Sunday 13th February 2011 was inspection day for all VMCCWA motorcycles on 404 concessional licenses. It was a good opportunity to see a lot of bikes that are usually hidden away out and about and to chat about motorcycles.
Some trailered their bikes, others rode.
A beautifully restored 1951 Ariel NH.
The Leader ran really well all the way, although typically it stalled and flooded when I had to restart it. It can be very tempermental to restart when hot. I usually start it with the fuel OFF in order to avoid it flooding.
"I haven't seen one of those since...."
The inspections are underway. The Leader passed although they recommended the front brake be looked at. Ariel front brakes are notoriously weak.
A nice and neat AJS
This Sunbeam attracted a lot of admirers
Harley-Davidson Peashooter racer. You gotta love the brick as a sidestand!
The peashooter had apparently enjoyed a successful racing career in the 30s and 40s. It's been preserved with its original patina.
A BMW? No, a Chiang-Jiang in BMW livery
A rare and unusual 4 cylinder Nimbus. This drew an admiring crowd.
A wonderfully restored BSA New Imperial. My grandfather used to own one of these. I think it was one of the best motorcycles on display.
A 1940 BMW in war trim.