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Old 08-26-2010, 01:02 PM   #46
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You are killing me.
Do it already.
And get era correct gear.
Gotta go with the waxed cotton Belstaff jacket and some kinda funky helmet and goggles.


Exhibit 1: Oddbawl.





Oddbawl's sort of a /5 poster child.

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:07 PM   #47
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That is awesome
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #48
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figure a little Rockers is in order...here's what I want,

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #49
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GET IT! Yoiu will not be sorry. I love every thing about mine and it was no where as nice as yours when I got it.


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Old 08-26-2010, 01:12 PM   #50
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My nose don't fit in those goggles.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:22 PM   #51
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My nose don't fit in those goggles.
Mine is still the size when I was ten so mine does! MY NOSE that is!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:22 PM   #52
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figure a little Rockers is in order...here's what I want,

Wear whatever fashion and common sense dictates to you but there have been a couple of cases here in the Bay area recently, wherein people wearing those crap-caps have died after pretty minor falls and you know what? They're still dead!

Theres a reason why those helmets are sold in the US as "novelty items and not approved for use while riding motorcycles"

PS: And I have no idea what you're waiting for but please tell the bikes owner that I'd like to buy his spare parts stash.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:55 PM   #53
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Wear whatever fashion and common sense dictates to you but there have been a couple of cases here in the Bay area recently, wherein people wearing those crap-caps have died after pretty minor falls and you know what? They're still dead!

Theres a reason why those helmets are sold in the US as "novelty items and not approved for use while riding motorcycles"

PS: And I have no idea what you're waiting for but please tell the bikes owner that I'd like to buy his spare parts stash.
I am kidding about the toilet bowl......but will get something appropriate....id love to have a new Bell 500 with a visor and a nice set of goggles....The spares aren't for sale btw.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #54
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....The spares aren't for sale btw.
They are until you buy the bike..... get on with it!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #55
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Deal pending on a member seeing it (my Husky) Sunday Morning....if he doesn't buy it, or commit to buy it...then the R60/5 will come home with me Sunday Afternoon.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:16 PM   #56
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GET IT! Yoiu will not be sorry. I love every thing about mine and it was no where as nice as yours when I got it.


That's real purdy.

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Old 08-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #57
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Had a '71 R50/5 back in the old country and now a R60/5 with 750 jugs, heads and carbs:



Ooops, sorry for the large iomage.





I always had to push the R50/5 as its 500cc and 27/34 horses really struggle with the weight. The 750 is a well balanced motorcycle that allows you 10hrs of riding on any given day day, comfortably. My then 69yr old Dad did 4000mls in 10 days around Ontario on it.

It has character and will serve you well. For a nearly 40yr old bike and compared with other vintage bikes, maintenance is simple and affordable and you can utilize the bike as your daily rider.

Go for it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:52 AM   #58
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Lornce, terisda--

I'll third that notion. The bottom end of the engine is the same, and although it doesn't have the cubes and output of a larger displacement engine it's still more than adequate in power. No receding valves. No self-destructing five speeds. No problematic hydraulic brakes-- properly adjusted the front drum will lock the wheel and last forever. Frame/suspension is the basically same as the newer models-- shocks and damping may be "improved" but the handling is adequate. Some models have the quaint Toaster Tank, all models have the funky /2 headlight bucket and handlebar controls. Bulletproof slide-throttle carbs that don't look like the current crop of CVs.
And, if you add "low test" base gaskets and the slower spark advance unit from /6/7 bikes, it'll run all day on regular gasoline with nary a ping. Slight performance hit, big boost to the pocketbook.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:22 PM   #59
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Sniper X, that is a BEAUTIFUL bike.

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Old 08-27-2010, 12:35 PM   #60
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