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  • Started 2 years ago by LH
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LH
LH
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http://thekneeslider.com/archi.....he-musket/

I don't know what compression he is running, but those pipes should be somewhere in the region of 30" for best performance (and sound)

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vistual
vistual
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that thing is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! [jaw dropping]
WHAT YEAR IS IT?

these older & particularly this style bikes really appeal to me.
i've never ridden but i am considering it. Hey LH, i just recently came across this one bike ....
it was a 1975 yamaha rd125 Twin (pictured below)

i know its nothing compared to the what warlock and ted and yourself are used to dealing with BUT for a first timer like me i think it would've been okay.
WHAT YEAR IS THE ONE THAT YOU JUST LINKED TO?

[sigh] : (
one of these days ...

EDIT:
still looking around on that page - there are some really hot bikes all the way down along the right side of the article !!

Posted 2 years ago
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LH
LH
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Vissy, the crankcase is a special custom build. I think that bike is around 5 years old.
I did have a Yamaha RD350B (I bought new) Converted it to nearly race standard. Went like shit off a shovel.
Also had a Yamaha RD200. Absolutely tiny, and that would shift as well.
Plus all the other bikes.

And I hope you saw a good friend of mines bike, read the whole site,
http://www.guzzioverland.co.uk/bike/

Posted 2 years ago
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vistual
vistual
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"We are Kev and Karen and our plan is to ride around the world in 2010/11 on our modified Moto Guzzi Spada" ...

those two mean business LOL!
how are they making out with their trip?

Posted 2 years ago
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LH
LH
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Currently in Australia.

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Posted 2 years ago
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bubbatie1
bubbatie1
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Some lady in my home town (nw pennsylvania ) won this and dosent even ride . beautifull bike though a tribute to all the vets

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Update on my friends (she spent 4 months in a wheelchair, but is now hobbling around on crutches)
http://www.guzzioverland.co.uk.....nd-update/

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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This Royal Ennfield is beautiful. I did not know that they built V2 engines. All I ever saw were single cylinder. Didn't they continue to build those in India.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yes they do whs. Singles only (and maybe still a diesel)
All singles, 350 and 500cc.
The 500 diesel, 0-70 in a fortnight, but +200 miles to the gallon.

Posted 1 year ago
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Straspey
Straspey
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@ LH -

I had not yet clicked on the link in your original post on this thread.

So when I read the part of your comment which said, "...but those pipes should be somewhere in the region of 30" for best performance (and sound)" - This is what I assumed you were referring to...


I guess I need to get out and about a bit more often...

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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Where is this Organ. Looks like the one in Passau. Always nice to hear Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Update: I found a picture of the Passau organ - looks similar.

Posted 1 year ago
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Straspey
Straspey
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@ whs -

Well, there's no getting around it - you organ is bigger than mine ":-P

Similar - but upon closer inspection (of the photos) I believe they are not the same instrument.

Actually - that's a beaut. I'm not familiar with the organ in Passau. Do you know where I can hear it ?

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Stras, in Passau :)

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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Here are samples of the Passau organ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_2UX0juR-U

And here is some more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?N.....=endscreen

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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Back to motorcycles. This was my favorite when I was young. They came out in 1952 (I believe); http://suchen.mobile.de/motorr.....94487.html

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Rang a bell thus,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horex

Posted 1 year ago
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Straspey
Straspey
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@ whs

Thanks for those links. Have seen Diane Bish on TV here in NY City.

Also - my apologies for hijacking the thread. Have a few great memories of wonderful motorcycle rides -- one with a young lady who...erm...uhh...Merry Christmas.

Posted 1 year ago
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