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Old 10-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #12181
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #12182
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So my inner nerd finds this image fascinating- this is the earliest picture I've seen of a cool air duct to a carb. It didn't become a common practice until the late 80's to feed race engines unheated air, and was quickly eclipsed by large volume tuned airboxes fed with air ducted from the front of the machine. "Ram air" followed, but was of limited utility- the largest gain was in intake resonance and denser intake air. My RS250 was converted to a later "Ram air" style tank and intake, but I think it's primary advantage was to feed cooler air to the motor as well as somewhat cooling the fuel itself, as the intake air is ducted through the tank.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:54 PM   #12183
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So my inner nerd finds this image fascinating- this is the earliest picture I've seen of a cool air duct to a carb. It didn't become a common practice until the late 80's to feed race engines unheated air, and was quickly eclipsed by large volume tuned airboxes fed with air ducted from the front of the machine. "Ram air" followed, but was of limited utility- the largest gain was in intake resonance and denser intake air. My RS250 was converted to a later "Ram air" style tank and intake, but I think it's primary advantage was to feed cooler air to the motor as well as somewhat cooling the fuel itself, as the intake air is ducted through the tank.
That flex ducting isn't the best flowing stuff. I believe that the bike is a 350 because of the background color on the number plate, which appears to be blue. I also believe that the fairing is a Peel "Mountain Mile". They were made in the Isle of Man.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #12184
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The late 60's/early 70's have got a lot to answer for. Love the furry seat though
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #12185
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Outstanding PIC,

Scarf, no gloves, mid gear change with a foot clutch - impressive.
Clearly pre ATGATT era!
Someone must have some history on the rider.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:29 AM   #12186
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...Scarf, no gloves, mid gear change with a foot clutch - impressive.
...Someone must have some history on the rider.
Don't forget sliding the back end.

It's Dot Robinson. They broke the mould...
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:25 AM   #12187
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Don't forget sliding the back end.

It's Dot Robinson. They broke the mould...
i like how she's so relaxed and hand on the shift lever ready for second gear change,,
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:22 AM   #12188
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Outstanding PIC,
Scarf, no gloves, mid gear change with a foot clutch - impressive.
Clearly pre ATGATT era!
Someone must have some history on the rider.
Hadn't thought about UE (RIP) in a while. He bought my previous 2001 W650 and now I am trying to sell another one.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:54 AM   #12189
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Don't forget sliding the back end. It's Dot Robinson.
Yes, public enemy #1 in small town America...arrested for wearing pants!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #12190
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Hadn't thought about UE (RIP) in a while. He bought my previous 2001 W650 and now I am trying to sell another one.
RIP, Uncle Ernie.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #12191
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Don't forget sliding the back end.

It's Dot Robinson. They broke the mould...
I don't think so. I knew Earl and Dot years ago. They owned the local dealership. Lost touch when they retired.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #12192
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I posted a pic of my mom and dad on his Jawa back in 57 in Germany.

My mom is now 86, and it dawned on me I have never given her a ride on any of my motorcycles! Maybe I can do something about that yet, just gotta figure out how to get her on the bike. Once on the bike she can sit there fine, backrest and all.

Bike has a centerstand so I could have her get on first, then me. Yup, gotta do it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #12193
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I posted a pic of my mom and dad on his Jawa back in 57 in Germany.

My mom is now 86, and it dawned on me I have never given her a ride on any of my motorcycles! Maybe I can do something about that yet, just gotta figure out how to get her on the bike. Once on the bike she can sit there fine, backrest and all.

Bike has a centerstand so I could have her get on first, then me. Yup, gotta do it.
Do it. I have a pic of my mom on the back of my XV920 on Mother's Day years ago when she was about the same age. Short ride around the 'hood so she could say she'd done it. Must scan the photo and post someday.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:08 AM   #12194
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Outstanding PIC,

Scarf, no gloves, mid gear change with a foot clutch - impressive.
Clearly pre ATGATT era!
Someone must have some history on the rider.
This, to me, is the epitome of what this thread is all about.

I love the glamour shots as much as anybody else, but this is such a classic. I feel it's the best picture here, and never tire of seeing it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:44 AM   #12195
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This, to me, is the epitome of what this thread is all about.

I love the glamour shots as much as anybody else, but this is such a classic. I feel it's the best picture here, and never tire of seeing it.
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