A great video showcasing some of the 1970’s superbikes

Courtesy of Brightside media, via YouTube

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Jack’s Beeza

Here’s another of Andy’s projects nearing completion. Just needs the tank painted and a few minor tweaks. OK, updated pics with tank painted.

Mandatory reading!

This must have been from the British division of Dellorto!

Below – warming up with the choke still on

Procrastinators’ first ride for 2015

As is our habit, the West Coast Procrastinators met for our annual first of January ride and AGM. Marty and I left Geelong in overcast conditions and arrived at Steve’s place (near Colac) to find Andy and Steve raring to go. Andy had brought his recently purchased 1973 GT 550 Suzuki along instead of his usual mount, a ’69 Norton Commando. After New Year handshakes, a picture of the motorcycles and some banter we headed off to Timboon, Vic.

Steve’s Commando

Andy’s ‘new’ 1973 GT550

Marty and my ZX14R’s

Unfortunately we were not that many kilometers down the road when Andy’s bike suffered a “failure to proceed”. Andy has not restored this bike and it illustrates the potential pitfalls of purchasing an already “restored” bike that has been restored by someone of unknown capability.

I took Andy back to Steve’s, where Andy had his car and trailer and he was able to load the stricken Suzuki and then continue on for lunch at the Timboon hotel.

After a few fleeting showers of rain in the morning the return trip was in sunny conditions. We stuck to a series of back roads and avoided the traffic associated with a public holiday and the general 12 Apostles area.

It was another grand ride to start 2015 with for three of the Procrastinators, however, it was a great get together for all four.

Garage tour Nov 2014: Andy’s current projects & a peek into TK’s world

Except for the T500 Suzuki, Andy’s garage currently resembles a BSA production line!

At another enthusiast’s garage on the same day! TK’s 1930 Flying Squirrel

Below: a rare OHC Jawa road bike

There was also a 1927 two speed Scott being restored – just can’t find the pics I (thought) I took!