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Motor Cycles

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by BillN, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Motor Cycle thread - just what all you Ladies have been waiting for

    For years a passionate pastime of mine has been BMW “Airhead” Bikes. I just love them and over time have built up a small collection. I love to ride them, take them to bits and clean them. Apart from Bikes my garage and loft are full of spares. Now that I have retired I have been gradually selling them. Each day when they go it is a sad time for me.

    Today it was the turn of a 1973 R60/5 ………. In great condition and sold to a film producer, (commercials and similar), from “The City” as they like to call it – but it’s really just London to me.

    The image is not a “work of art” – but the Bike certainly is

    Hopefully some of you guys will post photos of their Bikes


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  2. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    My wife's bike.

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    My bike.

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  3. kilofox

    kilofox Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Mar 2, 2010
    Western Michigan, US
    Aprilia SR50 Factory

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    Aprilia SR50 Factory

    Yeah.. yeah.. its only a scooter. But its fun to ride anyway! 2006 I bought used with 1400 mi. I am having the exhaust powder coated black this week.

    49cc de-restricted, top speed 52mph (83.6 kph)... not bad for a 49cc motor.
     
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  4. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
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  5. Caroline

    Caroline Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 4, 2010
    London
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    Sadly not mine :frown:, but here is a closeup of the engine from a classic Harley at Silverstone race circuit, July 2009 :smile:
     
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  6. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
  7. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Me and my baby on her first 3500 mile trip last June.. She was just a baby with under 700 on the clock..

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    Here she is as a young tike.. all 30 minutes old..

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    and here is my other baby..... The one on the right

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  8. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Boris those "rice burners" are just too slow for me - and my Wellington boots, (not sure what you guys call them), would get stuck near the fairing

    The nearest I have is a K1 - but that will soon go - leaving me with a R90S and a few others

    Cheers
     
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  9. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Bill, only one is a rice burner... The other is clearly a pasta rocket ;) LOL
     
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  10. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    I stand corrected - a grave and serious error - I need shooting!

    But something sad has happened to me - now that I have sold a couple of BMs, I'm thinking about an old Harley if I could get one at a reasonable price
     
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  11. alessandro

    alessandro Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 29, 2010
    Rice-eater but with a dignity... :biggrin:
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  12. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
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  13. squeegee

    squeegee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 26, 2010
    Yeah! Yeah! the hooning season has begun!

    I can't wait to start trying riding photos ... for those of you who know what I mean :biggrin:

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  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    98 Sportster
     

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  15. lggomez

    lggomez Mu-43 Regular

    Kawa Versys 650 '08
     

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  16. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Power limit of motorcycles

    Here in The Netherlands we don't have a power limit for motorcycles.:smile:
    I Germany they have (98 HP), as well as in France (100 HP).
    Does your home country have a power limit ?

    Comments are welcome, thanks in advance.
     
  17. squeegee

    squeegee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 26, 2010
    I'm not aware of any HP limit in Canada, we have the R1 which is 180hp, and the zx14 which is 203 hp. Even my little 600cc is 130hp.

    What we have though is speed limiters, we're limited to 300km/h unless we swap chip-limiters.
     
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  18. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    No HP limit in the UK

    Until the EU buggers in Brussels find out
     
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  19. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Thanks guys, we don't have speed limitor in Holland.
    Max speed om our streets is 120 km/hour.
    How about where you live?
    Which BMW do you have Bill, which motorcycle you got Squeegee?