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Offline bumpermark

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Chuckle Brother rides mystery machine!
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:31:08 PM »
i would very much like to know what motorcycle is being ridden by this underage rider!
The only information that I have so far is that the registration series KA 6026 was issued by Liverpool C.B.C. from June 1925 onwards.

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Re: Chuckle Brother rides mystery machine!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 02:41:04 PM »
Rudge. Mid/late 20's. I'm sure someone will give you the exact year.

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Re: Chuckle Brother rides mystery machine!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 11:14:49 PM »
Not an exact year, but a ballpark date.
Its still got the angular tank, and no front brake, so its 1920s.
And the muffler is no longer in front of the engine, so its not the first 1924 or 1925 models.
So, later 1920s.
And Rudges were renowned for their performance from the 4 valve head design,
hot stuff for a young-ish lad to be photographed on...

That deep section front mudguard is curious, wonder if that was an option ?

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Re: Chuckle Brother rides mystery machine!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 12:02:18 AM »

Very nice. Probably a 1927 Special, or maybe even the 80-mph Sports. The cooking model, called the Standard, had the muffler across the frame in front of the engine right up until 1928.

Although it looks like no brakes are fitted, there are rim brakes front and rear with the brake rim fixed to the wheel rim, with flat shoes pressing on them. They were even coupled, so applying the foot brake applied front and rear brakes simultaneously. Famously Rudge introduced their 8" drum brakes for the 1928 season, which corresponded with their rise to the top of the racing tree. In 1930 Rudge were so dominant in racing that they filled 5 of the 6 podium places in the Junior and Senior Isle of Man TT races.

The original owner chose to decline the electric option, going instead for the ML magneto and carbide lights.

Cheers

Leon


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Re: Chuckle Brother rides mystery machine!
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 10:13:19 PM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192163321726?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Thank you to everyone who contributed tot his thread - at least I have been able to identify the bike!