Posts Tagged ‘British Motorcycles’

The 3rd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show – L.A., CA

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The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Show put on by Moto Lady and the Lucky Wheels DIY Garage in L.A., happened this past weekend and it was so much larger than expected it got raided and shut down by the police. It seems they thought there was some street racing going on, or possibly that it was a big outlaw biker club rally. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time and some talented ladies got to show off the bikes they had built or at least commissioned.

 

 

 

No matter whether you like new bikes or old, sportbikes or cruisers, there was something for everyone at the show, plus music, welding and blacksmithing demonstrations, snacks, and a raffle with many valuable prizes.… Read the rest

Vintage British Street Bike Collection Service Manual

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What’s in your toolbox? If love classic British twins, you need to get yourself a copy of the Clymer Collection Series – British Street Bike Service Manual. An updated reprint of the manual we first put out when these bikes were the latest and greatest, it covers BSA 500 cc and 650 cc unit twins from 1963-1972, Norton 750 cc and 850 cc twins from 1969-1975, and Triumph 500 cc, 650 cc, and 750 cc twins from 1963-1979. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user.… Read the rest

British Motorbike History – Norton, Triumph and BSA

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Men and Motors is a British YouTube channel that covers all aspects of “petrolhead” topics, as well as other manly pursuits. If you like super cars, classic cars, sportbikes, vintage motorcycles, or even boats, you’ll find something to like on their channel.

They have a whole series of videos chronicling the history of the British motorcycle industry, from the earliest days, to the rebirth. Of most interest to us though, is this video on the golden age of classic British motorbikes including Norton, Triumph and B.S.A. Join host Jeff Stone as he details the Norton Featherbed frame and roadholder fork, Vincent Black Shadow, B.S.A.… Read the rest

Barnyard Scraps Restoration 1970 BSA Firebird Scrambler Cafe Racer – 2013 Hoame Show

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The BSA Firebird 650 is already a cool machine, but the folks at Barnyard Scraps Restoration took it to another level with subtle improvements to their custom cafe racer. Clymer caught this metal flake beauty on video at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts show.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… Read the rest

1954 Matchless G9B Classic British Twin – 2013 HoAME Show

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The Matchless G9B 500cc parallel twin was one of the best bikes to come out of the UK in the 1950s, and great looking too, like this one at Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show. A versions of the same model became the G45 factory racer, which won its class at the Manx Grand Prix in 1952, and it later evolved into the G12, like this one.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest

1958 Matchless G12CS 650cc Desert Racer – 2013 HoAME Motorcycle Show

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The Matchless G12CS was a model aimed squarely at the Western United States, where guys loved to race modified street bikes off road, like this one seen at the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show. Badge engineered, and sold as the AJS model 31 as well, the Matchless G12 was an updated model 11 with a longer stroke and new cases for 646cc. The G12CS, or CS X as some call, it had taller suspension travel, a upswept exhaust, and more power thanks to a higher compression ratio, all aimed at the desert racing crowd.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest

Dale Keesecker’s 1971 BSA Rocket 3 Triple – 2013 HoAME Show 2nd Best BSA

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Dale Keesecker’s 1971 BSA Rocket 3 Triple, the British motorcycle industry’s last best hope at beating the Japanese, was awarded second place in the Best BSA category. The competition at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show was fierce, with a super rare pre-war BSA 770 taking top honors in Best BSA class presented by Blue Star Motorcycles.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… Read the rest

John Garcia’s 1929 BSA 770 Colonial V-twin – 2013 HoAME Show Winner Best BSA

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It is rare to see any bike from before the war, but rarer still is one in such perfectly restored condition not relegated to window dressing in a museum. John Garcia’s 1929 BSA 770 Colonial was on display at the 22nd Annual HoAME Club Vintage Antique Classic Motorcycle Show and deservedly won the Best BSA Award presented by Blue Star Motorcycles.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… Read the rest

Rare 1953 Ariel KHA 500 Twin – 2013 HoAME Show Winner Best British Motorcycle

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This light blue Ariel KHA was a shoe in for Engle Motors Best British Motorcycle at the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts show and rally in 2013. Not only is is a spectacular restoration, it is incredibly rare, and you’re forgiven if you have never heard of the model, let alone seen one before.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… Read the rest

Harry Enyart’s 1968 Triumph Trophy 250 – 2013 HoAME Show 2nd Best Cafe Racer

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Harry Enyart’s 1968 Triumph Trophy 250 classic British cafe racer scored second place in the cafe racer class sponsored by Cafe Racer Inc. Clymer was at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show to check out all the awesome bikes, and the people who ride and restore them. The Trophy 250 was a last ditch effort, with help from BSA, to give Triumph a competitor with the Japanese scramblers and dirt bikes than flooding the market. Now, customized for the street, this Trophy delivers adequate performance around town and classic British bike looks.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest