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Classic Motorcycle Club of Natal Headquarters: 137 Tara Road, Bluff, Durban Postal: P.O.

Box 21759, Bluff, Durban, 4036 Web Site:

Affiliated to SAVVA Affiliated to The Vintage Motor Cycle Club - UK

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Date: 25 July 2013

Your Committee: Position Patron Chairman Vice Chairman Clubhouse Manager Treasurer Secretary Club Registrar Outings Coordinator Dating Officer Show Manager Spares Manager Asst. Spares Manager Regalia Officer Rally Manager Librarian & 100 Club SAVVA Club Rep Editor Name Alan Young Rod Thomas Theo Alberda Mike Mathews Aubrey Cilliers Salome van Niekerk Andrew Mather Vacant Rod Thomas Barbara Sink Eugene Watson Kevin Tebutt Jill Alberda Thomas Schubert Dave Stone Ken Sink Thomas Schubert BANKING DETAILS Bank: Branch: Branch Code: Account Number: Announcements: Chairman’s Chatter Recently I attended the 1000 Bike Show held in Germiston and it was quite something to see so many bikes parked in an area the size of a rugby field and this applied to both days that the show was on. There was something for everyone: whatever your taste in bikes was, it was there. Will Mac Gibbon took eight bikes up and walked away with three trophy's with yours truly getting best on show Ladies Choice with my OK Supreme. By the time you get this newsletter the Scottburgh Car & Bike Show will be a thing of the past so if you didn't make the show then join us on the run to the VSCC Bike Day on the 10th August in Pietermaritzburg. Remember the words of the late Jim Cramer " Ride ‘em, Don't hide ‘em" Safe riding. Rod Thomas --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Email address

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Appointment of CMCN committee members for 2014 The 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Classic Motorcycle Club – Natal will be held on the 7th December 2013. The aim of the questionnaire was to understand the reasons for the declining numbers and come up with suggestions on how this can be addressed.g. Results of questionnaire on breakfast runs 1a 1b 2 3 4 5 We need a reintroduce a sweep vehicle? Sweep only on breakfast runs? We need a reintroduce a sweep vehicle? Sweep on all runs? We do not need a sweep but a trailer must be available at short notice? Should a sweep be used then the club should assist the driver with petrol? Breakfast venue must have good facilities and the cost of breakfast is not more than R25 excluding coffee? The planned round trip distance of a run must be? Indicate your preference? 35/50 km The planned round trip distance of a run must be? Indicate your preference? 50/75 km The planned round trip distance of a run must be? Indicate your preference? 75/100 km Reintroduce the original club run protocol. May 2013. costs. Chairman Vice Chairman Clubhouse manager Treasurer Secretary Regalia officer Clerk of the course Editor We would greatly appreciate any nominations before 31st October 2013. due poor weather? Provide the cell number of the sweep driver and/or any other person who could assist in an emergency Yes 24 20 21 23 16 3 17 16 25 22 28 29 29 28 6 9 3 2 2 3 No 6 5 7 11 18 6a 6b 6c 6d 6e 6f Page 3 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Declining participation in club breakfast runs. Please discuss your nomination with your prospective nominee in good time. Background: There has been a significant decline in numbers on breakfast runs. The present committee believes strongly that it’s time to bring in some ne w blood into the administrative side of our clubs committee. security. Agreed run must be followed by all participating? Riders must leave together for the return leg and follow the outbound route to their point of departure home. We are therefore calling for nominations from our members for the following positions for 2014. Based on some verbal feedback. petrol and lack of a sweep may be contributing factors. Tail-end Charlie (to assist any who might breakdown) Provide emergence cell numbers? “Call in” cell number to confirm ride if in doubt e.

