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    I'm no fan of open primaries





    "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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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I like the Rudge detail.

    Speaking of detail... Krauser 4 valve heads

    I'll see your Krauser heads and raise you these beauties




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    Nice. I wonder what it would cost to produce a new run of Krauser heads?
    "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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    I don't think there's anything in it except to do it as one offs for jags and personal use. The market would be infinitesimally small. It made some sort of sense when the airheads were current. My guess would be 10K US if not more.

    Hard to beat the appeal of a round case bevel.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Bump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    I presume this or something like it has been posted already but I'll take a crack at it anyway. I like the bauhaus (I think that's fair?) design of work-a-day Jawas. I didn't at the time, but the older I get, the more I like them. This one's less typical.



    This is more the style I used to see in my early riding days and is quite basic with the intent of providing functional transportation for the working man.

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    The link to the video doesn't work for me, Steven.
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    Same for me. I'm logged in as an American.... maybe that's 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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    How about just a link: http://youtu.be/9xGAw6TVck

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    Nope. Didn't work for me. I'm sitting at a picnic table in the parking lot of a Sears Auto Center while they work on our broken down minivan. It's loaded to the roof with all my daughters college dorm room possessions. We are still an hour and a half away from the college, then four hours driving to get home so we can take our other daughter away to college tomorrow in the opposite direction.
    So I have time to try and get the video to work.

    http://www.youtube.com/9xGAw6TVck

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    Looks like I got it.

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    The new mission impossible film had an amazing motorcycle sequence. BMW provided black s1000rr. They looked as modern and right. The special effects to get excitement were secondary.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tOdUcVYfNpk

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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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    That's one ugly muffler. The radiator shrouds (a lot of the new bikes have them) do nothing for me. Good bike though.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    It may be a great bike, but IMO butt ugly. That's why they make different bikes though!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    I wonder how many horsepower the engine is.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Saw a Vincent Comet at our local service station today. First run after a frame up rebuild so the owner said. Around 60 and dressed in a long leather coat he looked a bit vintage himself. He was waiting for his mate with a van, they'd brought their own insurance, but it was the van that had broken down.

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    That Comet is sweet! So - does the seat slide on the rear fender when the wheel goes up & down?
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    Changing that tire might be a pain...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    That Comet is sweet! So - does the seat slide on the rear fender when the wheel goes up & down?
    Hinged in the middle and yes, you notice it! Or at least I did on my singular Black Shadow ride through Central Park.
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Different bikes, but they sure look right to me.
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    Here you go.

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    Some nice bikes in that catalogue. Thanks
    "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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    It's hard for an Aussie to see something named Magna and not laugh... but here we are.... I was looking at this, this evening, at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Vientiane.



    Is that swingarm original?
    "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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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I dont recall whether this has been posted before:

    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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