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Old 11-04-2004, 05:43 PM   #16
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Fantastic bikes, more pics please.

Summerinmaine- you better lock your garage I know where you live!
Then come on by, Gregg, and try out a few.

Here's a couple others currently in the stable (already posted on other threads, but what the hell):



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Old 11-05-2004, 08:57 AM   #17
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I've posted this before but here you go. '72 Production Racer with 3900 original miles. I'm the 2nd owner. The guy I bought it from was in his late 70s and couldn't ride it anymore without serious pain. I'm a lot younger and it even hurts me to ride this thing.


Stunning. I could look at that bike all day. I swear I'm going to buy a cafe bike and put it in the living room. Actually, I could put it in the bedroom because that would make my wife move out.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:00 AM   #18
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Then come on by, Gregg, and try out a few.

Here's a couple others currently in the stable (already posted on other threads, but what the hell):



Summerinmaine-
You have an impressive collection. And the Monster is the best looking I have ever seen. Love that bobtail. I would be way to nervous to ever ride one of your gems but if you want to go for a spin sometime, I'll throw the 17" wheels on my KTM 525EXC and we can head for Palomar.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:57 AM   #19
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Love Velos

I don't know them well enough to know what model this. Which is it? Venom?
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:46 AM   #20
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Love Velos

I don't know them well enough to know what model this. Which is it? Venom?
59 Venom 497cc single. Mag ingnition, 6V system. Very stately performance.

Here's another shot:

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Old 11-05-2004, 11:00 AM   #21
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I've got a couple of friends with Thruxtons, one also has a KTT, and the other a Scambler. I keep thinking about a road bike big single, thinking '66 Matchless G80CS.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:37 AM   #22
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I've got a couple of friends with Thruxtons, one also has a KTT, and the other a Scambler. I keep thinking about a road bike big single, thinking '66 Matchless G80CS.
Thought about a Thruxton or even a Venom Clubman, but couldn't pass up the great deal on this bike, and didn't need yet another bike with a 'sporty' riding position (the Norvil and the Monster Bobber serve quite well in that capacity).

Matchless is a great choice. I was a concours judge a while back, and a father/son restored pair of G80CS's took two top places and won a special award from us. Sweet bikes!
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:42 PM   #23
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Thought about a Thruxton or even a Venom Clubman, but couldn't pass up the great deal on this bike, and didn't need yet another bike with a 'sporty' riding position (the Norvil and the Monster Bobber serve quite well in that capacity).

Matchless is a great choice. I was a concours judge a while back, and a father/son restored pair of G80CS's took two top places and won a special award from us. Sweet bikes!
Yeah, i'd like a Gold Star or a Venom Clubman, but they're out of my price range. I figure I can pick up a G80 for half the price, and not feel to bad that I'm losing money riding it.
Rode a '27 Norton CS1 last year, if I could find one, I'd like a 20s Norton OHV bike, but finding one in this country will be tough.
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:51 PM   #24
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:55 AM   #25
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Maybe it's time to look forward instead of backward.

Tempting thought, but at least the first edition is out of my price range. Once they come out with the production model and lower the price I might get more exited
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:31 PM   #26
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:33 PM   #27
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:16 PM   #28
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Can somebody recommend a website or other good source of information on vintage bikes? What if I were shopping for a Commando or 750 sport?
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:01 PM   #29
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Gregg, you actually have a very good resource right here in this thread. Vintage Brit and Euro stuff is still somewhat word of mouth, so the best thing to do is to get to know existing owners. For you, check out: http://scnoc.5u.com/contact.html A lot of tranactions are made because somebody knows someone who knows someone with a bike. For example, I know of a 75 Comando in NM, he's asking $4000 which is retail. Pick up a Walneck's mag, there's usually an event listing and many are in SoCal.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:50 PM   #30
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Can somebody recommend a website or other good source of information on vintage bikes? What if I were shopping for a Commando or 750 sport?
Talk to me Gregg

I own five vintage Brits, and know a number of bikes for sale in our area. I even have a Commando that I may decide to put up for sale:



I've ridden it a bit since this pic was taken, but it cleans up real nice!
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