start and return to the club e. 6e. . Cost of breakfast and for sweep. Results indicate that most members support this idea.Speed to be reduced so all bikes can participate. and perhaps Tail-end Charlie. . Survey result suggests that a slight majority favour no restriction on price.) . here are the views of our members based on responses to the questionnaire. Emergency cell numbers must be provided. etc.g. However the committee are against this as it may set a precedent for other events. Dave Stone (north) as well as Jock Adamson and Alan Young (as a subcommittee). 1a and b. He will be provided support from Bryan Hinks (west). Look for interesting destinations. medium run for a mixed bag of old and moderns? 6. Majority feel that the original club protocol for runs should be introduced.Commence run nf different locations to suit folk living in areas other than the Bluff (we sometimes meet at the Engen garage in Kloof).g. 6b. as past breakfasts done by the committee and recent Century run (Brunch/braai packs). 5. 6a.g. Include in newsletter.Plan ahead. We should look for venues where there is a choice of breakfasts to suit taste and wallet and participants can then decide for themselves. road closures due to cycle tours etc.g.Send SMS or e-mail to all.Some rides must be faster than 100 kph? Will apply to bigger and also modern bikes.Start times could vary i. PMB members then they have the option to meet us on route. . This announcement should be a reminder only. mainly secondary quieter roads where speed limits are between 60 and 100 km/h? .e. road works. 3. Sweep on all runs? Majority. Verbal feedback suggested that the increasing costs of breakfast over the years may have had a negative impact.Provide route schedule.Ride on Saturday (can’t make Sunday). leader. A slight majority favour a 50 to 75 Km round trip. Certainly – the less complicated the runs the less likely things will go wrong. . Graham Palmer has kindly offered to fill the role. So far runs from and returning to the club have been the most supported.So. Yes. Ray Nell (south). Would be nice to accommodate such runs occasionally. Good for security. Majority .Advise Country members when we are heading in their direction e. due to poor weather. Assist the sweep with petrol. . Nurseries. Past examples are the run to the Bluff military area and Captains Table in Clanstall. Majority seem to favour Sunday but perhaps occasional runs on a Saturday can be arranged? And from here? Clearly we need an events coordinator.Make more use of our clubs facilities e. 6d. . 6c. Refer to 6 d Other Ideas? (Extracted from the comments provided. There must be a tail end Charlie. . Suggest the KISS approach. Sweep only on breakfast runs?. A possible compromise. Good for security. Select course e. start early in summer and later in winter? . If someone breaks down then at least two others must also remain for security. Perhaps there can be some flexibility here? A special short run for older bikes. Provide maximum notice to the club members (at least two to three months ahead) Page 4 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . Good for security. Many feel announcing the next breakfast run at the monthly meeting is too late. .Yes 2. . I would suggest Graham as the focal point? 6f. Provide an annual calendar and plan well ahead.Slower bikes leave first. Majority feel that riders must leave together on the return leg.Keep it Simple.g.g. Wimpy’s. 4. Spars should fit the bill? Suggested role of the sub-committee: Plan well ahead and if possible to establish potential problems e. There must be a central call-in number for information and to establish if run is cancelled e. Best compromise – sweep must be available at short notice.

g.e. decide on leaders/tail-end Charlie. This had been painted over during regular maintenance but we’ve found a photo to remind us what it looked like. Provide emergency contact numbers. the mid-month social and month-end braai. the team can review the other club events i. Perhaps. Nominate a central call-in person and number to confirm runs e. It has been suggested that one or both of these events be changed to a midmonth social and braai (in the afternoon). in addition. if weather is poor. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Page 5 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . central call-in number (in case of suspect weather). Instead the committee has decided to invest in a large durable sign which may already be fixed to the fence facing Tara Road by the time this goes to print. arrange sweep (on stand-by) etc. There could be rides to the club and the braai could be more family orientated? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------CMCN visibility Members may remember that the club’s logo used to be painted on the clubhouse wall facing Tara Road. A younger version of Brian Hinks is the model! It has been decided not to replace the logo on the wall because it would now be obscured by the trees which have grown a lot during the past few years. Contact country members if a run is approaching the area they live in.Implement recommendations from the questionnaire as far as practical.

