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Old 02-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #16
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Not mine, but I love it.

Thanks, that's mine.

Love this bike!!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #17
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That bike is the reason I wanted the one I bought, love the look of your bike..
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #18
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That bike is the reason I wanted the one I bought, love the look of your bike..
Wow! Thanks.

I've got a Bates Cross Country seat very much like yours that will be going on her soon, plus more mods that I'll post up later.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #19
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Very cool Earwig! What mods have you made to it since you purchased it?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #20
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #21
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Beautiful old Triumph!

Speaking of high pipes vs. low, I rode a nearly stock modern classic Triumph Scrambler. When I stood on the pegs, it did feel "fat" on the side of the pipes. I envision possibly using a scrambler concept as an Adventure bike, or big beast dual sport. I just remembered this guy from a ride I went on a while back. Flux's Big Adventure IV. I think it was an XS650.



Here is a vid of that bikes doing a water crossing with the low pipes. 4th bike to cross in the video:
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Luv that clip, sounds awsome!
Here's my contribution to the high pipe stakes;

'74 TX650A 'Adventure'
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #22
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Hunter-Greyghost - so you made yourself an Adventure bike! cool idea. Did you fabricate the pipes or have them made or did you buy them aftermarket?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #23
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Here's one I'm working on...

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Here's another..

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Old 02-16-2012, 02:48 AM   #25
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Hunter-Greyghost - so you made yourself an Adventure bike! cool idea. Did you fabricate the pipes or have them made or did you buy them aftermarket?
Made them myself, look good @ a distance & work well but ugly up close [only had a stick welder]
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #26
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Made them myself, look good @ a distance & work well but ugly up close [only had a stick welder]
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The do look good from far away. They say that Brazilians grow up with a soccer ball on their feet from the time they are born. I think you guys in Australia grow up with fabrication tools! We see some incredible stuff on this forum from your part of the world!
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #28
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The do look good from far away. They say that Brazilians grow up with a soccer ball on their feet from the time they are born. I think you guys in Australia grow up with fabrication tools! We see some incredible stuff on this forum from your part of the world!
More a case of growing up in the bush on a property,
the ol'man wouldn't let ya run into town everytime something broke,
we were taught to repair/rebuild or make our own gear, hence the ability to make shit!

'Necessity is the mother of invention' - is a phrase I grew up with, both from Dad & an uncle who was an engineer, both very good mentors, Dad's still rebuilding old motors for people @ the age of 85, going strong!
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:38 AM   #29
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More a case of growing up in the bush on a property,
the ol'man wouldn't let ya run into town everytime something broke,
we were taught to repair/rebuild or make our own gear, hence the ability to make shit!

'Necessity is the mother of invention' - is a phrase I grew up with, both from Dad & an uncle who was an engineer, both very good mentors, Dad's still rebuilding old motors for people @ the age of 85, going strong!
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Baza - love hearing stories like that especially about dads, uncles and grandfathers. Reminds me of my grandfather. Great memories. Part of what is so cool about this site is the ability to peer into the lives of likeminded adventurers all over the globe!
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #30
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Baza - love hearing stories like that especially about dads, uncles and grandfathers. Reminds me of my grandfather. Great memories. Part of what is so cool about this site is the ability to peer into the lives of likeminded adventurers all over the globe!
I hear ya, lot of good times spent in the workshop, usually @ night, with the ol'fella swearing about Jap bikes, [he rode Triumphs in his day!],
he always reckon that the oriental gentlemen designed their bikes around the size of their hands [or something along those lines!]
Unfortunately, Uncle Mac died about 8yrs ago, that man was a great teacher, had a real 'Zen' attitude to his teaching style, calm - collected & always encouraging, miss him heaps
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