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  • Old Fatty Posts: 50
    Ferntree Gully
    Stock Poster Old Fatty
    12 Sep 2020 07:42 PM
    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 Posts: 1467
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    12 Sep 2020 09:08 PM
    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 07:42 PM
    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 Posts: 50
    Ferntree Gully
    Stock Poster Old Fatty
    12 Sep 2020 09:22 PM
    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 07:42 PM
    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 09:08 PM
    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 Posts: 1467
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    12 Sep 2020 10:02 PM
    Quoting Old Fatty on 12 Sep 2020 07:42 PM
    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 09:08 PM
    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 09:22 PMedited: 12 Sep 2020 09:24 PM
    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 Posts: 50
    Ferntree Gully
    Stock Poster Old Fatty
    12 Sep 2020 10:43 PM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 12 Sep 2020 09:08 PM
    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 09:22 PMedited: 12 Sep 2020 09:24 PM
    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 10:02 PM
    be a wide engine then ?
    Not much wider than a Kwaka 900 actually, it looked very well built.
  • liberator Posts: 235
    Stock Poster liberator
    14 Sep 2020 02:00 PM
    And here's another side by side,


    HD Forums Australia - parallel 4.jpg

  • liberator Posts: 235
    Stock Poster liberator
    14 Sep 2020 02:03 PM
    And here's a couple in tandem,

    HD Forums Australia - 291z4g1.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - twin eng racer.jpg

  • brucefxdl Posts: 1467
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    14 Sep 2020 07:39 PM
    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.
  • imoo6170 Posts: 766
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    16 Sep 2020 09:13 AM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 07:39 PM
    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 Posts: 1467
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    16 Sep 2020 08:16 PM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 07:39 PM
    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.
    Quoting imoo6170 on 16 Sep 2020 09:13 AM
    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 Posts: 3096
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    18 Sep 2020 08:58 AM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 07:39 PM
    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.
    Quoting imoo6170 on 16 Sep 2020 09:13 AM
    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 Posts: 119
    Stock Poster grooveyguru
    18 Sep 2020 10:47 AM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2020 07:39 PM
    nice work imoo and liberator,interesting machines with a fair amount of work and committment  by the builders in their day.
    Quoting imoo6170 on 16 Sep 2020 09:13 AM
    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 08:16 PM
    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 Posts: 936
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    20 Sep 2020 09:28 AM



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