This is another improvement which is taking place with a specialist contractor appointed to do the work. Colin Flett. thanks to the abovementioned members as well as Theo Alberda. Mike Mathews and Eugene Watson arrived early to open up and get things prepared. To this scrap was added all the metal rafters etc. Theo Alberda stores the trailer. Page 6 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . A large quantity of what was deemed as scrap was placed to one side and this was eventually returned to the old container after it had been emptied. Johnnie Greig. By the time of the next newsletter all these additions and repairs will hopefully be complete and members can benefit from the improvements. Users are responsible for any traffic violations and the club will not be held responsible in any way should any mishap occur. and his donation of a Yamaha RD350. was made possible thanks to the generosity of Will Mac Gibbon. in preparation for the installing of a new roof. Use of the Club Trailer by members. which were dismantled from the canopy roof over the veranda and braai areas. The old container and its contents is being sold as scrap and hopefully. The trailer will handle one large motorcycle or two smaller ones. will have been removed from site by the time of the next main meeting So. More members arrived and the pace of transfer increased under Eugene’s supervision. Rod Thomas.The Club Trailer. Note: all uses will be held responsible for the trailer and will return it as soon as convenient in the condition they received it in. The trailer is available to club members free of charge (although a small donation to the club will always be greatly appreciated). Geoff Isacks and Jock Adamson not forgetting Liz Mathews who took care of refreshments and supervised the braaing of meat for an after work bite. Bryan Hinks. Graham Palmer. This. he can be contacted on (031) 262-9953 or 076-051-6323 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Events: Past Our new Spares Containers By Alan Young A major step forward in improvements to the club was made on Saturday 20 th July when a work party of members moved tonnes of spares from the old green container into the new container recently placed behind the club house. Users must provide their own tie-downs.

The winner was Clint Jacoby with his 1982 Honda CB650. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bike of the Month Competition: Best Showbike The June 2013 Bike of the Month completion was for Best Showbike. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Page 7 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .Some of the work party. Second place was won by Doug Cruickshank and his 1954 Matchless G80S.

but the event again attracted about 10.1000 BIKE SHOW: ONCE AGAIN A BIG SUCCESS Submitted by Roger Houghton and Jaws The 2013 edition of the Classic Motorcycle Club’s annual 1000 Bike Show was once again a big success. a local enthusiast who heard it was up for sale as the garage where it was housed was to be demolished. “The standard of motorcycles on display was once again very high and there were a number of interesting and unique machines on show. The huge crowd of visitors rode a wide variety of mouth-watering machinery. having been housed in places such as the East Rand Mall. but there was still a crowd of more than 4. The wonderful weather on the Sunday ensured a bumper crowd who not only admired the motorcycles on display but also had the attraction of almost 100 stalls selling a wide variety of products from food to handmade leather motorcycle gear. many of whom came on motorcycles or trikes which made a very interesting show of their own. Pierre Cronje. An interesting occurrence at this year’s event was the starting for the first time in 30 years of a 1978 Ducati 900 GTS which had been standing in a garage in Cape Town since 1983. It has grown in both the number of motorcycles on display and in stature over the years. Chief organiser Pierre Cronje had the honour of pushing the starter button and the machine fired up within seconds. Page 8 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . with a number of charities as well as Germiston High the benefactors. “This year’s event raised more money than ever before. The very well preserved motorcycle – many components were wrapped in brown paper – was bought recently by Dan Steyn. including the only British Hesketh in Africa.” said the chairman of the Classic Motorcycle Club (CMC) and main organiser of the 1000 Bike Show.000 visitors. Avril Elizabeth Children’s Home and the Carlton Centre before ending up at its current venue at Germiston High School. The weather on the Saturday (July 6) was overcast.000 enthusiasts in attendance. Having owned – and loved – a 1982 Ducati 900 SS in the 1990’s Steyn had no hesitation in adding the 1978 model to his collection of classic motorcycles. dating back to the first concours d’elegance organised by the CMC in Springs in 1970.” The 1000 Bike Show has a long history. Not only were there hundreds of classic motorcycles on show in the huge tent at the Germiston High School.

chief organiser of the 1000 Bike Show.A collection of BMWs Pierre Cronje. Page 9 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . smiles as the 1978 Ducati fires up for the first time in 30 years.

