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Old 09-11-2019, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default "Identify this bike" thread no. 3,287

Would have added this mystery bike to an existing "please I.D." thread but, to my surprise, couldn't find any general-interest I.D. topics -- each one was concerned with a specific motorcycle.

Maybe, if anyone else turns out to be interested, this could become the generalist's I.D. thread I was looking for.

So the fella below is Vasek Polak, who, I believe, had something to do with designing Porsches. The photo's low resolution won't permit me to make out the fuel tank logo, and I don't recognize the timing cover or much of anything else as belonging to a bike I know anything about. Does anybody know what this is, or care?

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Old 09-11-2019, 06:51 AM   #2
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Looks like a Rudge?
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:55 AM   #3
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:47 AM   #4
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By golly I think you've nailed it! Pics of the RH side were easily found (since you'd provided a marque to search for), and yep, the bike in post #1 is a match for the c. 1937 Rudge Ulster -- a Manx Senior TT winner with Wal Handley up. A bronze-headed, four-valve single. Thanks, CM.
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Yes, Rudge, but seeing the unusual timing cover without magneto drive, it must be a 1938 250cc Rudge Rapid where the mag was driven from the left side...





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Old 09-14-2019, 01:06 AM   #6
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Going off a dusty memory, isn't V. Polak a sponsor of Indy cars from the 1950's? No googling, just trying to recall.
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