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Ashley James
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Re: Old Motorcycles, etc

#46 Post by Ashley James » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:15 am

Not always, but she’s thirty one now and really rather nice.

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#47 Post by Norm Miller » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm

[quote="C J Murray"]My Velo is finished. I have to wait for good weather to ride it. 30 years ago I owned a Thruxton a few numbers away.

Cliff, beware the short kick start lever. These old girls have a bad temper.
 

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#48 Post by C J Murray » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:27 pm

Norm Miller wrote:
C J Murray wrote:My Velo is finished. I have to wait for good weather to ride it. 30 years ago I owned a Thruxton a few numbers away.

Cliff, beware the short kick start lever. These old girls have a bad temper.
Right on Norm! They are famous for hurting their owners especially if you forget to retard the spark before starting. Riders of other brands limp due to get offs. Velocette riders limp from kick back! :shock:
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#49 Post by C J Murray » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:22 am

A different Velocette with a different purpose. The picture above the KTT MK8 is of Stanley Woods riding the same model to victory at the 1939 IOM TT.
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#50 Post by Jack Walter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:54 pm

I got to meet Stanley Woods at the Vintage Motorcycle Race at Donington in 1978 - I've got a picture of him astride his motorcycle in the pits that I'll have to find and post up.

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#51 Post by Ashley James » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:29 am

Jack Walter wrote:I got to meet Stanley Woods at the Vintage Motorcycle Race at Donington in 1978 - I've got a picture of him astride his motorcycle in the pits that I'll have to find and post up.
I remember him turning up at Mallory and barely able to walk. He was taken round the circuit in a Scott sidecar outfit with it off the ground on the corners. Next year he was back with new hips and riding one of Ivan Rhodes ex works 500cc KTT Velocettes. He’d ridden one before the war in the TT. He was full of fun and absolutely charming.

A year later he did a parade lap of the IOM TT circuit on the same bike and not slowly.

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