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eric

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2019, 09:39:28 PM »
Still have a BSA, a Sunbeam scooter , 250 twin 4 stroke  :)

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2019, 09:57:58 PM »
Hi Eric,
That must be from the era I was born 1960. Wish I still had a couple of machine from my youth, well actually I have quite a few but some I will never get but I can't complain.

eric

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2019, 10:01:32 PM »
Yep 1960.  :)

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2019, 10:06:09 PM »
Eric, My first bike new to me in about 1975 was a Greeves Hawkstone from the same era.

Alber55

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2019, 10:06:41 PM »

I was brought up with my Dad always having a Matchless, initially a 500 when I was too young to remember then, I think a 350, then possibly a 250 in the late 50s early 60s. Big black beasts with fairings the size of Jumbo Jet nose cones and panniers like fridges 🤣.
He never understood that my 125 was a 125, he always thought it was a different type of 'cc' 😐.

eric

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2019, 10:17:13 PM »
Before the scooter I had a 350 AJS , 1959 😃

Alber55

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2019, 08:48:59 AM »
Roadracer, just seen your post on your Yam 200. I had a biker friend in the 70s had one. He used to use his mum's cooking oil for 2-stroke 🤣

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2019, 01:16:36 PM »
JackM, bought my Yam 125 from Andrews in 71 and visited the shop often for all the usual stuff...2 stroke, plugs, points etc. Did it close when the dad passed away? I believe there was quite a big issue with inheritance after he died.

Hello Alber55,
I don't think it closed immediately after the Father passed away. It took a few years I think. The Family were robbed of their inheritance by Gangsters in suits. Might give you some idea of why, I have never set foot in Castle Court, Belfast. Read below.  >:(

http://justbelfast.com/
Justice for the Massacred of La Mon and other atrocities.  The TRUTH will set them FREE.
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BLOOMFIELD

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2019, 10:05:07 PM »


My Brother bought a brand new 1963,  650 c.c. Triumph Bonneville with Factory " Race Kit " , from Mc Intyre's in May St.?

The fastest, smoothest, bike I've ever ridden.

 Similar to this ( no Race Kit on this one )

 
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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2019, 10:46:08 PM »
Still have a BSA, a Sunbeam scooter , 250 twin 4 stroke  :)

When they first made those they were considered to be TOO FAST, so the Factory had to Detune them   :D

If my memory serves me correctly, they were doing over 80 M.P.H., before detune  :o
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Alber55

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2019, 12:10:41 PM »

Jack M, yes I've read the info on that, sad that we have such people in this world.

Bloomfield, I had the displeasure of owning a '67 750 Booneville, leaked oil, vibrated like a jackhammer, wouldn't stop.....but handling was brilliant 😊

JohnKelly

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2019, 01:20:41 PM »
Anyone into the Moto Guzzie?

Alber55

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2019, 03:12:29 PM »
JohnKelly, no not me, another 'leaker' as I recall....!

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2019, 03:33:17 PM »
Anyone into the Moto Guzzie?

Always wanted an 850 Le Mans, didn't mind the 250 two stroke back in late seventies was the same bike as the Bennelli.

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2019, 03:27:52 PM »
Motorcycle dealer on Albertbridge Road was Jimmy Owens trading as Owens Brothers.