Sunday, 5 December 2010

Another Sunday ride two-up

Mrs Tarsnakes and I took a short run to Forrest (Vic) for coffee. We stopped in at 'Martians' cafe at Deans Marsh and took a few shots of some historic motorcycles parked there.

What particularly caught my eye was an old twin cylinder Norton, as my mate Steve is rebuilding a 500cc twin Dominator at present. There was also a well used Honda CBX1000 present, which is right at the top of the list of post classic motorcycles that I'd like to have.

Nice pipes, alloy rims,  rearsets, ?? featherbed frame & belt primary - nicely done!

Modified primary drive. The chain drives always seem to leak oil, this is the clean belt alternative.
Don't know much about beezas- I'm guessing it's a 650
Rifles tank badge
An older Ducati

How I'd love one of these!

Moto Guzzi S3

Montesa road bikes must be pretty rare. This is a 350cc twin.
 We only stopped at Martians  briefly as it was pretty hot and very humid - not good in full leathers!
Mrs T in her new Vespa T.
 From Forrest we headed down to Colac and dropped in to see how Steve's Domi resto is progressing. Well actually we dropped in to pay a pre-Christmas visit, but Steve and I often seek the company of Nortons and Jimi Hendrix in the shed!
All up, another grand afternoon out.


  1. Lovely photos Jules - excellent! The dry clutch and toothed belt setup on the Norton twin looks identical to that on my friend's racing Commando. Must send him the link.

    The BSA is an A65 Lightning if it's single carb or a Super Rocket if twin. A Super Rocket is worth serious money if it's original.

    Montessa's are as rare as rocking horse poop - have only ever seen their trial bikes!

    Safe riding mate....

  2. Geoff,

    Thanks for the info on the BSA - they're definitely a marque that I know nothing about.

    Like you, I've never seen a Montesa road bike, but I know that they had a couple of racing versions that were 2 stroke twins.The one pictured had "Crono 350" on the side covers.

    All the best Geoff. Cheers Jules.