Nick & Gerry Boret

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Nick & Gerry Boret

Unread post by ianw » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:20 pm

A few pics I found tonight of Nick & Gerry-
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Unread post by ianw » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:06 pm

And an earlier one of them on their Vincent :)
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Unread post by Bob B » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:46 pm

Ian - is that last pic Paddock at Brands during one of the backwards Hutchinson 100 meetings? Sure looks like it to me, if so that was a truly awesome corner especially as a passenger
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Unread post by Triplebrew » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:28 pm

Last pic is great - reckon your right Bob. And I too reckon riding Brands the 'wrong' way round would be awesome.
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Unread post by Foxy57 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:53 am

Triplebrew wrote:Last pic is great - reckon your right Bob. And I too reckon riding Brands the 'wrong' way round would be awesome.
Done it as a passenger and it was really weird.

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Unread post by lang » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 pm

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Two photos from the 1972 "TT Special". On the right are Gerry & Nick Boret on the Renwick Konig. On the left, Howard Langham & Dave Johnson on a B.S.A. (Both at Ballaugh Bridge)

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Unread post by Bob B » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:16 pm

Think that the phrase 'trying hard' may apply to the pics at Ballaugh 8-)
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Unread post by ianw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:49 pm

And there was me thinking it was the passengers fault :lol: :notworthy:

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Unread post by lang » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:21 pm

Ian it is always the passengers fault, as a driver you should know that!

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Unread post by ianw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:48 pm

Great pics Howard. I had MCN's at my mum's from 1967 upto 1979. I then went abroad working & my mum binned the lot. Keep the pics comming Howard. :D

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Unread post by Dave Hutchens » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:07 pm

Hi Konig buffs, picture two shows I believe Gardner carbs don,t remember them being used on a konig do
wonder how well they worked? Picture three also shows what looks like belt primary drive with what could
pass for a Bob Newby clutch. Most Konig,s at the time used either a morse chain which was origanal konig equipment, or a commando clutch with a triplex chain. Thats me probbably pestering Gerry by the transit door
and it is the 74 hutch dont now about three wheels it was frighting enough on two wheels backwards?
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Dave Hutchens wrote:Hi Konig buffs, picture two shows I believe Gardner carbs don,t remember them being used on a konig do
wonder how well they worked? Picture three also shows what looks like belt primary drive with what could
pass for a Bob Newby clutch. Most Konig,s at the time used either a morse chain which was origanal konig equipment, or a commando clutch with a triplex chain. Thats me probbably pestering Gerry by the transit door
and it is the 74 hutch dont now about three wheels it was frighting enough on two wheels backwards?
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Unread post by malcolm aldrick » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:05 pm

Could'nt have been the 1974 Hutch' Gerry was on the Renwick Konig by then
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Unread post by PETE ODELL » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:37 am

ianw wrote:And an earlier one of them on their Vincent :)
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That looks like the vinny outfit that was sold to Lee Fieldsend a aussie sidecar speedway rider living over here, it was fitted with a konig engine and if I remember right was sold to the late Micky Rocco, he was passengered for a couple of seasons by pete henderson, it ran with gardner carbs.

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Unread post by 666 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:04 pm

Mick Rocco may as you said have owned and raced that bike but he never raced a 2stroke to my knowledge,i knew him from his early days at his cafe near to Arsenal football club. He repaired fairings for the local racer's in his workshop behind the cafe. He was a Vincent man alway's and we built a few Vincents together over the years with never a mention of 2strokes

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