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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 07:53:56 AM »
these bikes started out under the MEGURO brand,if i remember wright they started in the 40,s
the made quite a few bikes,then entered into an agreement with KAWASAKI
and both made the W1-SA as a partnership, it was kawasaki,s first big 4stroke
twin cyl 650cc push rod motor,4 speed gear box,over engineered to the max
after the W2-SS meguro closed shop and became part of kawasaki
this all started in 1966

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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 01:14:21 PM »
Bugger is, stuff all parts interchanged with the Beeza's. Not even the spark plugs.... The  current Chinese ...engineers..would be so enraged with such poor quality in copying,,,,, ;)
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 08:52:17 PM »
at first it was hard to find parts,but there is a few places overseas that remake some parts in japan
and quite a few NOS parts on evilbay,and its parts you need ,not just rim tape,s and LH blinker covers

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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 09:03:08 PM »
Will be great to see it back on the track-somewhere.
This leads me to pose the question, what, in your opinions, was the best pick for motors for pre68? I see a lot of Nortons and Triumphs but usually in twin configuration. There where/are plenty of 500/600 singles in the record books too so they need to be considered.

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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2012, 05:20:33 AM »
about time for another update Bump-ster
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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2012, 08:01:17 AM »
getting there ,just a bit behind at this point in time
have 9 bikes to get ready for the 4DAY, glad there is 24 hours in a day
all sherco,s + sherco australia team bikes ,
the rat,s wheels will be here this week + the chrome work will post pic,s
seat,s off at topline ,new tank fitted,mukmuffin will paint it ,pressed up alloy side covers
i think it should be changed to 25 hour day so i can get some sleep :) :) :) :'(
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2012, 07:37:39 PM »
Bumper, yes the tank comes from an early Suzuki Stinger 125 twin. (Sourced from a council hard garbage collection in front of a home!)
All original paint work by a mister "Pissed"
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2012, 07:54:27 PM »


Steve Ledger and "Jeff" with the Black Rat at speed in Morgan South Australia not long before he left us.

Steve weighted about 41Kilos when this taken and was in gut wrenching  pain, still loved it!!!

Do you know if that's one of my pics, Tim?
If so, I might even have a few more in the archives. I remember taking some at Morgan a few years ago, but not sure what year it was.

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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2012, 08:08:57 PM »
Looking at an email from 2006.
The photos we have are by Ken Turley,whom also did the vmx mag pics.#27
mailto:ned@kern.com.au
08 8261 9033
VMX #23 Morgan photos where takin by Damir Ivka & Rob Mader 2004.
Hope that helps  :)
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2012, 08:00:24 AM »

wheels have come up mint ,ts tank i think ,but fits good old tank had more hole,s than a pollys promise ;D
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2012, 12:25:54 PM »
BMW , Horex , Ural , JAP, DKW, Universal ,BSA, Hedlund, Lito, Moto Saccoche,NSU,MV Agusta, Indian, Kawasaki and of course my favorite ( if I would make one ) the EGLI- Vincent.  Ideal base with the Mono frame tube .
Add Norton ES2. if you cn find one- they can be made VERY powerful.
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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2012, 09:40:00 PM »
Had 15 minutes spare;
Bring on HBBB!






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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2012, 10:34:13 PM »
Bring on HBBB!

What a Cracker...Which track will she be found on ?
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2012, 10:47:39 PM »
want to get it to broadford next year

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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2012, 11:46:05 PM »
want to get it to broadford next year

are you going to put a slick on for DT/Speedway or a MX and a chair perhaps ?
or
all of the above  :P  ;D
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