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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Awful color, but other than that, the baby $%&# brown Honda is a really fine looking bike.
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    This 400cc bike is coming to the US market this year:







    Looks right right to me.

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    Looks genuine to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    This 400cc bike is coming to the US market this year:
    Looks right to me.
    It is a lovely looking bike, but they've pushed the release date back several times; it was originally supposed to come out last spring. If you go to the website there's no info on it at all! Sad because a new ~25hp thumper standard/ujm weighing ~300 lbs has been on my wish list for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B_B View Post
    Sad because a new ~25hp thumper standard/ujm weighing ~300 lbs has been on my wish list for a while.
    Ever ridden one of these?




    No one bought them back in 1986. Except me. At 18 I wanted one more than anything. Spent months staring at the dealer brochure, saved my pennies from my part-time job and finally bought one. Only new vehicle I've ever owned. Rode that thing everywhere, including across the country from Washington D.C. to Seattle. Took the lights off and safety wired it and went racing... I've had many better, faster, sexier bikes since then but I will always love the completely unloved Yamaha SRX600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    This I like. The funny writing on the tire really does it for me. It looks clean and spare. It's neat.

    I would totally ride his, though. Yes, and look like a spider riding a flea, yes.

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    It's funny looking at this. I had a 1949 G80S Matchless 500.... the old cast iron head version. They wouldn't even make 80 mph. Top speed 79. Compression ratio of 5.9 to 1.

    Sporty, it wasn't.... although it did have some torque

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    But a really good looking bike all the same ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post

    How is that standing up, balancing itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    How is that standing up, balancing itself?
    It's a Honda .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    How is that standing up, balancing itself?
    I'd wager that its been `shopped. It looks like a a clone tool was used right below the header collector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    I'd wager that its been `shopped. It looks like a a clone tool was used right below the header collector.
    Agreed

    Here's one where the sidestand is simply out of view

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    And, for some comedic relief

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_B View Post
    It is a lovely looking bike, but they've pushed the release date back several times; it was originally supposed to come out last spring. If you go to the website there's no info on it at all! Sad because a new ~25hp thumper standard/ujm weighing ~300 lbs has been on my wish list for a while.
    My local Genuine dealer just heard yesterday that it had passed the CARB standards for Ca. That's a big hurdle and it's really going to happen now. June he heard.
    For those that don't know Shineray made these in China for Honda in some Asian markets. And NZ, maybe? So Honda discontinued them but the factory can still crank them out. They've updated the fuel injection and a couple of other things. Mash is also selling them, or a slightly different version, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    My lad wants to build a replica of a Puch Cobra/Magnum (pictured below) for his end-of-year engineering project, but I reckon he'd probably want to build one of these ^ given half a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogKid View Post
    My lad wants to build a replica of a Puch Cobra/Magnum (pictured below) for his end-of-year engineering project, but I reckon he'd probably want to build one of these ^ given half a chance.

    Interesting....

    I've got a brand new 125cc engine sitting in the basement (brought it back from Thailand in a suitcase one trip). It needs to find a home at some stage.... but it might be a bit highly tuned for normal street use.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Sam will be getting hold of an air-cooled Loncin 110 cc 4-stroke for his project. ANd hopefully a donor big-wheeled 50 or 80 to get the forks, wheels, head tube and rear suspension from.



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    I'd love to see the top speed such a machine could achieve with the standard 8.3 hp engine but building an aero body for it.
    It's interesting using this calculator to see how much effect drag has , especially on low powered machines.
    http://ecomodder.com/forum/tool-aero...resistance.php
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    Damn, I'm trying to remember now if mine is 110 or 125cc. I should go and open the carton, eh?

    Built by some young engineers in Chiang Mai with a CNC machine... and using Japanese gearbox and some Chinese parts. IIRC it's the 15hp version, although they do a 17hp 'race' version too.

    Meanwhile...

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Mine's a Finbro 125cc engine.

    Must do something with it.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'd love to see the top speed such a machine could achieve with the standard 8.3 hp engine but building an aero body for it.
    It's interesting using this calculator to see how much effect drag has , especially on low powered machines.
    http://ecomodder.com/forum/tool-aero...resistance.php
    The fuel consumption figures for bikes are bad, really bad considering their mass but they have horrible drag coefficients so it's not surprising!
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    The new Harley 883- current version of the sportster. I owned one more than thirty years ago, and ride a new one now. An absolute joy to ride hard and aesthetically I think it's outstanding. I've been riding for about forty five years and I've never had more fun on a road bike. And the missus loves it- bonus JayInOz

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    On Ebay.au right now, a 1954 B33. One of my all time favorites .



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    NORTON V4 200HP @ 12500rpm

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    On Ebay.au right now, a 1954 B33. One of my all time favorites .



    Woohoo! I rode one of those for a while, then a Gold Flash, then a DBD32 in road race trim. I was a BSA fan, still have the special spanner for the cylinder head bolts on the singles. My first ever proper bike was a C10. I learned a lot from that bike.


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    Well sorted it says and it looks it.



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    I saw an immaculate R60 with a Steib sidecar in town this morning but didn't have a camera with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Well sorted it says and it looks it.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-M...wAAOSw4A5Yw6PM
    Buy it! Less than 20 minutes to go.
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    Have we seen this one yet? Ural with sidecar



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    Love it !
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    Another one. Looks like he has bagged a few Germans.


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    There's a lot of work in that !
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    R60 + Steib sidecar.

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