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  • Old Fatty
    Old Fatty
    4 months
    Does anyone remember a bloke from Noble Park in Melbourne who had a twin engined Bonneville in the 70's. I saw it at a show at the old Tally Ho Boys Home about the late 70's. It was two 650 Pre-unit Bonny motors on a common crank and going to a standard gear box. Story was he would blow the jap bikes into the weeds but went through a clutch a week. It as well built.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    4 months
    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 09:42 AM

    Does anyone remember a bloke from Noble Park in Melbourne who had a twin engined Bonneville in the 70's. I saw it at a show at the old Tally Ho Boys Home about the late 70's. It was two 650 Pre-unit Bonny motors on a common crank and going to a standard gear box. Story was he would blow the jap bikes into the weeds but went through a clutch a week. It as well built.

    the only twin i remember was " pommie " pete allens drag bike,but that was 2 bonnies in tandem.
  • Old Fatty
    Old Fatty
    4 months
    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 09:42 AM

    Does anyone remember a bloke from Noble Park in Melbourne who had a twin engined Bonneville in the 70's. I saw it at a show at the old Tally Ho Boys Home about the late 70's. It was two 650 Pre-unit Bonny motors on a common crank and going to a standard gear box. Story was he would blow the jap bikes into the weeds but went through a clutch a week. It as well built.

    Quoting brucefxdl on 12 Sep 2020 11:08 AM

    the only twin i remember was " pommie " pete allens drag bike,but that was 2 bonnies in tandem.

    This was two side by side. I heard a lot about it before I saw it in the flesh and took I it with a grain a salt. But as I say, I saw it at a show.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    4 months
    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 09:42 AM

    Does anyone remember a bloke from Noble Park in Melbourne who had a twin engined Bonneville in the 70's. I saw it at a show at the old Tally Ho Boys Home about the late 70's. It was two 650 Pre-unit Bonny motors on a common crank and going to a standard gear box. Story was he would blow the jap bikes into the weeds but went through a clutch a week. It as well built.

    Quoting brucefxdl on 12 Sep 2020 11:08 AM

    the only twin i remember was " pommie " pete allens drag bike,but that was 2 bonnies in tandem.

    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 11:22 AMedited: 12 Sep 2020 11:24 AM

    This was two side by side. I heard a lot about it before I saw it in the flesh and took I it with a grain a salt. But as I say, I saw it at a show.

    be a wide engine then ?
  • Old Fatty
    Old Fatty
    4 months
    Quoting brucefxdl on 12 Sep 2020 11:08 AM

    the only twin i remember was " pommie " pete allens drag bike,but that was 2 bonnies in tandem.

    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 11:22 AMedited: 12 Sep 2020 11:24 AM

    This was two side by side. I heard a lot about it before I saw it in the flesh and took I it with a grain a salt. But as I say, I saw it at a show.

    Quoting brucefxdl on 12 Sep 2020 12:02 PM

    be a wide engine then ?

    Not much wider than a Kwaka 900 actually, it looked very well built.
  • liberator
    liberator
    4 months
    And here's another side by side,


  • liberator
    liberator
    4 months
    And here's a couple in tandem,


  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    4 months
    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.
  • imoo6170
    imoo6170
    4 months
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 09:39 AM

    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.

    Bloody oath !! -  fair amount of work and commitment by the builders in their day.
    Would love the have the skill to do something lie this.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    4 months
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 09:39 AM

    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.

    Quoting imoo6170 on 15 Sep 2020 11:13 PM

    Bloody oath !! -  fair amount of work and commitment by the builders in their day.

    Would love the have the skill to do something lie this.

    as well as skill.i reckon you would need more than the average tool box as well.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    4 months
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 09:39 AM

    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.

    Quoting imoo6170 on 15 Sep 2020 11:13 PM

    Bloody oath !! -  fair amount of work and commitment by the builders in their day.

    Would love the have the skill to do something lie this.

    The late John Treese could do things like that. There are a lot of things he did no one online will ever see. As he never had a web page or anything.
  • grooveyguru
    grooveyguru
    4 months
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 09:39 AM

    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.

    Quoting imoo6170 on 15 Sep 2020 11:13 PM

    Bloody oath !! -  fair amount of work and commitment by the builders in their day.

    Would love the have the skill to do something lie this.

    Quoting brucefxdl on 16 Sep 2020 10:16 AM

    as well as skill.i reckon you would need more than the average tool box as well.

    There was no google either. These blokes had to do it all from scratch. There is a bloke on youtube that has a series of videos showing every step of how he built a z900 super six in his shed. 
  • gidgi
    gidgi
    4 months