Category Archives: Velocette & other British Motorcycles

Finished… the 2012 Unfinished Project Show

Jeff and I returned to San Francisco to rescue the 1946 Velocette GTP from the gallery where the bike had been on display with other unfinished projects. It was like a two-week vacation for the bike. From here the bike … Continue reading

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Unfinished

Three Velocettes marked their spots in the 2nd Annual Unfinished Projects Show in San Francisco, California. This is a show of motorcycles and motorcycle-themed art that demonstrates what a fine line there is between the utility of these vehicles and … Continue reading

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My Velocette Daze

My Velocette Days By Leonard J. Moseley Transport Bookman Limited 1975 London England This book is a great addition to anyone curious about motorcycle history. It is a must-read for the person interested in the Velocette marque. Unfortunately it is … Continue reading

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What Real Motorcyclists do in the Winter

There are two lessons to this blog. One is that motorcycle mechanics doesn’t stop just because the weather makes riding uncomfortable. Oh no. When the weather turns bad, the real motorcyclist takes to his/her garage and gets busy. Motorcycle racers … Continue reading

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2011 BSA OCNC ALL BRITISH RIDE

Time plays it’s usual tricks. Less than one week after the 49 Mile ride, we were back on the road for the BSA Owner’s Club of North America (BSAOCNC) All-British Ride. But in six days the weather had changed, the … Continue reading

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2011 AMCA 49 Mile Ride

On the Sunday before Halloween, around 300 bikers gathered to show off their clutch and throttle skills throughout the steep hills of San Francisco. What is especially remarkable is that the majority of these bikes were built before 1974. Many … Continue reading

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All that’s left is the clean-up…

By the end of Friday, we’ve ridden 1,000 miles of back roads, experienced close contact with the vagaries of weather, experimented with roadside mechanics, told stories, kicked tires, and generally had a great time. On Saturday, the clean up begins. … Continue reading

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VOCNA 2011 Rally

Unbelievable! It’s Saturday and the ride is over. The last five days have gone by quickly and I’ve been too involved socializing and riding to post anything. This long post provides an overview of the week – each day held … Continue reading

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First Challenge

There we were cruising along on Highway 97, feeling like we were making good time, when a passenger in a passing vehicle waved at us, pointed to the trailer and pressed her hands together while mouthing the word, “flat.” From … Continue reading

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Preparation for the VOCNA Rally

Preparation for going on this year’s Velocette Owner’s of North America (VOCNA) Rally has been going on for a long time, but a few things come down to the last minute. Like dealing with my motorcycle, a 500 cc Buell. … Continue reading

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