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    Who deleted the motorcycle thread? And why?

    Bigly sad!
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    When I first started drag racing my Harley, 1974, they matched me up against one of these which had a formidable reputation, I still remember it, a root beer brown color with wheelie bars out behind. My bike was a coffee machine, with road racing gear, and I had no clue how it would run.


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    Iconic is a word that comes to mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Who deleted the motorcycle thread? And why?

    Bigly sad!
    My post from page 2...FWIW

    What a egocentric and vindictive move...

    I'm currently thinking of getting back on a bike after a 5 year semi enforced break and those 400 pages were to be one of my main research resources.

    What a totally selfish act!

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    I have just received a message from Ian in which he asserts strongly that he did not delete the Motorbikes thread on the forum. He also states that he has not posted, deleted or taken any other action on the forum for the past 8 weeks. He also says that Scot has deleted every thread he (Ian) has ever posted to the forum.

    This is pretty much exactly as I received it,
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    That is what Ian asked Scot to do.

    Now here are a few favorites

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    Nordian
    (These look a little bit odd, I remember when they had Cerriani of Fontana 4 shoe front brakes)


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    Quote Originally Posted by doorstop View Post
    What a egocentric and vindictive move...

    I'm currently thinking of getting back on a bike after a 5 year semi enforced break and those 400 pages were to be one of my main research resources.

    What a totally selfish act!

    Edited to add:
    I have just received a message from Ian in which he asserts strongly that he did not delete the Motorbikes thread on the forum. He also states that he has not posted, deleted or taken any other action on the forum for the past 8 weeks. He also says that Scot has deleted every thread he (Ian) has ever posted to the forum.

    This is pretty much exactly as I received it,
    Chris (Doorstop)
    Ian hasn't been on the WBF since 5 November.

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    Norvin


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    BSA Gold star


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    One of my favorites
    i normally donít like automobile engine motorbikes, but this one is exceptional
    thank you for posting it
    lots of very trick stuff on it: dry sump, the bell housing mating to to the guzzi five speed, and the twin radiators in the saddle bags to name just a few

    and itís lighter than many production cruisers

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Matchless G-50

    (with the 4-shoe brake)


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    Yes Paul, I have been a fan of that bike (and that engine) for years. I posted it a couple of years ago on the other thread, but it received no notice.
    When I was still in high school I could carry a V-8 60 and load it into my truck by myself! A tiny little thing, 136 cu in or roughly 2 liters. Without the ancillary stuff they sounded like an electric motor, they would run 6-7000 rpm with a
    little work. One of the beauties of a flathead is when they float the valves they don't crash. That and no pushrods! I still want to build an TD using one. An Ardun set-up would be the thing. Nice TD's are going for a song these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Ian hasn't been on the WBF since 5 November.

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    If that is /was the case how did he know what I had posted in order to message me?
    He must be lurking!!! Good gravy Batman!
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    "Relax' said the night man,

    'We are programmed to receive.
    You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!"

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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

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

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    First bike I owned - bought as box of bits for 15 quid...
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    Most boring bike.....
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    It got a lot less boring when the owner tried to set the timing - the crank turns backwards!
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    And now for something completely different.....
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    Weird gearshift - the went 1 down up to neutral - two - three - neutral - four,with the occasional false neutral between two and three. Spicing things up the shift lever doubled as both the kickstart (press in with heel and lit backwards over TDC with toe) and , yes really - and - clutch lever by means of an internal fork which actuated the multi-plate clutch when lifted or pressed down.


    https://motorbikewriter.com/first-bike-1973-cz-175/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Iconic is a word that comes to mind.

    Re-issued...

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    Girlfriend - subsequently wife - was pulled by a radar equipped copper - coming down off Dartmoor at a "claimed" 102 mph on one of these (tuned)

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
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    Doing the Death Valley Ride, February 2020, Presidents Day weekend.



    Above 2011 BMW Airhead Rendezvous...
    A ride from Lake isabella, CA to Furnace Creek, Death Valley.Highway 178 from Lake Isabella, Ridgecrest to Wild Rose Canyon and into the Valley Floor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post

    Like.

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    This unique prototype we could admire with Steven, Ted and Paul, last September in Munich :

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    The first bike I ever rode. It made considerable efforts to ensure that it was also the last one I ever rode.


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    My old DR in camping mode.FB_IMG_1577422700567.jpg

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    Can't have a motorcycle thread without a chopper for all you trail bike and expedition bike aficionados to have something to bitch about and insult...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Can't have a motorcycle thread without a chopper for all you trail bike and expedition bike aficionados to have something to bitch about and insult...
    Yeah, damn straight.

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    Bet no-one other than us had such a huge turning circle either eh? Ha ha! Mine was around 180 feet.

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    Jim Mahan: The engine and gearbox are 1978 Honda 750F, but have been somewhat modified - bored to 836 cc, welded & balanced crank, forged rods, hi-compression pistons & chromoly wrist pins, ported & planed head, new cam and valves, re-jetted carbs, magneto ignition, new clutch, new 1st, 2nd & 5th gear, dual-sprocket final drive.

    The other stock Honda parts on the bike are the handlebar switches and signal lights, though the latter are from a '72 Honda 350.


    lupussonic: Nice sled; still have it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    lupussonic: Nice sled; still have it?
    No, sold it years ago. Honda 400/4 engine, everything else robbed from scrap yards. It wasn't the best bike for me, but building it was mostly the point. I learned a huge amount from my mistakes, and had a lot of fun and met some really interesting people who were into custom bikes. One guy in Southampton used to cast his own piston heads in his shed. Met a lot of fabricators who would help, machinists, hells angels, general bikers... it was a good bunch to know. The front end was too heavy, forks too long, only suspension was 3 inches of rubber outside the rear wheel, terrible maneuverability, and the damned rectifier kept blowing leaving me stuck in a geographical anomaly; about 50 miles from everywhere. But it looked cool, and sounded great! 4 into 4 long horizontal drag pipes.. they were louder than howitzers... !

    Yeah it was a bit crap, but it was my crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Can't have a motorcycle thread without a chopper for all you trail bike and expedition bike aficionados to have something to bitch about and insult...

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    What a great photo! I wish I had a photo of me with the bike I had when I was 19. A Yamaha 350

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