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These things make killer vintage racers and outrageously competent track bikes. If you're getting ready to build for the new Australian twins class, Canadian Period 4 Vintage, or CCS / AHRMA in the US - then this would be the chassis of choice. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at loudbike
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This is another pristine example of a total restoration by noted Norton expert Ron Baillie of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. Ron’s attention to detail and the extensive level to which he restores Norton’s mechanically and cosmetically has recently been recognized in a front cover feature article in Motorcycle Classics Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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This gorgeous Norton / AJS Special is the creative vision and detailed mechanical masterwork of multi-championship winning roadracer and master-builder Ron Peter. A build that took several years, started with a Norton featherbed frame and an AJS 18CS engine with 1 3/8” Amal GP carburetor. The machine features a wealth of handmade custom pieces on this bike that blend so well into the fit, finish and overall character of this build. Top-shelf components include: Roadholder forks, handsome Manx replica alloy fuel tank, fairing and seat, custom instrument panel with Smith racing tach, custom toothed belt drive from crankshaft to generator. Note the nice integration of the powerful Suzuki GT750 4LS front drum brake. Although this is a fine running, well-sorted piece, the bike has very few miles on it and looks as perfect as the day Ron finished it. The special has been correctly prepped for storage in the owner’s... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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This pristine Norton Commando S Tye is the end result of a total restoration by Ron Baillie. Ron’s attention to detail and the extensive level to which he restores Norton’s mechanically and cosmetically has recently been recognized in a front cover feature article in Motorcycle Classics. Ron will routinely salvage and refinish original parts if perfect. In this case the fenders and headlight shroud have survived. All other parts are sourced in the UK and of the highest quality available. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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As the story goes this bike was part of a large collection in Texas; where this 1972 Harley Davidson FLH Shovel Head to underwent a complete restoration. This matching number bike has the majority of its original parts; all of which were plated, polished, upholstered and repainted (in the correct Starburst Purple) during the restoration. It sports the first year front disc brake and is an excellent example of the AMF era. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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This DB1SR is quite possibly one of only two still in their original shipping crates. When the current owner received this bike, he raised the crate top off the platform for only the second time since its departure from Rimini, Italy; the first time being at Canada Custom when it first arrived in our country. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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This matching number R51/3 has been meticulously and accurately restored – and has had very little running time since the restoration. Rare and beautiful, it has the one-year-only front brake hub (full width brakes 7.9”), aluminum rims and correct saddle. As was the case with later ‘54s, this one has the brake light switch assembly. It’s a fine running machine that has been carefully prep’d for storage and display in the current owner’s collection. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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English country cruiser capable of 100mph. The current owner is the fifth (first not named David) in a line that traces this 52 Ariel Square 4 Mk II’s origin to New Jersey; where it was purchased new in 1952. The most recent previous owner bought the bike while on a trip in N.Y. State in 1996. After the purchase he had a full restoration performed prior to displaying in his collection. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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In 1953, the ‘four pipe’ 997 cc Ariel Square Four Mk II was released, with separate barrels and a re-designed cylinder head with four separate exhaust pipes. This 40 hp Square Four was capable of 100 mph, weighed 425 lbs and cost £336.16. The last of the line, the MKII represented the peak of development of the Square 4s offering top performance, increased reliability and improved ride quality. This one benefitted from a full frame-up restoration by Canadian Martin Jensen and was acquired by the current owner with only a few hundred miles logged after the restoration. Jensen rebuilt the engine & gearbox, generator and regulator. The machine starts on the 1st or 2nd kick and runs beautifully. Although 'purists' will note that Jensen took a few liberties with chrome on a couple of the components, this is an excellent, fine running example with lots of attention to detail. Jensen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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1947 was the last year that Harley-Davidson used what later came to be known as the "knucklehead" engine. The following year, they switched to the Panhead engine, changing the look and character of the motorcycle. The current owner bought this machine as complete, but 80% assembled restoration from a good friend in Montreal. He finished the assembly soon after receiving the machine, fired the bike up and then storage-prepped it for display in his collection. While the machine is not restored to 100% original, it was built to a high standard using high-quality components and features upgrades like the 12V ignition/charging system. The motor & transmission were completely rebuilt by HDR Performance in Montreal, Quebec and new barrels taken out to 74cu in were fitted. Detailed hi-resolution pics on my Flickr page. To view the full-sized images on Flickr, click on the icon on the lower right of any image... