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Old 11 December 2007, 15:09   #71
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It wasn't wear that finished the RE5, it was just heavy, handled badly and underpowered. They fetch almost boat prices now if they are good.


A mate did the Iron Butt SS1K (1000km in 24 hours) a few years back on the back of her brother's daytona. Apparently it gets to the point where you can't focus properly
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Old 11 December 2007, 18:38   #72
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Not a proper bike but sure would be an attention getter
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...em180190919852
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Old 11 December 2007, 18:47   #73
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Not a proper bike but sure would be an attention getter
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...em180190919852
I don't really understand trikes but that is one of best I have ever seen , probably the best doner bike for a trike .
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... I would suspect that the Thai plant is producing bikes for the Asian market, whilst the UK produces bikes for Europe and possibly the US.

You suspect wrong...they've been making components in the Far East for ASSEMBLEY at Hinkley for years....A chap in the unit next to ours used to have a nice little earner... lots of the steel spine frames that were shipped in were in such poor condition through rust that he had a good line in stripping and refinishing them...
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I don't really understand trikes but that is one of best I have ever seen , probably the best doner bike for a trike .
That looks like a Lehman conversion. I got to ride one of the BMW R12C Lehman trikes a few years ago and they are actually really good fun.
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Old 12 December 2007, 15:07   #76
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That looks like a Lehman conversion. I got to ride one of the BMW R12C Lehman trikes a few years ago and they are actually really good fun.

I know they are good fun and many love them , its just me .
To please me a vehicle has to have a function and perform as well as it can for the purpose its built .
A trike is all wrong , it has the least rubber and brakes where you need it for stopping , its an unstable design and as wide as a car , to me its as much use as a regal reliant with no roof . iam sure they are fun but I couldn't live with one .
I wind my mate up because he has built a few show winning trikes
Its the same reason I don't like harleys or choppers etc
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I,m afraid the trikes are not for me ,but I can appreciate the work that goes into them ,I remember thinking I was being clever as a 17 yr old many years ago before I had passed my test, having a a chair fitted to a cb900 F2 ,it scared me shitless and nearly put me off bikes forever ,definately a completely different style of riding ,one that I obviously didn,t have.
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Can you still get those stupid luggage carrier 3rd wheel things that pretends to be a sidecar? You used to be able to fit one and drive an FZR1000 on a car licence. I saw one once and the wheel barely touched the ground!!!
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Not sure what the law is now ,but you certainly could then ride a big bike on a car licence if fitted with a sidecar.I think the one your on about codders was called a sidewinder and thats all it was ,a basic frame and a bloody little wheel.The one I had was a proper sidecar ,it was frightening!
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Can you still get those stupid luggage carrier 3rd wheel things that pretends to be a sidecar? You used to be able to fit one and drive an FZR1000 on a car licence. I saw one once and the wheel barely touched the ground!!!

It was called a sidewinder I think, I don't think they are available now
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