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Andy Davidson  says:

Terry Shepherd (1931 – 2012)

Former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and legendary two-stroke engine tuner, Terry Shepherd passed away on October 5 2012, after a battle with cancer. He started racing Norton motorcycles in the 1950s, and a passion for engine tuning soon followed - partly out of necessity. The Norton’s valves would regularly bend under racing conditions, and many racers would buy new ones,...

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Aug 02

Posts: 588

winger says:

Early eighties and there's mention of running a beach race at Weston,all life revolved around was being fit and racing bikes,the thought of whistling down the beach was just too much,sent my KDX barrel off to Terry Beckett came back like a mirror inside,rode the bike up and down the local dual carriage way and did a plug chop to getting the jetting right and off we went.

Still to this day can remember the look on the motocrossers faces when I had 20 mph plus on e'm!!!,going down that beach flat on the tank.

RIP TB,your part of my motorcycling history.

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Sep 10

Posts: 188

CameronLeeds says:


Terry Shepherd, not Terry Beckett

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Aug 02

Posts: 46

Bonly1 says:


Sad news indeed. Condolences to family.  Am local myself and Terry helped me in the early '80's with tuning for my RD club racing.  Shame my portly frame prevented Terrys tuning skills from shining through, but his brilliant two stroke porting work did at least stop me from coming last. RIP Terry, you were not just simply a fast rider yourself, you helped build mmories for me and many others too I'm sure. God bless.

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Jul 10

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piroflip says:

R.I.P. Terry............... raced in the golden era.

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Jun 06

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alter says:

terry shepherd

Sorry to hear that Richard. Gary Oliver

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Sep 12

Posts: 25

TNTbikes says:


Sad news .... absolutely right "He lived for racing motorbikes, he loved them and there was no other sport for him"...He is a real biker .. R.I.P. Terry :(

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Oct 12

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Dec 11

Posts: 8

Warren569 says:

I lived 10 miles from Terry back in the 80's and everyone had their (250/350) LC's tuned by him.  My best biking memories are opening up that TS tuned 350LC for the first time!  He will be truly missed by us all.

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Jul 08

Posts: 286

MCN LiamM says:

Comment posted on behalf of jimpenny

Terry…you will be forever missed and never forgotten, as you were the one at Donington that could see my potential in the late 80’s and gave me a GS twin to race when everyone else had 4’s. A lot said you were mad but we beat the lot of them. Respect to all your family. Jim Penny Sussex

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Aug 02

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dougwoof says:

It was with great sadness that I learnt the news about Terry. I first met Terry in the 80`s when I had blown up the engine on my 350 LC "racing" at Three Sisters. He questioned the clueless youth who turned up at his door, and proceeded to help and educate me over the years. Condolences to all the Shepherd family Doug

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