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preunit

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preunit says:

1939 in Abyssinia

A quality picture, but shows scant disregard for proper protective clothing how ever.:tongue:

PS whats the bike?

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This photo was taken in 1939 in Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, by an unknown Italian  soldier. It later became the property of the British army following his  capture and was used as their Xmas card in 1940

Beautiful photo, but that Christmas card bullshit doesn’t sit right with me.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

Royal Enfield J3...

from 1930...maybe?

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James600zx

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preunit

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preunit says:

I was

thinking maybe an AJS R10?:unsure:

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

has the AJS...

got a tank mounted gear shift like in the picture? and like my 1930 Enfield,it has the bar end mounted levers. So maybe it's this Enfield from 1935.

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preunit

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preunit says:

"Nice humps".

So....... james600zx you're saying it's a two stroke then:unsure::laugh:

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Humps.

It's either a Bactrian or a Dromedary.

Is it a Triumph 500cc Twinport?

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preunit

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preunit says:

As

oldish pointed out to me your,Triumph has" bar end mounted levers" also, the plot thickens,maybe shad can help out?.

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preunit

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preunit says:

"It's either a Bactrian or a Dromedary".

I've heard of a camelbak or a camel toe,but a camel front!,new one to me.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

James ...

very close,brake drum on right side,pipes and gear change look right and even Speedo in place...could be a later model with 'normal' levers, Triumphs were everywhere in the 30's.There's one here...and even tho' you an't see the gear change side it is an high mount hand changer but tank paint is wrong. and there's also a pic of Mussolini on a bike that looks pretty similar apart once again from the levers.Italy was occupying Abyssinia in the 30's....but then again can't see what make that bike is.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

nice

camel toe

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