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« Reply #120 on: March 02, 2008, 10:23:51 PM »

Ok, I have been drooling for five pages.  Fritz's Moto Guzzi doesn't lose anything by being very familiar.  It pretty much convinced me I would have a Moto Guzzi one day.  And I already have a Commando which will someday be a bike again.  All these other bikes just make it very clear that owning three isn't enough.  More bikes makes a more complete person.

In no particular order:

A Norvin with an alloy tank- utterly unobtainable but the bike of my ultimate dreams.  Probably best that way because it would undoubtedly be a disappointment.  Nah...

A 1950 TR5.  The last Triumph with a factory chrome tank, and one of the most sensuous exhaust pipes ever.

A 1973 or 1974 TR5T.  The last Triumph with a factory alloy tank.  Ally gets me every time. Inlove  Make mine one with yellow trim, not red.

An RD250.  Brrringgggdingdingding.  Only a bit more civilized.  A 2 smoke standard with all the joys and drawbacks of a steel loop frame.  Except it weighed about three pounds, dripping wet.  Drum brakes- who needs disks when you are stopping a feather anyway?

And a few more newer bikes but they don't belong in this thread.  The thing is to be independently filthy rich.  Then you can have lots of bikes AND the time to actually play with them.
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« Reply #121 on: March 02, 2008, 11:32:35 PM »


My current FJ1100.  Hard to let it go as I fight to 'upgrade'....loosely used of course.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w20/samuidave/010-1985FJ1100newone.jpg


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« Reply #122 on: March 03, 2008, 11:04:09 PM »


My first Triumph.http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/toadman/TriumphDaytona78-1.jpg


Is that an early Aerostich?
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« Reply #123 on: March 04, 2008, 08:15:00 AM »




Is that an early Aerostich?


 Lol  The prototype
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« Reply #124 on: March 04, 2008, 01:44:11 PM »

There's so many, but a few that always topped my list of "gotta love 'em"

Z1 (Rootbeer paint and 4 pipes)


VFR750 ('94~)


NR750 (how cool were the oval pistons and iridium windshield?)


CB1100F


Among others...
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« Reply #125 on: March 05, 2008, 03:45:51 AM »

I still have my old Sabre but wish I had this too. My 1976 CB750F SuperSport RC Headers, Street Stroker Shocks, Goldwing Aluminium Rim up front, CC Fork Brace, Dyna and more. I loved the sound sound of the single cam motor. Wasn't till 2000 that I gave this away with 60k on the motor and second gear shot.



You can sort of see that both bikes have the same lines.

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« Reply #126 on: March 05, 2008, 12:01:16 PM »

Which lines would those be? Lol
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« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2008, 12:07:57 PM »


There's so many, but a few that always topped my list of "gotta love 'em"


CB1100F


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« Reply #128 on: March 05, 2008, 03:26:23 PM »

The 1100F would be one of my favorites. I was working for a Honda dealer when they came out and would drool over them.
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« Reply #129 on: March 05, 2008, 09:18:06 PM »

I will always get a warm fuzzy thinking of my old Yamaha XS650

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd146/gospeed81/PhilKovacs1.jpg

Had one like this one, and it was great to ride, even long distances, not incredibly quick, but deliberate all around, and absolutely bulletproof

It was my second bike, after a Honda CM400T, and man was I glad to step up to a real bike.  Still just a parallel twin, but one of the nicer old ones.

Maybe it's not so great, and someone should have sold me a KZ or VFR cheap so I'd have known what a real bike was, but I liked this one, cuz:

This is my bike. There are many like it but this one is mine. My bike is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my bike is useless. Without my bike I am useless. I must ride my bike true. I must ride faster than my friends, who are trying to smoke me. I must outlean him before he outleans me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my bike and myself are carvers of the canyon, we are the masters of all curves, we are the tourers of all states. So be it, until there is no oil left, but peace. Amen.

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