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#710213 - 10/02/17 12:11 am NZ Motorcycle show pics  
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Recently the NZ BSA MOC won best stand at the NZ Motorcycle Show. They had a great 'barn find' theme going with a bike in rusty bits, a semi restored Hornet and a fully restored Lightning. This was supported by some great bikes. They took home $1,000 for their efforts.See the images at;
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3AR__9ew7EOVURWOTZfYkgzR2M?usp=sharing

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#710246 - 10/02/17 8:20 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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That's a lot of effort and a good result.

Well done !

(from a Norton owner :-)

#710250 - 10/02/17 9:19 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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The 750 twin looks lovely. The barn find bike took a bit of working out, the motor minus cyls is sitting in the frame upside down. Probably something they will need to get sorted when its restored.


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#710356 - 10/03/17 1:55 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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Sid, would the chap accepting the plaque be you? Any other britbike subscribers pictured?

Great show, and great pictures!

One thing has me puzzled: That very lovely '67 Hornet has side panel decals that read "650 Lightning Power". Would that ever have been correct for a Hornet? I'm only asking because the rest of the bike is so original (except maybe for the TT pipes, but I believe even that was a common option).


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#710502 - 10/04/17 1:49 pm Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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Nice display Thanks for Sharing !!


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#710526 - 10/04/17 6:42 pm Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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thanx for sharing, beautiful bikes...Spent 3 days in NZ end of 71, R&R from Nam after 5 days in Sydney...2 very different countries..loved them both..

#710532 - 10/04/17 7:33 pm Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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WOW!!!! would love to hear that Triple fire up!!! & an A70!! what a show thank you for sharing!!!

#710562 - 10/05/17 2:59 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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I believe the "TT" style pipes were OEM for the West Coast Hornets. Likely Gary E will correct if I'm mistaken. That always surprised me, being a fan of the high pipes myself, and a left coast person.


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#710567 - 10/05/17 4:17 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: KC in S.B.]  
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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
I believe the "TT" style pipes were OEM for the West Coast Hornets. Likely Gary E will correct if I'm mistaken. That always surprised me, being a fan of the high pipes myself, and a left coast person.


It may have to do with the kind of racing that was going on in various regions. I have a picture in a book of two Triumphs and a BSA (probably a Hornet), all in the air going over a mild jump, characteristic of some of the TT scrambles that were put on back in the 1960s, where there were also some long flats, sometimes with paved sections. All three bikes in the picture have TT pipes. One of the Triumphs is jockeyed by Gary Nixon.


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#710578 - 10/05/17 7:38 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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Great pictures, thanks for posting them. It pictures like these that are going to fire me up again to get started on some of my projects!
Cheers JG


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#710608 - 10/05/17 2:53 pm Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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Hi Mark, What book is that? I'd sure like to see the jump photo. Years ago when I had an unrestored A10 spit stored, I realized a photo of a local racer here showing him in the air, was an A10 Spitfire. He was a confirmed GS rider, and when I asked him about that bike, he said it was a Spit, and he'd gotten rid of it as fast as he could! He said it didn't hold a candle to a Gold Star. Anyhow, those shots in the air are great! I've never had the guts even if there had been an opportunity.

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#710665 - 10/06/17 12:49 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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KC, the book is named "The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Motorcycles", edited by Erwin Tragatsch, copyright 1979, revised 1992. Big hard-cover. I found it under a pile of books at a used book sale I don't remember how long ago.

I'm woefully low-tech (especially for a retired software engineer), but I do have a scanner, and I'll see if I can scan and upload that picture.


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#710702 - 10/06/17 1:11 pm Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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Thanks for the info Mark. I'll ask my garage sale enthusiasts to keep a look out. That's a lot of steps to post it here, but if you get bored I expect others would like to see it also. If you do, start a new post so it's not buried and lost here... In fact, that might be a good thread, "Jumping Brit Bikes...."


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#710704 - 10/06/17 1:20 pm Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot]  
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Looking at all those great show photos! I had to wonder with all those Fiber tanks on display........ Do the NZ guys have to deal with the ethanol Bug-a-Boo ?


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#710774 - 10/07/17 10:39 am Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: KC in S.B.]  
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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Thanks for the info Mark. I'll ask my garage sale enthusiasts to keep a look out. That's a lot of steps to post it here, but if you get bored I expect others would like to see it also. If you do, start a new post so it's not buried and lost here... In fact, that might be a good thread, "Jumping Brit Bikes...."


If you trawl around period literature you regularly come across NIT against an obsecure marque .
NIT = Not In Tragatsch
Apparently Erwin took himself way too seriously and believed he had included every motorcycle maker that ever existed.
There are 4 editions, each one updated with more marques that were missed in earlier editions.
Latter on, I think it was the Vintage Club put out a short lived soft cover called NIT with a pile of stuff he overlooked, like 120 of the Australian motorcycle makers and a similar number of USA marques.


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