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OHV Conversions

Quite a range everybody is aware of the Apache top-end conversion done by Lindsey Urquart over ten years ago (pictured ) and it wasn’t a straight fit as the strengthening bar has to be cut-out and welded a bit higher up similar to the Vindian a great conversion though.

The other variant spotted on Facebook recently has a pair of early BMW top-ends fitted a bit of a”lash-up” but quite a bit of work in the conversion, so the reason this is a talking point is that 99% of these conversions are on Chief’s not on Scouts, unbelievably though I believe member Sam Vella is attempting such a modification on his 1939 Sports Scout quite a amazing feat but he recently converted it to Bently-Draper rear suspension as on a Brough Superior I’m hoping he can pull this off as it will be a very rare conversion.

Ride Etiquette

Your new committee is starting to put into place “Ride Etiquette ” rules based on feedback in the recent rider survey which you should soon have a copy of in the latest Smouldering Embers next week. So what’s with the vest above, well some people already wear hi-viz vests and are easily confused with the lead rider or tail end Charlie positions, a compromise was needed so a multi-colour hi-viz vest was thought to suit (good idea Mark)our situation, the first time you will see these in action will be at the Crazy Horse rally in a couple of weeks, which reminds me enteries close next Friday so better do that I believe all the rooms are booked at the motel so sharing maybe a option or sometimes there is a cancellation please check, and don’t forget to fill out and pay your entry which is on the website

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