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Bob Burns and Russell Wright period Avon publicity film

highbury731

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Starts with Vic Willoughby interviewing BB and RW, then record runs on Tram Rd, Canterbury, New Zealand. VW tries out the Burns + Wright machine on Pendine Sands. Has this one been seen before?

 

TouringComet

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Sure, the club sold copies on DVD
 

Monkeypants

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hmmm, all that went into buidling a machine like that and no kill switch? Can't imagine trying to remove a spark plug lead while dealing with the throttle stuck wide open on something capable of very high speed.
 

A_HRD

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Agreed; and it wasn't fitted with inferior Mk1 or 2 Concentrics - so the slides weren't about to stick! :p

Peter B,
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STILL WANTED: Series 'A' Front Frame.
 

Monkeypants

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Except the throttle did stick wide open and the rider found himself jammed in a tiny space attempting to remove a plug lead at over 100 mph while hurtling toward a cliff face.
You can bet that a kill switch was fitted before the next run!

Glen
 

highbury731

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Carbs are 1 7/16" or 1 1/2", so must be GP

One odd thing I noticed, the film show Vic Willoughby getting in and setting off, then the commentary starts talking about Bob Burns being on board. ?????
 

Monkeypants

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Peter, if your Concentrics are sticking, you must have overtightened them again. This causes distortion of the body. Other than that, they never stick. But I still like a kill switch, because bad things happen!
Glen ;)
 

A_HRD

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Not me, I'm a std man! But I have been working on a friend's Shadow today which is what caused my frustrated comment. Both his almost new Mk1 carb slides stick from body distortion and they are a real pain to "un-distort" I can assure you!

Kill Switch? I concede its a good idea - must get a round tuit…

Peter B
Bristol, UK.
STILL WANTED: Series 'A' Front Frame.
 
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