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2018 BSA International Rally

Post by Canberra » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:17 pm

Well it's time to make some plans. It'll take a few years to get the cash together so why not forward plan.

If you cannot afford to raise enough for your bike we may have a few BSA's here in Canberra to borrow. Especially for someone who will treat them well. <135 I am sure there will be accommodation as required.

It would be nice to ride down to Victoria together down through Ned Kelly country instead of the boring highway and I am sure we can arrange backup trailers just in case. Maybe people can ship into Botany, travel with us and out of Melbourne if you bring your own machine.

Trevor you could join us on your way through and anyone else.

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Post by Canberra » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:30 am

Time to revitalise this post.

The cabin accommodation at Hall's Gap disappeared very rapidly, more so than the Victorian club expected so they will release details of accommodation near by. We ended up getting last two cabins at another campsite just up the road. I'll leave the trailer and bikes at the main campsite like we did at last Australian meeting in Cowra last month. My B50T is earmarked for someone else at moment and my B50SS will be there. Looks like trailer down and could consider a short drive along the Great Ocean Road on return trip. It's years since I did that road on the B50 and I hear it's getting rather busy and cut up by all the caravans. Probably a slow ride but lots to see on the road. http://www.australia.com/en/places/grea ... -road.html. There are at least 6 couples going from my club in Canberra at moment and a few I know from Sydney and Melbourne, so we can expect a good week at rally.

OK at the main site if you have a van or camping.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Post by skippy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:40 pm

I've got a spare BMW R65 bike just up the road. It starts with B but the other letters are a bit different.
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Post by Canberra » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am

Yes, I've a few others but not the magic BSA brand. The BM might be a nice run around though.

B50s seem to be getting scarce. I was looking at a neat 1969 A65 lightening for sale for 9 1/2 over the week end but being a short arse, it feels heavier than my 2010 SE Bonne. Anyone got a US spec A65 for sale? They were a lot narrower.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Post by BSA_WM20 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:19 am

John,
Shane is hosting a few Septics and we are looking at riding down from Sydney.
Sydney- Eden
Eden- Myrtleford
Myrtleford- Halls Gap
With the aim of arriving Thursday evening.
You are more than welcome to join in, particularly if you know some nice photo spots and roads.

Last time I went to Myrtleford was the last ABR they had there .
We are also thinking of doing a trial run en route to the ABR this year as Myrtleford to Halls Gap via Newstead is not much of a diversion and I love the section from Nagambie to Elphingstone.
We are looking at short legs of 150 km to 200 km with photo stops, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea stops so about 8 hours per leg including stops.

That invitation holds good for any one else. Particularly if you are familiar with the back roads Myrtleford to Halls Gap.
The proposed route for this leg is something like this and once past Newstead we are in uncharted waters.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Hall ... !3e0?hl=en
Shane is not a fast rider and neither is Steve so it will be a no more than speed limits ride.
After all we want to show them how great God's gift to Motorcycling is, not kill them.
All of the Septics will be riding borrowed bikes & I will be carrying all of the gear + the trailer we won't need.
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Post by Canberra » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:06 am

Hi Trevor,

Reviewing timing and looks like as an option we will be doing a return trip by bike. Halls Gap to Portland with slow dodgems with tourists for 3 days back along Great Ocean Road. It comes down to how much time we can get off work. Even if we trailer down carrying loads of gear/supplies it actually may be nice to follow you guys. Will let you know. Will try to work out who will do it with us and somehow find accommodation.

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Post by minetymenace » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:44 pm

B50 at the end.... will be at the rally.
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Post by skippy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:57 pm

Newstead, Avoca, ararat, moyston, pomonal, halls gap.
Newstaed, marybrough, natte yollock, moonambel, navarre, or landsbrough, stawell, halls gap.
have fun and see you at the ABR.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Post by BSA_WM20 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:31 am

minetymenace wrote:B50 at the end.... will be at the rally.
Doug got the International bug a few years back.
I doubt that he will miss another till his riding days are over.
The kids are all out of school ( or near enough ) so he is taking some time out.
Seems just like yesterday he turned up at the ABR with 3 pastel painted Bantams for the not yet old enough kids to ride around the camp ground.
The whole family ride & they are a credit to their parents.
Don't let Beat see that electric start B50.
From memory it was ridden to one of the BSA Nationals.
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Post by Canberra » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:14 pm

Doug was at the last National at Cowra and he promised he would have the B50 there in November to add to our group of B50's. He rode it to SA and all over the Flinders and was really wrapped in it. I notice he didn't try to start a B50 by hand on the video. It was a good video of his multitude of really customised BSAs

If we get enough B50s together we should try to get a photo with more B50s than at the Swedish International Rally. Could this be an aim for world record for B50s at the International BSA Rallies?

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Post by BSA_WM20 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:21 pm

So how many do we need ?
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Post by Canberra » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:03 pm

I tried to find the photo of the B50s but Rickard will have it. I thought there were 6 or 7 in the photo but there were a couple more around the campsite who may not have made it into the shoot. Beat was in Sweden with us but didn't attend.

All I can find is a few shots of a balloon for some reason!

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Post by minetymenace » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:05 pm

John wrote:All I can find is a few shots of a balloon for some reason!
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Piccie of five in Sweden here.
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Post by skippy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 pm

I'll have to talk to Sute at the ABR and get him to bring along Steve's bike as well.
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Post by Canberra » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Thanks for the photos, a good time by all. Wonder if the balloon made it across the Baltic Sea :cool: .

Surely we can beat 5 B50icon ? I'll have two there for a start.

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Post by Canberra » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:24 am

Trevor,

We'll meet you in Eden. We will be there 2 nights to go whale watching. That road trip will be a couple of very long days as I suspect roads will be slower especially on the last day into Halls Gap. We'll have the B50SS and B50T on a trailer.

Our return after the Rally:
The Great Ocean Road is full of tourists, things to see and do so would plan to take a few days easy riding through to Torquay, Vic before returning the bikes to the trailer and the long trip home with an overnighter at Wangaratta, Vic. The aim would be to travel down to Portland, Vic, on Saturday 18 November, through to Port Campbell, Vic, Sunday 19 November and to Torquay, Vic, on the 20 November. Lynn would be in the car with an empty trailer before loading the bikes back on in Torquay at an overnight stop. We expect to be back home in Canberra on the 21 November.

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Post by Canberra » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:34 pm

Change of Plan.
We'll have to miss Eden whale watching and go to Halls Gap via overnight at Albury/Wodonga. Looks like my friends from NZ can't make it due to very valid reasons and no-one else seems to be interested from the NZ Owners Club. I didn't get a response from the committee to my offer. Also taking the B50SS and a recent procured 1968 A65L on the trailer. Looks like there ended up a few other spare bikes from Canberra, so will have a choice of machines to ride.

I see the rally is oversubscribed and no more entries allowed. Anyone else from B50org coming?

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Post by skippy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:12 pm

The last word was 320 entries. I will be booking in on Friday and doing a camp at zumsteins till Sunday morning. So i am still working out if i can get to halls gap unload the caravan and bike then join the ride or wait at zumsteins for lunch and then go to Halls Gap.
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Post by Canberra » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi Doug,
Hopefully we'll see you somewhere. I see the 14 day weather forecast is showing some really cold mornings with warm days up to 30 during the rally next week. Sounds exciting. That's a big number for entrants. It is usual to get a few extra late stragglers but with that number sadly they pulled the pin this time. No wonder the accommodation was a major issue. I bet they only planned originally for half that. I heard the campsite brought in temporary tents for the glamping members.
Everyone please keep an eye out for errant roos. They are all over the place with lots sleeping 'peacefully' on the side of the road, even in areas we don't normally see them. I have a few friends who have lately tangled with them on their bikes - not a pretty sight.
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Post by minetymenace » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:47 pm

