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Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 01:56 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Much as I have promised myself to never buy...

Much as I have promised myself to never buy another Norton, that one gives me second thoughts.

I had given up on them before the 850 came along, but by all accounts, it solved the problems that...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 10:02 AM
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Views: 3,594,872
Posted By R85/8
Because that's an expresso racer, not a cafe...

Because that's an expresso racer, not a cafe racer... :)

Show us a pic from the side. It looks fun.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 12:34 AM
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Posted By R85/8
I remember most of the specialised products you...

I remember most of the specialised products you could buy to turn your bike into a cafe racer were crap, especially Dunstall (splitting tanks, peeling chrome, and alloy barrels that dropped their...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 04:52 AM
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Posted By R85/8
And proof real cafe racers have mudguards/fenders...

And proof real cafe racers have mudguards/fenders :)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
Posted By R85/8
Great info. I normally wouldn't post an electric...

Great info. I normally wouldn't post an electric bike, but those look sort of "right". :)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By R85/8
http://i1.wp.com/techdrive.co/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://i1.wp.com/techdrive.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/01_motorman_double-1024x768.jpg?w=1050

http://techdrive.co/2015/03/this-retro-electric-moped-is-taking-over-europe/
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
Posted By R85/8
No need - got super powers ...

No need - got super powers

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d4/4d/a1/d44da1fbef0d93ab4ef404683ff4ec50.jpg

Douki Patrick's images are worth a visit.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 04:21 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Yup. Used to do stuff like that when I was young...

Yup. Used to do stuff like that when I was young and stupid.

Most old bikes had a friction screw on the throttle and it was possible to set them at a steady throttle, or for a low speed effort...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Invisible man's daughter, and she's starkers...

Invisible man's daughter, and she's starkers...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,626
Posted By R85/8
If an old Triumph vibrates less than a BMW or...

If an old Triumph vibrates less than a BMW or Guzzi at any speed it is because it has just seized.

I had them contemporaneously and the Triumphs definitely vibrate a lot in comparison, although...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By R85/8
Clutch, either advance & retard lever or choke,...

Clutch, either advance & retard lever or choke, and decompressor lever. Lots of stuff to twiddle if you get bored... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Very true. Get the bike doing the job right,...

Very true.

Get the bike doing the job right, and by a magical process, it will look right.

Doing it the other way round gets you a cheap and nasty looking bit of tatt.

So start by thrashing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By R85/8
They be more impressed if you told them you'd had...

They be more impressed if you told them you'd had a successful operation - really lifelike. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By R85/8
A beautiful and heartwarming tale.

A beautiful and heartwarming tale.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 12:21 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Looks like someone has found the deep bit. :)

Looks like someone has found the deep bit. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 12:20 AM
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Posted By R85/8
That's a great pic. Pretty girl, actually riding...

That's a great pic. Pretty girl, actually riding the bike.

And even better out riding on ice and snow. (If she's towing those kids, it's ice).

Bet she was fun.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 08:07 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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16,915
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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, 07:58 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, 07:46 AM
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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, 07:44 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, 07:33 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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
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, 01:17 AM
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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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,626
Posted By R85/8
Lathe accident, wasn't it?

Lathe accident, wasn't it?
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 1,482,766
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, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,898
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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, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
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, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By R85/8
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,590
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, 02:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,590
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,080
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, 04:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,080
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16,915
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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, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16,915
Views: 10,621,125
Posted By R85/8
Classy! There's a bike for my old age :)

Classy! There's a bike for my old age :)
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