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Re: "Happy" News For us Old Guys... [Re: HawaiianTiger] #712922
10/27/17 6:36 pm
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Running from demons in WNY
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Running from demons in WNY
Originally Posted by HawaiianTiger
Big singles can be very smooth. Just ask the Velocette guys.

I nearly permanently damaged myself on an AJS 500 single, but my Yamaha SR500 was a piece of cake to start. There's a lot a variation.....

Bill

I would have to ride on..But I have yet to ride a smooth Triumph 650...I've been spoiled by them damn Italian V twins..


I ride dinosaurs....
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Re: "Happy" News For us Old Guys... [Re: ricochetrider] #712925
10/27/17 7:20 pm
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it vibrates more or less like a twin with a plug wire missing, except it has unbelievable torque. it has 160 psi compression on a piston as big as one from an 883 sportster. the spark was overadvanced when i started messing with it and it would slam back against my foot like a pick handle. it starts easily if i get the piston position correct, but i'm still figuring out where that is.

the smoothest bike i ever rode was a cagiva 900, back when they couldn't say "ducati." i traded my morgo with a friend for a short trip across the texas panhandle, and didn't think a whole lot about vibration. then i got back on the T120 and was horrified at how thick the grips had grown.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: "Happy" News For us Old Guys... [Re: RF Whatley] #713070
10/29/17 12:29 pm
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I still whack open the throttle to give chase, but nothing happens ! [quote=RF Whatley][quote]

This is what happens to me when I see an attractive 20 something lass.
Well actually, nowadays it a 50 something "cougar".

Re: "Happy" News For us Old Guys... [Re: ricochetrider] #713071
10/29/17 12:33 pm
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[quote=ricochetrider]Who you calling old? laugh
I'd rather die riding than *most* other ways I can think of...

I had a friend who said, "I want to go WFO buck naked".

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