Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Zebraranger, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Cheers, I saw one being displayed around 1990 outside the Australian Museum and thought that he called it an S9, I was probably mistaken.
  2. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    A few years back I was at Wheels through Time museum in Maggie Valley and the owner Dale fired up one of the Crockers they have and was doing holeshots in the building.
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  3. Rdy2Trvl

    Rdy2Trvl Been here awhile

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  4. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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  5. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    "When even your center stand is a sculpted work of art."

    Being Italian, I would have expected that!
  6. Rdy2Trvl

    Rdy2Trvl Been here awhile

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  7. richrd

    richrd Adventurer

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    One I don't see every day, an Indian motor in a Norton frame. TrrqqIx.jpg it came in for me to sort the gearbox.
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  8. road hammer

    road hammer have map will travel

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    you dont see a scooter with a sidecar all that often...

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  9. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    Nordian?
    I love all the different engines I've seen in the featherbed frames. My favorites have been Vincent twins, and a Kawi 750 triple 2-stroke. I had a chance to buy the Kawi-Norton, but couldn't afford it at the time.
    That was a unique machine, for sure.
  10. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    I expected to see a Featherbed, but that Isolastic adaptation looks to be VERY clean. Wow! Wish I knew enough to tell which model engine that is. Any more pictures?
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  11. JimRidesThis

    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Triumph Hurricane

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    Suzy DrBig

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    LeMans

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    Indian Scout...

    ...all at the Scottish Motorcycle Show
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  12. Rdy2Trvl

    Rdy2Trvl Been here awhile

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  13. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    So many nice little details on that Condor. The cast-in cable guide for the front brake, the battery mounted low by the passenger foot peg, the side number plates on the side of the front fender instead of on top where the auxiliary light is mounted, the guard to protect the spark plug from getting impacted. I'm curious if the transmission is 8 speeds or 4+4.
    Also liking the rifle carrier.
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  14. JimRidesThis

    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Tell us more about the diesel!
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  15. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    The bike beside the Condor is also a pretty special, it's a Triumph TRW. I've had a couple of them at different times and they were the closest thing to bullet proof I'd experienced at the time.
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  16. cats whiskers

    cats whiskers Adventurer

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    Best motorcycle museum I've ever visited. Go now, well very soon, well, before you expire anyway.

    I think there's a write up here....http://www.dieselbike.net/rallies/british_rally_index.htm
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  17. troos

    troos Adventurer

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    I’ve met these guys on the roadside in Namibia in Dec 2018. They were doing a trip through Southern Africa. They came all the way from Germany (shipped the bikes in) and started their trip from Durban, South Africa.

    These are NSU’s and originate from Germany. Here is a link to the NSU wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSU_Motorenwerke

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  18. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    Rigid frames, sprung seat, and front forks with 3-4 inches of travel. This is why I don't understand the need for the like of the BMW GS 1200 for adventure.
    Thank you for sharing those.
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  19. Rdy2Trvl

    Rdy2Trvl Been here awhile

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  20. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike EricV

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    Shop built bike built in Portland, OR circa 1990 or so. J & P Cycles. #3 of 5. "Colt Inline 4" Custom frame, various forks used from V65 on this one to HD on #5. Race shift pattern, 1 up, 2/3/4 down. Engines varied from a Mazda rotary to Peugeot and Renault inline 4. The last three, including this one used a 1.6L Dodge/Plymouth engine. Trannies were all Guzzi 4 speeds except the Rotary, which had no tranny and #5 that had a 5 speed. Shaft drive to a Honda GL rear end. #3 had a 1200 rear end, but I don't know about the others. Very fast with top end north of 160 on this one. I put a lot of miles on this one the few years I owned it. Never broke, just oil/gas/tires. This is the only pic I have. This thread motivated me to scan it so I had a digital copy. When I first got it there was a beautiful 4 into 2 header/exhaust on it that was very quiet unless you got on it, then it gave forth a wonderful wail. The stainless pipes kept cracking at the heat affected areas next to the welds though and I had to have this 4 into 1 made since the welder didn't want to repair the 4 into 2 any more and factory headers were not available for this engine at the time.
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