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Purple Dave's new aquisition
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:31:32 PM »
I had a test ride on Sunday of a 1953 BSA framed 650 Triumph Thunderbird....It was for sale, so I bought it !!.....As if my SC 500 wasn't scary enough.......I'm looking forward to racing this methanol burner this year...For anyone going to the Dargle Resto in March. I'll have the unit on show and be giving the SC 500 a blast on the grasstrack.. :D 8)

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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 05:24:34 AM »
She's a looker alright

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 06:03:49 AM »
That's super nice dave .
I'm doing a flat track project at the moment and only throught the other day I haven't seen dave on here for a while  :o i did think you chucked it in and took up lawn bowls  ;D but by the look of this beast far from it .
I will check it out at dargle.
Looks like this pic was taken at barleigh ranch newcastle.
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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 03:51:26 PM »
A very cool looking bike Dave. Can you put some more pic's up please, when you get a chance. Jimson
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 08:42:19 PM »
That's super nice dave .
I'm doing a flat track project at the moment and only throught the other day I haven't seen dave on here for a while  :o i did think you chucked it in and took up lawn bowls  ;D but by the look of this beast far from it .
I will check it out at dargle.
Looks like this pic was taken at barleigh ranch newcastle.

Yeah Mick............and it was STINKING  HOT !!....... :o :P :P
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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 09:52:08 PM »


Dave  Raymond Terrace is an old Aboriginal word that means STINKING HOT
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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 10:16:13 PM »
Love the Bultaco mk8 pursang hubs on your Trumpy Dave!!   ;D

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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 10:57:20 PM »
dave
it wasnt that hot you had full leathers on thats why you were hot we stayed till about 2.00pm then left there was a cool breeze at least when got to micks place the wind was hot hotter there than at the track.getting my triumph sorted out at last thanks to mick jones (factory triumph mechanic)ha ha
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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 11:16:09 PM »
aaarrrgghh,one more fugging tip jocky,at least it's in a good frame  8),& yes ,thought you'd spot the sanga wheels,the belt drive softens the load rearward , :P
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 12:23:23 PM »
"light weight, and it works great"  :)

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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 10:35:05 PM »
WHats the steering head angle, looks cool.
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2017, 01:28:14 PM »
Here's an update on my Triumph Thunderbird.......Since purchasing it in February, I have been troubled by a painful right knee. After an MRI, I will have to go under the knife to repair the damage, mainly caused many years ago, playing soccer and aggravated in my big race crash at the end of 2014. As a Public patient, I have to wait until 19 October to see a Surgeon...Here are a few shots from my first serious outing on the unit, at Nepean on 28 May......It's next outing will be at the Charity meeting at Nepean on 27 August. If the pain is not too bad after that meeting, I will race The Australian Masters at Griffith on 28 and 29 October.....In the meantime, I'm walking like Dennis Weaver from Gunsmoke !!





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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2017, 01:33:35 PM »
Here are 2 shots coming out of the Speedway corner at Nepean, the first last year on the SC 500 and the second in May, this year on the Tribsa 650...........All these photos courtesy of Mark Staudinger.......



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Re: Purple Dave's new aquisition
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2017, 04:46:56 PM »
no wonder you've got a crook knee :o, look at the angle its pointing ;D

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 06:32:35 PM »
no wonder you've got a crook knee :o, look at the angle its pointing ;D

Ha ! Ha ! Ha !...........That's the GOOD knee !! ;D ;D
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