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Old 02-02-2012, 04:48 PM   #211
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Nice Goldie!

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:20 PM   #212
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That is very pretty, is the alloy tank because the original glass fibre one was eaten by ethanol?


The fastback commando came out when I was around 15. It got imprinted onto that delicate teenage mind!

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Your are correct tank delaminated, new tank looks better in person.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #213
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not all fastback tanks waited for ethanol to delaminate. I had one around 76 that was weeping gas all through the bottom of the tank. sold it for college funds. bad choice
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:32 PM   #214
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When I put this bike together in the mid-80s, every Interstate here seemed to be black/gold. As far as I know, '75 was the only year silver was offered. So my '73 is incorrect.
This bike started life as a Roadster, it still has the Roadster side covers in this picture, but I just had another tank and a set of Interstate sidecovers painted.
I love any of the Commandos but as Rightshifttrick pointed out you get sick of the sight of over restored unused machines.

Who wants a Correct machine. Yours looks much better for being used and adapted to your needs it's a real bike and much better for it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:40 AM   #215
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I love any of the Commandos but as Rightshifttrick pointed out you get sick of the sight of over restored unused machines.

Who wants a Correct machine. Yours looks much better for being used and adapted to your needs it's a real bike and much better for it.
I agree. but then, I'm certainly no rivet-counter. My commando has been rebuilt and is sort of hopped up. It has that *original* look but only just. anyone who really knows what they are looking at can easily tell it's not stock. Well, not to mention that it is white.

It's a runnin machine tho (in fact- it runs like a scalded demon ) - and to me, that's what counts most.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:36 AM   #216
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #217
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New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Festival, Pukekohe Raceway last weekend.



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Old 02-07-2012, 01:05 AM   #218
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Does anything say Brit bike more than an old amal...


and a healthy pool of dead dinosaurs underneath?

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:37 AM   #219
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"Bet you don't know what this is..... below"

It is a replica of the BSA MC1 racer (never raced) built in NZ using a GS engine that is reduced to 250 cc. The original in in Sammy Miller's museum.....

So what did I win?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:01 AM   #220
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:44 AM   #221
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Bendernz sez:

"Bet you don't know what this is..... below"

It is a replica of the BSA MC1 racer (never raced) built in NZ using a GS engine that is reduced to 250 cc. The original in in Sammy Miller's museum.....

So what did I win?
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Only you would know THAT!

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 AM   #222
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What the...?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #223
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Triumph in San Francisco ...

A couple of city-bikes outside my coffee shop, The Mercury Cafe, at Page and Octavia ...





Dave Halprin's pretty late-60s Tiger ...



And a single-carb, bolt-on hardtail bobber/chopper ... All the rage these days with city hipsters ... This one, built for someone's wife, is said to be a handful to ride on our bumpy streets ... Sounds wonderful, though ...

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #224
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The "original" MC1 as seen in the Sammy Miller Museum:



So what did I win Tom? Figure I should win something for actually knowing some sort of useless trivia
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #225
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A Gold Star in a Sonic Weld frame at Canton OH half mile a few years ago:



Greeves Grifon I had in my possession for a while....it was waiting on a ride back to the UK:



Late fall ride 2 years ago on the Lightning Clubman:



BSA V-twin at the OVBSAOC event:

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