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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Herman, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    That's a beaut Herman.
    Got any info on it?
    I'll post my Harleys later.
    Don
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Harley Davidson for streetshooter

    Thanks ! Acc. to me its a 600 or 650 cc BMW.

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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Bill could have more info as he's a BMW lover.
    He's posted some gems.
     
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  5. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
  6. markitos

    markitos Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Dec 9, 2010
    Durham, NC
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  7. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    it's a BMW R69S

    less likely - or even (an R69 and there was an R69US - all three have differences) - as modifications did take place - you have to be careful when buying a R69S - good ones sell these days for £10K upwards - and it is difficult to find one is running condition in the UK for less than £5K

    they are highly sought after

    white was favoured in the US

    Europe always tended towards traditional BMW colours, (i.e. black)

    I would love one but the nearest I have is an R80, (I sold my R60 a few months ago) - here is my Bike - a more modern Bike, (an R80) from 1986 whereas the R69S is from the 1960's

    (but like a Leica you can always see the pedigree)

    Not great images - more of a technical illustrative nature - and I took them before joining this illustrious forum!!!

    and there is a slide show at the bottom of the page


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  8. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Red BMW

    Thanks ! Markitos: great shot. Which moto is it?
    Rick: wow, a 6 cilinder Honda, is it yours? The Norton reminds me of early days.
    Bill: you're THE BMW fan, to surprise you I will add a red BMW !

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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Wow, I never saw that quote before - I freaking LOVE that quote!!!

    Every time I'm tempted to get excited by some new whizbang camera/sensor, whatever and I see all of the reviews of the various different levels of corner sharpness, I find myself wondering if that stuff really MATTERS to anyone. For the kind of shooting I do, the m43 gear of today (even a few today's back, before the GH2 started competing with DSLR specs) is such almost overkill in terms of sharpness and technical wonderfulness. I'm finding the LX-5 an even better street camera than my m43 gear because of its wonderful hyperfocal setup and its enormous depth of field and lighting quick reactions. And the images aren't QUITE as sharp under a microscope, but my best photos aren't all that sharp anyway, so who cares?

    Anyway, sorry to go waaaaay off on a tangent unrelated to this thread, but I just saw this quote in Markitos' post above and had to mention it. I wonder what Henri would be shooting with today????

    -Ray
     
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  10. Pap

    Pap Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Jun 16, 2010
    Fleetwood, PA
    Bill, nice BMW. I have a 1985 (Red) RT since it was new. Great bike!
    Pap
     
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  11. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    Too bad they are not mine

    Already posted in other topics....but surely should fit well in this one. :wink:

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  12. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    628
    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  13. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    The silver 79 CBX was mine a few years ago. I bought the white 82 CBX in 2003 and it's still mine. The silver V-Rod is my wife's bike.

    The old red Honda trail bike is not mine, but they are so rare to find in such good shape, I snapped a couple of pics of it. The old Norton was at a poker run and it was the center of attention for me.
     
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  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    98 Harley's

    98 Sportster 1200
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    98 Heritage Classic
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  15. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    514
    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    Dave
    "Motorcycles"

    Not very good pictures, but a few great Hogs
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  16. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    What is it about a Sportster with that little peanut tank that looks so good? It has to be the lines and just the general way the bike is laid out.

    Nice Harleys!
     
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  17. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    It's true. The Sporty is my favorite ride. It's a rough rider but it really is a ride.
    I can do real tight turns at 80mph where on the Heritage....
    Well.... Ya just don't do that.
    The peanut tank on this one is good for around 90 miles and then yer walking...
     
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  18. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    628
    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  19. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Dragos, pretty cool! Is that yours?
     
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  20. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    628
    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    No, mine's sitting in the garage with the battery tender charging the battery. Just ran across these a few months ago on a downtown walk with my film camera, and I thought the photo would look cool.
     
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