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A short, but quite therapeutic, new year's day ride...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. John E

    John E Friend of Leo's

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    Nice, love that Thruxton! My Indian is still sitting in the garage sleeping!
     
  2. Guitharley

    Guitharley Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    And not one shaggy road licker to be seen
     
  3. Guitharley

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    Well cept for that sexy water Buffalo your bringing to life
     
  4. mexicanyella

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    Yep! That’s like the one I saw photos of...thanks for posting! Seems like there was a tendency to build expansion chambers with a long large-diameter “stinger” with a baffle insert in the ‘70s; a buddy had a ‘77 KTM motocrosser with that kind of arrangement. Not long after it seemed like two-stroke exhausts changed to skinny stinger/separate slip-on muffler. Uglier but more focused on expansion chamber optimization, maybe. Anyway, that Strader system is quite a departure from the stock system.

    Your repro stock system sure looks like very nice metalwork and plating! Have you found parts for that bike to be hard to obtain, in general?
     
  5. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    I really enjoy a New Year day ride
    It's hit and miss with the weather and road salt around here though.
     
  6. RobbieAG

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    I also got out for a New Year's ride with some friends yesterday on some nice country roads (145 miles on my Honda ST1300). It was definitely therapeutic!
     
  7. WingedWords

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    Very envious. I've had to face reality and no longer ride a much loved old friend my 1999 SV650S, because of arthritis and also a loss of confidence after a stupid incident with an idiot van driver. I keep it in my garage. I'll never sell it or my riding gear.
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    If I had that bike and scenery I'd probably come home to a very mad wife on occasion on account of losing track of time :D
     
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    Heresy! ;-)


    But yeah, a 270 degree crank in a paralyzed twin will have the same firing frequencies and therefore sound very similar to a 90 degree V-twin with a common crankpin.

    I'm pretty sure that's a major reason some companies have used offset crankpins to be honest... but them I am admitedly hugely biased on the subject being A) someone who spent about 20 years making cars sound like the manufacturers wanted them to and B) someone who is enough of a fanboy of a certain Italian bike brand to have named his dog "Desmo"
     
  10. Deeve

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    Ah - a pleasant mix of jealousy w/ some vicarious thrill and appreciation for a new year day run up & back. . .
    While I've kept my unlimited endorsement - now more than 20 yrs from last wreck - all I can do now, is smile a little when I learn that somebody else is still having a good time.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Man, Triumph is really killin it! I am partial to the Bobber.
     
  12. John Backlund

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    I might as well pour it on thick, as long as that Thruxton seems to attract so many positive responses, with various shots of it from the past two years...

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  13. DonM

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    I would need chains just to get my Honda Rebel 500 out of the shed.

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