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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Painstakingly restored (including a full engine rebuild) by respected Canadian expert Paul Garratt, the attention to detail, fit and finish and performance on the road of #267 is outstanding. Photographing this 1940 Indian Four, I was struck by painstaking detail evident everywhere on the bike - and the fact that bike didn't look over-restored; it simply looks new. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The 494cc BMW R51/2 was the first boxer engine motorcycle produced by BMW after World War II. Five thousand were manufactured from 1950 into 1951 and this beautiful example is one of only a handful in North America. Restored in Germany and then brought into Canada about 20 years ago, this machine has seen only 3,100 kilometers logged since the restoration was completed (2,800 by the previous two Canadian owners and 300 by the current owner). The machine was prepped for storage and display in the current owner's climate-controlled collection back in 2002. Take a look at the detailed hi-resolution pics on my Flickr page and you'll see how well-preserved and original this machine is. To view the full-sized images on Flickr, click on the icon on the lower right of any image page and you'll be able to download or view all sizes The machine is located in Whitby,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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If I was going to buy a Harley, this would be the bike. I think the early Sportster truly captures the essence of the 60's American hot-rod culture. It's a raw, primal machine with the bare necessities. Almost from the model's debut, riders wanted higher performance and meaner looks for the XL Sportsters. America's response to the British invasion, Cycle World ran the '62 down the 1/4 mile in 14.3 seconds - establishing the Sportster as the King of the Hill. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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When Dennis Stemp, Editor of Iron Works Magazine decided to build and document a project bike over the course of a number of issues of his earlier Iron Trader News magazine, he chose to enhance an XLCR with the dramatic performance of a factory XR1000 engine. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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Featured in Cycle Canada's September '83 issue, this CB1100 Special represents the best of components and top-drawer workmanship from the period. Starting out as a 1980 CB750, the machine received a total rework from Ontario Honda's Rick Andrews. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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No one who attended 2013 Ducati TT & F1 Symposium would argue that it would be hard to top last year’s Jimmy Adamo Memorial celebration, so this year we’re not even going to try. Back to our roots for 2014,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at loudbike
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...What I love about the finished product is that it's still a capable track bike - the lights and tag holder/tail light/indicators all come off in less than 10 minutes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at loudbike
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We have a great selection of Vintage NOS OEM Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Bimota and MV Agusta Parts / Spares on our eBay Store Continue reading
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I finished the morning by setting off on Bar's Yellow Bike to see if I could puke oil all over the track or break the motor. Neither happened and I was pleasantly surprised that the new 85HP motor Gary built had great power and torque everywhere and was a blast to ride. The sun was shining, the DB1, Mosport and I were bonding and Bar had a solid ride in his future. Lunch was served and life was good. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at loudbike
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Well, not me at Phillip Island - but the Yellow Bike III (840cc Ducati 750 F1) made its debut at the island yesterday with new owner Basil in the saddle. By all accounts, bike and rider bonded nicely and the machine performed flawlessly. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at loudbike
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Yeah, it’s 2014 and I’ve become a grumpy old man bitter about a future promised but never delivered. But you’d be bitter too if you were promised a flying car. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at loudbike
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Damn, I’ve had a lot of bikes in my life. In order of appearance: 1966 Yamaha 180 basket-case (never finished it – can’t remember what became of it..) 1967 Triumph 500 Daytona café racer (open meggas, clip-ons, rear sets; the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at loudbike
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Yellow Bike III was supposed to be my bike. A replacement for the one that went to Bar. I had the original frame from my first F1, a seat and tank from Gary Palmer’s original spares collection (authentically yellow) and a few other bits stashed away waiting for the right time. The frame had already been modified by Palmer and I figured when I was done with the TT1 and DB1 projects, I’d start accumulating all the bits required to complete the project and pick away at it for a few years Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at loudbike
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But, for an event focused on light, loud, fast and gorgeous Pantahs this Symposium was incredibly people-focused. With the Jimmy Adamo Memorial ceremony - Adamo Replica helmets presented to Jaime and Dainelle, the Lifetime achievement awards to Pat Slinn & Reno Leoni, Pat's birthday cake, the Jimmy Adamo Memorial Race and the trophies for top Amature and Expert P89 racers, the bikes took a backseat to the people around them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at loudbike
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This machine came to the current owner about 12 years ago from a collector in Florida and has very little time on it since the restoration. As the GYTKIT racer still used the street frame they were often upgraded with superior frames and suspension components. #946 is running a Bridgestone chassis with Ceriani shocks. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale