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Old 03-14-2008, 04:48 PM   #796
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In Floriduh, a 78 bike will get you an Antique plate this year. Who's setting this 35 year benchmark?
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:12 PM   #797
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You are absolutely correct. 35 years of age is considered a antique,But as this is my thread and this is the 30th anniversary of Mr.Hailwood's winning the Isle of Man Formula 1 I'm going to make an exception.

In 1978 Mike made his famous 'Come-Back' to the Isle of Man. Mike won the Formula 1 race on th Sports Motorcycle's Ducati and truly stamped his mark on the world of motorcycle racing as 'The Best That Ever Lived'.


Ride on Mike the bike ride on.






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In Floriduh, a 78 bike will get you an Antique plate this year. Who's setting this 35 year benchmark?
Yea I know I got "antique" plates on my bikes but I have a hard time considering anything younger than me antique.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:58 PM   #798
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In Floriduh, a 78 bike will get you an Antique plate this year. Who's setting this 35 year benchmark?
Well

That would be me

And the A.M.C.A

http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/

I know that I don't count for much,but they have a few well respected members.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:16 AM   #799
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In Floriduh, a 78 bike will get you an Antique plate this year. Who's setting this 35 year benchmark?
we don't care how they do it in california.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #800
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we don't care how they do it in california.
You won't find agreement on what constitutes "vintage" between participating clubs and organizations... nevermind juristictions. It's often been the source of heated debate.
30 years seems common, but it can be all over the map both newer and older.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:24 PM   #801
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You won't find agreement on what constitutes "vintage" between participating clubs and organizations... nevermind juristictions. It's often been the source of heated debate.
30 years seems common, but it can be all over the map both newer and older.
You summed it up pretty well. I figured I would just stir the pot a little while the topic was being bandied about
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:20 AM   #802
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we don't care how they do it in california.
If the "bike" is old enough to buy a handgun and booze, I would consider it a classicaly styled mptorcycle. (Let's face facts people, retro sells. It ain't old)

If the "bike" is old enough to remember the VietNam War, I would consider it a "later era vintage". No, it isn't the heyday of cool old shyte but there are some nice bikes from that era (/5 BMW, OIF Triumphs/BSA, Isolastic Nortons, any Spanish bike).

If the "bike" is old enough to remember Ike, I would consider that a "end of an era vintage bike". Still some goodies out there (Featherbed Nortons, Pre-unit Triumphs, /2 BMW, a few Vincents).

If the "bike" can remeber VJ Day, I would consider that a "golden era vintage bike". The good guys beat Hitler's and Tojo's asses. Let's build cool shit to sell to the rich yankees! (Vincents, Ariels, Indians, Harleys)

If the "bike" can remember Hoover Hogs (Armadillos), you are lucky as hell to have something that wasn't melted down in a scrap metal drive for WW2.

If the "bike" can remember buying Liberty Bonds, it better be in a museum because you are a fookin' lunatic for riding history.

If the "bike" can remember when gasoline was invented, it's your imagination.



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Old 03-16-2008, 06:38 PM   #803
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I find it more than a little disturbing that my 1982 R100RT which I bought so I'd have a "modern" bike in my garage, is now over 25 years old.
Once I realised that most people consider it to be an "old timer", I went out and bought my Aprilia.

The vintage club I belong to qualifies anything over 20 years as a "vintage" motorcycle.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:42 PM   #804
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If the "bike" can remember buying Liberty Bonds, it better be in a museum because you are a fookin' lunatic for riding history.





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Got a friend with a 1913 Indian who rides it every summer. He carries a photocopy of the relevant pages from the Oregon Vehicle Code in his pocket to show cops who stop him for not having any lights on it.
I've run across him and his Powerplus as far as 30 miles from his house.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:48 PM   #805
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Got a friend with a 1913 Indian who rides it every summer. He carries a photocopy of the relevant pages from the Oregon Vehicle Code in his pocket to show cops who stop him for not having any lights on it.
I've run across him and his Powerplus as far as 30 miles from his house.
I have made several 100 mile rides beside a fellow AMCA member who was astride a original 1915 power plus. Both machine and rider are of quite sturdy stock.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:58 PM   #806
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The big question is-
Do they remember the way home?
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:00 PM   #807
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The big question is-
Do they remember the way home?
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:04 PM   #808
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Got a friend with a 1913 Indian who rides it every summer. He carries a photocopy of the relevant pages from the Oregon Vehicle Code in his pocket to show cops who stop him for not having any lights on it.
I've run across him and his Powerplus as far as 30 miles from his house.
I think you've validated my point.

Besides that, good on him for keeping history alive. I sometimes forget that our ancestors rode bikes like that on way worse roads than what we have now. They lived through it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:59 AM   #809
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:52 PM   #810
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