Posts Tagged ‘Panther’

January is Done…

Posted: January 31, 2016 in Just Me
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I am always glad to see the back of January, it is the most depressing month in my opinion. It is not January’s fault per se, but it has so little to offer, following on from Christmas and the celebrations of the new year as it does. But in amongst the drabness we get the odd glimmer of hope of better days, the days drag out slowly, the odd flower braves the cold dark days, and we sometimes get a day or two of motorcycles to remind us of warmer days ahead.
Today, the last Sunday of the month is when they hold the Talmag trial, I usually go, but I have a bad cold, and it is raining hard, so this year I have passed the walk in the woods, and the smell of Castrol R. But I do have a few pictures to end the month with.

This last week I took my Norton to have a wiring loom fitted, and some other missing parts, clutch, pegs and other assorted stuff. But while there I got to look over some nice old Matchless bikes.

Matchless_020 copy

Classic Motorcycles

Matchless_005 copy

Matchless G12

 

Nice original 56 G11…

Only two owners from new, totally original, low mileage and has original sales receipt.

Matchless_013 copy

Matchless G11

Introduced for 1956, the Matchless G11 and equivalent AJS Model 30 boasted an engine of 593cc, which went into the newly introduced cycle parts shared with the heavyweight singles range. Along with the new frame came a restyled oil tank and toolbox, full-width front brake and longer seat, while the excellent AMC gearbox – also fitted to Nortons including the Manx – was phased in during the year. ( taken from Bonhams 2013 auction site)

Matchless_014 copy

1956 G11 600cc

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DGR, The Oxford Ride…

Posted: September 28, 2015 in Just Me
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Sunday saw me heading North towards Oxford, for Sunday was the day, the worldwide Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and as I posted earlier, I was taking part in the Oxford ride here in the UK. But the promised sunny start never happened, as I left Newbury I had rain, and mist patches, typical!
Although as I approached Oxford services, the clouds moved away, the sun broke through, and the temps warmed up, perfect. So lets see what was about…

Graham and his 52 Panther M100.

Graham and his 52 Panther M100.

Triumph/

Triumph/

It was a real good turn out on a perfect autumn day, and after a slow ride around Oxford city, we headed for the pub and lunch.

I did hear that Oxford raised the second highest amount of money in the UK, behind London. raising somewhere around the £20K mark, well done everyone.

Harley Rat Bike

Harley Rat Bike

The Polka Dots

The Polka Dots

You can see all my pictures here….

http://www.kevindean.zenfolio.com/p190538781/slideshow

CB250

CB250

P&M Panther’s….

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Friends, Just Me
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I love big single motorcycles, the way they sound, the way they look, everything, but the king of the pile in my mind at least is the Panther M120. So when a friend in the US asked if I could help locate some tank badges for his one, I thought hey, why not. I never realised at that time just how hard it would be, and if it is hard for me here in the home of the Panther, then it must be hell locating parts on another continent.

But all good things come to those who wait, and having put the word out that I was looking, a call came in from another friend that he had a set of original parts sitting in his workshop, if I wanted to buy them, so I did.

Mikes American Panther M120…

Panther M120

Panther M120

Panther Big Single

Panther Big Single

And here are the badges as found, as you can see one will need a little restoring, but they are in good solid condition.

Panther Tank Badge

Panther Tank Badge

Needs work

Needs work

P&M Panther M120

P&M Panther M120

Riding October, a Norfolk Camp…

Posted: October 19, 2013 in Just Me
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I managed to get a last camp in before I was laid up for medical reasons, a short visit to hospital has put paid to my motorcycling for a couple of weeks, and as we head towards winter, the evenings are closing in, and the weather has become a little unpredictable.

So the camp was arranged by members of the Britbike forum that can be found here  http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php and was held on the Norfolk coast, at the village of Weybourne, over a very wet and windy weekend.

BSA

BSA

BSA 10hp

BSA 10hp

R80ST

R80ST

BSA and Honda

BSA and Honda

At the Beach

At the Beach

BSA

BSA

End of the year….

Posted: December 27, 2012 in Just Me
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Well we get ever closer to the end of another year, the weather has been aweful of late, with constant rain, it is a bit like having a monsoon period, it just seems to never end. And as such, I have not done much in the way of motorcycles, no pictures, and nothing really to report. So I shall just post a couple of odd pictures from the year so far.

Panther

Panther

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi

Moped

Moped

BMW Stand

BMW Stand

BMW Dash

BMW Dash

As the year starts to cool down, and winter gets closer, the motorcycle scene gets slowere also, but there are still one or two things to see.

As always, you can count on Jack’s to have something interesting ..

Velocette Cafe Racer

Here is a nice Panther, you don’t see many of these on the road..

Panther

And sold new at Pride and Clarkes, in London.

Pride and Clarke