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Old 10-29-2010, 03:36 PM   #91
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This is the motorcycle that I can look at a picture of and hear it run. The sound of this machine says MOTORCYCLE, loud and clear to me. It's the only bike I can hear a picture of.


The early Harley Sportsters look as right as a Triumph sounds.


+1 Really like the looks of the 1957 Sportster. Bikes were much smaller back then.

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Old 10-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #92
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The above photo's of the Bonneville and Sports are "so right". The CBF-900 is just,...globby, all wrong.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:56 PM   #93
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Loved the look of this XLCR new and love it now! Great looker! '77 Harley XLCR.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:43 AM   #94
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The early Harley Sportsters look as right as a Triumph sounds.

So what year is this sportster then?
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:48 AM   #95
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Some bikes are so classic the copies even look good.

I had me one of those...

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Old 10-30-2010, 04:13 AM   #96
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So what year is this sportster then?
Don't know, it's not mine.
It's a 1971,or '72, or '73, or '74. Those years have the cone cam cover, notched rocker boxes, right side shift and wet clutch.
Because of the front drum brake, I suspect '71 or '72.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:26 AM   #97
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How right does this one look?



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Old 10-30-2010, 07:14 AM   #98
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best looking naked UJM imho

Best looking UJM? No.

GS1000S or Z1-R, yes.

ANY of those belong in this thread? No.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:32 AM   #99
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Heres my 74 CB360 at the NCN campout last Sunday. (Photo by knybanjo)

I think it has the look.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:28 AM   #100
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My personal favorite of the old Triumphs - the single-carb 650 Trophy:

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:49 AM   #101
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Another perfect, gorgeous example of the "looks so right" bike. BTW, experiential influence: this is Triumph model bike I had my first ride on, circa Rubber Soul release, burned my leg when getting off, wearing shorts of course! It did teach me bikes are hazardous...the Triumph was the gateway drug/bike, as soon as I could I went straight to a Honda S90, circa Abbey Road release.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:56 AM   #102
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Nice! Very nice.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:34 AM   #103
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Often it's not the bike, per se, but the silhouette that results from bad decisons. I had a pic of one of these Yamaha Viragos in another thread devoted to good looking bikes. In that one the guy had turned the following into one of the nicest looking bikes I'd ever seen. Most people agreed. He'd taken the eyesore below and.....



He turned it into a real classic. Unfortunately the link to that pic is lost, but his description survived.

modifications:
I Bought a good used tank and original headlight from a guy in Iowa, XS 650 rear wheel from same guy (Illowa Motorsports, Clinton, Iowa), I removed the original mag wheels and replaced them with Yamaha XS 650 wire wheels with aluminum rims that I rebuilt, laced and trued (bearings/seals/spokes/etc), A car painter friend of mine did the black paint (BMW car black), I re-covered the seat with a new OEM seat cover, I moved the rear fender from it's original mounting position on the swingarm, trimmed it shorter and remounted it to the subframe, I installed a Triumph replica taillight, removed the seat grabrail, changed the handlebars to Yamaha Seca 650 bars, Yamaha SRX tank badges are used, Triumph fork gaiters for a classic touch, 79 XS 650 speedo replaces the original 85mph unit, bar-end mirrors, new front cylinder header pipe, the original mufflers were cut off at a pre-existing weld at the passenger pegs and were replaced with welded on Dunstall mufflers, Dunlop GT 501 tires, a K&N replacement filter replaces the stock one, I got the carb jetting perfect, Progressive mono-shock spring and fork springs replace the stock units, Timken tapered bearings in the steering head, and of course much elbow grease and polishing was applied.

My intent was not to restore the motorcycle to it's original condition, but rather to build something that appears stock and that utilizes as many Yamaha parts as possible from many different models. I was once a Yamaha mechanic, I know what fits what. The result is a good looking, and strong running bike with a deep throaty V-twin roar. I like it, that's what matters, right?

The link to that picture is no longer working, but it really did look "just so right". While searching for it i did discover another take on the original which, while not all right to many tastes, at least goes some way toward making the same point. Where the guy above went classic british, the guy below went 'bobber'.






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My R65 suffered the same goofy imbalance by a similarly bulky rear fender/taillight. I cut it off, mounted a rear fender to the swingarm, slightly narrowed (shortened) the handlebars and all four turn signal stalks, and the bike ended up 200 percent improved. Often just a few small changes in the silhouette alone can balance things and make a bike "just look so right".

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Old 10-30-2010, 10:46 AM   #104
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I think of all the bikes I've seen and owned, the Ducati 250-450 singles sum up what looks so right. The Mark III 450 and the early 250 Diana.



I actually prefer the older more upright versions but this Mark III does catch the essence of the lightness, and swiftness these bikes promise, even when resting on their sidestands.

I'm also just more than a bit smitten with most of the T-boned and stamped steel shell framed early Japanese tiddlers like the S65-S90 Hondas and their Yamaha counterparts from the early and mid 60's.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:11 PM   #105
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