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Racers?
« on: 23.08. 2019 19:35 »
A couple of interesting pictures from Armoury Road. What do we have here?

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Re: Racers?
« Reply #1 on: 23.08. 2019 19:55 »
Interesting pictures, with two factory bikes fit out for cafe racing. I'm just guessing, '49 rigid in the top photo, and plunger at the bottom. Too ignorant to guess the plunger year. Really out of my league guessing Gold Star in the background of the bottom photo.

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Re: Racers?
« Reply #2 on: 23.08. 2019 21:23 »
The top picture seems to be a A7 Daytona, I count 6 fins on the barrel. Daytonas have lage journal crank an thickflange 6 fin barrels. Twincarb head and Amal TT carbs running with dope.


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Re: Racers?
« Reply #3 on: 24.08. 2019 00:42 »
Daytona bound for the 1954 race.
CA7D.101   Eggers #59
CA7D.102   Gunter #54
CA7D.103   Hill #71
CA7D.104   Klamfoth #2  (Switched to swing arm frame for the race)

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Re: Racers?
« Reply #4 on: 24.08. 2019 01:23 »
Note the forward mounted front brake lever.

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Re: Racers?
« Reply #5 on: 24.08. 2019 01:58 »
G'day all.
Is Daytona all left handers. Clearance a bit compromised with both pipes on the right.
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Re: Racers?
« Reply #6 on: 24.08. 2019 07:14 »
Ohh they do look nice, you may have forgotten that Kenny’s bike is on this site. Two left turns in the sand at Daytona Musky.

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Re: Racers?
« Reply #7 on: 24.08. 2019 20:34 »
G'day Tom.
Yes they look like sex on wheels.
Does antone know how many were built? I love riding/racing on anything but sand.
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Re: Racers?
« Reply #8 on: 25.08. 2019 11:39 »
Sand is great - but not on that sort of bike. Too heavy, power band all wrong, wheelbase too short etc etc. Would wear yourself out wrestling the things, or spend most of the time on your backside. Tried Gold Stars on sand and they were useless too. Turned to Hagon/J.A.P. and they were the most fun you could have with your trousers on.

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