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Old 11-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #76
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A BMW R65LS. My first BMW and just a great little bike. I got more positive comments about that old BMW than any other vehicle I've ever owned. Kind of regret selling it, but you can only keep so much stuff, right?

I'd include a picture, but I can't figure out how!
I had an R65, semicopy of an RLS.



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Old 11-09-2012, 06:41 AM   #77
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Keep in mind it is a single cylinder 600 that is kick start only! This thing has almost sent me over the handle bars more than once trying to start it! It also has a certain "routine" you have to follow to get it start.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #78
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Robert Smith

The Laverda Jota 1000. Nice pic by Robert. My little Laverda, #17-100 in 1981.


I've got #42-50 into North America in 1989. World Production 700 that yr.









That's a great contrast. Like an iron fist and a Swiss watch.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:33 AM   #79
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A rickman-matisse framed Harley flat tracker.
It was all beat up and whatnot from racing, and I didn't know anything about flat track except that all the guys my dad's age used to cut the end off car bumpers to make steel shoes when they did it. It's was just "old man" stuff.


What I really wanted was a Honda Hurricane. So, I sold it to a guy my dad's age who practically soiled himself when he came to pick it up.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:33 AM   #80
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My dad had a 75 Moto Morini 350 for a short period of time about 10 years back. I was in high school and was doing a newspaper pickup for a school organization. While picking up a big load from a hoader's house, I found it under a tarp. Owner had no need or passion for it, so my dad and I came back 2 hours later with $300 in hand. Took it home, got a new battery, cleaned the carbs and it run like a sewing machine. Neat ride; light, but with just enough power. Sold it a year later to a Moto Morini fanatic out of NJ for $1,800. I miss that thing.





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Old 11-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #81
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just saw this on cl: Suzuki RE5 Rotary Motorcycle

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/3397913569.html
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #82
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I wonder what it feels like to kick start a rotary?
Can you feel the compression stroke like you can a recipricating engine?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #83
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Not particularly rare, but compared to the GL1100 I used to have....

HONDA ST1100
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #84
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You wouldn't think they're that rare by how many on this site have them but my 1999 KTM 640 Adventure R was one of a couple hundered in the US from what I've heard. Funny that while on some back trail in the middle of nowhere Northern WI we ran into a guy on a cherry 07 640 Adv that you'd have swore was just off the showroom and he was drooling over my well used 99.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #85
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I've always gravitated toward the interesting and rare. My two keepers are my '98 Ducati 900SS Final Edition, and My '09 BMW HP2 Sport. The Ducati is #116/300, and the last of the classic bodied carbed Supersports. The HP2 Sport is pretty rare, with approximately 230 of the them total imported to the U.S., and maybe five hundred more in the rest of the world. It's fun to ride, fast enough, and put together like a jewel. I'd love to add a Bimota DB2 or DB4 at some point.




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Old 11-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #86
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Not old, sort of rare in the U.S., a 2010 Harley Davidson XR1200. I do not have the numbers for 2012 but total number made up until 2011, 11,349. Total for the U.S. market 3287 (no numbers for 2012). Harley stopped production for 2013.




From the XROG (XR Owners Group) meetup in Waynesville N.C.this past spring.


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Old 11-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #87
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1975 is even uglier.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #88
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I wonder what it feels like to kick start a rotary?
Can you feel the compression stroke like you can a recipricating engine?

Nope, feels like it is always against compression (which it is for the most part).

When I was getting gas once a Harley guy with a chopper (a real one in the 70's, not a RUB) struck up a conversation and I let him try to kick mine, he jumped on the lever and pushed it about 1/3 of the way through the stroke, and said holy crap, why do they even put a kick starter on it? He first thought it was still in gear, which it was not.

Basically you jump up and come down with all your weight and a locked knee, if your knee is bent, it will just bend more, as most peoples quads are not strong enough to follow through.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #89
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Not original color, 76 was black only.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #90
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Nope, feels like it is always against compression (which it is for the most part).

When I was getting gas once a Harley guy with a chopper (a real one in the 70's, not a RUB) struck up a conversation and I let him try to kick mine, he jumped on the lever and pushed it about 1/3 of the way through the stroke, and said holy crap, why do they even put a kick starter on it? He first thought it was still in gear, which it was not.

Basically you jump up and come down with all your weight and a locked knee, if your knee is bent, it will just bend more, as most peoples quads are not strong enough to follow through.
Interesting.
I can see how it would feel like constant compression without defined strokes.
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