2013 Old School Spring Rally

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by BMW Kurt, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Fearless

    Fearless Brutally Honest

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    I was hoping that I could make this event and meet some of you guys, but it turns out I'll be @ the Meltdown in a booth helping my buddy Burt promote his Vincent Around America ride. Talk about riding Old School.....
    So y'all come down to Hendersonville and tell what I'm missing. Maybe I can slip up there Sat night for a "beverage" if'n that's OK.
  2. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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  3. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bannned

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    You are riding this to the rally, right? I LOVE toaster tanks!!!! Especially ones that beautiful!!!!
  4. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    Thank you but I was thinking more along the lines of something more rare like the Guzzi N. Falcone.

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  5. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bannned

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    That'll work!!
  6. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Out of curiousity, and being too lazy to research, is there any common heritage between the N. Falcone and the Harley Davidson Sprint 250s that were built in Italy? Or is it just the similarity between the Italian styled horizontal singles?
  7. leafman60

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    That is a very observant question.

    I guess the answer is along the lines of your second speculation.

    Aermacchi was an Italian firm that was purchased in stages by H-D in the 60's and 70's. It supplied the design and production for the H-D Sprint singles etc of the day.

    Guzzi never owned or was directly involved with motorcycle production at Aermacchi and Guzzi had produced a horizontal single as far back as their 1921 beginning.

    Guzzi did have one big indirect connection with Aermacchi. In 1967 Guzzi hired Big Dog engineer Lino Tonti who had previously worked for Aermacchi. Tonti became the designer of many classic Guzzi "Tonti-frame" bikes such as the V7 Sport.

    Tonto was also at Guzzi during the development of the Nuovo Falcone. The N Falcone frame is trademark Tonti. Even though the N Falcone engine was a design refinement of the previous Falcone engine, there may have been some sort of cross pollination through Tonti and his past Aermacchi years going on there.

    Big singles ruled the road at one time and similarity in national designs are likely due to proximity of production and familiarity as well as personnel. Notice the similarity in design of period British bikes, for example?
  8. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Mark will you be riding the ST to the event???? As I want to take some measurements for the 4 pot brake caliper I had asked you about earlier. If not Norton73's better half may be on her's.
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    If you ride the ST, you may have to hide it...


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  10. leafman60

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    I know a dude that has a pair of almost-new 2Bros slip-ons for an ST1300 that he would gladly sell.
  11. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    An R80ST, it'll only take one allen wrench to get a measurement of what I need......I promise to put it back together:D....in working condition
  12. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Hi Rich,

    About 90% chance I'll be on the ST. And I'm pretty sure Norton73 posted that his wife was riding hers too.
  13. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Leafman, thanks for the info. I've always lusted after Guzzis. And back in the day I lusted after the big singles like the HDs and BSAs. Oddly, the only big singles I have had was a Yamaha DT 360 in the early 70s and my current F 650.
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  15. assquatch20

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    Still trying to see if I can get it together for this one. I've got the time, but a couple equipment things to sort out. Shame is there's gonna be airheads there, and I just sold mine. It's going to eat at me, but I do have something to show for it:

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  16. mark1305

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    Sweeeet 350.
  17. BMW Kurt

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    :clap Welcome!
  18. leafman60

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    I have a G650XCo BMW single and I have to tell you the modern bike performs on a much different level than the vintage bike.

    Read more about the NFalcone bikes over on the NFalcone thread.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849445
  19. trophymoto

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  20. trophymoto

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