Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    The closest thing a four stroke can do to having a power band like an H1. When that boost gauge fills with black bars, you better have somewhere to point it. Nice stock ones are pretty much non-existant around here. I rode one in 84, when we got one at the dealership. Up until that point, I thought my GPZ550 was pretty quick. A sphincter tightening moment for sure.
  2. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    This is exactly what Guzzi needs to build right now, mostly because I'd like one, with the 1200 motor, keep the paint and bodywork the same.
  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm waiting for a LeMans!!!!


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  4. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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  5. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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  6. Motoduc1

    Motoduc1 backtrackvideo.com

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    Mercifully, the owner removed the chain, thus preventing that poor TX 750 from ever being ridden in public view.

    That's horrible!
  7. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    perfect bike for key west.
  8. Hercules GS

    Hercules GS n00b

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    Hallo Folks,

    here is my 50cc Hercules/Sachs from Nürnberg. It´s from januarary 1969 and it is still original. I found it on ebay, i cleaned it and now it´s on the road. Only 5,8 HP, but it goes over 80 km/h .:D
    It was the dream of the germany youg generation ....

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  9. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    Hi compatriot from Dragonhill,

    you are right: these bikes like Hercules, Zündapp ("es zündet und stellt ab), Kreidler and Maico have been the dream bikes of our young generation whenn we were 15 years old. I owned a Kreidler Florett of 1964 and couldn't imagine in that times what kind of big bikes we would have only some years later... It was incredibile what followed after.

    Thank you for pics of your Schnapsglas-dream.

    Nelliedriver
  10. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    Mine after a 600 mile day (Huntsville, Al to Rose, Ok)

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  11. Ek4130

    Ek4130 Eric

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    R90/6. Love
    I wish I could get it to put the pic up without
    Having to click the link. I'll keep working on that.
    Anyway, Lester mags, Heinrich tank and an
    Rs fairing.

    http://instagr.am/p/QTDrR0mVYb/
  12. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    Silly IT guy showing off. :evil
  13. Ek4130

    Ek4130 Eric

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    Thanks Dale!
  14. busapilot

    busapilot Nucking Futs!

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    Almost messed up my iPad drooling on it! Sweet ride!
  15. jehu

    jehu ∩HƏſ

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/az-johnny/8064699372/" title="Superhawk at the Shell Station by AZjohnny, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8064699372_c6897b037c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="Superhawk at the Shell Station"></a>
  16. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Excellent desktop photo there.
  17. jehu

    jehu ∩HƏſ

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    thanks.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/az-johnny/8064697199/" title="Superhawk at the Shell Station by AZjohnny, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/8064697199_bb0795192a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="696" alt="Superhawk at the Shell Station"></a>
  18. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    Just got this!

    It looks pretty nice, but there is a small hole in the exhaust collector near where it connects to the muffler (see last pic), so I'm open to suggestions as to the best way to repair it.

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    Bringing it home:

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    This thing is absolutely beautiful! It was its owner's pride and joy, but he didn't have time to ride it enough (he has an R1150R too, which he doesn't ride enough either), so he decided to sell. The owner was torn about selling, but after meeting me and talking to me for a while was happy it was "going to a good home". It was definitely his baby. The left side case and countersprocket cover are BRAND NEW. As are the mirrors, and the seat and seat grab handle. The inside of the tank is 100% free of any rust and clean as a whistle. The original paint on it is about an 8.5. The only reason it isn't a 10 is a few minor scratches and one small chip repair. The tank decals are excellent as well.

    Cosmetic needs to make perfect: clean up, and maybe paint the right side engine cases (not bad, but look bad due to the new ones on the other side), same goes for the valve covers. Wet sand and maybe polish the rear brake drum, and fork lowers.

    Other needs:
    Battery is dead.
    Small hole in exhaust collector as was shown in the pics.
    Brake caliper is hanging. We pushed up his uphill driveway and loaded it just fine, but when I applied the brake bringing it down off my trailer, it never released. It was a real #$%* pushing it into the garage with the brake hanging like that. I tried releasing pressure with the bleed screw in case the problem was a collapsed brake line but that didn't help. I'll be having to rebuild or replace the caliper.

    As for the engine, it starts and runs nicely, so I'm sure just an oil change, valve clearance check/adjust, and timing check/adjust, and it'll be all set.

    With my '75 CB360T:
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  19. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    First ride on "new" 1981 Husky 420 automatic, not quite used to it yet as free out when off gas so no engine braking. Very convenient in tough terrain though, no worry about clutcing, gearing or stalling. Twist and go :!: Not pretty but then I don't need to worry about crashing :D


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  20. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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