Page 10 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .This selection of Honda 50s brought back memories to many visitors to the show who had ridden them in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Gibbon) Best competition: Matchless G50 Wagon Wheels (Ian Groat) Ladies’ choice: OK Supreme (Rod Thomas) Best stand: Classic off-road motorcycles. Page 11 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .                        Results of the Concours d’Elegance at the 2013 CMC 1000 Bikes Show Best on show: 1969 Triumph Bonneville (Neville Nicolou) Best vintage: 1929 BSA S29 (Mr Viljoen) Best classic: 1938 Matchless (late Bob Baker) Best post-classic: 1961 Triumph Tiger 100 (Ken Jones) Best new era: 1973 Suzuki GT 750 (Mr. Commando (Gareth Harvey) Best off-road: 1974 Yamaha YZ 250 (Mike Payne) Best Royal Enfield: Bullet racer (Dion de Beer) Best Suzuki: Katana (Randall Norman) Best Triumph: 1957 Tiger 100 (Dennis da Silva) Best Velocette: KSS (Des Burton) Best Yamaha: YAS-2K (Mr Gibbon) Below is a selection of photographs from the event. Best AMC: 1938 Matchless (late Bob Baker) Best Ariel: Leader (Mike White) Best BMW: R50 (Dan Steyn) Best BSA: Golden Flash (Mr Strukmeyer) Best DJ bike: Excelsior Manxman (Kevin Robertson) Best Historic Motor Group racing: Kawasaki (Etienne Louw) Best Honda: 1972 SS50 Z (Johnny Helleva) Best Italian: Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans (Mr Shadwell) Best Kawasaki: 1976 Z750 (Roy Hallaby) Best Norton.

2013 7th December 2013 Other Clubhouse Pietermaritzburg Clubhouse Clubhouse Free State CMCN Clubhouse ----------------------------------------------------------------------Page 12 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Events: Future Event CMCN Club Meeting VSCC Bike Day CMCN Social Meeting CMCN Month-end Braai SAVVA National Rally CMCN AGM Date 3rd August 2013 10th August 2013 17th August 2013 30th August 2013 25th to 29th Sept.

2000 to 2010.January: February: March: April: May: June: July: August: September: October: November: December: Bike of the Month Competitions Best of British: Golden Years Trophy: Day of the Rising Sun: Best BMW: Best Tiddlers: Showbike Trophy: Concourse Competition: Best Post-Classic: Best Sidecar: Best Matchless/AJS/Norton: Best Classic Racer: Moderns: any make. any size. any age ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 13 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . Also a separate competition for Harleys.

