Books for sale

11 Nov

The Big Book of Harley Davidson – Hard cover  300 pages

The World of Harley Davidson  –  Hard cover  64 pages

Harley Davidson  “The Legend”  Hard cover

$30 for the three.

The BMW Story  –  Soft cover  63 pages

BMW Service Repair Handbook – 500-750cc  1955-1973

$10 for the pair

Phone Jim and Maxine Haines on 0427 972417

Lions Bike Show, Sunday 3rd November

4 Nov

The club decided to stage a display at the 3rd Lions Bike Show on Sunday. We met at the usual spot in Hazelwood Park and attracted about a dozen riders. I decided the quickest route would be up Mt Lofty and onto the Freeway exiting at Stirling, through Mylor, Echunga and then onto Macclesfield Oval.

There we met up with Wayne Williams who transported the club gazebo and some chairs. We set up in the same spot where we have for the past 3 years at the southern end of the oval.

Several other club members joined us as the morning progressed until we had about 20 bikes in total. I’m guessing these numbers, as I didn’t make an effort to count them. I also didn’t take many photos of our own display, as I was too busy inspecting the hundreds of bikes which turned up for the show.

The weather was warm and sunny and we didn’t see any of the expected showers which the forecast had promised. Other clubs present included the BSA Owners, The Vintage & Veteran, Triumph Riders, Vintage Japanese and the BMW Owners. The show has gone from strength to strength since it’s inception and the organisers did another great job. Well done to Fred Horvath and his crew for putting on an excellent show and well done to all our members for making the effort to bring their bikes out for the day.

Mopeds Plus – Mt Barker Burble 13th Oct 2019

24 Oct

Rider list:

Alan  Wallis         1950   Tilbrook                   197cc            M/C

Rob Smyth           1970   Motobecane             50cc            Moped

Peter Arriola         1957    James                     150cc            M/C

Roger O’Loughlin    1988    Suzuki                 650cc            M/C

Don Jennings         1977    BMW                    1000cc           M/C

Lyn Jennings         2005    Yamaha                 250cc            M/C                              

Joe  Betschart        1972   Kriedler                  49cc             M/C

Tony Earnshaw       1972   Honda                   125cc           M/C

Warren Duncan       2002   Honda                  250cc           M/C 

Alan Martin           2008   Honda                     125cc            M/C 

Graham Riley         1956   Vespa                      125cc          Scooter

Victor Poulton        2016   MotoGuzzi            900cc            M/C

David Saint           1966    Puch                        250cc           M/C

Ian Roddie            1951    NSU                       49cc            Moped

Ian Voysey            1948  Malvern Star           98cc           Autobyk

The Mount Barker Burble brings riders to the Adelaide Hills at the best time of the year. The countryside looked magnificent and although rain was forecast for later in the day it did not eventuate during the ride.

Fifteen starters lined up at the start and it was interesting to note a very good representation of small engine capacity machines. For example, smaller bike numbers were:-  3<50cc, plus 1 <100cc, plus 5 <200cc and  3@ 250cc.

Pud: ‘Sorry love, no hi-viz vest, no ride’

Following the same demonstration as in the 2018 Burble, Joe Betschart’s immaculately presented 50cc Kreidler repeated the performance this year, but Rob Smyth’s Motobecane was never far behind. It was good to note also that we have a return to Mopeds plus of a female rider. Lyn Jennings joined the group for the day doing well on her Yamaha 250.

The morning ride to Meadows and back went without any problems and after return to Mount Barker via Macclesfield, a one and a half hour lunch adjournment provided a good opportunity for the exchange of world- wide topics. Three riders retired prior to the start of the second leg of our journey.

The afternoon journey to Woodside started in heavy traffic at Mount Barker but soon settled down to comfortable touring through Littlehampton, Balhannah , and on to Melba’s Chocolate Factory at Woodside.  At Melba’s our leader was in receipt of a DWN (that’s a Domestic Withdrawal Notice)  and left the ride after handing over the leadership to Roger O’Loughlin who very capably guided the remaining bikes back to Mount Barker. Ian Voysey’s Autobyk had a fuel problem very late in the return to Mount Barker and was trailered back to the start. The forecast rain appeared to be closing in at that stage.

The dirty dozen
Ian Voysey and his misbehaving Malvern Star

Our thanks go to the three marshalls for the day, Messrs. R O’Loughlin, D Jennings, and Tony Earnshaw, and to Tail End Charlie Alan Wallis. Thanks also to Wayne Williams for running the backup trailer, and it was noted that retired rider Pud Freeman joined Wayne, in an advisory capacity.

 NEXT RUN: Adelaide Beach Run – 6th December 2019

MEET:  For a 9.30am Start. Birkenhead Tavern, Pt. Adelaide -Over the Birkenhead Bridge right turn at lights – Tavern on right

 RUN: Port Adelaide/ Outer Harbour/Largs /Semaphore/Grange/ Henley Beach/ Glenelg and return. Riders may elect to lunch together at the tavern after the run. Please let Alan or Warren know beforehand so that numbers can be confirmed. 

REMEMBER:   These runs cater for the slower rider, backup trailer always provided.

Enquiries; Warren 8388 1770    Alan 8295 5097

Bonhams Sale

8 Oct

This catalogue should keep you busy for a while. Best viewed in Full Screen. Thanks to Alan Kernich for the link.

