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Classic Dirt Motorbikes

I i (. no i mq fii 7 email tliPitton moptons.co.uk XIH. CLflSSIC ffiTb ke, PO Box 99, Hornea* U ** . . I refer to the 'Dirt Talk' letters column in issue 14 Classic Dirt Bike magazine where reader Stephen Gray has asked for a picture of a James Commando reg 284 FON in the Scottish. I'm afraid I can't help with a picture from Scotland although I know the bike was ridden in the Scottish but I have here a picture of James works rider Bill Martin riding 284 FON in the West of England Motor Clubs...

Getting There

Easiest way to get to lersey for the trial is to contact the club in the first instance. They've a full details package available and can negotiate ferry discounts Send the club an email on jerseytrials gmail.com O There comes a point when bailing out is the only option, Mr White is captured right at that point O Eric Cuginet is one ol the mainland European riders that make the short hop to Jersey lor this excellent trial. O Jim Lees-Baker Is twixt and between with his CCM. A thoroughly...

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New Kevlar Maico clutch plates now available Tel Graham 07860 526206 Fax 01823 662425 The latest model Fiammas In stock at the lowest prices anywhere. Free technical advice. Free bracket and fixing advice. Fast spare part supply if needed. UK made to measure heavy duty sides or Fiammas own Privacy sides and fronts. Small selection of shop soiled, damage in transit awnings, eg 3.0 mtr 295 inc VAT delivered. Budget pull outs from 60. We stock all items inc. windows, water tanks, fridges, blown...

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Dave Thorpe Farleigh Castle

O An incredible amount ol work has gone into making the bike look this good. O An incredible amount ol work has gone into making the bike look this good. or many folk the very mention of Farleigh Castle will make the hairs on the back of their neck stand up as fond memories of the Wiltshire circuit come flooding back. Over the past five decades the legendary Grand Prix circuit in Somerset has witnessed more than its fair share of memorable races. Three that spring to mind are 1966 - when Don...

The Stainless

Bsa Bike Dagger With Rose Pictures

O It's Dalesman's 40th anniversary and Pete Edmondson was heavily involved in the company and naturally was happy to be photographed on this trials version ol the little strokers. Pronouncing the bike to be original he told its owner and restorer Graham Madeley that the original engine units cost 33 complete with ignition and a Bing carburettor. Ex-BSA factory rider Scott Ellis did a bit ol winning on Dalesmans in the Midlands centre. O In order to exhibit special features, Richard had removed...

Offroad and Racing Show

For all that it has a big title, the Off-road and Racing Show has, in the way of the off-road world, had its name shortened to Wrighty's Show. The shorter event name leaves more room for fabulous bikes covering every aspect of our sport and that is quite a range of motorcycling. Minimal trials bikes, rorty scramblers and hairy enduro machines touch bars with trail and racing bikes. In most disciplines there are classic, twin shock and Evo categories as well as sidecar options too. Whichever is...

Parts Specialist

Dirt Bike Scrapbook

Email office endurokiassiker.com tel +43 676 574 5191 tAustria lionn n rpckshocksicoTijk r wwwTroc k s h oc k sfcoTuk The third in The Scrapbook Series, tallowing 2008 s Triumph and 2009's BSA. this publication sees a return to the archives ol Mortons Media Group to assemble a collection of photographs and assorted material to document the history of the Norton motorcyclo company. The Scrapbook Series - Norton is split into 10 distinct chapters. Each scction has an Introduction, detailing some...

Eastern

It's easy to say the Eastern Bloc countries had it easy in the 1SDT with their lightweight two-strokes compared to the big four-strokes the British teams had to use. But the bikes still have to be ridden, maintained and persuaded to the finish of the week long event before any winning can be done. That said, MZ and latterly Jawa, have an enviable record in the Olympics of Motorcycling as the 1SDT was occasionally referred to. Ironically the ETS 250 G5ISDT Factory Replica model pictured here -...

Stk019 Stk025 Stk022d

Prices exclude VAT (17.5 for UK & EU) & Delivery Villiers 197-280cc engines (optional lighting) NEW - AJS Stormer, Starmaker engine Fantic 300, 301 Bultaco Sherpa (uses original rotor - optional lighting) Bultaco Pursang (single spark) optional lighting Bultaco Pursang (ivw'n spark) optional lighting Maico 490 (optional lighting) Montessa 348 349 Yamaha TY175 250, CZ models - please enquire Prices exclude VAT (17.5 for UK & EU) & Delivery Please visit our website for up to date...

Tech Terms And Their Meaning

Spring rate - strength of the spring Pre-load - amount of spring tension Rebound damping - resistance to return Compression damping - resistance to downward Free sag - settlement under weight of bike Rider sag - settlement with the rider (included free sag) Remote reservoir - reservoir connected by a hose to unit Piggy back - reservoir mounted on unit It's all well and good hotting up an engine but if your suspension isn't spot on then you're not going to be able to use it. CDB calls on an...

