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Which bike deserves your vote?

Jota to 3C
- 59 (49.2%)
Series 2 Jota
- 30 (25%)
SFC 750
- 12 (10%)
Tri-colour 3CL`
- 8 (6.7%)
RGS
- 11 (9.2%)

Total Members Voted: 113

Voting closed: February 28, 2011, 12:33


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Scrumpy

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Bike of the Month - February 2011
« on: January 27, 2011, 12:33 »

It's that time of the month again (are feminie jokes acceptable on this forum or will I be asked to leave the building?) when you have the chance to vote for the best resserection (no religious or sexual comments pleae). Unusually this month I have not had to scour the net looking for images I have received a lot of high quality submissions, so please keep them coming.

Happy voting - Srumpy



Option 1: Alex Ozzard-Low's 1977 original UK Jota to 3C restoration undertaken by by Scott Potter
 
Apparently the story is that the bike was owned by (and perhaps imported by) Lance Weil to Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of three Jotas from Slaters. The first picture, which was scanned from an original photo in David Ill’s possession, was taken in June 1977. Apparently Lance modified it some months later adding an SFC fairing, TZ Yamaha front fender, and custom paint job.  Then there’s a bit of a gap, and I bought it in 2007 from a fellow called PJ who was racing it.
The original intention was to get Scott to do a reasonable cosmetic restoration, but as usual with these things it all got a bit out of hand, so what we have is the beautiful machine in the photos.
My bike is one of three consecutive serial numbers, the other two are owned, I believe, by David Ill (who supplied the early info and pictures) and Bill MacCracken.
 
So that’s the story…
 
Alex
 




Option 2: Kev the Trout Bishop's Series 2 Jota





Option 3: Scott Potters 1974 SFC 750


Option 4: Red Cawte's Tricolour 1976 3CL

Now 1175 cc, Mikuni 36mm Flatslides, 4C cams, Redax/Sachse ignition/ alternator system, Kevlar Clutch plates, Dyna Coils, complete engine rebuild
GSXR wheels, Redax Brembo brake upgrade front and rear, Redax Fork Brace, JMC Swingarm, Wilbur Shocks, Racetech Fork internals, GSXR Steering dampner
Paint by owner.



Option 5: Bevelman's RGS


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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 12:59 »

Srumpy.. ;)
Goin' racing this month, so it's got to be the SFC.. and what a classic looking lass it is hey... ;D

Ciao
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 13:02 »

Good luck mate. I'll be checking on the OzLaverda site to monitor your progress. Still undecided where to put my mark.

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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 13:10 »

Bloody Hell Scrumpy, this one is difficult!
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 13:28 »

Lost track of the bike colours in Reds option 4!! Which one is it or did the white bits get polished out?
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 13:47 »

Lost track of the bike colours in Reds option 4!! Which one is it or did the white bits get polished out?


The white engine is the before shot.

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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 05:49 »

twould b wrong of me if i didnt vote for the tricolour

the last 2 shots are the finnished product

Reds creation, owned by my uncle, currently residing on the sunshine coast and heading to tassie when he retires

lookout Cam  ;D
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 07:18 »

I've seen the tricolore in the flesh metal at the last Story Bridge concourse. Nice looking bike. Your uncle will be welcome here in Tassie, we're a friendly bunch. Where is he planning to live?

Cheers,
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 07:48 »

He owns the  Carrick Mil Inn, been doing it up for a while now, dunno if its open yet, my Aunty lives there, call in if your up there
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 21:41 »

Got to be the SFC, I just luv em.   ;D ;D
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 22:06 »

He owns the  Carrick Mil Inn, been doing it up for a while now, dunno if its open yet, my Aunty lives there, call in if your up there

Yeah I know it well. It's quite a landmark on the Bass Highway and a nice old building. I'll drop in next time I go past, which will probably be on the way to the Eastern Creek weekend.

Cheers,
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 10:06 »

Much as I adore SFCs  ;D , it has to be Kev's Jota for me.

Just look at the start and finish points.  Resurrection not Restoration.

Did exactly the same on my first Jota.  Hideous.  I'm having 'nam flashbacks now.. the horror. :o..the horror. :o

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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 11:31 »

Hi Chris thanks for that this took a lot of work to get it right i was told it was stolen recovered when i bought it it had been in bits like this for years a toss up to sell the bits or rebuild i can't believe i am on par with an RGS (no disrespect bevelman)but this was a wreck with half the bits missing and useless
                                        Kev
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 18:46 »

Kev

Plumped for yours as its what I call a honest traditional resto nothing fancy and a beautiful result thats saying something from a 120 owner!  Nice one.

Shaun

I have to say the tricolor makes me feel queezy too vulgar for me ( no offence meant.)
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Re: Bike of the Month - February 2011
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 21:46 »

cheers LJ i must say i thought the same about the tri colour one but if if you alternate which side of the garage you park it it looks like you have two bikes :D
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