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NZ Motorcycle show pics #710213
10/02/17 12:11 am
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710246
10/02/17 8:20 am
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That's a lot of effort and a good result.

Well done !

(from a Norton owner :-)

Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710250
10/02/17 9:19 am
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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.


mark
Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710356
10/03/17 1:55 am
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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).


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710502
10/04/17 1:49 pm
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Nice display Thanks for Sharing !!


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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710526
10/04/17 6:42 pm
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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..

Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710532
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WOW!!!! would love to hear that Triple fire up!!! & an A70!! what a show thank you for sharing!!!

Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710562
10/05/17 2:59 am
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: KC in S.B.] #710567
10/05/17 4:17 am
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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.


Mark Z

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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710578
10/05/17 7:38 am
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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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Past: 4 x 1976 T160V, 1 74/5 T150V, 83 model GSX 750 ESD, Z650, Katana 1100(Bathurst Model), 79 T140V, 70's TR6, 2 x 1971 BSA 250 Gold Stars, 50's 350 Goldie, A65 Spitfire semi basket case, 1965/6? A65 LC, Tiger 21 350 & a D14/4 Bantam, 175 Bridgestone Twin with Zimmerman discs!
Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710608
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710665
10/06/17 12:49 am
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710702
10/06/17 1:11 pm
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #710704
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: KC in S.B.] #710774
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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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Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #712637
10/25/17 9:34 am
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Hi all.
I am sorry for the late reply, life, its a bastard and awesome at the same time!
Mark, no that's not me. That is Jim Guthrie and his son David from Auckland. Total BSA addicts and 'top shelf' people! Without them the BSA scene wouldn't be the same here.
Yes the Lightning power transfers are correct. This is a West Coast Hornet that I restored a few years ago. The TT pipes are as per West Coast model.
Barncobob, Its time you re visited NZ. Most visitors thoroughly enjoy our 'laid back' attitude to life, underpopulated roads outside Auckland and with a good British bike fraternity you wont be disapointed!
KC, No there is no Ethanol that I am aware of here. I run my bikes on a diet of 50% Avgas and 50% 98 octane. The Triples in particular love it!

I have been responsible for the show since its inception some 6 years and 5 shows ago. It is a fundraiser for my Rotary club and this year we raised $190,000, all of which goes straight back to our local communities! It started as a Classic Motorcycle show and just grew like crazy. I'm very proud of the show and what it contributes to 'life'. It makes me feel good!
Sid

Re: NZ Motorcycle show pics [Re: SidSnot] #712644
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well done


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