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    iíll never delete this thread in a huff. . .

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    YAC. (Yet another crotchrocket)

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    The ducati 916 has one of the most beautiful, powerful notes ever. The dry clutch as a matching response.

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    Can't believe that thread has gone.

    400+ pages, mostly other people's contributions.

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    didn't expect his ego-ness to actually delete anything, and certainly not anything so populated.

    ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Can't believe that thread has gone.

    400+ pages, mostly other people's contributions.
    Say it’s not so! That is a real loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Can't believe that thread has gone.

    400+ pages, mostly other people's contributions.
    it was a pure douche move, i won’t bring it up again if you won’t

    post up your new bike bike for us
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    I'll post mine

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    Wow, there's a real Merry Dickmas for you.

    Starting over.

    Diesel bikes are awesome!
    And it's built on a KLR, win-win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    it was a pure douche move, i won’t bring it up again if you won’t

    post up your new bike bike for us
    This news is really disappointing. He didn't need to do that one. at 400 pages - it belonged to the forum. I used to love to see Peter's submissions to it.

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    A little audio to go with the visual.

    Continuing the theme of wicked sounding bikes, the CBX1000.
    Yeah, it's real.


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    Peter loved the boxer motor. All is photos of his bikes gone to deletion. I submit one for him.



    One of his favs from another site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Peter loved the boxer motor. All is photos of his bikes gone to deletion. I submit one for him.
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    Not all of them!



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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post


    Posted for everyone's amusement !

    Two days ago I was riding beside a small clean looking creek and thought it would be a good campsite if I could find a way down. I found a narrow track with relatively fresh wheel tracks and started to follow it .


    Mistake 1 . I should have walked it ..... but it looked OK.

    The track went 40 feet then ran down onto clean white sand . Mistake 2. I should have walked it !!
    As soon as my front wheel hit the sand it sunk in to the brake disc, I couldn't turn around and I was committed and in deep ! The next few minutes were spent trying to maneuver a heavily laden bike in incredibly deep sand .

    I was bogged !

    I unloaded the bags and the panniers and spent the next 30 minutes in heaving and grunting, Tilly would move forward about 2 feet but by then would have dug herself a new hole, (the sand was full of water and this strangely enough also helped the situation.) At this stage I'd lift shut the motor off, lift Tilly's rear end up and the sandy slurry would slump into the hole. Start engine , gain 2 feet . Repeat as required . Eventually I was able to gain drier sand and made better progress. The next problem being a fallen tree that forced me back close to the water .

    This is the one time an enclosed rear drive has proven superior to a chain and sprocket drive, the "sand" was decomposed granite with a 1/4'' to 1/8'' grain size. I suspect it would have played hell with a chain and the gearbox end where the final drive appears.



    I eventually got back to hard ground but it was a work out ! Next time I shall look, especially when I see that coarse white granite sand .

    After I have looked I shall AVOID !


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    Good to see Peters bog adventure photos again!

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    post up your new bike bike for us
    Here's my ride, just before setting off from near Koln..eventually landed in Oxford a few days later. Got a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich.. 50 Euros including the bike! That seat bag shifts my butt too far forward, but it all works ok otherwise. Top box full of tools, chain lube etc, and space for my helmet. Bike cover on top.

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    I had these heat shields made up to keep the soft panniers away from the exhaust.. they work a treat.

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    This is what it looked like when I got it...quite a few mods and farkles since then.

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    excellent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Not all of them!


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    I have of these available to me.
    Should I ?


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    This thread needs a three wheel addition:


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    Jingle spanners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Peter loved the boxer motor. All is photos of his bikes gone to deletion. I submit one for him.



    One of his favs from another site.

    that is very nice

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    From what I see, it looks as if Ian did a Donn. Have I missed something? Donn was no loss but Ian had some good stuff going on

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    Christmas eve, that's the spirit...


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    Coffee machine...



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    Another bike Peter was fond of.


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    Spent a lot of time on one of these.

    Electric start!

    Rattling the teacups.

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    The only bike I've ever owned.


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    what a selfish thing to do. Oh well - we ain't dead yet.

    I've got some shots from the Museum in Iowa.

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    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    and an old bike still rode.. still fun

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    there's 500' up & a mile of twisties behind it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post



    there's 500' up & a mile of twisties behind it..
    that looks like a great road to ride. . .
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    What is that Durnik?

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