Vintage Brit SuperThread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Bluesforchallah

    Bluesforchallah Been here awhile

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    My Rocket3 I inherited from my father when he passed away. My dad bought it new in '72 I believe. Dad passed away in 83 and I sold it in '90. I've spent the last 20+ years regretting it every day. I'd love to buy it back if the opportunity ever presents itself. But the reality of it is....

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  2. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    pictures 162, 163, 167 5-1-10 BSAOCNC motherlode ride

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  3. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    22manyrides,

    Is that your Velo? do you know anything about belt drives and Yamaha clutches on Velos?
  4. Zapgarou

    Zapgarou Ripper

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    Here are a couple of photos of my 72 Triumph TR6. Its' been resurrected twice.

    A friend of mine gave it to me several years ago, it was a real basket case. "Really" some of the parts were in a large plastic basket. Took me almost a year to reassemble it and get it back on the road.

    Then Hurricane Katrina submerged it under 20 feet of water. It sat in about 3 feet of water for almost a month before I could get it out. Lost several other bikes along with some cars. I was determnied to salvage my Triumph so I took it down, cleaned everything and stored the parts. I started slowly rebuilding it again from the frame up. The saltwated had did a number on most of the bike. (You may notice the front disc brake, it's from a newer model)

    Last year I finally got it back on the road again.

    It's a sweet ride and I guarantee I will not leave it again!!!

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  5. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Sorry not mne, Rob Farmer you know more about belt drives than me...:lol3
  6. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    sweet bike but serious bummer. some things you just can't get back man. hindsight is always 20/20.
  7. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    nice stripped down look. cool story too.
  8. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    nice ride but :eek1! that dude runs that bike with that side open like that? whose belt kit is that, any idea? looks like a MIkuni Flat slider carb on there. i'd like to see pix of that right side.
  9. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    ricochetrider,
    not mine, you know more 'bout flat sides than me...:lol3
    But really, I thought it was and interesting bike. 1st time I've seen a carb cable in use, going over the top of the tank...but you see the need for it...

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    Sorry, got carried away and posted some others:eek1
  10. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Each month there's a ride in northern Ca.
    BSAOCNC

    I try to make it on the motherlode ride cause it's "in my back yard".
    There are other makes of bikes as opposed to BSA only.

    I rode my Triumph one year...

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    And...
    This is an excellent opportunity to once again post my motherload ride video. Shown from aboard my B50...
    (hope you can get past the distracting music)

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YpjKAm69dUQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eFoa_K6M9cQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And as an added interest...
    I later found on youtube a posting by some one else showing me as the 5th rider, inside line,
    rounding turn one in part 2 of my video...

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3Qe8w6_4-xU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  11. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    OK Supreme rider is doing, err.....OK!

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  12. Bluesforchallah

    Bluesforchallah Been here awhile

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    I hear ya. There’s a group here in the Puget Sound area call VME (Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts) who hold a poker run every summer. Last summer I came across one that was done up in Orange. Knowing the limited numbers of this body style imported into the US, let alone here in the Pacific Northwest, I waited to see if the owner would come by. I wanted to know if they knew the full history of the bike I was looking at. They never did come by before I had to leave. I couldn’t help but wonder if I was somehow looking over the ghost of my father.
  13. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    gawd i hope not for assorted reasons...
    one of which is i hate it when people paint great vintage bikes weird colors they would never have been painted originally. IMO there's stock, and there's custom- but there is very little ground between the two.
  14. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    what color was it originaly?

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  15. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Always looked strange to me how the header pipes on the Ariel Square Four go right into the heads with no collar. You would think one of those star shaped cooling collars would help.

    Thanks for the pics.
  16. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    They did...for a while!

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  17. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    Speedo66 sez:

    "You would think one of those star shaped cooling collars would help."

    Those collars are little to no help on exhaust temperature on a twin....on a Squariel, they would be ornaments at best :eek1
  18. Bluesforchallah

    Bluesforchallah Been here awhile

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    Mine originally when it was new was the same red/purple color of the last one posted. Dad had it resprayed a candy apple blue within the 1st year he had purchased it. The orange one posted above I believe was a stock color as well. This would have been the same color as the one I saw last summer. However, it was not anywhere near as clean and pristine as the one posted above.
  19. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    i believe (?) this orange is more the original Rocket III orange- and not the sparkly orange pictured above... tho i could have it wrong.
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  20. Bluesforchallah

    Bluesforchallah Been here awhile

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    That would be correct for the body styling that had the bread loaf gas tank. However, the body style I had, I've read that the lighter orange was one of the stock colors.