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    450 pounds of Milwaukee iron, steel and aluminum levitated? My R80/7 Beemer, is a pain to pick up, but not levitate.

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    One of the dudes I ran with when I was a kid was called Troy Dawg, and he had a Triumph powered chopper I still think about.

    The only thing I’d have changed were the bars. Never been an ape hanger guy.

    I used to have a Friscoed out mountain bike; I ran a 24” rear wheel from a trial bike with a disc brake, and a 700c front wheel with no brake. It had custom, 6 foot long fork legs in rockshox double triple clamps. Sigh...

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    Without friends none of this is possible.

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    well that’s not quite a saddle.

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    Sitting in my garage right now: a full-dresser Harley Street Glide, right next to my Kawasaki Vulcan S... both with the same color scheme: black-out mechanicals, white tank and fenders.

    The HD belongs to a friend of my daughter, who is moving from CA to NY. He needed to ship the bike cross country, and I agreed to take it for him until he could complete the move.

    I told him that my bike looks like his bike's teenaged son
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    Gotta say I’m not a fan of the look where the biggest engine is crammed between two wheels. It’s nice to see some light around the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    well that’s not quite a saddle.
    It looks pretty harsh.

    The bike is turbocharged. it is a fun 10 minute bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    It looks pretty harsh.

    The bike is turbocharged. it is a fun 10 minute bike.
    after which your left boot starts burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    after which your left boot starts burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    after which your left boot starts burning?
    At the very least.

    I think it could be more like speed dating. Sure looked promising but something about her really isnt right.
    Last edited by Ted Hoppe; 07-09-2021 at 01:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    Sitting in my garage right now: a full-dresser Harley Street Glide, right next to my Kawasaki Vulcan S... both with the same color scheme: black-out mechanicals, white tank and fenders.

    The HD belongs to a friend of my daughter, who is moving from CA to NY. He needed to ship the bike cross country, and I agreed to take it for him until he could complete the move.

    I told him that my bike looks like his bike's teenaged son
    Did you get the keys, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Did you get the keys, too?
    I have the keys. In fact, I drove it up the driveway, after the truck delivered it.

    However, I have frankly no interest in riding it (and the owner has given me permission to do so). I've rented many Harleys over the years, especially down in Florida, where I once took a rented Harley on a 200 mile route down the east coast.

    If I were the kind of rider inclined to do a lot of cross country riding, a Harley isn't a bad choice... but for day-to-day pleasure riding, I'll take a far lighter bike. My Vulcan S is perfect for that kind of riding.
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    I get it. I’ve been loving my Honda CB500X.

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

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    what the heck?

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    I can't read the tank - but NorIndian?
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    ^ or Nordian..

    shame about the disks.

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    Even I like that.
    Might not meet noise regs though, minor point for the neighbours.

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    Just sold this afternoon. Had it 10 years, put 120 miles on it. Guess I'm not much of a biker, liked looking at it though...
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    Those 80" Bonneville Chiefs were great engines, reasonably quiet and smoother running than a Harley. A slightly different Vee configuration they at least sound a little smoother... you can hear it when you are riding in a pack with Harleys, just slightly out of sync.
    The big Indians were a favorite for police and parade use. With relatively low compression and operator adjustable timing, they used their own type of primary Compensator Sprocket that took the "bite" out of each stroke. Funeral parlors used them, they would run dead slow with a tall gear. I would often just retard the timing to chug up a grade without bothering to downshift.

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    Check this out!
    1000 CC Sokul
    Sure looks like an Indian engine!
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokół_1000

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    18 hp out of 1000cc

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    Might be big horses...

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    How many horses are being choked by that silencer?
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    A little radial engine action from Peugeot, perhaps?

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    what a beautiful small radial engine
    would love to know more about the motor itself
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That's really cool! Thanks!

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    Is that a radial or a rotary? Looks rotary to me…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decourcy View Post
    Looks rotary to me…..
    exponentially more scary though right?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    radial

    peugeot p50t. 4stroke 100cc

    7 hp

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    Very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    radial

    peugeot p50t. 4stroke 100cc

    7 hp

    one might need leather trousers to ride it.

    How much money would it take to let Paul try to give her a go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    one might need leather trousers to ride it.

    How much money would it take to let Paul try to give her a go?
    I dunno, but I'd chip in $10 if he promised to do a write-up

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    Must have made an oily mess of everyone that rode it and everyplace it stopped!

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