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Offline RayK

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Huge Cache of motorcycles
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:34:15 AM »
From the VJMC site in Australia

I think that there is a Bridgestone 100 in there!! :)

This is a link to a DC Classic Cycles HTML page containing text, photos and links that describe how these guys found a warehouse full of old motorbikes.

dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/graveyard.html
BS 175DT, BS 50 Sport x 1, BS 90 Mountain x 3, BS 90 Deluxe, BS 90 Sport x1, BS 60 Sport, BS 90 Trail, BS100 Sport.

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Re: Huge Cache of motorcycles
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 10:46:27 AM »
Good Lord .... a small world. I was in that building around 2002 / 2003. We pulled a few bikes out it at the time. One I missed because we could just not get it off the first floor as it was just toooo damn dangerous, floor boards & joists rotten, was a Triumph 200 Cub with the snow tracks on the rear & skis where the front wheel would have been. This was a kit you could buy back in the late 50's / early 60's.

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Re: Huge Cache of motorcycles
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 11:11:18 AM »
Wow!! What a shame to see all those bikes and parts sent to the scrap yard. Im sure there was more than 1 Bridgestone in that building.
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Re: Huge Cache of motorcycles
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 11:18:02 AM »
Here's a video of it later burning and collapsing......

Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: Huge Cache of motorcycles
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 11:32:22 AM »
The picture of all the bikes in the dumpster made me sad. I am way to sentimental an old dude.
 :'(
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Upon further reflection, since almost everything on a motorcycle is recyclable, at least they didn't end up in a landfill...
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Re: Huge Cache of motorcycles
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 11:10:47 AM »
I live about an hour and half away on the other side of the border, this place was mythical.  I know there were a lot of guys sneaking in and out selling parts on Ebay.  I also feel sadness when I see history being sent to the scrap ovens.

 


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