Bob Wright

Tel 01934 510 333 Fax 01934 525039 web www.bobwn9htmotorcycles.co.ulc Unit 4, Manor Farm, Collum Lane, Nr. Queensway Kewstoke, Weston-super-mare, BS22 9JL Sccju c 72e Ue> ui 4 *tce 963 36-44 Crellin Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA 14 1DY Tel 01604 764763 Mob 07871 498200 I info motoduro.co.uk

Don Rickman

Courtesy of the AHRMA Legend group, Don Rickman, the younger of the Rickman brothers will be AHRMA's guest of honour at both its Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic. 11-13 lune 2010. The Rickmans are famous for the Metisse machines they produced in the second half of the 20th century. Many examples are raced each weekend in AHRMA events. If you're over in the USA and want to catch Don at the event go to www.RoadAmerica.com for a programme of events.

Ernie Page Motorcyclist

Marking out a classic trial has become a complicated affair these days, for instance there are a multitude of often bewildering classes to cater for. In any one event there will be big four-strokes in rigid or swinging arm form, lightweights with unit construction, two-strokes and any number of skill ranges all requiring different sections. Then, just when the organiser gets the job done, down comes a torrent of biblical proportions and the whole lot has to be redone. lust such a scenario hit...

Top Ty Tips From Trail

A 200cc conversion kit for the TY175. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Reg May of Comerfords fame modified the port timing on the Whitehawk conversions being marketed by Mick Whitiock. When twinshocks were on the way out, Mick sold the remaining Whitehawk parts to a friend of Dave 'Mr Bultaco' Renham - and I later bought it all from him. We'd been trying out using modified TY250 pistons to make a big bore kit for the 175, but it wasn't ideal. Then, in one of the boxes of Whitehawk bits, I...

Beta Italjet Fantic Swm Honda Tlr Garelli Pre65

Importer for Stilmotor Guards - OMG Petrol Taps - Ariete Products Friendly advice with 38 yrs in off road trade. Check out our website for current stock of machines and machines broken. www.stevegoodemotorcycles.co.uk Tel 01938 850544 - Fax 01938 850539 Email stevejgoode aol.com Specialist trials dealer catering for all twinshock trials bikes

Norman Scramrle

Fans of the Beauval Enduro will be pleased to leam that there's going to be an event around its traditional date by the same organisers. It was thought that the event was over but no, we're informed that the enduro will become a scramble for 2010. The date is Sunday 10 October 2010. the event will be for pre-60. pre-65. pre-75. and similar machines. No water cooling, no disc brakes or USD forks. We'll have much more information for our next issue as space is tight this time but in the meantime...

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Peter Gaunt Trials Bikes

Id you go along to Stafford for the 30th International Carole Nash Insurance Classic Motorcycle Show If you did then you'd have seen the all new Classic Dirt Bike Experience with its live action trials demonstration, tech talk and interviews throughout the weekend. Yes, the off-road element of the biggest classic show is growing and for the first time CDB had its own dedicated hall packed with off-road motorcycles and clubs. Just up from the trade gate entrance there is a patch of banking where...

Classic Style Trials And Mx Boots

Classic Trial Bike Fuel Tank

1971 AJS STORMER 410 a beauti'ul ready to race classic AJS Stormer 410 twin shock Moto Cross Bike Superbly prepared and recently campaigned a- Red Marley. finishing well withoul fault, purchase to ride it or it's good enough to show Delivery arranged 2495 1960 RICKMAN Matchless Metisse the ultimate pre 65 Moto Cross machine This example nas been lovingly built and is ready to go. the piston is a GSO and this nas short stro' lt ed tne motor a little. Other tnan this the bike is as Rickman...

Phil Denton Engineering

Restoration services, Refurbishment of Honda engines. H Check out our website www.phildentonengineering.com L3 T email Genuine Yamaha Majesty Motorcycle Trials Parts and Accessories Telephone 01793 574 936 Mobile 07771 995 929 email craig yamaha-majesty.com Largest UK stockist of brand new spare parts for Vintage Yamaha YZ's 1973-1990, 80cc-490cc

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O Roy Wells' Monda proudly displays i the hard earned 'No 1' plate. O Keihin carbs are popular fitments for the twinshock machines. Roy started riding motorbikes at the tender age of five. His dad Chris was at one point in his life a pig farmer, later on he ran a skip hire company and then became a builder, so the family home did have a little bit of land where the fledgling champion could improve his riding skills. Although Roy freely admits that he did not take full advantage of this fact...

Bit Of A Mixture

1981 Honda Cr450r Engine

The 'Monda' was originally one of Graham 'Harry' Roberts' bikes and was the very first conversion of a single shock bike into a twinshock. Ion Rutherford bought the bike and a load of spares from Harry intending to build up a second bike, then bought even more spares to build a third Monda. Ion, also being local to Roy. was initially approached to see if he would sponsor him on one of the bikes. As mentioned earlier. Ion did better than that and gave him both bikes to race. These bikes were so...