The design was from the Exeter-born Harry Weslake. In 1912 at the age of fifteen. Out on the open road he was spotted by a friend of his mother who immediately reported his adventure. Thomas. Page 14 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . having had a test ride earlier. foundry and engineering shop. yer mother wants ‘ee. Soon Harry gained a reputation as a skilled motorcyclist. The Chief Constable. rather like a sidecar. His father had managed to secure Harry an apprenticeship to Willey and Co. Exeter. was a Director of Willey and Co. He had a brother ten years his senior and a sister who died before he was born. who in later years would be involved in the design of every Jaguar engine from the first XK100 through to their V12 of the early 1970’s. submitted by Gordon Stott) This month I have a story for you. which in 1915 cost £58 15s. Henry John Weslake. As a schoolboy he acquired a bicycle. it’s nothing to do with trials but it does relate to motorcycles. Alphington Street. cars and a very clever local man. even having an impromptu race with a local. using his pocket money. Cycle and Car garage. Harry’s first home was Clyde House. HOW THE WEST WAS WON (Origin unknown. and after some pressure. learning the ways of the tool room. forcing his father to apologise for his lack of faith in Harry’s original concept. especially as I was once employed by Pike’s of Exeter. Harry’s mother enquired why he was pushing it and not riding it . His father was not impressed by the design which was not developed. and soon every constable around Exeter was told to keep a lookout for the speeding Harry. who had competed in the 1913 Senior T. Whilst enjoying his ride through Kenford Harry was stopped by a policeman with the words. To this end he designed a system where the motor would drive a third wheel next to the rear wheel on his bicycle. ‘de riguer’ for a budding speed king. Harry was born in Exeter on 21st August 1897. and having no tools he was forced to return with the motorcycle by train. A Rudge Multi. Near Starcross the drive belt broke. a family friend.T. He was serious about his first motorised venture. drawing office. Reg Holloway. and the success of the engine that would power the Austin Mini. Thomas’ Motorcycle. into a comfortable middle class family – his father. Princes Street. but quickly craved a motorcycle. was ordered from the Rudge dealer in Exeter’s Sidwell Street – when the mechanic delivered the machine. His maternal grandfather named Lavis had been a boat builder in Exmouth. I’m not sure how it came to me but I do very much thank the person who sent it as I found it really interesting and felt it well worth passing on. In 1929 Bentley Motor Cars finished in the first four places of the Le Mans 24Hour endurance race.Other stuff: Adverts. “Be ‘ee young Master Weslake? Go on ‘ome. with the aim of progressing through all the departments. A couple of years later the Wall Autowheel was marketed. a name that is still connected with the industry to th is day. acquiring a pair of goggles and a belted black macintosh. This was good training for what would be his future career but first there was the little matter of getting to work. was informed. The young Harry was sent to Exeter School where he found a liking for sport rather than study and he soon learnt that physical fitness was one way of keeping the school bully at bay. which for Harry meant acquiring a motorcycle of his own. they agreed that he could have a motorcycle.” He decided to get the best out of a truncated tour by taking the long way home. Technical. run by Phillip Pike. and a ticking off ensued in which he defended himself with some passion. St. Harry applied for his first driving licence and immediately hired a Swiss Motosacoche motorcycle from the St. Their cars had maintained their winning streak first gained in 1927. His parents must have realised that they could not prevent the lad. to which he replied that it was too fast for him and that Harry was the only one who could ride it with any skill. an area of comfortable middle class housing from which his father could walk to work. due to an improved head design for the engine. News etc.

Harry became Captain of the Exeter Motor Cycle Club. allowing the gear range to be doubled. who was impressed enough that he asked Harry to design and build two carburettors for testing on aero engines. With this gearing he arranged for a hill climb at Pepperton Lane. Harry Weslake was becoming an expert in the workings of his motorcycle. His Rudge sailed up this 1:2. He so impressed a Corporal instructor that he was taken to see the Chief Instructor. organising hill climbs and rallies across Dartmoor. which allowed an almost continuous variable ratio of gearing for selection. leading to better fuel economy and a joint patent taken out with his father in 1918. one of the more difficult hills in the area. with the name of Wex Carburettors. man ascended the same hill. The Rudge had a carburettor known as a Senspray. and soon after his mother died of cancer. Stan saw motorcycles race on cinders.S. only to have his pride pricked when the local A. By this time. The training required attending lectures in the working of the internal combustion engine. Within the city each make of motorcycle had its admirers. which injected fuel. Among his three employees was Stan Glanfield who would attract attention in 1927 for riding around the world on a Rudge motorcycle and sidecar. The next year he joined the Royal Flying Corps.A. and was posted to Hastings as a cadet pilot. a route he often undertook for his work. The Rudge was an ideal machine as it had a multi-gear. Exeter. followed by his father with the same disease. proving its sound design. However. somewhat like a scent spray – it was a better arrangement than other carburettors. in Epping Forrest during February 1928.U. Harry improved upon the design. Harry was discharged from the R. causing some annoyance – the next day Harry’s test engine started before all the others. an area where he was often ahead of the instructors. with ease. Using his engineering knowledge from Willey’s. on his Triumph. By 1921 the family had moved into Franklyn House. Major McClure. Cowick Lane. A group of motorcyclists meet outside Pike’s garage during the 1920’s Harry started his own engineering company to manufacture his carburettor. in 1919 to return to civilian life. At the outbreak of the first world war the 17 year old tried to enlist in the 7 th Devon’s. and was only too aware of its shortcomings. the difference between top and bottom gear ratio was not great. but his prior arrangement with Willey’s as an apprentice saw him quickly returned to the company. While in Brisbane. but open to improvement. two-speed gear to the crankshaft.A. with owners meeting in various Page 15 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .5 gradient and around two extreme S bends without any difficulty. so Harry set to work to fit a N. and returned to England with a team of Australian riders to stage the first speedway meet in England.Harry organised and entered many hill climbs around the Exe Valley and Dartmoor.F. The testing interrupted a concert in the Sergeants Mess. Moretonhampstead.

