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Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By R85/8
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,288
Posted By R85/8
Found this kit...

Found this kit (http://parts-for-bikes.de/shop/einzelansicht/backPID/motorteile/products/840-ccm-fuer-r65.html)
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,288
Posted By R85/8
Is there any difference in width between the R65...

Is there any difference in width between the R65 crankcases and the R80/R100?

I got an R80 motor to do the conversion with because I figured the heads would only need minor mods and the crankcase...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,570
Posted By R85/8
I'm familiar with his work. Got the book and all....

I'm familiar with his work. Got the book and all. :)

I was corresponding with Difazio in the 70s to get one of his frames but then I totalled my bike and couldn't afford to go ahead with the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,570
Posted By R85/8
I would certainly appreciate more info on this...

I would certainly appreciate more info on this conversion. It was something I wanted to do years ago. I bought an R75/7 new and when I looked at replacing it I didn't like the feel of the R100. I did...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Obvious, that one. No electrickery flowing...

Obvious, that one. No electrickery flowing through it... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
If you're splitting, I'll take the bike. :)

If you're splitting, I'll take the bike. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By R85/8
Any more detail on the V8 Indian. That's a...

Any more detail on the V8 Indian.

That's a very tidy looking bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Classy! There's a bike for my old age :)

Classy! There's a bike for my old age :)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
It's worse than that - it's a Triumph. :)

It's worse than that - it's a Triumph. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,145
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Posted By R85/8
Here you are.... :rofl ...

Here you are.... :rofl



http://media3.giphy.com/media/2ujbsJdI5osYU/200.gif


http://media0.giphy.com/media/cRkPvVgYom7JK/200.gif
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,429
Posted By R85/8
Wow, that's much neater than the bodges I used to...

Wow, that's much neater than the bodges I used to do. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,429
Posted By R85/8
When I was young I used to make a bit of money on...

When I was young I used to make a bit of money on the side by buying stuff like your bike and fixing up problems with unreliable running - usually after the previous owner had stripped the carbs for...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Gosh, what a good idea. I want a new motorbike. ...

Gosh, what a good idea. I want a new motorbike.

Now how do you go about this?

(Bald, belly, beard a disadvantage do you think? :) )
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Well, the girl usually ended up pushing the bike...

Well, the girl usually ended up pushing the bike so she'd get overheated and start having to peel off her sweat drenched clothes until she was almost naked, you'd be walking behind admiring the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Not so sure about that. I married my brunette. ...

Not so sure about that. I married my brunette.

She took this photo, so you'll just have to imagine her. :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/7254786202_ac1ed35a89_b.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 10:17 AM
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Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
For Jaime, I'll imagine the bike... :)

For Jaime, I'll imagine the bike... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Some folk aren't bothered by dirty exhaust...

Some folk aren't bothered by dirty exhaust pipes... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By R85/8
Thanks. It's good to know it's a viable DIY...

Thanks. It's good to know it's a viable DIY process. :thumbup
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Ann-Margret (http://youtu.be/DNk53UnF408) riding...

Ann-Margret (http://youtu.be/DNk53UnF408) riding a Guzzi.

http://www.rippin-kitten.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/am_duo.jpg

Taking a police bike for a ride
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16,145
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Posted By R85/8
And still can be seen with a bike ...

And still can be seen with a bike

http://www.ann-margret.com/images/home_006a.jpg

A bit earlier

http://www.ann-margret.com/images/home_0011a.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,999
Posted By R85/8
There was a model sold in Australia with the...

There was a model sold in Australia with the Concentric and coil ignition. It wasn't called a Thruxton though. I should remember it more clearly, I agonised over whether to buy the last one for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
It's great when the poseurs get keen on a good...

It's great when the poseurs get keen on a good bike. That means in 2 years time when it is no longer the hot item, there will be heaps of barely used ones available for pennies.

Long live the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16,145
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Posted By R85/8
I thought so too. They have gone to some lengths...

I thought so too. They have gone to some lengths to exactly reproduce the original poses, so it's highly likely it is the exact same location as well.

Cool pic, cool ladies.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
At a guess very late 1950s or early 1960s judging...

At a guess very late 1950s or early 1960s judging by dangly bits on handlebars.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
She's local to here. Lovely lass :)

She's local to here. Lovely lass :)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
That was too easy. It's a Boobley Dribblesome

That was too easy.

It's a Boobley Dribblesome
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
I've heard the expression "fur coat and no...

I've heard the expression "fur coat and no knickers", but I've never seen one for "fur knickers and no coat"... :)
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,677
Posted By R85/8
That's the first thing I thought too (and I had a...

That's the first thing I thought too (and I had a red K1 :2cry )
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
That's one of my favourites. She's riding a bike,...

That's one of my favourites. She's riding a bike, looks cool and in control.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/600761_10151467025218165_1013396158_n.jpg

Probably hitting...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Nah, Cruella De Ville's younger sister... :)

Nah, Cruella De Ville's younger sister... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Is that the the female equivalent of an...

Is that the the female equivalent of an oxymoron... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
I had an early Bond. Rolled it in front of my...

I had an early Bond. Rolled it in front of my mother. I lay under it pissing myself laughing, meanwhile my mother was going hysterical because it was on fire...

No big deal, it only weighed about...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
Nah, it's a Triumph. Won't hear the exhaust for...

Nah, it's a Triumph. Won't hear the exhaust for the noise of the tappets... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,666,758
Posted By R85/8
She was pretty hot in her day ...

She was pretty hot in her day

http://www.morethings.com/music/marianne_faithfull/marianne-faithfull-172.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 83,937
Posted By R85/8
Reminds me of my BMW K1 that I bought in a fit of...

Reminds me of my BMW K1 that I bought in a fit of enthusiasm and spent the next 2 years regretting. :)

(Nothing wrong with it, just the wrong bike for me)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By R85/8
Great to see these bikes still being used...

Great to see these bikes still being used properly.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,452
Posted By R85/8
I always liked those but could never find one...

I always liked those but could never find one when I was in Oz.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 93,085
Posted By R85/8
Is that Eric Oliver? I like the bum...

Is that Eric Oliver?


I like the bum slider.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,751
Views: 1,392,137
Posted By R85/8
That would be correct. If I remember right this...

That would be correct. If I remember right this model was introduced at the 1967 Earls Court Show. I couldn't see the point in it because there also was the P11 on offer, and if I wanted a dirt...
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