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    A couple of pics of my new ride. Just finished up the 1000 break in period.
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    They've done a good job with the styling on that Kawasaki.

    Here's a nicely styled BMW... from the old days

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    a front brake would be nice
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Also no front brake, and not much of a rear one either....but I love the lines, rake and general layout of this.

    Triumph Thunderbird 900cc lump.

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    No front brake is preferable when riding on a flat track, as thereís aint much braking happening anyway, but you sure donít want to wash out the front tire while doing a ton on marbly dirt. Also, nobody wants the guy in front of them slamming on the brakes when everyone is one handing it and elbows to elbows.

    More troublesome would be the vestigal left peg and both controls on the right. It is weird shifting and braking with the right foot.

    Speedway bikes are more fun, because they donít have ANY brakes. Or gears. And they are nearly impossible to ride.

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    Not sure if mentioned above anywhere but I submit the Harley Davidson all Electric Motorcycle, LiveWire.





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    I was just sorting through some old pictures found in the loft and came across this.
    Seeing as there a few beemer fans on here, I'll probably get keel-hauled. In my defence it was "built" by someone else, I just added a few stainless trinkets like the bars, risers, grips and various fastenings. Oh and it was 26 years ago.
    Started out as K100RS flying brick, fun while it lasted but 4 wheels took priority

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    I was just sorting through some old pictures found in the loft and came across this.
    Seeing as there a few beemer fans on here, I'll probably get keel-hauled. In my defence it was "built" by someone else, I just added a few stainless trinkets like the bars, risers, grips and various fastenings. Oh and it was 26 years ago.
    Started out as K100RS flying brick, fun while it lasted but 4 wheels took priority

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    If that thing had the twin, bug-eyed headlights of a true street fighter, itíd be perfect!

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    This machine has no brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post


    This machine has no brakes...
    I thought so, too, but my screen is tiny. I thought maybe the crop job (or whatever) erased the linkages et al from the other side, and the brake lever was just buried in the dark blur that is the lower end of the bike, to me.

    Sans brakes? Maybe incomplete think me.

    Iíd LOVE a TT version. Of a yellow parallel twin engined bike. Ahem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Also no front brake, and not much of a rear one either....but I love the lines, rake and general layout of this.

    Triumph Thunderbird 900cc lump.

    3ba16203b2b282dbb788cdcab49b37c0.jpg

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    Can't say I've ever seen an idler sprocket before.
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    They came all sorts of ways, but that one has no brakes...

    Pure flat tracker, here's the other side.
    *Note they used road race forks (non progressive springs and dampening) not the motocross style (progressive) Cerianis.

    (Makes me sort of wish I still had mine. Although it had brakes, really big brakes, and a headlight/tailight!)

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    Adventure Bike Mk I:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    They came all sorts of ways. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That Harley has brakes...
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    they came all sorts of ways
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    they came all sorts of ways
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    Was the last world champion with drum brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post


    Was the last world champion with drum brakes?
    so here's a question i was thinking about the other day, when was the last gp champ with a springer front end?
    the last with conventional (non upside down0 forks?
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    The big question is how long after a knee scope before you can ride again?

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Wow! That's a big front drum!
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    its an original factory frame kit for a hd750tt, year 1972
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    Mine had these front brakes and a finned drum brake on the rear, it was a KR rear brake.



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    KRTT
    Which was 750cc's, The KH or street model had a longer stroke 4-9/16" for 888 cc's (55cu.in.)
    Now, if you used those flywheels in a Sportster it became a 1200cc (72cu.in.) speedster. (Note the weight)
    I keep looking... I can't start them any more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I keep looking... I can't start them any more.

    these motors in race trim 'pop' like few other motors
    exhaust sounds like cherry bombs
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    KRTT
    Which was 750cc's, The KH or street model had a longer stroke 4-9/16" for 888 cc's (55cu.in.)
    Now, if you used those flywheels in a Sportster it became a 1200cc (72cu.in.) speedster. (Note the weight)
    I keep looking... I can't start them any more.

    Oh, baby.

    Whereís that bumper?

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    Along with the H/D LiveWire posted above Harley has announced some other new models for 2020.

    The StreetFighter:
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    And the Pan American:
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    HD going in new directions? Thatís just crazy talk!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    these motors in race trim 'pop' like few other motors
    exhaust sounds like cherry bombs
    I rode that one which was a cafe racer, over to the Hayward drag strip back in 1974. Out of the box was 11.33 seconds, 135 mph. Shift point was 7500 rpm, went through the traps at the top of third, I never got it into high gear... I sort of scared myself for riding it on the street and sold it not long after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Adventure Bike Mk I:





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    Interesting.... but I beg to differ

    This book on adventure bike #1 is written by a mate of mine... an American Indian guy who rides, ahem, Indians (and KLRs). Greg's done IIRC 7 around the world trips on bikes now, including one that retraced this adventure.

    "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

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