Ride to Nuriootpa/Greenock Sun 27th October

5 Oct

You won’t want to miss this one. A visit to Nuriootpa to the transport museum and a morning tea ($5 inc.). Bob Finnie has informed me that they have over a 100 motorbikes (inc. approx. 40 Ariel Square Fours!) and over 60 cars on display. In his words – he was gobsmacked when he dropped in to have a bit of a look.

Do you ever wonder why you never see an Arial Square Four ?Because they are all here possibly 40

Posted by Adrian How on Sunday, 20 October 2019

Posted by Adrian How on Saturday, 19 October 2019

Then it’s off to the Greenock Aviation Museum for a visit and lunch ($10 inc.). There will be a scheduled startup of one of the Rolls Royce aircraft engines for our member’s benefit.

Meet 9am for a 9:30am start at the Caltex servo, Port Wakefield Rd, Bolivar. Ring Bob Finnie 8248 2220 or 0411 687 666 for details.

Recent midweek rides

3 Oct

There was a ride to Tailem Bend on Sept 17th, stopping at Nairne for morning tea. Many historic bikes were in attendance and we all got to have a ride on the Jervois ferry, which is always popular with our members.

Historic bikes in the Nairne cafe carpark
The Jervois ferry

There were over 20 bikes at the start of the 2nd October ride, historically speaking there was Ray Hill and his BMW R90, Owen Greenfield Norton Commando, Trevor Jones Moto-Guzzi 850 T5, Rob Smyth Triumph Tiger 100, David Byford Yamaha RD350, George Elovaris BMW, David Saint Suzuki GT750, Allan Vaisham CB500T and yours truly on a Triumph T120R. That’s all I can remember – apologies to any I have forgotten. We stopped at Meadows and then Milang for lunch. Fantastic weather.

Hazelwood Park start point
George Elovaris’ BMW cafe racer
Owen Greenfield’s Tangerine Dream Norton.

Many thanks to our ride leader Richard Knott for his efforts and leading us down many interesting roads in the Adelaide Hills.

Ride to Second Valley and Yankalilla Sun 29th September

1 Oct

The weather was perfect and competition from the Distinguished Gentlemen and the Bay to Birdwood was obviously a non event. We had the best turnout for a Sunday run since my records began in July 2017 with 19 bikes on the starting grid. Well done our club members! In the order that they were recorded in my diary:-

Alan Kernich 1985 BMW R80 800cc

Graham Riley and pillion Sharon Cooper 2016 Indian Scout 1200cc

Allan Vaisham 1972 Honda 450cc

Kevin Fear 2013 2013 Ducati Multi 1200cc

Bernie Burton 1981 Kawasaki Z650 650cc

Ray Chappel 1992 Kawasaki ZR1100 1100cc

Louis Peilschmidt 2002 Aprilia Pegaso 650cc

Tony Mitchell 1997 Honda NX650 650cc

Tony Earnshaw 1974 BMW R60 600cc

David Saint 1974 BMW R90S 900cc

Ray Hill 1974 BMW R90/6 900cc

Wayne Williams 2011 Kawasaki Versys 650cc

Ed Lowrey 1975 BMW R90S 900cc

Carole Fear 2017 Ducati Monster 821cc

Paul Harding 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750cc

Neil Wickham 2014 Triumph Thruxton 900cc

Bill Werner and pillion Karla Matovock 2009 Triumph Sprint 1050cc

Charles Oliver 1967 Triumph Bonneville T120R 650cc

Campbell Blaney 2001 Harley Davidson FXST 1450cc

A good mix of 9 club registered and 10 modern bikes and a total capacity of 16.271 litres!

Caltex servo Top of Taps

We all met at the Caltex servo at O’Halloran Hill ready for a 10am start but there were a couple of minor delays while your captain topped up the oil in his much neglected Beemer and while Ed discovered he was missing one of his nuts. This was on one of the rear shock absorber mounting bolts. Luckily this was noticed by a very observant club member before Ed suffered a nasty let down. Ed went off to Bunnings to find a replacement while the rest of us set off via Coxs Hill road and Piggot Range Road through Clarendon and then Bakers Gully Road and McLaren Flat Road to our morning refreshment stop at the Home Grain Bakery at McLaren Flat. Ed managed to rejoin the group here. Well done Ed.

Parked opposite the bakery in McLaren Flat

After a relaxing coffee and conversational break it was back on the bikes and up the exciting Wickhams Hill Road, along Range Road to the top of Willunga Hill and then down to Pages Flat Road and on towards Myponga. Reservoir Road must be one of the most scenic routes we have along a ridge with spectacular sea views to the west and the reservoir to the east. Down the hill and across the arched concrete dam wall itself before descending further down to Carrickalinga and Normanville. From here it should have been a pleasant cruise further south to Second Valley. However is was at this point that Bernie’s Kwaka decided to spark up with with an electrical short and blown fuses. Club members helped to locate the problem by discovering hot spots in the wiring loom and soon the machine was mobile again and we all arrived safely at the Second Valley cafe and store. Two riders took this opportunity to head elsewhere for pressing engagements. A few people had gone without food long enough but many opted to wait. After a smooth and rapid trip via Delamere and Torrens Vale we stopped at one of our favourite venues, the Yankalilla Bakery.

Kawasaki Z650
Ducati Monster 821
Triumph Bonneville T120R

Then as a matter of record, a largish group of at least half a dozen set off for Meadows where we regrouped prior to heading off in various directions depending on southern or northern suburban destinations. My opinion – a top day. Good weather, good companionship and a total of 280km, for me at least, very well spent. Thanks to all participants.

Alan Kernich Club Captain