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Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 245,802
Posted By Old Mule
just some

wax and polish it- "It ran when i parked it".
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 245,802
Posted By Old Mule
lovely indeed,

carrier, short seat, siamezed pipe, is that an old TR6P "Saint"?
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,101
Posted By Old Mule
Your technical posts

inspire me too, I like the creativity in them.
I look forward to reading them!
Wish you'd change your mind and ignore the trolls.

Ah-- I see that I am late to this event (edit)

Well I was a...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Old Mule
In those old days,

sidecars didn't have lead because the sidecar frame as well as the bike frame was usually rigid...also, most sidecars had doors back then, which called for the wheel to be far back as possible....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,858
Posted By Old Mule
and two more

the Rob North Daytona triples were beautiful machines and people who heard them alays remarked on the "hair raising" sound they made..
Also, at a time when Triumph was at a low point, and everyone...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,858
Posted By Old Mule
the great Triumphs

Back in history...the great Triumphs are

Slippery Sam
Gary Nixon's blue Daytona 500
the See Gar from Big D
Ernie Lyon's GP model which won the 1949 MGP
the first Speed Twin
The 1927 TT racer...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By Old Mule
Thanks for showing us this

interesting machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 3,244,485
Posted By Old Mule
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Old Mule
propaganda

That "Sit Stay Ride" movie is propaganda designed to lure people into an obscure cult.
It will give you asymmetrical driving skills and strange ideas about engineering.
You will fall under the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 86,670
Posted By Old Mule
Evidence!

those are good Norton pictures, thank you.

VIVA el NORTON!
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 648,328
Posted By Old Mule
nice....

yes, I'm old- it's an S-type Steib chassis with a nice glass body, thought it was a Dreyer but never heard of Valkirie.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,735
Posted By Old Mule
thanks..

I was just checkin the 1991 Springfield Mile, Ricky Graham using that RS motor, what a great bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,735
Posted By Old Mule
the development history of

that Honda motor is quite a story, it evolved from the much-disliked CX500.
It is a product of the mile-track rivalry between Honda and Harley.
It is another one of those Hondas that deserves to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,062
Posted By Old Mule
If I had

that bike, it would become a "ISDT Replica". It'd be fun gathering and making all the off-road parts, and it would be a real fun bike to own and ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,543
Posted By Old Mule
curious---

How this nice machine turn out for you?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,062
Posted By Old Mule
ISDT Enfield

Just google "ISDT Enfield"...and look at the speedtracktales website.
I think it would be worth making this into a dirt road runner...I'd do it, anyway.
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Old Mule
me too

narrowed 2CV car body-
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,706
Posted By Old Mule
Gilera

125cc Gilera, racing platform sidecar, Honda 90 leading link forks, some engine mods. A fun machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 86,670
Posted By Old Mule
850, there should be

a ADV thread tcalled "RD vs Cop Stories".
"The names would be changed to protect the..."
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 86,670
Posted By Old Mule
nice history...

what are the mags on the Commando? RD400?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 3,244,485
Posted By Old Mule
Saving that nice 500

has got you a ticket to heaven.
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Mule
and

It is interesting that both Tilbrook and Dusting sidecars look like their bodywork was made on big automotive-type presswork. That sort of tooling requires big capitalization- was their sales volume...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Mule
15 minutes with google:

Premier Hurdis DJP LH Higgins Tilbrook
Southern Cross SRK Brooks Dusting
Highway Albert Butcher Chariot Murphy
Wombat Westcor Shakespeare HRD
Goulding Threedom Marina

All postwar

Time to...
Forum: Hacks 09-26-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Mule
Ok, ok!

Put those beers down for a minute! Didn't Australia have it's own motorcycling press? Who were the big shops that made their own sidecars? The country must have had it's own sidecar racing...
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Mule
so the beer there is greeat but

the English and Yanks can write hundreds of books about their motorcycling heritage, and the Australian sidecar history remains befogged????
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Mule
so the beer there is greeat but

the English and Yanks can write hundreds of books about their motorcycling heritage, and the Australian sidecar history remains befogged????
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Old Mule
Arright youse aussies

I have found that during the 20th century there were at least 13 companies in Australia manufacturing sidecars.
So...who's going to write the book? Where can I find photos and historical articles?...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Old Mule
The VMCC

in England decided many years ago that 1929 was the cut-off date for true "vintage" motorcycles- the best of bikes from the 1920s were light, well-engineered and pretty refined. Steering and handling...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,851
Posted By Old Mule
Perfect adventure rig?

One cold MINNESOTA January day some years ago, a friend stopped by my house on his 125cc Gilera sidecar- "Jump on, let's go". It took me a few minutes to put on all the riding clothes I owned, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Old Mule
good idea,

I like to look at pictures of 1924-1927 Triumphs, in fact I would like one for my next project.
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Old Mule
Lee J, that may

be true, but I was thinking of a road outfit with only a few inches of travel. I suppose with the high clearance long-travel sidecars popular today, that would be a factor.
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Old Mule
wider...

Either your side car would be a lot wider, or the suspension would intrude into the passenger space.
Neither is especially good.
If you want to use car type suspension, try a VW beetle...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,395
Views: 3,406,843
Posted By Old Mule
nice 500 there, Spike,

always wanted a Daytona but always ended up with T120 and T140 machines. The pipes and alloy rims are just what I'd do to one, too.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By Old Mule
brakes

also curious about the brakes- they are pretty small by today's standards. Can larger discs from another Hond be fitted? Or is there an aftermarket kit for bigger discs?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,194
Posted By Old Mule
It will be

worth all the time and trouble and expensive to have such a nice Norton on the road, keep at this most worthwhile project/mission.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By Old Mule
Barge?

Barge?.....So now you got a Harley?
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By Old Mule
It's been done

Whole generations of people in England and Europe who could never have afforded a car post WWII learned on sidecars and often never bothred to get car driving licences.
You can do it, just take it...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 2,478,678
Posted By Old Mule
that looks

like fun
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,560
Posted By Old Mule
Good idea,

a BSA thread. I loved my 1962 Star Twin 500 and wish I still had it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 3,244,485
Posted By Old Mule
Nice Villain motor...

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