Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Graham Walker Memorial Run 2016 pt3

The third tranche of snaps from the Graham Walker....

Magnificent Norton.

Bronze head overhead cam. Superb.

It even had an aroma of Castrol R about it!

James 'pineapple' engine.

Rare early Velocette KSS.

Triumph H with wicker torpedo sidecar.

As per the previous post it seemed to be the year of the
New Imperial.

Indian Scout.

Indian from c. 1912. Way in advance of Brit
bikes of the time.

Exquisite engine of the Indian. The oil sight
glass in the crank case is a nice feature.

Humber that looks as if it was restored at the
dawn of the vintage bike movement.

Lots of springs grafted on to the Humber's
downpipe, I can only assume this was a mod
done to improve cooling.

1913 Kynoch with Precision engine.

Another view of the Kynoch.

Douglas ladies model.

If there were a prize for skid lid of the day this would be it.

Humber forecar detail.

T'other side of the Humber.

Clyno combination.

Tail end of the Clyno. Note twin chains (I assume
a two speeder with sliding dogs gearbox a la Morgan).
Also check the neat rear jack stands, ideal for
 fixing a rear wheel puncture.

One of my favourites of the run, a TT model Triumph.

This TT Triumph has the luxury of a clutch.

Rider's eye view of the TT Triumph. Note on
the left side a fuel gauge, a useful but very
unusual feature.

The Museum wheeled over this ex-works Rudge
ridden by the great man himself.

That's a lot to concentrate on when you even have the need
to adjust steering damping on the fly.

Graham Walker picked up a leg injury in the First World
War. This required him to ride with a modified brake pedal
as seen here.

The Walker Rudge bum pad is a pneumatic pillow type.

Finally this sweet BSA Silver Star. Genuine pre-war off
road machines are rare indeed.

Burgess air filter on the Silver Star.


  1. On the Walker Rudge , modification is the brake not gearchange

    1. Thanks for the correction. I've updated the caption.