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Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Cool2 Well back in the 50's/60's part of the 'Cafe...

Well back in the 50's/60's part of the 'Cafe Racer' movement here in the UK were 'Clubman's Races' you rode your bike to the circuit took off the headlight or taped it over and raced... if you didn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7,303
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
The adjustable spanner on the left hand side of...

The adjustable spanner on the left hand side of the rack is facing the wrong way - nice Guzzi tho' :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
maybe these days, see my previous post, but back...

maybe these days, see my previous post, but back in the day clubman's races were part of the café racer scene and some café racers did race (in the UK anyway) - I have fond memories of watching the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2014, 02:34 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
We need to look at the origins... clubman's or...

We need to look at the origins... clubman's or Ace bars were designed to do what it says on the tin - guys used to turn up to clubman's races on their everyday bike and race, the clubman's bars were...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Hi, back in the day (60's/70's) here in the UK,...

Hi, back in the day (60's/70's) here in the UK, cafe racers with half fairings/nose cones were not unusual. Actual racers on Short circuits - Brands Hatch Club circuit, Aberdare etc. didn't need a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2013, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Maybe something to do with supercharger setup,...

Maybe something to do with supercharger setup, supercharging was introduced on pre war racers, this may be an old racing engine, its not a nuovo, it has exposed flywheel, used by the way to give a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2013, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Brough as in rough, sounds like they used an...

Brough as in rough, sounds like they used an online translator to convert the french.... not the best idea!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2013, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
UK Godden 1000cc v twin race engine for grass...

UK Godden 1000cc v twin race engine for grass track racing, based on 500cc single speedway engine (Weslake heads?) can't remember whether they are ohv or ohc.... awesome cafe racer!

Sent from my...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2013, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Thumb Ultimate Triton!

Ultimate Triton!
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2013, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Battistini's entry to a UK bike build off tv...

Battistini's entry to a UK bike build off tv programme - used as a promo for a local brewery, good beer! :beer::D

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8,114
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Hi Bubba - greetings from across the pond! I have...

Hi Bubba - greetings from across the pond! I have a 81/82 CB750C, with my son and myself on board (200lbs each!) it was like a hardtail! I know it's far away but if you have a 'Hagon' supplier then...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2013, 12:32 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Back to the original post, and not wanting to get...

Back to the original post, and not wanting to get toooo serious. Surely the point of the VW engine in a BMW (and latterly a soviet) frame was that when it was first done (certainly here in the UK)...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2013, 02:15 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Boy - did that take me back, 1967 - 68 at the...

Boy - did that take me back, 1967 - 68 at the Morgue Cafe, Swansea,
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2013, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Looks as if it could be front wheel drive with a...

Looks as if it could be front wheel drive with a radial engine in the wheel???
Forum: Hacks 11-19-2012, 02:39 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
you'll probably get more about this but Swallow...

you'll probably get more about this but Swallow Sidecars was the original firm that started to include cars with coahcbuilt bodies as well as sidecars. They then started building their own cars using...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2012, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Hi guys, There we were driving down through...

Hi guys,

There we were driving down through the Jura in France on our way to San Ginesio in Italy when we noticed an unusual amount of bike as we were passing through Coligny - it just happened...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2012, 01:03 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Front and rear look like classic alloy fenders...

Front and rear look like classic alloy fenders (mudguards to us over the pond!) with appropriate mounting brackets, must be some classic parts suppliers over there... often seen on old brit singles...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2012, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Sometimes you wonder where Honda got the idea for...

Sometimes you wonder where Honda got the idea for the first Goldwings...... :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2012, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
It's the seat style that takes it into...

It's the seat style that takes it into Streetfighter territory - nice to see a CBX being used tho' :wink:
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2012, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Ah yes - but it qualified as a three wheeler due...

Ah yes - but it qualified as a three wheeler due to close coupled rear pair, racers always like to exploit the loopholes in the rules......:evil George Brough did the same with his sidecar outfit,...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2012, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
I think it qualifies - here in the UK Morgan...

I think it qualifies - here in the UK Morgan three-wheelers were allowed to compete in sidecar racing events to great effect, then there was Owen Greenwood's mini based three-wheeler that conquered...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2012, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Somehow those slashcut pipes seem just right, ace...

Somehow those slashcut pipes seem just right, ace cafe!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2012, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
+1 :clap - interesting to see they have fitted...

+1 :clap - interesting to see they have fitted 'Burgess' style silencers/mufflers, correct for period but most of us hankered after mega's or goldies....the W650 engine is a stylish blend of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2012, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Isn't that an oil pan protector? may be wrong but...

Isn't that an oil pan protector? may be wrong but it sure looks like an add-on sheetmetal item.......:1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2012, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
- clip-ons and rear-sets so that you can get down...

- clip-ons and rear-sets so that you can get down on it!! Slightly more up-swept silencer (muffler?), tank and seat unit in polished alloy, seat fabric heavy duty suede leather (gets wet in the rain...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2012, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Well worth it! That should turn some heads -...

Well worth it! That should turn some heads - gives me some ideas for my long awaited build, especially th engine treatment, great outfit! :clap
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2012, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
nice one Marvin! Keep those wheels turning!

nice one Marvin! Keep those wheels turning!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2012, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
this was featured in a UK bike mag - interesting...

this was featured in a UK bike mag - interesting custom in the cafe style. exhaust pipes meld into the rear frame up into the seat subframe - you can see the join at the bottom rear of the engine,...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2012, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Respect.......:1drink

Respect.......:1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
plus 1 :freaky

plus 1 :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2012, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
great Velo - as has been said any bike that...

great Velo - as has been said any bike that emulates a racer qualifies to be shown here, I for one want to see the VMax with clip-ons! By the way I rode a triton in the 60's and they were called cafe...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2012, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
looks like a Reliant 850 - from an idiosyncratic...

looks like a Reliant 850 - from an idiosyncratic UK 3 wheel car.......
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2012, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Guzzi and Honda are the only manufacturers that...

Guzzi and Honda are the only manufacturers that have made this work, google 1933 AJS S3 for an even earlier model (didn't know whether I could post image here?)
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2012, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Battle Of The Twins.........

Battle Of The Twins.........
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2012, 02:37 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
+1:clap

+1:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8,114
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Now I remember...... look up egli vincent, still...

Now I remember...... look up egli vincent, still in production in France under licence by Patrick Godet, also wikipoo has an excellent item on vincent and derivations, back to bed now.......:gerg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2012, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
thanks for the heads-up - my memory's not what it...

thanks for the heads-up - my memory's not what it used to be, now where's that.............:wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
I'm sure our Oz friends will help out here - it's...

I'm sure our Oz friends will help out here - it's a faithful version of the Vincent engine made down-under, Phil Vincent being from them parts :1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2012, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
Great looking outfit! More photosssssssss:clap ...

Great looking outfit! More photosssssssss:clap



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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7,303
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Posted By Ryushin Kan
I had a friend at college who was red/green...

I had a friend at college who was red/green colour blind - riding pillion or in a car with him through the streets of London with all those traffic lights was a real roller coaster of a journey.....
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