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A love of mo­tor­cy­cling runs in my fam­ily, as you can see from these two pho­tos from our al­bum. The first shows my late fa­ther, Jack Pierce (on the right) who served in the Royal Engi­neers through­out the Mid­dle East dur­ing WWII. Taken in front of the Great Sphinx in Egypt, the story goes that the only bike avail­able was a BSA that had been run over, dam­ag­ing the forks be­yond re­pair, so he adapted a set of tele­draulic forks, pos­si­bly of Match­less ori­gin. The sec­ond photo shows me pos­ing in our gar­den in 1973 on my lovely 350 Yamaha YR5, pur­chased new for £360 from Ken Heanes in Fleet in 1972. Steve Pierce

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