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Old 07-05-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Hails Bayles 2017

Another 1.Sunday in May, another Bayles.
And true to tradition...it's gotta be wet!

Some greasy, sloppy backroad near Koo Wee Rup














Some feel as flat as the surrounding countryside and keep the final solution handy







This one's beaming....Sunbeaming!








And if it ain't old and original and still pulling its weight.... it's custom, flash, beautifully crafted and most likely a hothpotch of a dozen bikes + bits.





I couldn't figure out this one! Just check that splitter-block for the front brake cables feeding a set of brake-shoes each at the front hub.
It's a watercooled stroker....with a Springer front-end and adjustable rake?...and points ignition!...and an auto-oil-feed coming out of that rear tank?
No idea if this is "original", but it sure looks old and been plodding along since Noah built the Arc.














A regular visitor at Bayles, the Norvin (Norton frame/ Vincent engine)





Shine on Me!!





Hmmmm... the "Lightning Special" looks a bit like a Russian Cartoon-Rocket from the '60s....lots of shiny bits and NOIZE!! though...

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Old 07-05-2017, 05:41 PM   #2
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I think you might be looking at the flying squirrel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Flying_Squirrel

Beautiful nine there
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:11 PM   #3
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I think you might be looking at the flying squirrel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Flying_Squirrel

Beautiful nine there
I think you found it.
That looks pretty close!

And yes....that Z9 was MINT!

Another shot....





...and back to that "Lightning Special" Beeza.










Shows why they HAD to come up with disc-brakes....any bigger and there wouldn't have been enough space to squeeze a spoke in between.







Then as now....BM-designers should be clobbered with a cricket bat until al-dente.... then sold to Ural.
Talk about fugly





Little Sweatheart









A superb, old Indian pulls up...





Spot the only blemish...





I heard of hard-tails...but this is brutal!





Start, yer baaastard!!



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Old 07-05-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
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I was taken by the single's. If it was a Yamaha... it caught my eye.








Analogue gauges.... anyone know how to read em?



And a super heavenly perspex inspection port...



It was mine...



Simple, small, classic, but not British. Still old enough to hold it's head high amongst the other bikes on display.

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Old 07-05-2017, 06:41 PM   #5
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And there's that same 754 again from a few years ago....





....the same one that made me pick the "Honda-Gold" for the last WTF






Another Sweatheart....still clocking a nice, steady 90 kmh on its way home later in the day.












Bayles
...hail, rain or shine!!

















A last eye-full on the way out... see you in 2018!!





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