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1981 Morrison Comet

#1 2015-02-14 10:03pm

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1981 Morrison Comet

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1981 Morrison Comet

My 1st BMX!

The exact same machine as I bought brand new with my own money back in the early 80's! I grew a crop of outdoor beans on a patch of land Dad let me use. I still remember the ride into Kumeu in Dads van to buy it! Great times! It served me well for many years, it never failed in any way & I could do the mean fish tails & bend the rim right over, & it would just pop back into shape every time! My son keeps asking me to show him! I don't think they would pop back into shape after 34yrs!! lol I picked up this bike of an old couple who's sons had long flown the coup & the bike was left lying in the shed all this time! The guy actually worked at Morrison industries from 81-85! So he was great to talk to! He virtually had every model of bike they manufactured at the time still there in mint condition! The bike is a been looked after very well! It was fitted with a kick stand so the KKT rat traps are in great shape! It still has the original Kenda tires, which to my surprise cleaned up rather well after a soak in soapy water, a mould killer spray & scrub! The ACS-Z rims also scrubbed up well! The only non original part on the bike is the new foam grips! I remember they only lasted about a week after I bought my one new! I have also had the bars, stem & forks blasted & powder coated as they had pretty bad rust & scratches over them...


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#2 2015-02-14 10:15pm

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Re: 1981 Morrison Comet

:cool:

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#3 2015-02-15 4:25am

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Re: 1981 Morrison Comet

Good stuff outlaw.
I remember the Morrisons back in the early eighties with the 'M' stamped through the gusset. I had an HMX600 when I lived in Whangarei years ago. "flown the coup...", I haven't heard that kiwi-ism for ages! Thanks for the pics and maybe see if you can photograph the guy's other Morrison bikes.


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#4 2015-02-15 6:50am

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Re: 1981 Morrison Comet

Cool bike and a cool story. :cool:


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#5 2016-10-11 2:38pm

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Re: 1981 Morrison Comet

Like the story, always interesting to learn about unusual bikes.


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#6 2019-11-30 5:45am

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Re: 1981 Morrison Comet

:cool::cool:

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