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Offline Pete Gray

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« on: 21.11. 2011 11:13 »
Not entirely sure how to categorise this bike but the photos show a BSA triple converted to DOHC with the familiar timing case (or what's left of it) being the item that drew me to have a closer look.
It was exhibited at a small show "Rollerburn" at Newark Showground this weekend.
The show was run by BIKE journalist Gary Inman who also produces the specialist grasstrack/circuit racing magazine Sideburn and who's company I had the pleasure of on the recent ride from Cape Town to the Victoria Falls along with Charley Boorman.

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« Reply #1 on: 21.11. 2011 11:25 »
Also at the show was this B31 engined special which also features in the latest issue of Sideburn magazine and their web based Sideblog. http://sideburnmag.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-11-14T10:51:00Z&max-results=10
The frame is from an M series bike, the engine actually contains several Gold Star components and apparently goes like the proverbial off a shovel. Not pretty at all but actually in the flesh it did look rather menacing.
Obviously lashed together on a shoestring budget, the builder descibes his attempt (failed) to ride to the MOT on a clutch using wine cork based friction pads and how he had cleaned up the ancient engine parts using domestic vinegar in a tin bath.

It takes all sorts !

Pete

1961 Swinging arm A7
2000 BMW R1100R