Forestry commission motorcycles

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Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Woody » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:24 pm

Random question!!! Does anyone on here know if Armstrong supplied some mt 500's to the Forestry commission??
If so are there any pictures!!
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by imthetourguy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:31 pm

they’re called cv560. there are 6(?) I believe.

https://www.mtridersclub.co.uk/viewtopi ... 560#p10277
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by lardmarc » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:39 am

Good find. I'd never bothered searching for the Armstrong CV's.

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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Derrick » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:21 am

I believe these came in white.
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Post by Rockin-ham » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:04 pm

I heard that Sheffield parks dept. used to have white Armstrong's.
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Wirralman » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:38 pm

Rockin-ham wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:04 pm
I heard that Sheffield parks dept. used to have white Armstrong's.
You're absolutely right Ron, we have/ used to have a forum member who rode them. They were white, had electric start, but no rear pannier racks. A few, I think 3 forum members (MT500ish was one and a chap from Hampshire? who sold up and emigrated) have got/had them. I think there were 6 initial evaluation machines, then an unknown number, perhaps 20 in their fleet . They were designated CV500 or CV560

The police also had a few evaluation 560s with a full fairing, there used to be a photo on the forum of one being hoisted onto a ship
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by tangiblesolid » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:54 pm

Hi Guys and Girls
Yep I'm still here, although not riding much since self employment got in the way
I did indeed ride for Sheffield Council Park Patrol and rode all of the Armstrong Fleet at one time or another.
Overall we had around 12 (difficult to be sure as some got smashed up on and off road) on B, C and D reg plates bought direct from the factory. They were genuine white and electric start with flat pannier racks.
My own bike was B Reg and did around 30 thou miles (not km's) before being sent to auction to be replaced with kawasaki
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by deadgrass. » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:55 pm

tangiblesolid wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Hi Guys and Girls
Yep I'm still here, although not riding much since self employment got in the way
I did indeed ride for Sheffield Council Park Patrol and rode all of the Armstrong Fleet at one time or another.
Overall we had around 12 (difficult to be sure as some got smashed up on and off road) on B, C and D reg plates bought direct from the factory. They were genuine white and electric start with flat pannier racks.
My own bike was B Reg and did around 30 thou miles (not km's) before being sent to auction to be replaced with kawasaki
Cheers
any photos ?

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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by lardmarc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:59 pm

deadgrass. wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Any photos ?
I'd like to see them.
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Wirralman » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:19 pm

lardmarc wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:59 pm
deadgrass. wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Any photos ?
I'd like to see them.
For photos go to
Technical/Manual &papers/Press & PR, then go to page 2.
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