• 1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special Restoration
    Mark Austin May 08, 2010

    1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special Restoration

    The Acquisition My mate, Murray West and I bought this together in March 1998 from a guy named Brendan Moore via Forcycle at Tempe. It was owned by a friend of his who bought it new in about 1970. He first rode it with a sidecar attached for about a year, then took the sidecar off. After about six months he had an accident in it, hitting a car that... The Acquisition My mate, Murray West and I bought this together in March 1998 from a guy named Brendan Moore via Forcycle at Tempe. It was owned by a friend of his who bought it new in about 1970. He first rode it with a sidecar attached for about a year, then took the sidecar off. After about six months he had an accident in it, hitting a car that...

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  • 1984 Ducati Pantah 650SL Restoration
    Mark Austin May 08, 2009

    1984 Ducati Pantah 650SL Restoration

    The Acquisition I bought this Pantah 650 SL in 2005 from a bloke in Dubbo. It looked like a pretty honest bike, well used but very original. I had a lot of trouble getting it to start and run correctly and after a couple of months of very frustrating rides with breakdowns and non-starts, and replacing every electrical component, I bit the bullet and gave it to Gowanloch at Belmore... The Acquisition I bought this Pantah 650 SL in 2005 from a bloke in Dubbo. It looked like a pretty honest bike, well used but very original. I had a lot of trouble getting it to start and run correctly and after a couple of months of very frustrating rides with breakdowns and non-starts, and replacing every electrical component, I bit the bullet and gave it to Gowanloch at Belmore...

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  • 1955 AJS 18S Restoration
    Mark Austin Jul 03, 2006

    1955 AJS 18S Restoration

    The Acquisition I bought this AJS in 1983, it was a basket-case in a thousand pieces. I owned it until 2006. I bought it from an old guy named Prentergast who sold AJS parts. Every now and then he put together enough parts for a "full" bike. That's what I bought from him - and I finished it 16 years later! This bike had been lying at my parents place... The Acquisition I bought this AJS in 1983, it was a basket-case in a thousand pieces. I owned it until 2006. I bought it from an old guy named Prentergast who sold AJS parts. Every now and then he put together enough parts for a "full" bike. That's what I bought from him - and I finished it 16 years later! This bike had been lying at my parents place...

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