Blow your own


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I have to tell you how much I en­joy the mag­a­zine, es­pe­cially the C11 ar­ti­cle! (OBA 42). I started off on my 16th birth­day on a C10 (in Eng­land 1963) with my mate John Ford on his C10. I’d left school and that sum­mer we did many miles around the Cotswolds and be­yond. The sense of free­dom was amaz­ing and you didn’t have to pedal! When the mo­tor blew my fa­ther got me a C11 mo­tor to put in. We did mi­nor go-faster mods to the bikes but mostly ‘café racer’ style. Af­ter I passed my test I got an old G9 Match­less which I re­built with a G80 mo­tor. This was my ride for the next few years and with a dust­bin fair­ing I ac­quired and a TT carb, sur­prised many of my friends on their Bon­nevilles. The at­tached photo is not my bike but very sim­i­lar. I’m cur­rently en­joy­ing my Buell XB12S, the orig­i­nal hooli­gan bike, which has yet to rate a men­tion in your mag­a­zine, maybe too new? Even with the Prim­i­tive HD de­rived mo­tor.

Ju­lian Cole Auck­land, New Zealand.

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