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Conquering Coolgardie
« on: 21.09. 2009 10:07 »
Hi All,
Took 6 bikes down to the historical gold mining town of Coolgardie yesterday, for the annual "Back To Coolgardie Day" celebrations.







We got to lead the parade of bikes; Beezas burbling down Bayley Street!
















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Re: Conquering Coolgardie
« Reply #1 on: 22.09. 2009 07:10 »
Great photos Richard, even the chook chasers ! I spent most of the seventies on TM, TS and RM Suzuki's so have a lot of fond memories of them. Still got one 73' TS 185 Suzuki.

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Re: Conquering Coolgardie
« Reply #2 on: 22.09. 2009 07:43 »
Brian,
Chook chasers  v BSA's

Chook chasers:
Go faster
use more fuel,
Vibrate just as much (or more)
Lighter
Better on gravel roads
Similar brakes
same reliability (very good)
Harder to get parts
dearer for the parts you CAN get
Don't sound as good
can break your leg on a kickback!
Pull fewer chicks

Like the A10's, everyone had one (or their dad, or their mate!)

Richard

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Re: Conquering Coolgardie
« Reply #3 on: 23.09. 2009 06:17 »
I was going to make some offside remark about weather is was SAFE to go to Coolgardie but probably no one else on the forum has ever heard of a Coolgardie Safe.


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Re: Conquering Coolgardie
« Reply #4 on: 23.09. 2009 14:42 »
Hey I know what it is Brian. I think the refrigerator was invented in Australia as well.
1950-53 A10 rigid/plungers, 1958-61 A10 super rockets, 1947-50 A7 longstrokes, 1949 Star twin,
1951-54 A7 plungers, 1940s M21, WDM20s,
1948-50s B33s rigid/plunger/swingarm, 1948-50s b31s rigid/plunger/swingarm