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Old 10-30-2010, 01:43 PM   #106
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At this rate we'll have a top ten "look so right(s)". (So far Bonneville/ Ducati Singles/later Velocette, late 50's Sportster). A sure problem area to spoil the progress so far is looking in the Italian singles thread somewhere else on ADV rider. Even though most are completely obscure many of those bikes rate right up there.

Is there an official criteria for this? Would having such a thing ruin it? Balance, simplicity, function, proportion. And ageless looks? E.G. that Matchless isn't ageless, and to me a Bonneville, (the Trophy in particular) , still looks modern (enough).
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #107
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:20 PM   #108
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:20 PM   #109
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My first bike.

My first build 32 years ago, I still think it's a beautiful Motorbike.
It is a 65 Dominator.
Sometimes I miss it.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:40 AM   #110
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:19 AM   #111
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:38 PM   #112
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:19 PM   #113
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:41 PM   #114
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I remember going to the old "scrambles" events back in the 60's. They combined dirt track with mud, bumps, and a few smallish hills and tight turns.

Scrambles races were mostly ruled by British singles and twins until the European two-strokes blew them away with lighter weight, better suspension, and quicker handling. In this area, Bultacos were the first I saw, and they kicked butt on the bigger but clumsier 4-strokes.

By the time the Japanese got into the act, scrambles tracks were getting rougher and evertually morphed into motocross. The British manufacturers couldn't retool and make competitive 4-strokes, so two-strokes ruled for quite a while.

I still have a soft spot for all the old British iron.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:46 PM   #115
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I remember going to the old "scrambles" events back in the 60's. They combined dirt track with mud, bumps, and a few smallish hills and tight turns.

Scrambles races were mostly ruled by British singles and twins until the European two-strokes blew them away with lighter weight, better suspension, and quicker handling. In this area, Bultacos were the first I saw, and they kicked butt on the bigger but clumsier 4-strokes.

By the time the Japanese got into the act, scrambles tracks were getting rougher and evertually morphed into motocross. The British manufacturers couldn't retool and make competitive 4-strokes, so two-strokes ruled for quite a while.

I still have a soft spot for all the old British iron.
We still have scramble here now, have a look in my photo's for pictures of the pre 65 events I go to
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:06 PM   #116
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England-Kev, that's some amazing portfolio of photos! Lovely shots of old bikes, and scrambles just the way I remember it here.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:29 PM   #117
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We still have scramble here now, have a look in my photo's for pictures of the pre 65 events I go to
Some great stuff, there!

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Old 11-01-2010, 02:26 AM   #118
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Best looking UJM? No.

GS1000S or Z1-R, yes.

ANY of those belong in this thread? No.
its a bike,i think a good lookin one,of course it belongs
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:24 AM   #119
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those brit singles are just fantastic. They look so good I can't imagine beating them senseless in the dirt but I know that's what they were made for.

Seems the manufacturers lost the formula after the early 70's. Just started to look to cobled together. too busy, and too much plastic.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:31 AM   #120
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Some of the bikes that featured on my bedroom wall as a kid...










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