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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mikem9, Feb 12, 2012.
That's a top photo, great looking bike + bloody beauty view as well! :eek1
Matchless indeed! Nicely done!
hmmmm...maybe I should do something with the G80S chassis and engine I have....
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Johnny Moped - great looking bike! very cool. I checked out your other youtube videos and saw your other old bikes - very cool also.
WUNDERLICH'S new BMW S1000RR..
This doesn't apply the confines of the thread but how could you pass up the newish Moto Morini scram scram
First thing that came to my mind after seeing this was "Lego Bionicle". It's been a few years since my sons were playing with those but I think one would be hard pressed to find another motorcycle more fitting for such a "theme".
Love this bike. I've had a photo of it on my desk for a year now
A friend of mine built this one
Doug, any more pictures of the Triumph? Very nice! Presently working on a Triumph scrambler and looking for cool details (such as the footpeg setup). What kind of frame is that?
A few years ago i was running a stock 1969 Triumph Daytona as a dual sport.
I ran it for 5 years and 45,000 miles and the bike took a LOT of abuse.
I got it for $2800.00 in fair shape, but since I already had a 1979 Bonneville, i just used to blast down dirt roads feeling VERY cool.
Over time, I decided the 500 was so much fun, I sold the 750 and started fixing the poor Daytona up.
The bike had no problems at all in the dirt, it was light, had a low center of gravity, and in many crashes, nothing ever broke. I broke, but the bike did not.
The motor had some weak points, (transmission and clutch) but good power for the dirt.
I used to run the bike at insane speeds in the dirt, and never ran into anyone I could not keep up with unless the trail got really rough.
Vibration really killed the bike though, cracking things over and over.
I am starting to turn my tu250 into a dual sport, a smooth reliable version of the old Daytona.
I never found the low pipes to be any problem.
And I would rather not have bulging hot pipes burning my leg.
The frame is a BSA that he converted to oil in frame. The gas tank is off a Suzuki he cut apart and made it to fit the bike, he even made the seat, pipes, pegs and frame guard. He has one just like for the street with a Matchless 650 twin in it.
here is the Matchless street version without oil in frame
here is his Matchless that he raced into his seventies, he is 82 now and yes still rides street/dirt!
Doug, thanks so much for the pictures- inspiring! The aluminum work is fantastic! The pipes are a work of art... I keep drooling on the keyboard and having to re-type. Great stuff, good ideas for my project.
Beautiful bits of workmanship in those bikes, real inspiration to bike builders everywhere, :eek1
I like to see bikes redesigned to what the owner wants, leads to some great ideas, thanks for posting those photos.
Every time I look at those photos I see more amazing details.
They are works of art. Beautiful!
Found these pics from Atom Bomb Customs on Bikeexif site. Motor is a '74 Triumph Bonneville.
I think most would consider this more of a dirt bike/enduro bike style vs. scrambler style, but I like several elements on the bike.
Here is a photo diary of the build: http://atombombcustom.com/~atombomb/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=241
Interesting to see how vintage dirt bikes and scramblers are influencing custom bike builder designs today.