Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

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

  1. numbat

    numbat Been here awhile

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    ‘Cycle World ‘a wild and skittish bucking bronco with all the talent in the world and not one single ounce of condescension’’.
    A rider who could get his head around the peculiarities of an H1 or H2 was probably going to be pretty fast on anything, but, they were not something that most riders came to grips with. Compared to the fast British bikes of the late sixties early seventies it was a demented monster. They are a very physical bike to ride fast, not for the average rider.
    My H1 had a class record at Castlereagh Drag Strip (Australia) when I bought it. I was given strict riding instructions by the builder as my previous bike was a Ducati single, and let loose. I ignored his advice at the first set of lights, pulled a near vertical wheelie and made an unintended right turn before I came down.
    I then decided to heed his advice, worked hard at it and ended up eating sleeping and breathing the thing.
    The next step was an H2 from the same builder, faster more ‘bad mannered’ and with a longer equally narrow frame, I went back to the 500 because I found it quicker and easier to ride on tight roads. A Z1 followed but it was fast, and bland.
    Half your luck racing them, I wish I had.
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  2. GTboy

    GTboy Been here awhile

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    Was lucky enough to get a couple of piccies taken of the GS1000S while out and about a couple weekends back...

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  3. SportsterTom

    SportsterTom Been here awhile

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    Very Cool bike that has kind of fallen through the cracks, so to speak.
  4. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Unleashing your inner Wes Cooley :D
  5. GTboy

    GTboy Been here awhile

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    In recent times their values have been rising as they get 'rediscovered'.


    Not unusual to now see them advertised for five figures...
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    You are a long way from Newport. :D

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  8. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Yes, according to the blue dot, currently very far from Newport. Are you a member of the Rogue Nation? Do you have your passport? How many stamps do you have in it?

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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    No, I just stop in now and then. With over 80 other local breweries to choose from, I can't play favorites. :D



    Let's see, where were we? Oh, yeah...

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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I know all about the beer scene there. The passport was a fun little game, I got ALL of them, Rogue sent me a large box of swag for my efforts:D

    Sadly my Beemer is my only machine older than ‘06.
  11. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Caught this just a few blocks from a brewery in Sellwood. :D

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    I don't see a Vincent single very often.

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