in Sussex and named his new venture Weslake and Co. who designed the penny in the slot gas meter for Willey’s. Airflow tests were made and the power of the engine increased by 50% . During the 1950’s Weslake designed engines for the ‘D’ Type Jaguar that Page 16 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . S S Cars. he achieved the fastest lap at the French Grand Prix in 1927 and broke eight class records at Brooklands. which became Jaguar. Bentley asked to meet him. Sunbeam became interested and agreed to jointly sponsor Cobbald. a young racing motorcyclist who competed at Brooklands. and soon Harry was spending a considerable amount of time at the track. He persuaded Weslake to sponsor him so he could retain his amateur status. and MG amongst others. Development continued on the Bentley engines. opposite the garage.pubs and garages. and Harry was asked for his input. The development work for racing led Harry to develop a method of measuring the airflow through the carburettor. and had some success. Harry Weslake went on to develop engines for Austin. Harry was taken on by Automotive Engineering at £500 per annum. and helped solve problems in bombers and tanks. they ceased trading in 1926 due to cash flow problems. as well as the Austin Healey. also on a retainer. fitted a Wex Carburettor to his Sunbeam motorcycle. on a retainer. London where the workforce was expanded to seven. based on a system developed by Steven Simpson. Flooding during the 1960’s – looking out of Pike’s Alphington Street car workshop across the road to the motorcycle showroom with Bernie Endacott’s stores upstairs. However. working on the XK120 sports car and their successors.O. sharing information on their machines. In the 1930’s.76 mph. Bentleys took the first four places at Le Mans. Gordon Cobbold. Not long after. During the second world war he developed engines for Scammel to be used in trucks and fire pumps. Harry moved his company to Fulham Road. He continued his association with Jaguar. Ltd. Harry Weslake was fast gaining a reputation for producing fast motorcycles. and soon after W. Those who purchased their motorcycles from Pike’s in Alphington Street could often be found in the Plymouth Inn. and in 1929. all was not well and Wex were not paid for a large consignment of carburettors.Harry was employed by Bentley. After the war Harry had a research facility built on land at Rye. Bentley had been developing an engine that was giving very poor output. In 1926 Jack Cobbald won a Gold Star for lapping Brooklands at 101.

coming sixth in the season and winning the Gauntlet Spring Gold Cup beating Kings Lynn 88 – 68 on aggregate in the final. the track record was broken by Michael Lee on a Weslake machine. Eagle GP car. ----------------------------------------------------------------------Photos from the 1978 Buffalo Rally Submitted by Gordon Stott Page 17 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . in 1978. and in 1977. The same engines powered the Ford GT40 that won at Le Mans twice. Dan Gurney became interested in Harry’s racing engine development work. leading to the 1967 V12 Gurney-Weslake GP engine that powered the Anglo American racers. On the second September 1978. After the event. won the British Championship with the engine. Harry Weslake attended the World Speedway Championship at Wembley. In 1974 the company turned its attention to developing a British speedway engine to compete against the Czechoslovak Jawa engine. the Ipswich Captain. Poland using a Weslake engine. To turn full circle. On 12th March 1967 two Eagle T1G’s driven by Gurney and Richie Ginther won the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch. In 1976 Peter Collins won the World Speedway Championship in Katowice. Although a Jawa-engined rider won the event. Harry Weslake collapsed in the reception and died of a heart attack at the age of 81. John Louis. can be remembered as one of Exeter’s sons. coming first and third. One of Britain’s greatest automotive engineers. who f or six decades developed motorcycle and car engines.raced in the 1955 Le Mans. first in 1968 and again in 1969. the Exeter Falcons switched to Weslake-designed and powered speedway machines.

