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June 2005 Club News

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Coastal Ride

Andrew and Sue had dialled in good weather for a run they organised on April 24. 22 bikes with riders and passengers left the Amity Tavern carpark for an interesting ride along Chester Pass Road, then Prideaux Road to Nanarup. This was the morning tea stop.

Des had been having a bit of trouble with the DKW. It turned out to be carbie trouble and when the carbie was stripped the slow speed jet had broken off, Des used a piece of wire as a make-shift fix and it seemed to work beautifully - you can’t beat a piece of wire in your toolkit (and electrical ties).

Bob and grandson Zac on the Steib's first ride - attached to a 1962 R69S.
Bob and grandson Zac on the Steib's first ride - attached to a 1962 R69S

From Nanarup we rode back into Albany, around Marine Drive to Frenchmans Bay where we had lunch.
It was the first time I’d taken my ‘62 BMW out with the Steib sidecar attached and after an initial head-shake while slowing down (I tightened the steering damper more to fix it) the outfit rode brilliantly. I was very pleased indeed, although I think Zac (grandson) will prefer it when the screen is up as he was getting blasted by the wind.

It was a great day, thanks Andrew and Sue for organising it and for Garry Blake for going back-up.
I reckon this is what the Club is about: being able to enjoy motorcycles of all ages and makes in the company of like-minded folks of all ages and makes as well.

Des at speed on his 1952 DKW 250cc
Des at speed on his 1952 DKW 250cc

On the ride:
1948 BSA B33
1951 AJS 500 single
1952 250 DKW
Early 50’s BSA Gold Flash
1956 BSA Gold Flash
1959 BMW 250 R26
1962 BMW R69S Sidecar
1973 Yamaha RD350
1974 Kawasaki Z900
1976 Suzuki GS750
1977 BMW R100 100/7 Sidecar
1981 BMW R100RS Sidecar
1983 Yamaha Midnight Special
1985 Suzuki GS1100 Full Dresser
1988 BMW K100RT
1995 BMW R100RT
1995 Kawasaki ZZR250
1996 BMW R100RT Trike
1999 Suzuki Intruder 1500cc
Yamaha Virago 1100
Yamaha XT225

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