Vintage Brit SuperThread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. panorton

    panorton Charming as F**k

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    In a word....FUN:clap
    so light and easy to flick around. gotta use a bit of restraint though. the tyres are still the original from 1972. not easy finding a 20" trials front.
  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Triumph - looks like it's using the frame as an oil tank.

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  3. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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    Any chance of a few more pics??
  4. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    To my eye, that is just so wrong on so many levels...... :eek1
  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I took the photograph in the early 90's. There were quite a few specials along those lines at the time. some better looking than others. Brit bike parts were dirt cheap and not particularly sought after.
  6. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    That looks more like a Seely frame or maybe Rob North. I do not see the center pipe that is present on an OIF from the 70's.

    A gorgeous Pre Unit tach drive 650 too... Wow.

    Oh and a huge Weber ...!




    Rob
  7. panorton

    panorton Charming as F**k

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    could do. i haven't taken too many yet though.

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  8. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    Zilla! Sold! Blasphemous how could you?
    That's a Beauty! You'll regret that!
  9. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Got my bikes out of Customs the other day. The KTM I rode up to the China border and the '38 Norton and '47 BSA that I picked up along the way.

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    There were a few things I needed to do to the Beeza and today was "start it" day. I bought this one sight unseen, so hadn't started it before. My first bike had been a '49 Matchless, so I reckoned I wouldn't have too many worries.

    Well, I'm laid up now with a busted knee. Some miserable prick was supposed to have rebuilt this.... but the kickstart pawl slipped on about the tenth kick and my knee hyper-extended. Big time. I went down like a bag of shit. I've got one knee twice the size of the other now... can't bear load on it, can't bend it more than 10 degrees... can't straighten it either.

    Bastard Beeza.

    Now I know why there's a new kickstarter pawl set in the spares.
  10. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Ouch!

    I did the same thing 30 odd years ago and it still gives me jip. Strangely enough that was a BSA as well. Hope it gets sorted quickly.
  11. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Geez Bigfella, that is a bummer. On a brighter note, that is one gorgeous BSA though. Look at the size of that kicker...! Must go along with the stroke of that big-ass single...!

    Rest up, heal well, she will be worth the wait to ride.

    Best,
    Rob
  12. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    Is there a supercharger mounted on the other side of that Weber?
  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    yep!
  14. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    I was going to mention that think it is the oil tank but I am not certain.

    No wastegate for a super. Besides, that poor Pre-Unit would not take kindly to that, the Weber is bad (good) enough...!

  15. Rob Farmer

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    Lovely Triumph on Flicker

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  16. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Well, that dodgy '47 BSA kickstarter has given me a broken tibia and some bone fragments in the knee joint.

    Who'd a thought a kickstarter would do that?
  17. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    That is gorgeous... great lighting, picked up the Triumph on the grip perfectly.
  18. roadholder

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    Nice. I believe that's from the Toronto Mods n' rockers festival.

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  19. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Haven't been to that event. Might have to check it out this year.
  20. roadholder

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