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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Charity Bike Ride. 1937 OK Supreme

Check this out . it will be quite a feat to pull off. 1000 miles on a 1937 motorcycle by a 74 year old man. Raising money for Charity along the way

http://www.scotland-index.co.uk/Hector/index.htm
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 07:24 PM
 
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Give this chap credit.

Riding a 500cc thumper with ridged rear end & Girder f/forks will be hard for any of us ESPECIALLY at that milage. Fortunately the bike has a 3-speed (could be a four speed but I ponder) foot shift is at least better then a hand shift. Still at his AGE that is something.
I write as one two yrs younger then him.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2002, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Some background info on OK Supreme Motorcyles found on the web I am not old enough to remember them.

Founded as bicycle manufacturer Ernie Humphries and Charles Dawes in 1882, they dabbled with powered bicycles as early as 1899 and again in 1906. OK started manufacturing Precision-powered two-stroke motorcycles in Birmingham in 1911. OK-Precision won third place in the 1913 Lightweight TT. After WW1 they made several models using their own and Blackburne engines. Several OK machines were ridden to TT wins in this decade. Dawes broke away to form Dawes Cycles in 1926.

Changed to OK-Supreme Motors in 1927. HRD designer Alec Bennett and E. J. Massey joined them in 1928. Humphries purchased the stock and tools of HRD in 1928, later selling the trademark to Phil Vincent.

Made several models, including a 250cc Flying Cloud and the 1930 250cc Lighthouse (later 350cc, engines by Williams and James, later JAP) - named for a glass inspection plate in the camshaft tower and their finest model. It was also their final model. After WW2 they produced a few 346cc grass-track bikes with JAP engines before closing in 1946.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2002, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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A photo of the bike in question with my 5 month old daughter onboard
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