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BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb #340175 10/27/10 8:46 pm
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Well done to Harry and his rider James Cowton for the 500 class win at Catterick Hillclimb this weekend.

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Run a close second by Mick Fox (BSA B50).

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Leaving the twins (well me anyway!) way behind smile

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A great day which as usual saw an array of interesting old machines unearthed to be mercilessly thrashed up a millitary tank training track! More pics are at:

http://www.photocet.net/photos/?album=101024_catterick

Cheers
Ross

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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340183 10/27/10 9:32 pm
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Great photo`s, thank you for sharing.

And to think two BSA`s were running up front, amazing LOL

Ed

Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340196 10/27/10 10:37 pm
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Wow nicely prepped bikes.. I am impressed.. Good on ya Harry

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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340210 10/28/10 12:32 am
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Please forgive my lack of knowledge, but "What is a hillclimb in England?". It doesn't look anything like the hillclimbs I've been to here in the US of A. Looks a whole lot cleaner.


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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: Kenneth Million] #340248 10/28/10 10:47 am
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Kenneth, a hill climb here in Europe is usually a race against the clock on a twisted uphill road. Hillclimbs are often held on a public mountain pass road.
Here's a link to a famous one for cars and bikes in Switzerland:
www.klausenrennen.com
I think the Pikes Peak in Colorado is a similar event.
The hill climbs you think of are relatively new in Europe and attract a whole different crowd.
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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340255 10/28/10 11:50 am
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Congrats to Uncle Harry and his new rider.

All that work and preparation has finally paid off! :bigt

Now get it entered in Vintage road racing... grin

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P.S. Enjoyed looking at the photos

Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: Kenneth Million] #340270 10/28/10 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Million
Please forgive my lack of knowledge, but "What is a hillclimb in England?". It doesn't look anything like the hillclimbs I've been to here in the US of A. Looks a whole lot cleaner.


Think "Pikes peak", only paved all the way up...


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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: Ed V] #340292 10/28/10 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Ed V
Great photo`s, thank you for sharing.

And to think two BSA`s were running up front, amazing LOL

Ed


Not really...what IS amazing is that they stayed there for the duration shocked


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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340331 10/28/10 8:20 pm
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Thanks for the answers. Looks and sounds like fun, but could be very dangerous. I've been up Pikes Peak and I wouldn't want to miss a curve. But on the bright side, you have plenty of time to figure out what you did wrong!


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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340334 10/28/10 8:42 pm
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Thankyou. Very interesting.

I saw some photos of the three wheel Morgan type in there. Dont know what motor.

I realy am pretty fascinated by those machines. Im just wondering if there should be one of those in my future somewhere , oneday ???


Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #340384 10/29/10 2:55 am
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Awesome...!! Great going Harry...!!!

Cheers..!!

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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: Kenneth Million] #340417 10/29/10 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Million
Thanks for the answers. Looks and sounds like fun, but could be very dangerous. I've been up Pikes Peak and I wouldn't want to miss a curve. But on the bright side, you have plenty of time to figure out what you did wrong!


Yeah, Pikes Peak is pretty unforgiving (suprisingly few major accidents in it's history); this one seems to have some restraining structures and foliage.


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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #344227 11/20/10 6:36 am
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Nice B50! half a Ducati with twice the style LOL!
excellent rider I would think to lead the twins. Quite a few mods to zoom on, LOL! interesting exhaust can too.
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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: 441/R3cafeSteve] #344621 11/22/10 9:49 pm
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Here you go:

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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #346238 12/03/10 12:37 pm
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Thanks Ross ! Bit late in reacting due to circumstances. Majour phalisitations to phantstic photographer CET, do'nt know why she doesent go profesional!)

Yep ! Mike Fox can sure make that B50 go, often beating Manx and G50 replicas, pity he falls off sometimes :O).
((Sorry Mick, he, he, !)
Thankyou all for the compliments.

VBSTRGDS.. HarryK

Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: RossP] #346247 12/03/10 1:36 pm
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LOL! Thank-you for doing what few have done with the incredibly "versatile" unit single motor! Is it dual plugged can't see that bit, the super simple and durable I bet! rear set work is top notch geometry.
Try the carb even further back I say! and give them a real show bollocks to the fancy calculations.
How about a run at the Bol d'or for old times sake! LOL! think that hill is enough! I saved the pics any bits I make you need just holler free for some racers ;o).
To think a Norton chap posted this in need of resto video from France circa 1974!

Was it the year they actually won the 500? my Motorcycle weekly are a bit brittle to shuffle through.
Steve
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Re: BritBike NorBSA win at Catterick Hillclimb [Re: johnm] #346448 12/04/10 3:08 pm
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The Morgans had 1000cc plus JAP or Matchless twins mostly,some had Ford 4 motors and the odd Vincent has been fitted. Ithink the JAP KTOR motor was the one to have.


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