Ah, beware the sleeping roos ruse. Hope you have a good time....
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Post by skippy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:00 pm

As of last night the camp has been canceled so i will be there from Friday. I have to stash some petrol at Murtoa at our engine Museum to fill up to get home again before i get to Halls Gap. Our club is providing lunch on Monday which is how i know the numbers.
It will be good to catchup with you John and give trev some more check.
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Post by skippy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 pm

I want one of these, sorry I would swap my B50 for it.
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Post by beat » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:10 pm

skippy wrote:
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I would swap my B50 for it.
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Post by skippy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 am

You know what this photo means? The last ride is is done and dusted 208km and some rough roads to boot
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Post by beat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:57 pm

sold it ore bring it to the Museum
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Post by BSA_WM20 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:37 am

Well it is all over now.
Nothing left to do but pay off the credit card.
Not that many B50's, actually A75's toped the list with 25, probably the most in one place since the factory closed.
Think I counted 8 B50,s including Doug's special and 7 B44's, would have been 8 but Peter just ran out of time with his but as luck would have it Peter Quick used Shane's B44 for most of the rides.
The group shot & a few others are on the face ache page [url]https://www.facebook.com/BSA-Internatio ... 822611749/[/url]
I am hiding under the tree wearing a Green BSANSW T shirt under a white shirt, Canberra is almost front row center ( beard is a give away ).
We really should have done a B50.org group photo under the bannar , some thine we will leave Mity to organize for 2019.

FWIW I will upload my photos to sendspace when I have finished editing them so any one interested can download them.
Will notify when they are done but sendspace is time limited to 1 month.,
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Post by skippy » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:47 pm

I can pick out my bike from the photo but I was in the middle of the pack 2 rows back with the blue hat.
It was good to see the forum members again and chat to other B50 owners.
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Post by Canberra » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:02 pm

Hi All,

Back home in Canberra after a casual trip along the Great Ocean Road. Great to meet up with friends from around the country and from overseas. Weather was good over the time and the company congenial. I have just totted up my Visa and it scared the poop out of me but enjoyed everything.

There were actually 9 B50s at the rally. One was still parked by a cabin when we got all the bikes together for the big photo shoot. Sadly could not get all the B50s together in one spot. I did wonder if there was another one we missed as well.

Good to see Doug Frazer's electric start B50 enduro along with the M&T in the collection being photographed. Can't count mine as original but there were 5 others looking close to original. The unit singles line up included many 441, 350 and 250s on top of the B50s. Yes, and many were ridden on the rally &lt;069 and not just ornaments.

As a matter of interest the Fury is 100% and running although not on any runs. Doug Frazer reckons it would have been a flyer if released.

Sadly we didn't get to see the new Indian BSAs but Doug Frazer did try to persuade them but they were not interested as they are releasing other models at the same time as our rally. Next year we'll probably see them released to the market in India.

If you felt like you missed this one, we have another in South Australia in 5 years around the Harndorf locations (Barossa wine region).

Will post some photos later.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

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:thumb :ok :thumb :ok :thumb

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Post by Canberra » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 am

Thought I would add a few B Series Photos from the rally. Many B and C series bikes on offer 250, 350, 441, 500 and few specials.

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:thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb

thanks John,

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Post by BSA_WM20 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:06 am

Now you have done it.
Beat will have spotted that electric start and will want details.
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Post by Canberra » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:39 pm

Doug Fraser recons it was such a hard job he wouldn't want to do another :( .

Beat probably feels the same?

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Post by beat » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:14 pm

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Beat will have spotted that electric start and will want details.
No, - I do not wanting details. - I do want my gears from Mark Cook to make my one running. :uhu <022 <022

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Beat probably feels the same?
beat will decide for some more ore not when his is running.

the job wasn't this hard, - the wayting for the stuff was the hardest :werd

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