Suzy had to have a bike licence to marry into the family!

19-08-2019 by admin

Suzy Mill has a choice of motor bikes. Suzy Mill from Parkes is lucky enough to have her choice of motorbikes to ride.
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Between her and her husband Scott, they have several motorbikes, old and new, but these two are definitely Suzy’s.

The only dilemna is which one to ride?

Starting with the vintage bike – it’s a 1949 BSA B33 500cc that Scott rebuilt in 1996.

They were living in a caravan at the time and that’s exactly where Scott built the bike.

He used to wheel it in front of the television and work on the bike.

He even rebuilt a motor for his car in the caravan too.

It just goes to show what can be done with what little you have.

The engine came out of a midget race car that Scott used to drive around the paddocks as a youngster.

“It was the fastest racing Midget in the Central West in the 1950s and we bought it in the 80s,” Scott said.

“The BSA was a really common bike in the 5s. Lots of farmers had them”.

When Scott rebuilt the motor he fitted modified heads, custom cams and a bigger carburettor and ran the bike on methanol for that bit of extra punch.

In a way, that’s how Suzy ended up with it.

It was always Scott’s motorbike until on a bike run with Scott on the BSA and Suzy on the “slow bike”, they decided to swap bikes.

Suzy literally took off and Scott couldn’t keep up so it’s affectionately become Suzy’s bike.

On rides, Suzy would always be asked about the fast bike and she’d typically say “it’s a red bike”, point towards Scott and say “that’s my husband, ask him all about it”.

Scott and Suzy would like to especially thank “Nan and Pop”, Scott’s late mum Ruth and dad Alex, for their support, inspiration and knowledge, particularly in those early builds.

Suzy wasn’t always a motorbike enthusiast. That came when she first met Scott.

The story goes that she couldn’t marry into the Mill family until she could ride and get a bike licence so she learnt to ride on a Suzuki RM80 which they still mess around with on weekends.

True to her word she had a motorbike licence before their wedding in 1995.

So the motorbike passion was certainly ignited (there was no choice really).

Scott was sick of being left behind and no longer letting Suzy use methanol in the BSA so she soon had the need for speed and started looking for a modern bike.

Along came the Harley Davidson 48.

It’s a 2010 model and Scott bought it for Suzy for her birthday in 2014 (lucky gal!).

The story behind it is that Harley Davidson held a competition called Judgement Day amongst its Australian dealers where each dealership was given a 48 to customise.

Scott was lucky enough to find this one at a dealership in Sydney.

It features a 1200cc Screaming Eagle kit, Vance and Hines pipes, custom silver “boat fleck” paint and seat trim, custom graphics and those stand out blue rims and whitewall tyres.

The Harley is on full registration so gets some regular road use while the BSA is on historic registration so only comes out on club runs.

Suzy admits to being a bit of a seasonal rider – nothing wrong with preferring to cruise when the sun is shining!

Suzy and Scott are both members of the CWCC and regularly get to monthly meetings and club runs.

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Last word goes to Suzy – “When it comes to a choice of rides its a tough one, but I keep coming back to the red bike”.

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