• 69FLHarley
    69FLHarley
    13 years ago

    Roadtrain, you're definitely showing your age!

    Do you recall the name of the dealership?

  • shovel4ever
    shovel4ever
    13 years ago

    bought my shovel at "burling and simmons" (think it was called from memory) in 1982. that wason paramatta rd. still got it

  • nobody
    nobody
    13 years ago

    Yes Burling And Simmons were the original Harley dealer in Sydney and they were on Parramatta rd.Used to drool every time I rode past there on my Japper.Never thinking I would ever be able to afford a Harley.Never thinking I would go through the Europen Bike stage,even racing them,til I finally owned my first love

     

    nobody

  • nobody
    nobody
    13 years ago

    Ryans motorcycles were and still are on Church st at Parramatta.Good place if you are after old British bike stuff,they haven't sold bikes for over 20 years though.

     

    nobody

  • GB
    GB
    12 years ago

    RT, thanks for the trip down memory lane, wouldn't you love to have one of those beautiful old harleys now.

  • philthy
    philthy
    11 years ago

    Yeah, Burling &Simmons,used to go there to get me beeza bits in early 70's. I bought my '84 (special edition early model,so the engine number says) Softail from there, I'm pretty sure that was the last batch of Harleys that B&S sold, Frasers were kicking off just then as HD agents. I can still remember yapping with Len Burling, and I still have a very snug fitting B&S shop T-Shirt! Which incidently I promised to Redfern M/cycles for their T-shirt collection which they have hanging off their wall,might even re- neg on that,dunno. Fond memories. $9,789.40 for the FXST on the road. 

  • The Don
    The Don
    11 years ago
    Good old Burglars and Stealer's, bought my 81 FXEF from them second hand in 82. They had to repaint it as the previous owner was a Clubby and had colours on the bike. I'd never heard of the club and a mate said anyone that left colours on their bike and sold it would probably get flogged by the Sgt at Arms. I never did see a patch with that name ever so I guess they died out. I paid 6,700 then for my FXEF. A brand new Wide Glide was 8,500 . Couldn't afford it . I remember they kicked a stink when I wouldn't pay the balance unless they put a new tank strip on it, the previous owner's had club initials on it and I wasn't riding it out like that.

  • MJ
    MJ
    11 years ago
    Don what was the club name mate just interested .......

    pm if ya wish
  • The Don
    The Don
    11 years ago

    MJ,
    Tank Strip said Floody, and something like Valhalla MC. Never saw a patch with that on so I guess they vanished.
    At the time I was a member of Bikers Ltd and knew a few people in Clubs, nobody had heard of them.
    Cris
  • MJ
    MJ
    11 years ago
    did you go to there 30th last year Bikers ltd or now bikers australia ??
  • The Don
    The Don
    11 years ago
    No, last reunion I attended was the 20th of the Norths chapter in the Central Coast in 2000.
  • bjays
    bjays
    11 years ago

    Any of you shovel enthusiasts know where i could get a set of bags just like the ones on the new bike in the window cheers

  • bjays
    bjays
    11 years ago
    Yep sure,leave me a number in the msgs and i`l call you,or give me a ring over the weekends 0414959115 thanks Brad
  • Finny
    Finny
    11 years ago

    I dont believe your getting rid of some gear there woz.............the wife finally put  her foot down

  • Kool
    Kool
    11 years ago

    G'Day, Just found this site, a few memories stirred I did my apprenticeship with Burling and Simmons

  • The Don
    The Don
    11 years ago
    Go to Introductions Kool,
    post a bit about yourself and let the crew get to know ya.
  • Toyfixa
    Toyfixa
    8 years ago

     I worked at Burlo's in the early seventies as a young kid cleaning and uncrating bikes. Rode em around to Rego and places. I remember the smaell of a brand new 1,000 Sporty straight out of the box, Mmm, still recall that.

  • philthy
    philthy
    8 years ago

    Did one of them happen to have a pigs head with a crown on it's head painted on the chair?

  • Joe Lunchbox
    Joe Lunchbox
    11 months
    Redfern Motorcycle never had an official Harley Davidson dealership.....The story goes reps from Harley Davidson came out to Johnos shop in Redfern took one look at the set up with the oil hardened dirt floor and said no way in these premises.