Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

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

  1. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    ^^^^^^
    Where in San Clamente do you keep that machine at night?:D

    Mike
  2. Mikeyork5

    Mikeyork5 Been here awhile

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    Garage - two big dogs - several big shotguns
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  3. Romero202

    Romero202 Adventurer

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    20180823_075121.jpg 1976 ASPES 125 Hopi, I use to race this all around the Gulf Coast back in 1976, at the time I was told it was the only one in US, A guy had come into New Orleans (Waggaman National MX track, which was my local track) From Italy and asked me if I want to race it and I of course said YES!. It was a bit heavier than the Japanese 125's, but the suspension was great and it was real fast, got a lot of hole shots with it. I was considering going to Italy after High school graduation to continue racing it over there with the help of ASPES. I chickened out and went to engineering school instead, but what a fun time racing this thing all of my senior year in high school. At least now I still get to still do a bit of Vintage Motocross and loving it at 60 years old.....Glen Romero
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  4. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer

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    Still think it's a better modern Bonnie than Triumph's . . .

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  5. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    Here's a Harley you don't see everyday. These are rare enough that a guy on Instagram asked for the engine number for his registry. Haven't seen it again or I would have been happy to look.
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  6. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    A rotary powered Suzuki, a Guzzi powered Indian, a Kawasaki H1 with some extra cylinders added, and a Harley Davidson XA 20171006_123317.jpg 20161008_082520.jpg 20171007_120031.jpg 20171008_101017.jpg
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  7. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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  8. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    A friend's basement.
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  9. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    That's from the Netherlands.
    I've run the number through the system and this is what comes up:
    BMW R51/3
    13-09-1965
    owner has had it since new and still owns it.
    Vehicle is insured, never has been involved in an accident.
  10. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Very cool! Thanks for the update! I sent the pics I took of this machine to a couple of dealers and they've both guessed it was a mid-60s vintage.

    Mike
  11. witttom

    witttom Tom Witt

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  12. bandres27

    bandres27 Been here awhile

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  13. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    Probably is.
  14. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Not seen every day because I only ride one at a time.
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  15. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    I LOVE the sound of those old singles. I was amazed to see the BSA singles actually competing well against the Japanese 2 strokes in the vintage motocross races a couple weeks ago at Barber.

    Here's a couple cool ones I saw at Barber...
    1925 Henderson side hack:
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    85 BMW k75 with 455k miles: 20181004_191841.jpg 20181004_191900.jpg

    And this GORGEOUS 1975 Moto Guzzi V7
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  16. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Though out of sight, those with a “good ear” can tell a bsa single off in the distance as opposed to any other brand of machine.
    Having owned those bikes since the early 70’s, I was in the thick of things... you might say.
    Oh, like the sound? Here ya go with some pass-bys.

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  17. Gibster

    Gibster high desert roamer

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    What's the range on the BSA. My brother has a 500 MX and those tanks are really skinny.
  18. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    My tanks are 2 1/2 gallon. Some of the mx tanks were 1 1/2 gallon. There were 3 1/2 gallon tank options.
    You stumped me on the range. (no speedo since the 70’s) I think it is 120 miles.

    I can’t tell you how many times I have ran out and needed to borrow some gas. I can think of 3-4 times I was stranded right off the top.
  19. velofish

    velofish Been here awhile

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  20. Plawa

    Plawa ¿ʞO ǝʞᴉq ʎɯ sI

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    I'm not into sportsbikes but I know enough to notice when I see a $90k USD bike..

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