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Forum: Canada 03-30-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,959
Posted By Lornce
They were only $4 and change and they were the...

They were only $4 and change and they were the best around!

Have a great ride and post lots of pictures.

:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
I agree. It was a handsome, effective package in...

I agree. It was a handsome, effective package in it's day. More appealing even than it's contemporary stable mate, the 750 Interceptor. Which hasn't aged terribly well, imho.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 583,663
Posted By Lornce
A little dated but still germane. <iframe...

A little dated but still germane.

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rgcdtOcfqfc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 994,317
Posted By Lornce
No idea, but notice the fan stops running...

No idea, but notice the fan stops running whenever I'm approaching walking speeds or a complete stop. Apart from that I've never been aware of it. Personally, I'd rather hear it run while creeping...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 202,629
Posted By Lornce
Didn't care much for mine, either. Way too heavy....

Didn't care much for mine, either. Way too heavy. Poor suspension action, especially the front. Limited cornering clearance. Terrible throttle control. Guzzled fuel. Nice ergos, though, and tall...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 360,541
Posted By Lornce
They've got a B2 retired to a museum already? ...

They've got a B2 retired to a museum already?

:scratch
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 994,317
Posted By Lornce
Keep meaning to do the muffler but never get...

Keep meaning to do the muffler but never get around to it.

:ricky
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 994,317
Posted By Lornce
EBR ecm on my '09 with a stock muffler. Bought it...

EBR ecm on my '09 with a stock muffler. Bought it this way so have no point of comparison. It's turbine smooth above 2.5k rpm and accelerates very smartly through all gears. Never felt the need for...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,786
Posted By Lornce
Hadn't thought of that. Thanks. Great...

Hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

Great looking bike you've got there.

:thumb :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,786
Posted By Lornce
/7 tank won't fit with a /6 seat. The /7 tank is...

/7 tank won't fit with a /6 seat. The /7 tank is longer than the /6 tank.

A /7 seat will fit with a /6 tank, but there'll be a 2" gap between the seat and the tank.


Exhibit A: R90/6 with a /7...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,959
Posted By Lornce
Southern Ontario being geographically limited,...

Southern Ontario being geographically limited, it's basically the same route most years. No shame in making use of the best in available territory.

Have a great time, lads.

:thumb
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,959
Posted By Lornce
As much as I'd love to join in the fun, I won't...

As much as I'd love to join in the fun, I won't be able to make that date.

Have a great ride lads! (and post here if by some twist of fate it's re-schedded for the 19th).

:ricky
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,959
Posted By Lornce
On the 407.

On the 407.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
Had a pleasant few day's ride in the mountains...

Had a pleasant few day's ride in the mountains west of Mt. Fuji on one of these. A jewel of a bike.

http://www.ducaticlassics.com/images/motorcycles/21/2.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 994,317
Posted By Lornce
How long since we've seen a picture in this...

How long since we've seen a picture in this "picture thread"?

:evil


Believe this was from one of Cycle World's road tests....
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
Centralized, anyway. Their centre of gravity...

Centralized, anyway. Their centre of gravity isn't particularly low because of their taller motors. Compared to something like an older boxer BMW, for instance.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 994,317
Posted By Lornce
Smart move. Have fun. :thumb ...

Smart move. Have fun. :thumb

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-62mDrZp/0/L/IMG_1523-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-62mDrZp/A)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,204
Posted By Lornce
No. :*sip* '09 XB12X. Gas, oil,...

No.

:*sip*


'09 XB12X. Gas, oil, tires and brake pads so far. Bike still has the original factory battery going strong.

These really are great bikes for riders....
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,214
Views: 1,043,071
Posted By Lornce
:augie ...

:augie

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-VvrJC7V/0/L/IMG_1425-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-VvrJC7V/A)
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By Lornce
It was pretty straight forward a few years ago....

It was pretty straight forward a few years ago. Pleasant, low impact ride.

:dunno

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Cross-Country-Airhead-Fly-n/i-WtFPjqn/1/L/DSC_2273-L.jpg...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,959
Posted By Lornce
How've you been, Doughy? Help me out, here....

How've you been, Doughy?