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----------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 19 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .----------------------------------------------------------------------1980 CMCN Economy Run Submitted by Rob McMurray This Economy Run went to the Royal Hotel in Eshowe. passing everyone in the process on his Kawasaki GPz1100. But when it came to checking the consumption it turned out that the big Kawa had used less fuel than the carefully ridden BSA. Mike Lang on a BSA750 triple took the economy part of it far more seriously. Rob reports that he wasn’t interested in the economy part of the run and left last. The left photo shows the Club’s hooligans in the pub and the right photo has Clive Rossiter and Rob on the cannon’s barrel. Apparently the term ‘Jap -crap’ wasn’t heard at all in the pub that night.

My second choice would be a Honda 4.o I can be contacted on 083-646-8284. on 083-546-7385 (07-2013) ----------------------------------------------------------------------For Sale: 1984 BMW R65LS . I would like R25 000 o.Ballito (ex-Pretoria) I have the above bike for sale. a new battery and has recently been serviced. ----------------------------------------------------------------------Wanted I am looking to start riding in scheduled races with the Historic Club up here in Gauteng and am looking build-up a race bike from the late 1960s to early 1970s.n. a new rear tyre. I have owned it for many years and it is in perfect condition and will go anywhere. It is fully restored and ready to ride if you have a death wish! Page 20 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . Jimmy Gurr. Please contact me. new. You can bring them any bi ke spares. (07-2013) ----------------------------------------------------------------------For Sale I want to sell my 1985 Yamaha YZ 490. and let them decide if it is useable. It has two new silencers. whatever. I would like to obtain a Yamaha TR2 350cc in any condition to build up. old. I want R30 000 for it.Smalls (will only appear in two issues but may be resubmitted) Wanted: Eugene and Kevin need spares for the Club’s Spares Container.

Located in Benoni.Contact Bruce: Cell 0733-764-876 or email brucenuttall@depositmanager.brand new ----------------------------------------------------------------------- (2013-05) For Sale Hi. It is not a rebuild or ex-army. In the UK it would probably fetch 4500 to 5000 pounds with being 50 years old next year and such low genuine mileage. Contact Bob Gillies on (011) 811 6635 or email: (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------Page 21 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . Does anyone have one they are looking to sell? Contact Byron at byron. It has Norton Roadholder forks. Unfortunately I don't get time to ride it and it is locked away. ----------------------------------------------------------------------Wanted A rear cylinder for a 1917 narrow-valve Indian V-twin. More details and a photo available at http://tinyurl. I bought a 1964 AJS Model 18 500cc single Statesman 14 years or 082-976-1164 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- (07-2013) (07-2013) (07-2013) (07-2013) For Sale 1945 HARLEY DAVIDSON 750cc Panhead motorbikes. If any of your members are interested they are welcome to phone Asking R90 000 onco. Metzler tyres. Please contact Shona Bagley at shona@zeplins.00 Please contact Rod Thomas on 073-365-6494 ----------------------------------------------------------------------Wanted I'm looking for a Honda CB650. The Statesman had the large chrome tank badges and I have not seen another Model 18 like it. Contact Carol Wessels on 082-492-3044 (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------For Sale: 1984 Laverda RGS 1000cc. although it's never been dropped. There is nothing on it that doesn't work.00 (in excellent condition) Oxygen/LP gas welder (extra large gas cylinder) . it still has only 2506 miles from onco Contact Mark Kiff on 083-6100-802 or email I would appreciate a decent offer on it. I have a spares manual and workshop book for it which I got from Gary Reabow when I bought it.screw on type . I got it through Mike Lang up here (in Gauteng) and it had 247 miles on the clock then. A retired gentleman wants to sell it. Viewing by appointment. Service (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------For Sale: A BSA Bantam 175 cc which has been stripped and is part-restored.00 Magneto pickups . one complete and rebuilt been in storage for 20 years AND a second one in pieces that is mostly complete. Asking R45 000.R500. even all the footrest and kickstart rubbers are like new. some spares. also still has the original bicycle pump clipped in the frame and crashbars. heavy duty clutch. every few months I might manage 25Km on it just to get the oil through all the right places.5 HP . Gauteng. Contact Kalle on 076-029-6493 or 011-646-3774 Or email For Sale: ABAC compressor 24L 1.R450. very or Cell 083-611-7732.

