Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

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

  1. Villafuego

    Villafuego Adventurer

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    After looking at Dockstrada's 750 GT above I'm almost hesitant to post......beautiful !!!

    My huble contributions.......

    The '68 BSA Thunderbolt is an unrestored 6,000 mi bike.....a Craigslist find......Sporty is a '71 XLH....I'tll get the proper '71 decals when repaint time rolls around....I love old ironheads, but the BSA makes it feel like riding a tractor......
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  2. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    Nice pair, you have two bikes that were natural enemies when they were new...takes me back to the day....a Sporty rider pulling up to a light, helmetless, cut off jean jacket, "Hey that Limey heap go, or is it just for chrome?"
    Then both throttles twisted to the max, light changes...
    Happened all over the USA back then.

    Me I'd take the BSA in a minute.
  3. Motoduc1

    Motoduc1 backtrackvideo.com

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    Well, I haven't...just assumed that Honda reliability covered most of their models! Probably spoke without knowledge.
  4. small_e_900

    small_e_900 Amanda carried it

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    Love the Sporty.
    What carburetor are you using that you kept the original, in-the-bar, throttle cable?
  5. pledians

    pledians Adventurer

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    You can fit a lot on a CX500!
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  6. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Can you say pac-o-derm! :rofl
  7. Villafuego

    Villafuego Adventurer

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    Right now it has a Bendix.....you just need to use the throttle spiral(grip) from a '72, or from the magneto advance on the (L) bar of a pre-69 bike to get the cable to pull, rather than push...The Tillotson is a really super performing carb when they are set up right, dont drain all the contents of your fuel tank into the engine, or catch fire though....:huh
  8. Dockstrada

    Dockstrada Been here awhile

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    Old girl's coming allong nicley :clap
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  9. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Looking sweet! I'm making some progress myself with the bike-in-a-box. Got all the wiring finished up and connected in the headlight bucket. Amazingly it all works!
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    Found this on craiglist. Looks like a whale carcass on the beach :) The remains of a 1968 CL450
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    After lots of stripper (no not that kind of stripper!) and sanding down to 320 grit it now looks like this. Local painter is going to do a 'patina' paint job on it for me.
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    John
  10. haileywilliam

    haileywilliam Adventurer

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    I'm also going to miss the BMWMOA Rally get-together, so lets see a pic of BMWMOA Rally.
  11. MyHeartIsInTheDirt

    MyHeartIsInTheDirt Adventurer

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  12. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Nice old XR looks like she needs a rear tire! Bet she likes to roost! :evil
  13. vbplayr2011

    vbplayr2011 Technomadic Tourist

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    Love my little ride. She's not the best for the adventure stuff (my '99 F650GS was much more suited for off the beaten path), but she is smooth and will run forever as long as I maintain her.

    I've just always been a fan of these lines.

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  14. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    A friend of mine has sent me a couple of pictures of his grandad on a couple of old girder fork bikes,

    The first looks like it says New Hudson,

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    The second bike is a Zenith,

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    Cool.:clap:clap:clap
  15. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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  16. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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  17. Ronco

    Ronco n00b

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    hope i'm right here.
    my ride is not old, but definitely old school!

    cheers

    ronco
  18. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    So let me get this straight, you are going to refinish the used tank to a "Used patina" paint job?:evil
  19. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    I always liked those 450 Scrambler tanks in candy apple red...
  20. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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