Help me out, here. I can't get this song out of my head.

<iframe width="1366" height="667" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VBmCJEehYtU" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,959
Posted By Lornce
Now yer talkin'. ...

Now yer talkin'.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/0/L/Ducati%20900%20%2775-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/A)
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,437
Posted By Lornce
:thumb My main ride. ...

:thumb




My main ride.
http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-QpWkCd7/0/L/IMG_1456-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-QpWkCd7/A)
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,437
Posted By Lornce
http://www.autogaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02...

http://www.autogaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2010-Harley-Davidson-Road-Glide-Custom-Photo-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 31,689
Posted By Lornce
I guess a Superbug is a Super Hornet? :dunno ...

I guess a Superbug is a Super Hornet? :dunno

Anyhow, the old jets made way more sound than the new hardware. Less power, but way more sound.

Can't figure out how to reduce this image, but it's...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 401,484
Posted By Lornce
WTB Garmin 60CSx Accessories

Looking for a handlebar mount and a 12V power cord.

What'cha got?

:dunno

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Bike-Parts/i-C47tBrb/0/L/IMG_1736-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Bike-Parts/i-C47tBrb/A)
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
One and a half CB500's is more or less exactly...

One and a half CB500's is more or less exactly what it was. In a decent Italian frame.
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Honda%20CB%20500%2072.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
Desmodromics have become little more than an...

Desmodromics have become little more than an iconic marketing tool for Ducati (and not a bad service angle for their dealer network).

Not unlike 45* twins for H-D and flat twins for BMW: They...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 360,541
Posted By Lornce
You get around, Jim. As you know, that...

You get around, Jim.

As you know, that desolate two-lane crossing Northern Ontario is the only road connecting Eastern Canada to Western Canada. Hope you didn't have to gas up just down the road...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 360,541
Posted By Lornce
Just google-checked that. Knew I'd seen it...

Just google-checked that. Knew I'd seen it (http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/ignace.htm) somewhere before.

:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
Never ventured north to Edmonton. Did you ever...

Never ventured north to Edmonton. Did you ever deal with Elite Motorcycles in Calgary? They were into everything Italian, Benellis, Morinis, Laverdas, Ducatis, Moto-Guzzis. The owner was a Duc fan...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
Have a buddy a few blocks away with an...

Have a buddy a few blocks away with an interesting shop full of bikes. Velocette Thruxton; '68, I think? '75 Ducati 900SS, an early square case with the rare and original fibreglass "Imola" tank, not...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 401,484
Posted By Lornce
Aerostich Kanetsu Electric Fleece Jacket size small

Aerostich Kanetsu Electric Fleece Jacket size small. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047726)

As new.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Bike-Parts/i-5vLCkRx/0/L/IMG_1732-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 991,203
Posted By Lornce
:lol3 Lots of guys loved those bikes.

:lol3

Lots of guys loved those bikes.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,240
Posted By Lornce
Fantastic trip and a great RR. Thanks for...

Fantastic trip and a great RR.

Thanks for your efforts.

:thumb :thumb

In 1980 I was still only dreaming of a BMW from the seat of a series of problematic Yamahas.

:norton
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Lornce
If you take the time to give it a thorough...

If you take the time to give it a thorough cleaning and ensure there's no glaring mechanical issues, there's no reason that bike wouldn't fetch $3,000. Maybe more?

At some point I'll be in the...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Lornce
A friend of mine recently bought a 1980 R100RT...

A friend of mine recently bought a 1980 R100RT for $4300.

:brow

Post pictures of your bike and we'll help you as we're able.

:freaky
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,395
Posted By Lornce
Tough call. Better get one of everything. ...

Tough call.

Better get one of everything.

:freaky

http://lornce.smugmug.com/BMWs/i-LbRxshT/0/L/R100GSPD-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/BMWs/i-LbRxshT/A)
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Lornce
Those are good shocks. ...

Those are good shocks.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/0/L/Ducati%20900%20%2775-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/A)
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 149,486
Posted By Lornce
This is kinda swell....

This is kinda swell. (http://boingboing.net/2014/12/11/video-naissance-dune-moto.html)

:ricky
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