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Old 03-04-2009, 04:14 PM   #16
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Parked next to this once
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #17
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^^^ that's awesome.... ^^^

so's mine

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:06 PM   #18
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I like this a lot. Can we impose the rule that "faux" patinas are not allowe din the thread?
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #19
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is this thread about unmaintained or unrestored motorcycles?
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:18 PM   #20
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Great bikes!! Here's my contribution.


This is my great-uncles original 1929 Indian Chief




And his 1920 Indian Scout

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:36 PM   #21
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My R90


My R75


Wow. I gotta get some better pics of my bikes..

My other bikes aren't nearly as pleasing to look at.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:02 PM   #22
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Here's someone that has alot of patina.


http://ts14.gazettelive.co.uk/2008/08/after_715000_miles_its_the_end.html
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:32 PM   #23
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My kinda thread. I've ruined a few bikes in the past messing with them, no more, from now on no restorations for me.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:39 AM   #24
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The 1953 Matchless 350 G3L that I sold last year.





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Old 03-05-2009, 01:45 AM   #25
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Fabulous bike, money just can't buy that kind of class
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:28 AM   #26
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Parked next to this once
I saw that last Saturday at Alices. I rode this. I'm cleaning and polishing it but not restoring.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:57 AM   #27
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This is my daily driver. 70000miles, nothing but regular maintenance yet. By now I need to replace the exhaust headers, that's about it.

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Old 03-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #28
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I'm not knocking it but the whole restoration ethic just doesn't do it for me - nobody buys an antique piece of furniture and then spends time and money making it look brand new.
My original 1973 Norton Commando. I can throw some dirt on it if you prefer?

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Old 03-05-2009, 09:53 AM   #29
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Very cool thread.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:33 AM   #30
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My original 1973 Norton Commando. I can throw some dirt on it if you prefer?

Beautiful bike. The commando is one of the most beautiful bikes ever.
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