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Old 04-11-2012, 04:45 AM   #1981
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Lol! - With all the 'breaking' and 'braking' going on I'm getting confused. ... I'm guessing you are saying the big Suzuki two-stroke is a stronger engine than the Kawasaki rival ? As mentioned before, I owned a GT750 (and a T500) for a while... but sadly never got to ride the Kawasaki H1 or H2 equivalents (although as a young teenager, they were the 'stuff of dreams') .
I thought he wanted to say that most bikes of that period had bad breaks. But the GT additionally didn't have a mentionable engine break, as opposed to the Kawas.
Which made the GT even more "breakless"..
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:58 AM   #1982
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brakes = break

Sorry about this mistake, my english is not too bad, not really good It's easier to speak the universal language, the "drunk man"
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:06 AM   #1983
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I thought he wanted to say that most bikes of that period had bad breaks. But the GT additionally didn't have a mentionable engine break, as opposed to the Kawas.
Which made the GT even more "breakless"..
Lol! - Are you trying to confuse me further ?! (it's not hard...).. you mean most bikes had bad 'brakes' (to slow you down) ? Yes?
Surely the H1 & H2 Kawi's would also have little engine braking too, on account of them all being two-strokes?
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:08 AM   #1984
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Sorry about this mistake, my english is not too bad, not really good It's easier to speak the universal language, the "drunk man"

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No worries, - Your English is fantastic compared to my French!
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:27 AM   #1985
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Lol! - Are you trying to confuse me further ?! (it's not hard...).. you mean most bikes had bad 'brakes' (to slow you down) ? Yes?
Surely the H1 & H2 Kawi's would also have little engine braking too, on account of them all being two-strokes?
Now bubu got me as well....!


Jeez, of course I meant to say "brakes" instead of "breaks"....
Might be because I didn't have my lunch-break yet...
Gotta give it a break, I guess.

But nevertheless I still think that's what he wanted to say.
Maybe he forgot that the H1/H2 are 2-strokes as well... ?
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:29 AM   #1986
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Btw ..... I tried the 'onboard picture taking' thing on Saturday on the bicycle, Lol!

Here we are chasing boats on the canal ...







I was racing to try to catch this pic .....
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Btw ..... I tried the 'onboard picture taking' thing on Saturday on the bicycle, Lol!
Nice!

You shouldn't leave your bicycle out in the rain all the time....
The steering bar on your gixxer doesn't look all that "spottet", I suppose.
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Now bubu got me as well....!


Jeez, of course I meant to say "brakes" instead of "breaks"....
Might be because I didn't have my lunch-break yet...
Gotta give it a break, I guess.

But nevertheless I still think that's what he wanted to say.
Maybe he forgot that the H1/H2 are 2-strokes as well... ?


Lol! - And I was thinking you were just trying to confuse me more!
I doubt bubu forgot H1/H2 are two-strokes.... he certainly knows a lot about bikes..... more likely that he slipped into conversing in 'drunkman' .
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Nice!

You shouldn't leave your bicycle out in the rain all the time....
The steering bar on your gixxer doesn't look all that "spottet", I suppose.

Don't blame me.... it used to be my son's bike! ....... actually, it languished unused for about 5 years in a slightly damp garage.

Another bridge on the canal ...this one is at Clydebank - the middle section of the bridge rises vertically on hydraulic rams to let boats through....



and is just along from Scotland's only 'sail thru' fish n chip shop.... you can see the serving hatch window on this side of the restaurant ( they do great fish n chips btw )

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Ok ... back with the bikes ...another few pics from Sunday's Egg Run

It's not my 'cup of tea' - but it's certainly distinctive - like something from outer space!





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I was wondering, the fellow who is cranking up the bridge, how does he know a boat is coming? Does he live near by? Help out a Texas boy.
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KAMCHAT, have you ride with a two strokes engine?

If not, it's really different. When you want to stop, you must use thes brakes, about the engine it's like you are on bicycles. NO ENGINE BRAKE!!! On first times it's really difficulty, you must brake harder than four strokes to have the same result, but you can pass more quickly in curve.

it's different but it's fun too!! i want to buy a RG500 gamma, and if you want when it will be ok for track, you will try it.
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I was wondering, the fellow who is cranking up the bridge, how does he know a boat is coming? Does he live near by? Help out a Texas boy.

Hi there, The guys in the blue overalls work for 'British Waterways Scotland' as lock keepers, if you are going to come down the canal in a boat you need to ring them in advance and arrange it with them. A team will then come and operate the bridges and locks for you. Some of the bridges are hyraulic and the 'drop lock' at Clydebank uses pumps to empty it. The controls for which are under 'lock and key' so you couldn't operate them yourself.

Clydebank drop lock.....water is pumped out to allow the boats to go under the road ...then fills up again to canal level to allow boats to continue ...

Boats arriving


Going under bridge after water level has dropped enough ....



Filling up again - water rising.....


Nearly done .... soon be on their way...
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KAMCHAT, have you ride with a two strokes engine?

If not, it's really different. When you want to stop, you must use thes brakes, about the engine it's like you are on bicycles. NO ENGINE BRAKE!!! On first times it's really difficulty, you must brake harder than four strokes to have the same result, but you can pass more quickly in curve.

it's different but it's fun too!! i want to buy a RG500 gamma, and if you want when it will be ok for track, you will try it.
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Hi, yes I have ridden many two-strokes. ... I do love two-strokes, I was brought up on them and have owned a Yam RD250, as well as Suzuki GT380, T500 and GT750. I have not ridden one for a long time though (about 30 years!) .
Thanks for the offer - it would be interesting to ride one again. .. and see if they are as much fun as I remember.
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Hi there, The guys in the blue overalls work for 'British Waterways Scotland' as lock keepers, if you are going to come down the canal in a boat you need to ring them in advance and arrange it with them. A team will then come and operate the bridges and locks for you. Some of the bridges are hyraulic and the 'drop lock' at Clydebank uses pumps to empty it. The controls for which are under 'lock and key' so you couldn't operate them yourself.
Cool, Thanks!

Would love to see Scotland.
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