Forestry commission motorcycles

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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by lardmarc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:36 pm

Could only find the police bike.

I've seen photos of the Sheffield parks, need a copy.
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Wirralman » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 pm

lardmarc wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Could only find the police bike.

I've seen photos of the Sheffield parks, need a copy.
Search on Widgetman , he posted photos showing a parks bike
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by lardmarc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:43 pm

Wirralman wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Search on Widgetman , he posted photos showing a parks bike
Got them. Well done.

It looks like I need to get a longer seat.
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by bulldog » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 am

hi doug that white cv500 000017 is my bike thats the one i bought from widgetman about five years ago, it is a 500cc, and minter said a long time ago he thought it was a military bike because of the orange triangle on the offside frame,keith.
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Minter » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 am

bulldog wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 am
hi doug that white cv500 000017 is my bike thats the one i bought from widgetman about five years ago, it is a 500cc, and minter said a long time ago he thought it was a military bike because of the orange triangle on the offside frame,keith.
Long time no see Keith! The orange Mark was a scrutineering Mark from the Army Motorcycle Championships one year, the bike must have have been transferred to the military at some point as there were white and red ones at Leconfield when I did my MC instructors course!
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Wirralman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 am

The red ones were made in the factory for service in Northern Ireland. The idea was that they would be less likely to be attacked. In those days the military looked after itself , so had they have bought different bikes they would have needed stocks of spares and fitter training etc

There is/was a photo on the forum with green bikes plus one red and a white one in the middle. The instructor was also in the middle and I assumed that his bike was white for easy identification. So there might well have been ex factory white military bikes. Force and LMS have had white panels for sale whether that was mil surplius or Forestry surplus , who knows

I remember seeing 4 ex military police MT350 s which were painted white but weren't 'factory finish', green showing through here and there

I seem to remember we had one forum photo on the of Forestry commission bikes in the middle of a forest . I'll see if I can find it
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by lardmarc » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:05 am

Minter wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 am
Long time no see Keith!

Yeah, we thought you’d died.

I think I’ve got No.12.

I’m still collecting parts for it to make it original. I don’t fancy a pillion seat though, people might want a lift. I don’t like ‘people’.
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Re: Forestry commission motorcycles

Post by Wirralman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:17 am

Minter wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 am
bulldog wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 am
hi doug that white cv500 000017 is my bike thats the one i bought from widgetman about five years ago, it is a 500cc, and minter said a long time ago he thought it was a military bike because of the orange triangle on the offside frame,keith.
Long time no see Keith! The orange Mark was a scrutineering Mark from the Army Motorcycle Championships one year, the bike must have have been transferred to the military at some point as there were white and red ones at Leconfield when I did my MC instructors course!
Roy w posted in 2012, 33 EOD had 3 red 3 white 3 green in 80's and 90's Could they have been entered in Motorcycle Championships
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