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I Know it’s Not Norton but .....

Discussion in 'General Classic Motorcycle Discussion' started by 737captain, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. 737captain

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  2. grandpaul

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    That dude is an amazing engineer in the class with John Britten. He typically builds multi-top-end engines like 6 cylinder 2-strokes from 2 triples, and even a V12 from 2 Kawasaki 6s.
     
  3. Fast Eddie

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    Any chance of posting a photo for the none facebookers ?
     
  4. robs ss

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    +1 - not a Facebook fan
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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    Millyard is indeed super talented.

    I’d describe him more as an artist though, because his creations are stunning, but generally serve no extra purpose than what he started out with.

    IMHO, you cannot compare him with Britten who was a genuine visionary who took on, and beat, the best and biggest and richest outfits in the world at their own game, all by his on bare hands.
     
  6. Bernhard

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  7. Bernhard

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    and one made even earlier. . . . .
     
  8. eskasteve

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    Just Google Allen Millyard and be sure that you're sitting down as you're in for quite a treat.
     
  9. Eljahara

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    Saw the Flying Millyard at my local petrol station a couple of weeks back, incredible piece of kit - unfortunately did not have a camera but spoke to the rider (Allen?). Incredible noise when he started it up
    Reminded me of a traditional travelling fairground from my yoof, red girders, yellow writing - the works.
    John
     
  10. frankdamp

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    The only Velocette twin I was aware of was the LE, aka the "Police Noddy Bike". A friend who worked at British Aircraft Corp had a very early version which had a hand gearshift on the side of the frame. It wasn't a motorcycle gearbox and needed double clutch shifting. Riding was definitely an acquired skill!
     

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