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Looks like Pirelli Universals on the rims.
I liked them very well back in the days before dirt.

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Originally Posted by Chip H
Looks like Pirelli Universals on the rims.
I liked them very well back in the days before dirt.


They are Dunlop K70's.

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Still a great tyre even today, i use them on all my bikes.
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Originally Posted by chainreaction
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Very nice bike and yes, I think they are the signature tire for the Triumphs and BSA's of the 50', 60's and '70's. My other favorite Dunlop for these bikes is the Trials Universal tires....just plain beautiful tires!!


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Have a look at the blatant number job. It's such the old race bike.

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I have two old racers from the "day" that look worse. You've got to remember these bikes were flogged to within an inch of their life week after week. To find an old race bike with original numbers is indeed rare. I have a collection of old race programs from national events with engine numbers listed. There are indeed some very strange engine number combinations.
Many factory prepared racers were handed down to up and coming riders after a few seasons. DB34GS.1125 was the Tom Sifton prepared Gold Star ridden by Everett Brashear that won the 1958 San Jose Mile. 1125 shows up at the 1960 Springfield Mile ridden by Russ Whittinghill (Expert) and Larry Faass (Amateur). GS1125 shows up again in a Kansas City race ridden by Phillip Hawk. It would be interesting to see what the stamping looks like today (If? it indeed survived).
Probably too much information for this thread, sorry.

P.S. DB34GS.884 was at the 1958 Springfield Mile ridden by Gary Emmick (22z - Expert).


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Dick Mann said in the talk he gave at Petaluma that race bike engine numbers tend to have all '1's, ''4's and '7's, because these are easiest to stamp with a screwdriver blade smile

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Originally Posted by BritTwit
I have a collection of old race programs from national events with engine numbers listed.
West coast, Catalina maybe? I've got a beat to death '53 BB34GS (resuscitated into usable shape) that was obviously someone's race bike. It would be nice to know a little more about it's history than its ugly scars can tell.


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Probably too much information for this thread, sorry.
Absolutely not. Thanks for volunteering.


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