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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Long Stroke A7 In The Works............Swiss Stylee

Switzerland................Watches, Toblerone and big mountains, well now kool bikes can be added to the list. Luke, who has been building for years has now gone public with this 47 Long Stroke A7.
Looking every bit the custom build rather than a radical unridable fashion statement, it ticks all the boxes here.
Check out his blog at Manion Frameworks

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Pre Unit Triumph Hot Rod Up Fer Grabs

Geoff is selling this sweet 750 pre unit Hot Rod. 

T140 crank and barrels with a V type splayed head, and all the benefits of an alternator.

The tank is a repro of a one year only '49 3T.

He's looking for offers around 7 grand, all taxed, ticketted and ride away goodness.

E-mail me for any more details.
Addy at left hand top of this page.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Triumph Twingle

Mossy pointed these out, on the Bay in the States. 
E1485 cam blanks ground to fire both cylinders at the same time. Herad the term Twingle bandied about over the years but this is the first tangible bit I've seen.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

880 JAP 1000cc Speedway Sidecar

Thunder From Down Under

Sidecar Speedway

Can't pretend to know anything about it myself! Mossy sent these pics over from The Great Southern Land, taken by his pal John Davey at a Vintage Speedway event I guess.
A quick search on Google revealed that these 180 bhp, methanol burning, brakeless monsters are still competing in a few countries around the world but predominantly in Oz.

There are, I'm sure, a lot out there who find it sacrilegious to do this to a Vincent but here at BIW we reckon it's what they were made for!