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Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 09:07 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Some more from Old Motor ...

Some more from Old Motor

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/tomace-e1300031264233.jpg



http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Yale.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
Mile-a-minute girl Margurite Nagangast (a pretty...

Mile-a-minute girl Margurite Nagangast (a pretty handy bicycle racer too)

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Mile-A-Minute-Girl-II1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By R85/8
http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/...

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IndI-600x505.jpg

From OldMotor.com (http://theoldmotor.com/?p=76078)

"Miss Yvonne De Graine is seen (above) posing with an Indian twin and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
And for a bit more leg... ...

And for a bit more leg...

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/st21-1080x650.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Genuine wild girl :) ...

Genuine wild girl :)

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/hw1-1080x650.gif

OldMotor.com (http://theoldmotor.com/?p=132951)

"Hazel Eaton was young, and she was fearless. She was...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Found more on Ester Stevens. Quite a character!...

Found more on Ester Stevens. Quite a character! Reckon she would have been fun to know.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachments/1-jpg.1016828/
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
What's the story with this one? She's got...

What's the story with this one?

She's got that resolute derring do look, so I presume she's done something noteworthy.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
I love that poster, that's what my parents...

I love that poster, that's what my parents generation thought we were doing, being HOODLUMS riding FLAT-OUT out on our MURDER CYCLES.

Whereas the reality was we were probably huddled in the local...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By R85/8
Any BSA of that era is crap. I saw the...

Any BSA of that era is crap.

I saw the quality control slip disastrously over just a few years from about 1964.

Personally I wouldn't touch another of the small singles. The Twins weren't much...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,977
Posted By R85/8
Lathe accident, wasn't it?

Lathe accident, wasn't it?
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,313
Posted By R85/8
I much preferred the handling of my R75/7 to my...

I much preferred the handling of my R75/7 to my R75/5 on dirt. The little extra length on the /7 made a bigger difference than I expected.

I would be more inclined to lengthen the S/A.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 1,423,347
Posted By R85/8
OK, what's funny? Maybe I should have said...

OK, what's funny?

Maybe I should have said reversed?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,804
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Posted By R85/8
You're right. The purpose of the offset in...

You're right.

The purpose of the offset in a raked fork is to reduce the trail. Conversely reducing the offset increases the trail.

You can also increase the trail by flipping the fork yoke...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
Some of us prefer women without after market...

Some of us prefer women without after market modifications, paint jobs, or added metal work.

Post the pics up and we'll make sure she gets plenty encouragement.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 03:56 AM
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Posted By R85/8
I'm a bit slow today. Looked at that and thought,...

I'm a bit slow today. Looked at that and thought, "...that's not the ultimate airhead."

But I do have the the unfortunate habit of looking at the bike first... :)
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By R85/8
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,026
Posted By R85/8
Found this kit...

Found this kit (http://parts-for-bikes.de/shop/einzelansicht/backPID/motorteile/products/840-ccm-fuer-r65.html)
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,026
Posted By R85/8
Is there any difference in width between the R65...

Is there any difference in width between the R65 crankcases and the R80/R100?

I got an R80 motor to do the conversion with because I figured the heads would only need minor mods and the crankcase...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,764
Posted By R85/8
I'm familiar with his work. Got the book and all....

I'm familiar with his work. Got the book and all. :)

I was corresponding with Difazio in the 70s to get one of his frames but then I totalled my bike and couldn't afford to go ahead with the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,764
Posted By R85/8
I would certainly appreciate more info on this...

I would certainly appreciate more info on this conversion. It was something I wanted to do years ago. I bought an R75/7 new and when I looked at replacing it I didn't like the feel of the R100. I did...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16,472
Views: 10,001,818
Posted By R85/8
Obvious, that one. No electrickery flowing...

Obvious, that one. No electrickery flowing through it... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By R85/8
If you're splitting, I'll take the bike. :)

If you're splitting, I'll take the bike. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By R85/8
Any more detail on the V8 Indian. That's a...

Any more detail on the V8 Indian.

That's a very tidy looking bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Classy! There's a bike for my old age :)

Classy! There's a bike for my old age :)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By R85/8
It's worse than that - it's a Triumph. :)

It's worse than that - it's a Triumph. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
Here you are.... :rofl ...

Here you are.... :rofl



http://media3.giphy.com/media/2ujbsJdI5osYU/200.gif


http://media0.giphy.com/media/cRkPvVgYom7JK/200.gif
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,807
Posted By R85/8
Wow, that's much neater than the bodges I used to...

Wow, that's much neater than the bodges I used to do. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,807
Posted By R85/8
When I was young I used to make a bit of money on...

When I was young I used to make a bit of money on the side by buying stuff like your bike and fixing up problems with unreliable running - usually after the previous owner had stripped the carbs for...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16,472
Views: 10,001,818
Posted By R85/8
Gosh, what a good idea. I want a new motorbike. ...

Gosh, what a good idea. I want a new motorbike.

Now how do you go about this?

(Bald, belly, beard a disadvantage do you think? :) )
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16,472
Views: 10,001,818
Posted By R85/8
Well, the girl usually ended up pushing the bike...

Well, the girl usually ended up pushing the bike so she'd get overheated and start having to peel off her sweat drenched clothes until she was almost naked, you'd be walking behind admiring the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
Not so sure about that. I married my brunette. ...

Not so sure about that. I married my brunette.

She took this photo, so you'll just have to imagine her. :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/7254786202_ac1ed35a89_b.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
For Jaime, I'll imagine the bike... :)

For Jaime, I'll imagine the bike... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
Some folk aren't bothered by dirty exhaust...

Some folk aren't bothered by dirty exhaust pipes... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By R85/8
Thanks. It's good to know it's a viable DIY...

Thanks. It's good to know it's a viable DIY process. :thumbup
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16,472
Views: 10,001,818
Posted By R85/8
Ann-Margret (http://youtu.be/DNk53UnF408) riding...

Ann-Margret (http://youtu.be/DNk53UnF408) riding a Guzzi.

http://www.rippin-kitten.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/am_duo.jpg

Taking a police bike for a ride
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
And still can be seen with a bike ...

And still can be seen with a bike

http://www.ann-margret.com/images/home_006a.jpg

A bit earlier

http://www.ann-margret.com/images/home_0011a.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By R85/8
There was a model sold in Australia with the...

There was a model sold in Australia with the Concentric and coil ignition. It wasn't called a Thruxton though. I should remember it more clearly, I agonised over whether to buy the last one for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16,472
Views: 10,001,818
Posted By R85/8
It's great when the poseurs get keen on a good...

It's great when the poseurs get keen on a good bike. That means in 2 years time when it is no longer the hot item, there will be heaps of barely used ones available for pennies.

Long live the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16,472
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Posted By R85/8
I thought so too. They have gone to some lengths...

I thought so too. They have gone to some lengths to exactly reproduce the original poses, so it's highly likely it is the exact same location as well.

Cool pic, cool ladies.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16,472
Views: 10,001,818
Posted By R85/8
At a guess very late 1950s or early 1960s judging...

At a guess very late 1950s or early 1960s judging by dangly bits on handlebars.
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