Rdh Twinshock Series

Geoff Shuttleworth sent us details of the excellent RDH Twinshock Series for 2010. Obviously from a quarterly publication's point of view some things are yet to be confirmed as we go to press but there looks to be a packed calendar for 2010. Sponsorship of the series has taken a different twist this year too. with each individual event being ascribed to one sponsor. So. The Lancashire Twinshock Club's RDH round on 16 May 2010 will have the CDB name to it. The actual venue is to be confirmed...

Classic Mx Des Nations

Giving our' teams the best possible chance at the Classic MX des Nations - near Milan, Italy for 2010 - takes a shilling or two and Peter lerred took the matter in hand a year or two back and began a fundraising campaign to help defray the costs. The event last year held in Holland was extremely well supported by Classic fans and it is quite clear that the event is becoming a 'must do' for an increasing number of supporters who are willing the team to even greater success. Chip in. help the...

Mortons

A Bulto built to win Pomeroy's Pursang 8.00am - S.OOpm Mon-Thurs 8.00am - 4.00pm Friday Saturday morning ring for confirmation For whatever your classic dirt bike needs Wheel Building. Alloy, Chrome Rims. Galvanised or Stainless Steel Spokes. Tyres. Each one of our wheel technicians undertakes many years of training with 'wheel monks' before being trusted with customers wheels. POsos OGGOexbG Qte GCDgeGcOOm JX QGQE Stator kits for classic trials amp mx BV L PjW Self generating CDI Ignition for...

Details

Dirt Bike Swing Arm And Chassis

O In the workshop a lot of detail work went on. O In the workshop a lot of detail work went on. O This neat little device was developed to lilt the footrest out ol the way so the kickstart has lull movement. O This neat little device was developed to lilt the footrest out ol the way so the kickstart has lull movement. O Above As with any special, ifs often easier to make the first templates in card. O Right This means that everything can be easily altered until it looks right. the 'Simons'...

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Wrecked Dirt Bike

O The start ot the project was this '79 RM250 in picture 1, the wrecked GN400 in picture 2 was acquired tor the engine and sublrame but shortly after Jean-Francois bought it, the 400DR in picture 3 became available. Unfortunately, an incident in the first turn ended any chance of further shots. Although he escaped unharmed and rejoined the fray some way astern, the damage was already done. Catching up with the Frenchman after the race and finding him buried deep in the French enclave where he...

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Aberg Replica

Mf B tt PB H tfPfe lust because a bike is good looking doesn't HlH mean it cost a fortune, as Nick Haskell foun m m M Ml I out when he spotted something special on M W W VB the start line at Farleigh Castle O As you can see the engine is a tight squeeze. O As you can see the engine is a tight squeeze. I caught sight of the machine as Jean-Francois came to the start line for his first race at Farleigh and, intrigued by its appearance, I went in pursuit. An incident in the previous moto caused a...

Njbshocks

Int.milkHi.l enouirtv II OU 0 17M 87 lt 300 Quick and easy to assemble and dismantle No tools required Compact design for easy storage Single and Twin versions available Trials amp Scrambles Clubman from 65.00 Expert from 89.00 TrikShox 128.00 Contact Dave Renham tel 01784 440033 www.inmotiontrials.com

Vets And Evo Mxdn

Lust a reminder that the date for the twinshock and Evo MXDN at Farleigh castle will be 17-19 September 2010. There's a regularly updated website for all the latest information www.farleighcastle.co.uk The website is the only way a rider can book into the event so get on there asap. Tickets are half price for the weekend if purchased online before 1 August 2010. For 2010 the event is themed Team HRC Honda, with Dave Thorpe, Eric Geboers and Australian leff Leisk being in attendance at the event...

Yorkshire Enduro

1973 250 Motocross

Fancy a go at an event that caters for big trailies or rally bikes Then contact the Yorkshire Enduro Club and enter their Rydale Rally on 3-4 luly 2010. Bikes must be fully road legal. For more details contact Bob Wilson on rob.wilsonLO virgin.net or phone him on 07941 925295 before 8.30pm please. There's a new enduro club on the block called Vinduro UK which will cater for all enduro bikes 25 years and older. That's 1985 to as far back as you fancy. They will be split into five year segments,...

Circa 74 News

The new series we mentioned last issue for Circa '74 machines is now up and running, they've got six confirmed rounds and another three possibles for 2010. For more information contact Colin Mundy on 07925 699899 or surf their web www.circa74.co.uk It's been confirmed that Simon Reiley has been mad enough to offer the CDB editor a potent BSA B50 for a round or two. Anyway, the list so far is as follows February 20 - Circa Practice -Ashdown. 14 March - Tincleton. Dorset. 25 April - Owlsbury,...

Trial Des Nations

Terry Challinor

Two day trials are getting very popular and the international Trial des Nations at D'Arbecey. near Vesoul on 21-22 August 2010 is one worth going down to. It's being organised by Club Trail 70 Classic and loel Corroy - the man behind ICM machines. loel asks us to let British riders know they will be more than welcome. He asks for teams of four riders with either pre-65s or twinshocks. If you're interested contact Club Trail 70 Classic at tiail70 wanadoo.fr The Somerton Classic Motorcycle Club...