OK if it’s a bit rough. R60 000 not negotiable. 300 km since complete rebuild. New S/S exhausts. receipts available. All black parts sandblasted. Pristine condition. If anyone has any contacts or knows anyone with a sidecar that will fit I would appreciate that information. receipts available. Contact Marius on 083-288-5896 (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------For Sale Tafenlong bench lathe with accessories . Contact Marius on 083-288-5896 1959 BMW R26 . powder coated and professionally sprayed. New and spare (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------Wanted (nog ‘n sidecar!) Late-model Ural with sidecar. Concourse. Meyer GMBH. All rubbers replaced. I need to replace a similar bike I had in 1981 and fell it into many pieces at Killarney. Concourse.Collector's Item. Fully licenced and SAVVA dated. New S/S exhausts R65 000 not (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------Wanted Shaun Berry is looking for a BMW R75 or R80 in good running All rubbers replaced.Collector's Item. Contact Dieter Schauerte on 082-552-9944 or email schauer@vwsa. All parts imported from G. Meyer GMBH. Contact Dave Gregory by email dgbusman@gmail. powder coated and professionally sprayed. Pristine condition. Please contact him on 075-962-6180 (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 22 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . preferably 2009-onward “Tourist”-model. All parts imported from G.R600 Contact Ray Nell on 07999-15354 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- (2013-05) Wanted For many years I have had my BMW ST650 and now I am told I must have both a knee and hip replacement and therefore may not be able to ride it solo. I am therefore looking at fitting a sidecar in order to keep riding.R8000 onco Super Spark 180 Amp Welding machine . 450 km since complete rebuild. All black parts sandblasted. Fully licenced and SAVVA dated.For Sale 1955 BMW R50 . 2 brand new carburetors. Price negotiable up to 95 K Contact Dieter on (033) 3433-679 or 082-785-9688 (2013-05) ----------------------------------------------------------------------Wanted (nog ‘n Dieter!) I am looking for a Yamaha RD400 in complete running condition.

customised by Tendance Roadster of Paris. and the tank fitted with classic knee grips. and less weight by way of Tendance’s ‘Solution F Engine preparation. headlamp and side panels have been refinished in matte black.’ a kit using a high compression piston. The scrambler-style custom exhaust is slim and high. Offroad bars create an airier cockpit and give the rider more leverage. a hotter cam.1923 Moto Guzzi C2V ohv 500 cc production racer ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Modern Royal Enfield. This bike has more 27% power. The tank. The wheels are now Morad rims shod with enduro rubber. a remapped injection system and new control unit. ----------------------------------------------------------------------Page 23 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 . Aluminium fenders and a small rack behind the seat have been installed. more grip in the dirt.

vintageandveteranclub. Then this modern take on the classic Triton dropped into my Crankhandle Club www. But it’s no amateur operation. full of beautifully-fabricated parts and assembled with a sympathetic eye for desig For More Information: http://www. The bikes built by Neil Adams and Paul Stead are masterpieces of craftsmanship. and my jaw hit the floor.thinkbike. you’ve seen them Vintage & Veteran Club Other Important Websites ThinkBike www. but access remains – no expense spared (Photo: Bike EXIF) Quote: We get quite a few Tritons sent in to Bike EXIF—maybe one every couple of weeks. To make full use of this facility you will need to register. But I sometimes think once you’ve seen --SAVVA Page 24 of 24 pages Date: 25 July 2013 .za Vintage M/C Club I’m a big fan of the genre and always enjoying looking at Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Forum of South Africa here: Classic M/C Club Pretoria Old Motor Club Has there ever been a more beautiful marriage of the Triumph T150 engine and a Norton Wideline featherbed frame? Made In Metal is run out of a shed behind a pub in ----------------------------------------------------------------------Internet Forum Our webmaster John Austin-Williams (aka JAWS) has started The --Commemorative DJ Run Piston Ring www.

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