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Offline ozktm151

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Penton Steel Tanker
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:06:57 PM »
As I am nearing the completion of mt Steel Tanker rebuild I am wondering if there is another example in Oz
Cheers Bill

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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 07:13:14 PM »
Not even Brad has one
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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 02:40:51 PM »
There should be one on this side of the island..first "KTM" to come to Oz..tho..badged as a Penton..pic of me riding it in my I.D.

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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 01:17:09 PM »
Please tell me more if you can Watto about the bike. Do you have any other photos

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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 04:32:51 PM »
Bike came here imported by John Kirkpatrick..he was the KTM distributor.. raced by Allan Mitchell.. he is also the guy who raced the first yellow tank 250.. bike came as Enduro model.. with lights,  speedo etc.. mid - side mount exhaust..centre stand etc.. not certain who made the exhaust pipe.. but was motocrossed with a down pipe.. was 5a engine.. alloy conrod.. which I managed to break one day at Manjimup.. tank was eventually painted yellow .. had chrome side panels on the tank..I raced in when I first started Juniors  so 14-16 years of age.. which would make it 1972 when we had it.. so Allan Mitchell would have had it new in.. say 69 ish..? we sold it and bought a red fibreglass tank 125 with a 6B in it..where the steel tanker went .. who knows..

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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 05:02:33 PM »
Thanks Watto. I remember talking to JK about getting a Penton. Said he got little help from John Penton. Perhaps somebody else over there in the west may know a bit more info. Cheers Bill

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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 09:25:30 AM »
As I am nearing the completion of mt Steel Tanker rebuild I am wondering if there is another example in Oz
Cheers Bill

interesting..... what year would this be i'm guessing pre 70 as that is what is mentioned in a later post. can you post any pics of it?
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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 10:09:13 AM »
Bill... nobody will know more about the steel tank Penton / KTM than John..

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Re: Penton Steel Tanker
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 07:50:30 AM »
Now I'm dueling ????