Unrestored Bikes - I'd like to See Them!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rightsideup, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Never seen one! Thanks for posting
  2. OD650

    OD650 Adventurer

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    But she's mine and my daily ride. Even had an old fart yell at me the other day, he was of the opinion that my bike belonged in a museum collection not getting flogged by he hands of some young punk. I think I heard my R60 giggle when he said that.
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  3. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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    Old Guzzi still kept by the original owner's family. Current registration and still ridden on the road regularly. I took about a billion pictures of this.

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  4. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    My custom bobber- 1973 750 Tiger (single carb, 5 speed, right-hand shift) motor, titled on a 1969 frame- built from all original vintage, unrestored parts- out of a friend's massive collection of Brit stuff. Mostly all Brit bits- except for, I believe, a 16" Harley rear rim:

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    Oh yeah- now it has a HD Kick start pedal on it.
  5. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    75 850-t in as bought today condition,10,000 miles. been sleeping in the po's garage for the past 20 years.
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  6. BubbaJim

    BubbaJim Adventurer

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    I am seriously jealous! :eek1

    What a result...It's a real time warp machine that was obviously kept in a good spot for the last 20 years. I hope you don't go crazy restoring it. Hopefully your new goose will give you years of riding pleasure. :nod
  7. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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  8. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Kind of an ugly engine,but the rest is cool looking
  9. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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  10. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado.
    Original,has a couple of new decals.
    Changed dash.seat and floor boards but have most of the stock parts.

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    1974 Triumph TR5T Trophy Trail.
    Original.
    Missing the KS500 spark arrestor and air box.

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    NOS Krizman KS500 spark arrestor found June 2012.

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    It sucks to see good bikes that have been restored for no good reason.
    Original only once.
  11. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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  12. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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  13. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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  14. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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    how do you like riding the tr5t ?
  15. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    There comes a time, maybe, when a motor needs "restoration". But most of the public is too free with that word. People ask me if I am going to restore my Beemer. I almost got in a fight with a guy once because I told him that was an insult. My bike doesn't need "restoration". What really pisses them off tho is when you tell them the unrestored machine is worth more than the "restored" item.

    I really like the Trophy.
  16. Tracknod

    Tracknod Been here awhile

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    If you are talking about the wheels... that was the way the steel rims came from the factory.

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  17. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    Another one, and a little bit older then the one above, still with all plastic parts and just got road legal papers too!
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  18. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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  19. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    The bike is a slug.
    They have the 9:1 comp Daytona engine so it should be punchy but this particular bike was owned by !@#$wits it seems with less than 5000 miles on the clock.
    Caned without mercy with few oil changes which are critical given there is no oil filter... pocketed valve seats,worn valves,needs a rebore,even the tangs on the clutch plates are hammered.
    Near all the parts have arrived from Kibblewhite,SRM in the UK etc etc.
    At least it is original,wonder why the exhaust is shorter than that on your TR5T,both are USA bikes.
    This one being engine prefix HJ (July / 1974)

    The handling is OK,they are a good usable 'classic.
    The 500 engine is torquey enough and will rev.
    To be truthful I should have got just a frame/swing arm and engine and built a trans Australia spec bike from that.
    It will still come up alright but even the original frame paint is only being addressed where it is damaged,spot blast and paint touch up.
    It should return a rocket but looking the same.
    Yes,new shocks,fork springs and stanchions.
  20. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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    I think you will find the shorter exhaust is 1973 models 1974 had the longer, mine is also HJ july 1974, i have stuck 400 miles on it in the last week, it goes like stink to 55 then vibrates till 70, i find the handeling excellent on mine, i can go from one side of the Los Angeles Crest highway to the other in 4th and never touch the brake or clutch at 55 the whole way very twisty road in places and the bike is very easy to throw about, also a lot of fun the local trails, but awful on freeway, i was thinking of changing the gearing but i think i might just leave it as it is, it seems these bikes are what they are, i loose one end or the other with the gearing, i find it a fun run around