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Old 27 February 2006, 14:24   #101
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mind you every time i go any place i allways come accross plonkers stuck fast
i guess i wont post the pic of my drz up to sump and axels in mega sticky heavy clay mud then had to dig it out with a spade, the clay weighed a ton
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Old 27 February 2006, 15:01   #102
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mmmm drz reliable beasts

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Old 27 February 2006, 16:31   #103
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thoughs drz s are great ive got 2 supermoto and off road bit heavey but ive done every thing to destroy it [the off road ]fell 60 foot off a drop bike tumbeling just picked it up push the button and off u go [wish i new how to size these pics] dj
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Old 27 February 2006, 23:12   #104
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I have got to admit, I am a little disappointed in you gents... And especially you Codprawn! On this forum extolling the virtues of British ribs rightfully so... YET NOT ONE MENTION OF BRITISH MOTORCYCLES???!!! Shame on you!! Well if no one else will take up the staff I will!! A couple of Classic Bikes... Remember, Harleys are like penises, everyone has one. Not everyone has these, and few bikes were ever built that were prettier, or more classic!!!! These are pictures of a couple of restorations I built a couple of years back, If they look nice its because they were deserving of the effort! I have not included pictures of my 1999 Daytona but it is in the Garage behind War Machine, and a similar Yellow!
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Not really into motorbikes that's why!!! Got a few mates who are though - one of them is restoring a classic racing Vincent at the moment. He took part in a race with it a while ago and came 3rd up against modern Jap bikes - not bad at all.

Nice to see Triumph are doing well again - people said it couldn't be done but they have. A few weeks ago I saw a load of bikers parked up at the sea front - one bike stood out amongst all the others - really looked stunning - I thought from a distance it was a Ducatti - got up close and yes it was a Triumph!!!

The one that baffles me is Norton - they produced a Wankel engined bike a few years ago and won the infamous Isle of Man TT race - then the bikes vanished - WHY???
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My understanding of Norton's situation is that the company was basically mismanaged, no real new product development so on and so forth. What a shame! I believe at the time of Norton's demise they were the world's longest running manufacturer of motorcycles. Triumph's failure was tied to Norton's, thank god John Bloor resurected the Marque! Britain has such a long and storied history of motorcycle manufacturing and racing it would have been a sin for there to be no current maker there! BSA, Triumph, Norton, Vincent, Ariel, Greeves, Brough Superior, Ajs and others. The Bikes today out of Japan, Italy, and Europe are wonderful machines.... Take a guess where it really all started? You won't have to think long. I love the new bikes but put a classic british single, say a Gold star, or classic twin, say a 69 Bonneville, next to any brand new bike. And look. Limey Soul!
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My understanding of Norton's situation is that the company was basically mismanaged, no real new product development so on and so forth. What a shame! I believe at the time of Norton's demise they were the world's longest running manufacturer of motorcycles. Triumph's failure was tied to Norton's, thank god John Bloor resurected the Marque! Britain has such a long and storied history of motorcycle manufacturing and racing it would have been a sin for there to be no current maker there! BSA, Triumph, Norton, Vincent, Ariel, Greeves, Brough Superior, Ajs and others. The Bikes today out of Japan, Italy, and Europe are wonderful machines.... Take a guess where it really all started? You won't have to think long. I love the new bikes but put a classic british single, say a Gold star, or classic twin, say a 69 Bonneville, next to any brand new bike. And look. Limey Soul!
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Old 28 February 2006, 10:43   #108
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YET NOT ONE MENTION OF BRITISH MOTORCYCLES???!!!
Not a mention but a picture

Lets see ya Bike then

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Old 02 March 2006, 06:50   #109
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mine is the drz enduro with no electric start which is a pain in the butt but it is a great bike.

controversial comments coming now.......
no pics of british bikes from me as i have had over 30 bikes and none been british, as i my mind the british do not make a bike worth considering for what i want. to me they are lardy over weight slow old hat beasts, however the new triumph looks ok but jap bikes for me i'm afraid
Nuge.....wheelies lovely, have geared mine up quite a bit as it was just too low geared, i purchased a range of front and rear sprockets so i can play around with gearing as i want a bit of on road speed as well

drz is a great bike, very pleased and i am just still getting used to it
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Old 02 March 2006, 07:18   #110
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no picks of british bikes from me as i have had over 30 bikes and none been british, as i my mind the british do not make a bike worth considering for what i want. to me they are lardy over weight slow old hat beasts
I don't find that controversial - The Norton was my first big bike,think I must be keeping it for sentimental value. It is suprisingly pleasant for the sort of riding I do now - Short distance, sunny, country lanes A and B roads.

All my others were Jap bikes.

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