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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by SirJackdeFuzz, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    Guy Martin in action at the TT . . .
     
  2. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    Close . . . U are getting warma :twisted:
     
  3. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    . . . a little bit less red :!:
     
  4. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Tele-Afflicted

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    Alright, I wasn't going to do this but all these pics of non-Italian bikes has left me no choice. Time to pull out the big guns. You can stop the thread now fellas, here it is… the pinnacle of motorbike technology.

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    That is 160cc of romping, stomping, kick starting two-valve air cooled Italian horsepower my friends. And when I say horsepower, I'm talking (probably?) double digits. I realize your lawnmower has the same size engine, but your lawnmower never shoots flames out it's open velocity stack, so, you know… WIN.

    A rear brake as effective as most any modern Ducati. A headlight that lights sometimes. A shiny horn that would never think of disturbing the peace, but did I mention it was shiny? Real chrome, baby. This thing has got it all.

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  5. Gautfrid

    Gautfrid Banned

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    I had a Morini 3.5 for a few weeks back in the 70s.

    That cured me of Italian bikes.
     
  6. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    I always fancied a Ducati single back in the early '60s - at that time to me the epitome of sportiness. Never got one. Probably just as well, as at that time I didn't have the experience to ride it and I'd probably have done myself a severe mischief. Still love the look of 'em, though.
     
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    Doubt you'd have hurt yourself. You'd have spent most of your time in the garage spannering it :lol:
     
  8. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    hahahahahahaha :lol:
     
  9. Freejack

    Freejack Friend of Leo's

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    Had the local folks Dyno mine a few years back:

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    143hp isn't too shabby :)

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    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    YOU SHOULD !

    That is my ultimate motorbike bucket-list event :twisted:
     
  12. Tele1966

    Tele1966 Friend of Leo's

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    It's not a sport bike but I love my Yamaha Road Star Warrior. It has a stiff aluminum frame and has more lean angle than your typical cruiser. I bought it new in '05 and can't imagine ever selling it.

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  13. DesmoDog

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    I understand. The same thing happened to me right around the same time, only it was a Triumph Spitfire that cured me of British cars. :D
     
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    I've got a basket case Vulcan 88 I'm working on now, and a '74 Yamaha XS650 that'll be going to a new home soon.
     
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    Dingbat Friend of Leo's

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    Way back I was into Bristish bikes.
    Then I grew up and had $$ so I got a Duc 999

    Later I changed to a Monster for practical reasons.

    And now I'm working on a Café Racer based on a Suzuki LS650 single.

    Motorcycles are so much fun :)
     

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    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    Cafe Racers are starting to become the 'hip' thing among the yuppies and posers & trendies on this side of the world :cry:

    Sad really, because i always had a soft spot for them.
    But it looks like it is starting to become the bike to be seen with, at all the coffee shops and cool hang outs !
     
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    Especially now that RYCA is selling kits for the LS650.
    Mine however is a one off as I'm making most parts in my shop.
     
  18. SirJackdeFuzz

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    Very nice . . .



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  19. John Backlund

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    But isn't that exactly what 'Cafe Racers' were always used for? There's an awful lot of old photos of Eric-Von-Zipper jacketed 'Rockers' hanging out at coffee shops and cool hangouts, then, once in a while they'd all roar off to see if their bikes could hit 'the ton', and hopefully, toss a few insults at the mirror-festooned 'Mods' in the process...after which they'd head back to the coffee shops and cool hangouts.
     
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    For about a year and a half I had my childhood dream bike, a 1984 Honda CB700S, the Nighthawk. I dropped it last spring and just have not had the time/inclination/funds to get it back in order, but I still have hope. Current top of the BAS list is an early Triumph Speed Triple 955...but my knees were begining to hate the Nighthawk, I wonder if the Trumpet would be kinder. Here's a stock photo of the Nighthawk.
     

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