Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

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

  1. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Kinda looks like an MV Augusta motor.
  2. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Been here awhile Supporter

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    I noticed that, too, especially the bottom end. Harley owned MV at one time (sold for a dollar) but I think that was later?
  3. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    Agree, it's well known there were running protos of the V-4, water cooled (hidden radiator) Nova.
    H-D came very close to putting it into production, from what I've read, but went with the Evo instead.
    They also had a air-cooled SOHC v-twin almost ready for production in 1976-ish, but pulled the plug.
    There's an engine on the engine wall in the museum.
    Here's a crappy pic of a mock-up.
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  4. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Been here awhile Supporter

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    They do have an OHC V-twin engine like that one on display, although it looks air-cooled. The plaque claims 15:1 compression.

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  5. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    The Harley Nova V4 was water cooled. The "gas tank" is actually a shroud over the radiator, which was mounted above the engine. The fuel tank was actually located behind the engine.
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  6. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    A guy in the Aermacchi FB group posted this. It’s been in his family since his mom was a teenager. Her dad bought it for her to ride to high school. They added the saddlebags so she could carry her books and cheerleading pom-poms. Mom had wicked style.

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  7. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    Whoa! Way -cool heritage/heirloom.
  8. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Same bike, new pipes - the originals rusted through.

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    I quite like the sound, actually.
  9. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    A couple of small one's got ridden/exercised today from the "Rizingson Collection!" :lol3
    1969 Honda Z50A K1
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    1972 Honda CL70 K3
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  10. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    What great little bikes, those smaller engines run like a sewing machine. Have you got a pushrod 50?
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Steering brake ? Nope. Lean to turn ? Not sure how that would work. Some people put a lot of effort in with little results.
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    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    You can make a lot of money with war but the Lehaitre was no succes.

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    Successful was then:




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  13. 83XLX

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    Rode the ‘69 Honda 350 to a vintage club breakfast early this morning. Filled up with some good gas on the way home.

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    Malamute Low speed adventurer

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    Any chance you have another set of those railroad spike style rear pegs around that youd let go?
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    ADVDucs33 Been here awhile

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    My dad and I got out early yesterday morning for a good ride on our old Hondas. A '70 CL350 and a cafed '76 CB400f. We rode dirt & county roads for around 2 hours, and visited the Rushford Lake Dam Site in Rushford NY, it was built in 1929 and is around 125' tall.

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    I was one of those kids whose parents would never let them have a bike or even a minibike back in the 70s and 80s. I've somewhat made up for it as an adult and parent... 5 Old Hondas.jpeg
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  19. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    They don't begin in final form. Honda's first steps toward the CX , air-cooled and chain drive.
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  20. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    Sorry, I do not