Highland Motors

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by 805gregg, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    Welcome Oliver, looking forward to seeing your bike. In the meantime here is a pic of Thomas with his Outback (hope he doesn't mind me posting). He is a good friend of Johan (Greasesnake) and lives near him in Sweden. This is an older carbed model, he was kind enough to let me ride it when I was in Sweden in 2009. It was a flier pulling well right through the range - grreat bike :clap




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  2. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    Sometimes we get the chance to see a brilliant spoof - might have seen it before but I really liked this one :rofl


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  3. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    When I bought the bike



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    assy after repair

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    I hope it worked

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  4. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello

    Something I found in WWW. I like this, but I don´t now the owner.
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  5. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello

    I was wondering when I have seen that some people are devide the oil reservoir in the midle. Can sombody tell why they do that?

    Sorry for my english. It´s not that good.

    Olli:1drink
  6. Dracothius

    Dracothius Berserker

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    I doubt this question needs to be asked but, how reliable do you guys think the new highland bikes are gonna be? One being horrible and ten being no problems. I wouldn't ask this but, I bought an aprilia rxv 5.5 and it's basically a twin dirt bike with high tech parts which is what a highland is but the aprilia has given me nothing but trouble.:cry It's made me somewhat paranoid. I know that the aprilia is basically a lemon but I'm still scared of high tech dirt machines. I'm pretty sure the highlands are gonna be good but I need to hear it for reassurance.:ear I would probably get the flat tracker and ride it steet/dirt with the more docile 950 for longer life. I don't think I'd race it a whole lot. Any advice would be great, thanks.
  7. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    High tech, hmm, not so sure about that. Most of what I see on the forthcoming(?) US Highlands is tried and tested over a number of years. Wheels, brakes, suspension and running gear are nothing but the best. The only 'high tec' I see is the new material and design of the frame in a development of stainless steel on some of the bikes that, if what I've read is right, is likely to give exceptional performance and durability. The other area being the electronics and engine management which in general seems to be fairly bulletproof these days :thumb

    It is unlikely if US Highland want to succeed long term that they will take short cuts in manufacture (the biggest source of unreliability after lazy and incompetent owners) and of course that will be reflected in the price. Let's hope we get what we pay for :deal
  8. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    I might bell you tomorrow John.....To see how your project is going... I was reminded of it when you used the word "lazy" :evil
  9. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    'kinnel!!!

    you got me :rofl, that'll focus my mind in the morning better get up real early :ear
  10. zmangr

    zmangr n00b

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    Hope this is the right thread to post this, got a trade in from a friend, the one and only Highland in Greece, 2003 or 4 950 Outback disassembled and 95% complete with Supermoto Wheels 9no tires) and very little miles. Some cracks on bodywork but otherwise ok. Trying to locate its brakes. Bike is titled in Greece and road legal from any aspect. I remember lots of fueling and starting problems that frustrated the owner, tore the bike apart to use for a project that never materialised, motor is unopened except for starting clutch repairs. Will Post pics if needed or email to anyone interested. All offers welcome for the whole thing or parts.

    Thanks
  11. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    Put it all in a box, and ship it to me here in the USA. I will make it alive again, not to wither away rusting and rotting. PM me your price.
    Assfault
  12. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    Nice simple repair, should have posted this before. If Kurt wants me to remove this extract from the Highland assembly instructions I will


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  13. supermoto51

    supermoto51 Adventurer

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    Nice worK John !!:clap
    Thanks Kurt
  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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  15. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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  16. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    There's lots more Olli, Highlands are pretty straightforward to work on in my limited experience. :thumb

    Seems as though Highland (Kurt) don't mind extracts from their manuals being shared - very good policy I think :deal
  17. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    I visited a intersting Person. He build the Highland for the Dubai Rally ( Year 2000). We talked a long time. A year later he built a complete bike on hisself. A Rally Bike with Suzuki TL 1000 engine. Realy nice and also light.
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    He still has the Motorcycle hanging on the roof.

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    Sorry the camera of my cel phone is not that god.

    The conversion was realy intersting. That bike runs still with carb..

    Olli :ear
  18. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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  19. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    Excellent archive Olli, all sorts of stuff turns up eventually, some good history here. :clap

    Do you know how the bike performed, can't have been too good otherwise I'm sure we would have heard something - or probably there was some fall out? :deal


    Interesting he hung it from the ceiling rather than breaking it. :wink:



    Found a few more pictures of the rally bike that may interest you.

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  20. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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