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Oyster 49
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Looks like you are having a great holiday Stelios! 8)
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Indeed and I hope to see you around someday :)
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In a nearby island.. :)

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Is that one of your motors on the boat mate. Beautiful place by the looks of it. 8)
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I told the owner how to start his Seagull outboard and some tips to restore it. Judging from the result he did it well.
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That's something I promised to Oyster that I will upload. Found on the island and is there from WW2. I don't know if it's rare or what, in any case I was amazed!!
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Hi Stellios,

This is a BSA WM20 500cc side valve motor cycle build for the War Department during world war II.

I restored one a few years ago and I stored it between the Seagull's in the shed.
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I don't recognise that cylinder it doesn't look like a BSA or an AJS, anything in any of your books Jan?
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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Hi Charles,

Just click on Stellios picture and you will see the strange cylinder will be an ordinary (W)M20 cylinder motor cycle.

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Excellent find Stelios! Whilst in Skiathos a couple of years ago I came across this. Love the open drive shaft and sprung hub. Early 1950s model R31. I've always fancied one of these. The owner worked in the taverna we frequented quite a bit.
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Yes your right Jan, I didn't blow the picture up so it appeared to have 10 sloping fins.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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Great restoration Jan, I really would like to do something similar to that engine I found in Tinos island.

Oyster you were in Skiathos? Next time let me know please!

Manos? Where are you Manos? I think it's time to post a picture of your BWM.

All these old motorcycles are a kind of art!
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I only now came across this thread.

Stelios, did you bring home the WW2 BSA?
As motor bikes are the subject, I would like to post the pictures of my two ones from the 'fifties. I tried but I could not. After hitting the key "Img" , img and /img in square brackets appears in the text but I can't insert the filename of my images ( .JPG).

Would anyone teach me how? And yet I already successfully posted images of my Seagulls (Suppose getting too old - me, not Seagulls).

Thanks

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Hi Sandro,

I upload the image first on http://www.photobucket.com
Then you can copy the link from this site and paste it here.

Or you can use the forum module. Below the form you write the message there is a button "Upload attachment".
Upload the image from your computer (should not exceed the size limit I think).
And then you press a button nearby "Add the file" and in the end next button is "place in line"


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Thought I would show you one of my ole girls it’s a 1948 BSA M21 600 with a Tilbrook Sidecar she’s looking
a little tired and due for another cosmetic restoration if I ever stop playing with Seagulls.
Originally paid $20.00 dollars for her but that was 40 years ago will cruise at 40-45mph all-day we have toured
most of South Australia, Tasmania and some of the east coast carry a spare head gasket, Exhaust valve and on
long runs a piston in the tool kit only ever needed the head gasket she’s been a good ole workhorse.

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