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by KOOLIE
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES

No worries mate, I'll do a bit more digging if you like. As you say it's an early one as it still has cycle style stirrup brakes on the front. There were so many motorcycle manufacturers in those days that it may be some obscure make, but at the moment I reckon James is the favourite possibility :)...
by KOOLIE
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES

srob wrote:I wonder, could the top one be a James?
Thanks for the reply.
I'm sure you are correct having checked it against other photos of other James machines.
I guess my uncles bike is an early example having a belt drive as all the ones i have seen so far have chain drive .
Really grateful
Cheers
Chris.
by KOOLIE
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES

DAM wrote:The despatch bike looks to be a 550cc Triumph model H
Thanks Dam
Your'e spot on. Have googled it already and suprised at how many there are still around.
Seems they were chosen as army issue when they stopped using horses for despatches and communication in the field.

Chris
by KOOLIE
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES

http://imageshack.com/a/img837/6831/cf8r.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img703/6397/5ujm.jpg Hi. Please can any one help with any info on these two machines. One is my grandfather posing on his dispatch bike about halfway through WW1. He used to tell me about how he often had to remove and dry the dri...