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Old 01-20-2013, 03:24 AM   #1141
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On ya Pete. Love the way the Internet shrinks the world.

Hope the missus didn't find out how much you spent.

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Still got 1 1/2 years before i need it on the road.
Geez you're quick. I spend that much time thinking about it.

Keep us posted. I love the idea of a lightweight and old ADV bike. And I love the smell of 2 stroke n the morning.

Here ya go. Originally purchased in the Shire and kept in rego by the previous owner and myself. We do the odd local adventure.

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:42 AM   #1142
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Had a DT175 back in '70s, flogged it from hell & back & couldn't kill it!!

Had to do a rebore while in Qld in '78, inside sleeping quarters, spent six months living in tents while on Seismic Survey work out near Carnarvon National Park,

Often thought about getting another ring-ding to poke about on!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #1143
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Gday Vudu i have a few motors for it. Rode it from Sydney to Cessnock, & back. With one of the dt motors in it, it's a 2 wheel tractor { i mean that in a good way, grunt with no big hit to worry about}, great for ADV riding. Better brakes, 200k fuel range, & i will be .
Gday Baza i have one of those in the back shed. Only thing better than a big 2 stroke, is a small 2 stroke.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #1144
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Gday Vudu i have a few motors for it. Rode it from Sydney to Cessnock, & back. With one of the dt motors in it, it's a 2 wheel tractor { i mean that in a good way, grunt with no big hit to worry about}, great for ADV riding. Better brakes, 200k fuel range, & i will be .
Gday Baza i have one of those in the back shed. Only thing better than a big 2 stroke, is a small 2 stroke.
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HHHmm - Pete, old mate - old pal, definately catch up coming back from 'Karuah', you not heading up to this one?, 8/9/10 Feb.
Looks like it could be damp, then again I could be disappointed
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #1145
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She has been hit, with the ugly stick Baza.

I might try & get up to that rally.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #1146
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She has been hit, with the ugly stick Baza.
I might try & get up to that rally.
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AAAhhh, what have they done to you, poor old thing
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #1147
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Nice bit of history Baza. You sure no how to load up an old bike. And Pete's right the 400 is a real nice tractor.

Recently passed on to a new custodian.



And here's another one I had. Taught the second wife to ride and she passed her licence on this one. Both gone.. She took it with her. Don't think its been ridden since. Managed to keep the touring bags though.



Don't mind a bit ugly myself.



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Old 01-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #1148
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I always liked the simplicity of a two stroke motor to work on,

Always had a flair for stacking too much on my bikes
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:05 AM   #1149
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It had sat outside a farm shed, for a few years before i got it. Put pre mix from the lawn mower in the tank & as a bit of a joke i said to my son watch this {I didn't think it would start} I gave it 2 half hearted kicks {just to see if it had any compression} it went brrr on the 2nd kick thought to myself fuk me, gave it a few good kicks & it started .
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:35 AM   #1150
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I always liked the simplicity of a two stroke motor to work on,

Always had a flair for stacking too much on my bikes
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Was going to pull up and take a photo of the Wallaroo turn off yesterday to see if you would recognize it Baza but didnt have time to stop.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:45 AM   #1151
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dunno if I popped this one up already but here's my next project a Beeza M21 600cc side valve.



I'm building this one on a shoestring from swapmeet bargains and surplus bits from my B33 build. I'm going to do it up as an early 1930's style bike with valanced guards, big headlight, hand shift off the tank, pannier racks and toolbox.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:24 AM   #1152
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That would make an unreal rally bike, those old fellas were pretty good allrounders, just going on what my old man said, he had a '38 350 Triumph, which he travelled all over with going to rodeos
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:55 AM   #1153
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*nick* That would make an unreal rally bike
That's the plan. The old war WM20's are an absolute stone axe of a bike, the post war late 40's M21 I have was just a stroked M20 making it a 600 not 500, they were designed for sidecars. I've always loved the simplicity of these bikes so I think it should make a great tourer, you can fix them with a hammer, I'll run an led bulb in the tailight and convert the headlight to something halfway bright with a modern condenser in the magdyno, a fusebox and modern connections I think it should be pretty reliable bike.

here's a pic of the pre-war M21 which i'll try and mimic with my post war motor and frame (much the same anyway). my mate is getting an English wheel so hopefully he'll let me have a play so I can cut my teeth on rolling some guards like these.

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:48 AM   #1154
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Vudu they are some nice DTs
Nick i think the English version of our NRMA used those in 500cc with a side car for road service back in the day. I have had a few side valves over the years & liked them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #1155
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Vudu they are some nice DTs
Nick i think the English version of our NRMA used those in 500cc with a side car for road service back in the day. I have had a few side valves over the years & liked them.
Cheers Peter
Yep AA or RAC were still using them years later, I can remember the salute when he saw you were a member (dad had the badge on front, call for salute)
But if there were a speed trap, the outfit would be a few hundred yards behind it with the rider NOT saluting to warn the member.

Because he didn't salute, he committed no crime.
when the world was still sensible

Good project Nick, see you at the Island on Sunday ?

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