothing much has changed @ Wallaroo turnoff, thanks for posting that photo :lol3
    Jeez Davo you're a bit savage about the old BSA's!!!! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza