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Old 10-06-2008, 06:01 AM   #2281
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I was in western NY this weekend and saw this outside the local Ducati dealer. (I may have this story a bit confused... but here goes)...

Apparently the original owner did cartoons for the Moto Guzzi owners club magazine. His son had the bike for a while, sold it, and the current owner had it restored. He had some of the classic cartoons painted on the bike. Looked kind of cool.




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Old 10-06-2008, 12:58 PM   #2282
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #2283
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My pile...

....Brutus, my latest acquisition, was built by my friend and mentor, Ken Edmiston. We lost Ken last year to cancer.

[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/tkrise/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/Brutus.jpg[/IMG]

Brutus has a 3.25 bore and a 5" stroke. I plan to affix the girder on the front. Her motor/transmission is currently on my bench.

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #2284
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....Brutus, my latest acquisition, was built by my friend and mentor, Ken Edmiston. We lost Ken last year to cancer.

[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/tkrise/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/Brutus.jpg[/IMG]

Brutus has a 3.5 bore and a 5" stroke. I plan to affix the girder on the front. Her motor/transmission is currently on my bench.

Tom in Salem

Very cool, Tom. She'll be a nice tribute to your friend.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #2285
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1973 Triumph TR7.
Yeah... I went for about three years riding my R-90/6 as my only transport when I lived in VA and NJ and while there are joys, there certainly are limitations. Those NE winters are a bitch!

I am so glad that I was into BMW's back then... I can't even imagine what it's like to try to kick over a Triumph 750 when it's 20 degrees outside! Woohoo!

Make sure you keep that bike and your memories forever. I did and I'm glad!
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:40 AM   #2286
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OK I'll play:

First up is my Manhattan Canyon Carver: 82 Cb650 Nighthawk SC, cosmo black metallic and the ORIGINAL Dunlop Qualifiers...i.e. from 1982....just realized how old they were, swapping out for some Avon Roadriders ASAP...unless a fellow ADV Rider has a better suggestion...

Next up is a sweet old Guzzi I ran into on my way to get a haircut yesterday. Those are some MEAN turn signals. A MANS turn signal. None of this wussy little LED nonsense.

Any NYC ADV Riders in the house?






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Old 10-09-2008, 02:59 PM   #2287
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Yeah... I went for about three years riding my R-90/6 as my only transport when I lived in VA and NJ and while there are joys, there certainly are limitations. Those NE winters are a bitch!

I am so glad that I was into BMW's back then... I can't even imagine what it's like to try to kick over a Triumph 750 when it's 20 degrees outside! Woohoo!

Make sure you keep that bike and your memories forever. I did and I'm glad!
Indeed, the joys and limitations sometimes cancel each other out.

As to kicking over a 750 Triumph in 20 degrees, it's not so bad, except you start to sweat, then once the bike is running the sweat freezes to your skin... I rode a '73 Bonnie when I lived in Central Mass.. though I had a car too, I got out when I could in the winters.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:54 PM   #2288
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R100gs 1990..

still working on it... i just save it from neverland.. it was abandoned. this picture is from its first ride in a little more than two years.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:30 AM   #2289
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The Beezer revisited

The latest version of the 66 Beezer. Its not a museum piece, but has racked up about 4k miles since March, with only minor tinkering. Original motor, head and unsplit cases.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:32 AM   #2290
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One more

Sometimes I stand in the garage and drink beer and just look at it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:24 AM   #2291
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How about a side view,please?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:28 AM   #2292
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sure thing

this one sucks hard but its the best one I got
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:40 AM   #2293
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Is black an OEM color?I was beginning to think BSAs only came in red/chrome.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #2294
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Not sure about the color

I do believe some came with black side panels, beacuse I have seen a few original ads with black side panels on 650s. I am not sure if they were lightnings or maybe another model. The ones shown were offwhite when I got it and looked like hell. I also put a new tank on the bike, and I am not sure if its correct or not. Maybe someone with more knowledge will speak up. I have had a few old Triumphs and they couldnt touch this BSA for reliability. I could just be lucky.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #2295
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Nice A65 !

Looking good!
Yeah, the tank with the metal badges is from '68-70. The single screw plastic teardrop emblems would be '66-'67 and I think the large round plastic star badges were used before that.

Tell the concours judjes STFU !!

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