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Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby sharvie » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:44 am

It took me a while to take a picture of my TLR. Here it is

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Postby David Lahey » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:33 pm

For Tim and others to whom I promised updates of my M198 resto. Both wheels and the forks are now done. Yes it's taking a while.
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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby lukesta888 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:20 pm

Is that your collection of bikes in the backgorund David ?

Are you sure they are not breeding ?



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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby David Lahey » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:42 pm

Luke yes I'm pretty sure they were breeding for a while. You will notice that they are now parked side by side. I haven't had a problem since I started parking them that way.


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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby tat ty » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:13 pm

Hey David

The proliferation of bikes in your shed looks amazingly like my own.

In fact I'm mid way through setting up a rack / gantry system to free up floor space.

I suspect it may curtail their breeding habits, but truthfully, I'll be a bit disappointed if that proves to be.

I wonder how many others out there have a similar problem with motorcycles unexplainably breeding???????????

At least with so many colours it does help to confuse the leader of the opposition!

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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby David Lahey » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:07 pm

tat ty wrote:In fact I'm mid way through setting up a rack / gantry system to free up floor space.

Yes Alastair. A rack system is a great idea. A little bit to the right of that photo is where the non-ridable bike storage area starts and above them everything light enough for me to lift into position hangs from a steel rail mounted just under the roof. A bike frame with suspension still fitted is about as much as I can lift above my head. The heavy parts are kept in steel framed shelving built along other walls.
I've also found that while a bike in pieces is harder for the leader of the opposition to recognise, an assembled bike is easily the most space efficient way to store it.
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Postby Andy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:37 pm

G'day all, here are the fruits of the last four months work. What started as a rolling basket case has turned into quite a nice rebuild of a TY80A.
Frame is totally standard, swingarm had new bushes and an aftermarket tensioner added. Betor shocks. Aftermarket seat cushion on the existing base. Aftermarket wide pegs. Engine totally stock, fully rebuilt and requiring a new crank due to corrosion around the main bearing seals. The engine had been standing outside without a filler plug and was full of water. New gear selector shaft due to someone welding a lever over the splines. New bearings, seals, kickstart shaft. The carb is made up from the best bits of three. Tank is stock, cleaned and repainted. I decided to go with the later euro white/red colour scheme which I think looks great.
Forks are in good condition and work really well. Numerous components were needed throughout including original guards sourced from the UK. The suppliers were:

JK Hirst (UK)
CMSNL (Holland)
France Trial Classic (France)
Maitland Motorcycles NSW

The front wheel rim has been rechromed and I managed to source a NOS hub from the states for $50.00 the two will be joined later this week.

Most difficult part was finding an airbox. I eventually sourced one on ebay from the US.
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The 175 was last years project. I still need a trials silencer if anyone can help.

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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby motocentral » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:50 am

My first ever twinshock was an Ossa MAR 250 & after a recent visit to the OSSA Museum in Spain I got a twinge of nostalgia after seeing a row of them all lined up. Not sure if I had the '72 or '74 as all i remember was that it had a green stripe on a white tank. The museum was pretty impressive, 3 floors with the top 2 being dedicated to Ossa motorcycles & the bottom floor being full of OSSA cinema projectors (which is where the logo originated from).
I have attached pics of the 2 models which i suspect 1 was my first trials bike.
I have more pics from the museum if anyone's interested.
Don Murray
p.s. Thanks to my Sherco agent from Tassie (Nigel Munday) who is an OSSA enthusiast for suggesting we go there. He was trying to fit the very rare 303 model (less than 100 made) up his jacket.
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Postby David Lahey » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:08 am

They are wonderful looking OSSAs Don. Please post up your other photos, especially the unusual/rare trials models we didn't get here.
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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby motostar99 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:00 pm

the only photo i have of my old TL125. This was in around 2000 when I first started riding, great bike to learn on, drowned it plenty of times and never had a drama!
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Postby motocentral » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:39 pm

These are some road models.
Not sure of model names but pretty cool collection & would no doubt have heaps of street cred in certain area's.
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Postby motocentral » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:42 pm

Ossa Enduro & Flat track bikes.
Note the trick linkage on the Flat Track bikes mainly used in the states. This patent was later bought by Suzuki for their MX bikes.
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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby motocentral » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:47 pm

Production Trials series.
They had 1 of every production model all lined up from 1967 through to 1982.
They were displayed on cut off logs with the year & size on the log. I think some years where there was a 250 & 350 that were exactly the same they just had 1 engine size of that year.
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Postby motocentral » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:56 pm

The rare 303 350 1982 model & the Factory special MAR 350 with cantilever rear suspension as used by Mick Andrews in the Scottish in the early 70's.
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Re: New page Show us a picture of your Twinshock

Postby DeanM » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:34 pm

It has been a while since anyone has posted pictures of their twin shocks. Having been overwhelmed with all the TY yamahas, I have enclosed a picture of my "Honda harem".

The TL250's weren't a really good trials bike, but were excellent for pulling logs out of the dam.

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