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 Post subject: Re: Old Motorcycles, etc
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:21 pm 
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That Honda is owned by a fellow who works near my shop. He would ride it to work in the summer and I would pass by and stare, so one day I hopped on mine and showed up to chat. Got quite a few nice pictures of them together that day.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:12 pm 
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Been riding motorcycles my whole life on and off road. First was a mini bike, 1967 Honda 160 scrambler, Honda 350, put together a 2004 Big Bear Chopper now ride a 2007 BMW 1200 GSA almost every day in sunny SoCal.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Been riding motorcycles my whole life on and off road. First was a mini bike, 1967 Honda 160 scrambler, Honda 350, put together a 2004 Big Bear Chopper now ride a 2007 BMW 1200 GSA almost every day in sunny SoCal.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Sold a couple of years ago. First year early production 1968 Norton Commando. I bought a Commando Roadster brand new in 1970.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Beautiful Cliffy!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Sebastian Gaeta wrote:
Beautiful Cliffy!
Thanks! This is what I started with...
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This might excite you even more. In the mid 90s I traded a nice running Ducati Darmah for 2 basket case 750GTs. The other guy was from Atlanta and we each drove half way and met each other at an exit on Interstate 81 where we swapped bikes in a parking lot. I restored them both and sold this one to Austrailia a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Love it Cliff!

Here are "before" and "after" shots of my Ducati...
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I would love to take credit for any part of this bike but actually I had nothing to do with the transformation. A friend of mine built it a while ago, he has a build thread below on a bike site, All I can take credit for is when I said "hey, if you ever sell it, let me know" and I got the call a few years later. It was part of a package deal and was not even the bike he wanted, It's a pretty neat story how it all came about. I consider myself very lucky to be the person he called when he decided to sell it.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/1966-duc ... ld.521288/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:23 am 
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DesmoDog is a sick individual who should be institutionalized otherwise he will end up cutting off his ear like van Gogh! Amazing.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:29 am 
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C J Murray wrote:
DesmoDog is a sick individual who should be institutionalized otherwise he will end up cutting off his ear like van Gogh! Amazing.


Fully agree, he is quite the artiste.....again, I feel very lucky to have acquired it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:54 pm 
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As long as we’re going bikes here....

This one is going to the street...

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And this is kind of special, since I took it out of its crate in 2001:

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And then old reliable, I’ve had it since new in ‘95:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:47 am 
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Jim, nice XR750 street tracker! I always wanted an XR RR road racer when I was racing bikes. A couple of friends raced them and they ran very well. I will say that I did just fine racing against them on my Rickman Honda 750. The character of those bikes was very different but both were very effective.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Guys, Since my Duc is basically for show (and not for go with only 9.5 peak hp) I am interested in dressing it up with fairings because it will probably make it look faster than it really is. Any good sources?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:25 pm 
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I would leave it alone since the mechanical bits are so nice they should remain visible.

If you must do a fairing the guy that used to have the correct Ducati replica parts was Syd's Cycles in Florida. Do they still exist? Somebody will have correct replicas so don't buy some incorrect Brit fairing.

I still say leave it alone.

Ask the guy that restored it what he thinks would be appropriate.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:00 pm 
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C J Murray wrote:
I would leave it alone since the mechanical bits are so nice they should remain visible.

If you must do a fairing the guy that used to have the correct Ducati replica parts was Syd's Cycles in Florida. Do they still exist? Somebody will have correct replicas so don't buy some incorrect Brit fairing.

I still say leave it alone.

Ask the guy that restored it what he thinks would be appropriate.


Thanks Cliff. If they are easy on-easy off then I would consider them, do you know if they are? Kinda like the removable hard top on my cab. I use it some fall/winters and sometimes I don't.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:08 pm 
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Fairings need brackets. Some designs are easier than others to remove. Try to find out what mounting methods the factory used in period.

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