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Lovely Old Bikes

Unread post by mogster » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:40 pm

My fella & I really love old bikes. Whenever we are out & about we always keep an eye out for an old beauty.

He can tell me lots of technical stuff, whilst I simply admire the smooth lines & old colours.

And let's not forget the sound......

So thought I would start a picture thread so we can share the treasures that we spot. :D
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Unread post by mogster » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:46 pm

To start us off here is a pic of a Norton Dominator. Taken at Sammy Miller's Motorycle Museum in the New Forest, Hampshire UK on 26/6/11.

Beat that little beauty! :lol:
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Unread post by fireguzzi » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:55 pm

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Unread post by mogster » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:02 pm

Brilliant Trevor.

Game on! :lol:
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Unread post by mogster » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:01 pm

Hoping to see some good vintage & classic bikes at Calne at the weekend. Will post some more pics then.

Have any of you guys seen old bikes recently?
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Unread post by fireguzzi » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:53 pm

I've seen a surge in small cc Japanese bikes from the 80's round here. No pics to show for it though.
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Unread post by Hondagirl » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:46 pm

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I've got some pics. Here's a lovely Triumph oldie for you mog, that was parked next to my bike at a festival in town last weekend.
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Unread post by fireguzzi » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:48 pm

That's a beauty Hondgirl.
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Unread post by mogster » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:56 pm

Don't you just love the old colours on that Triumph?

I bet it sounds good too! :D

Good find HG.
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:11 pm

I regularly go on rides with a bunch of neighbors, and we ride a pretty eclectic mix of machinery; that's my bike on the extreme left, then a vintage Vespa, a modern Vespa, and a late 60's BMW airhead:

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And we rode to this place.

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This is not a museum. It's just a guy's house :jawdrop:

He's got a really eclectic collection of stuff, and that room is just for Beemer airheads. He's got another room for a vintage scooter collection, and another room that's all Monkey bikes. Kinda weird.
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Unread post by Hondagirl » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Nice.
Here's a nice old Norton Commando me and HYPERR saw at a bike meet in CT.

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Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:21 pm

Me on my '71 BSA A65T, circa 1982 in Lahr, Germany. This was the maiden voyage after a few weeks of wrenching to get it road legal. Ditched the ugly, square, chrome stock gas tank in favour of a sleeker '70 Triumph Bonneville unit...
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:27 am

Gummiente wrote:Me on my '71 BSA A65T, circa 1982 in Lahr, Germany. This was the maiden voyage after a few weeks of wrenching to get it road legal. Ditched the ugly, square, chrome stock gas tank in favour of a sleeker '70 Triumph Bonneville unit...
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is this the one that eventually got the metal flake paint treatment? :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:37 am

HYPERR wrote:is this the one that eventually got the metal flake paint treatment? :mrgreen:
And was ridden inside a nightclub and parked beside the bar, yes, that's the one...

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Unread post by Katharine » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:05 pm

Awesome thread! I love the vintage bikes. The other day I thought I saw what could've been an old Honda dual-sport across an intersection, but my light turned green before I got to find out. :(

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Unread post by mogster » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:50 pm

Saw some great old (+new ) bikes a motorcycle day in Calne, Wiltshire this weekend.

This first pic is of a fantastic Douglas Dragonfly Circ 1950. Spot the funky headlight. I have never seen one of these bikes before.
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Unread post by mogster » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:55 pm

And this is a rather fancy Norton, Circa 1935


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Thanks for all the other pics, keep 'em coming :lol:
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Unread post by mogster » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:34 am

Here's two for the price of one!
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Calne, Wiltshire


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Unread post by Hondagirl » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:15 am

Wow, lovely oldies Mog! :D
Not that old but oldish...some classic Japanese gems:

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And what's this one left of my bike?

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And I am trying to locate the tiniest oldest, cutest llittle Monkey ever seen in a backstreet in Tokyo. It's in my saved pics somewhere but cant find it right now. Stay tuned.
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