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Author Roy Bacon RIP
#709418 09/23/17 1:15 pm
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Motorcycle and car book author Roy Bacon has passed away.
Personally I do have a lot of his motorcycle booke and have read them ever since early 1980's.
My favorite book was Gold Star and other singles then of course... and ... and ...

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Re: Author Roy Bacon RIP
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I've got his Triumph Twins restoration guide and was hoping to get his book on the T140s and his book on BSA singles restoration. Sad to hear of his passing and the knowledge he had. Must've been a smart fella.

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It is not being a good month for Vintage British...... R.I.P.


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I bought a book of his, that was mispaginated. I wrote him asking for a free replacement, just to see what would happen. In a gentlemanly manner he explained that he was not the printer, and that I should address my concern to the bookseller.
And upon reading his BMW book, I wrote complaining that it contained almost nothing about BMW's long relationship with road and racing sidecars. Again he wrote, saying number of pages confined his writing.

I sure do like his books, not finished buying them yet. He spent hour upon hour assembling photos and facts for our education- I feel like he was my college professor.

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Roy's Triumph buyers guide and T140 monograph were amongst the first batch for my Britbike library and I added more monographs of Triumph and other British marques too. I added his Triumph twins and triples history and picture book as time went on too. The man wrote objectively and pithily with a careful choice of illustration avoiding the overly familiar brochure photos that were lazily reproduced in many other publications. His writing reflected his own opinions rather than repeatng those of others. I particularly recall his criticism of the TR5T and his preference of the TR7T/TR65T instead ! He gave me a good grounding in Triumph model history. R.I.P.


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1983 TSSAV
1983 TSX
1983 TR65 Thunderbird
1982 TR7T Tiger Trail
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A top of the list, major contributor to the various British motorcycle marquees and undoubtedly responsible for educating more people than he could ever know. Thank you so much Roy Bacon and may you rest in peace and may Jesus Christ and God be with you.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1971 BSA A65 650 - Project
1972 Norton Commando 750 "Combat"


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I met him at Daytona back in the '90s, had my BSA D1 Bantam there. He asked me to start it up and when he heard it he said "that sounds right". A really special compliment from a legendary Bantam enthusiast!

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I met Mr. Bacon at the DeLand auction in 1995. I was there selling a 1954 CB Gold Star ( money for my daughters college). The bike was on display for review on the auction site, Stetson University. With the rivet counters in full force I stood back to get an education on Gold Stars. Mr. Bacon was looking over the bike surveying every angle. Someone said this bike is not correct it has the wrong muffler. To which Mr. Bacon relied, " no the 1954 had the baloney type silencer". Someone else says, " that the wrong size carburetor". Mr. Bacon says " no that is the correct 1 7/32" GP used on the clubman. After the critical review was over I introduce myself to him and we had a pleasant conversation on Gold Stars. When everyone was on the merry way I asked him to look over the bike again so I could improve the quality of my next restoration, while I recorded my wrong doings. He also signed five of his books I had purchased to guide my attempts at bringing back these legendary motorcycles. Some have been critical of his work, however, how many have assembled this much data to help guide a devoted group of people with this hobby. Correction can be made, but something had to be there to correct. He was a great gentleman and will be missed by many. :
NOTE: The hammer fell at $8,500.00


1951 ZB GS
1953 BB GS
1953 Super Flash
1954 Vincent BS
1963 RGS
1956 Triumph T110


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