Post Pics of You and Your Bikes

Thomas Koehle

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new - will pick her up in 2 weeks

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ButteMT61

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My very first "bike" was a Benelli 50cc. I've looked for one ever since for the sake of memories. My neighbor gave it to me - said it didn't run. Spent a whole summer working on it on the side porch of the house and got it going. Rode it until it literally fell apart...hoping to find one someday again.
 

B-Man2

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Was looking for photos of the British bikes i used to ride in the early '60s (15-20 year old plodders like Matchboxes, BSAs Triumphs etc,picked up for a song) but all have disappeared, did come across this of my commuter bike in the late 70s/80s... my daughter is 41 now !) View attachment 56167 I
Bringing back some memories . My first bike was a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. I loved that bike . It was that silver blue Triumph color . I paid $700.00 for it used . At the time it was a reach to save up all that money . By today’s values it was about half the cost of a new Good Wear :D
I eventually sold it for money for my first Harley . An XLCH Sportster with an air brushed dessert scene on the tank .
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Bombing IP

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Thomas is it still a softtail or is it a hardtail .The gas tank look very German think Nimbus early BMW .I cant say I am crazy about the wheels spokes , tires are Coker by the look of them be careful .Good luck with it mate .

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B-Man2

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Thomas is it still a softtail or is it a hardtail .The gas tank look very German think Nimbus early BMW .I cant say I am crazy about the wheels spokes , tires are Coker by the look of them be careful .Good luck with it mate .

Jeff
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I’m guessing it’s an older solid frame hard tail as the old style spring solo seat and solid swing arm assembly are usually tell tale signs of a hard tail, unless it’s got shocks under the engine/ transmission as the softies have .
 

Thomas Koehle

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Jeff
I’m guessing it’s an older solid frame hard tail as the old style spring solo seat and solid swing arm assembly are usually tell tale signs of a hard tail, unless it’s got shocks under the engine/ transmission as the softies have .

Thanks Burt to step in ... - actually this is a 2013 softail made up to get that "oldschool" look - i already own a 48 PAN in a rigid frame and wanted something reliable ...

Not so fancy with those "Big Spokes" either - will swap the wheels to standard-spoke wheels as soon as i fetched the bike

Thats my 48 PAN

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And that is the 2018 Softail Slim with a 5 Star Doniger

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Micawber

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Took a little trip out this morning. Delightfully autumnal weather ! Stopped at a memorial for RAF Chedburgh.
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My daughter saw those photos and went "oooooh, aaaaah" Dave as she is getting into bikes and starting toward her licence this month. She's passed her car test a couple of years ago and has had her own car since so has a bit of road sense, going on the back of her brother's bike hasn't put her off one bit.

Hope your dad improves soon mate.
 

B-Man2

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Took a little trip out this morning. Delightfully autumnal weather ! Stopped at a memorial for RAF Chedburgh.
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Ahhh fond memories … I had one of the first generation 1 Yamaha DT -1s which had a white tank. No high fenders or 21 inch moto X front wheels . We had to change those out ourselves . Back in those days you could buy from Yamaha something called a “ gyt kit “ which consisted of a different piston , rings and cylinder and a different tail pipe called an expansion chamber that boosted the horse power up to what was at that time pretty potent at 30 horsepower . It was my first race bike that I used for flat track ( you had to change the tires to smooth 19 inch rims or moto X , back to the 21 inch wheel and knobby tires . We also would reduce the size of the front sprocket for moto X and increase the sprocket for flat track or Hare Scrambles . So thanks for the trip down memory lane Dave . Absolutely love your bike . ( saving the photo to my favs )
 

Kermit3D

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Ahhh fond memories … I had one of the first generation 1 Yamaha DT -1s which had a white tank. No high fenders or 21 inch moto X front wheels . We had to change those out ourselves . Back in those days you could buy from Yamaha something called a “ gyt kit “ which consisted of a different piston , rings and cylinder and a different tail pipe called an expansion chamber that boosted the horse power up to what was at that time pretty potent at 30 horsepower . It was my first race bike that I used for flat track ( you had to change the tires to smooth 19 inch rims or moto X , back to the 21 inch wheel and knobby tires . We also would reduce the size of the front sprocket for moto X and increase the sprocket for flat track or Hare Scrambles . So thanks for the trip down memory lane Dave . Absolutely love your bike . ( saving the photo to my favs )

You've done flat track races ! Awesome ! :)
I would love to see a race. I find it very impressive.
It seems to me that this discipline doesn't exist in Europe.
 
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