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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22,510
Views: 2,411,777
Posted By Lornce
Southern Ontario being geographically limited,...

Southern Ontario being geographically limited, it's basically the same route most years. No shame in making use of the best in available territory.

Have a great time, lads.

:thumb
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22,510
Views: 2,411,777
Posted By Lornce
As much as I'd love to join in the fun, I won't...

As much as I'd love to join in the fun, I won't be able to make that date.

Have a great ride lads! (and post here if by some twist of fate it's re-schedded for the 19th).

:ricky
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22,510
Views: 2,411,777
Posted By Lornce
On the 407.

On the 407.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Had a pleasant few day's ride in the mountains...

Had a pleasant few day's ride in the mountains west of Mt. Fuji on one of these. A jewel of a bike.

http://www.ducaticlassics.com/images/motorcycles/21/2.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,677
Views: 991,905
Posted By Lornce
How long since we've seen a picture in this...

How long since we've seen a picture in this "picture thread"?

:evil


Believe this was from one of Cycle World's road tests....
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Centralized, anyway. Their centre of gravity...

Centralized, anyway. Their centre of gravity isn't particularly low because of their taller motors. Compared to something like an older boxer BMW, for instance.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,677
Views: 991,905
Posted By Lornce
Smart move. Have fun. :thumb ...

Smart move. Have fun. :thumb

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-62mDrZp/0/L/IMG_1523-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-62mDrZp/A)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,966
Posted By Lornce
No. :*sip* '09 XB12X. Gas, oil,...

No.

:*sip*


'09 XB12X. Gas, oil, tires and brake pads so far. Bike still has the original factory battery going strong.

These really are great bikes for riders....
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,191
Views: 1,035,076
Posted By Lornce
:augie ...

:augie

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-VvrJC7V/0/L/IMG_1425-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-VvrJC7V/A)
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By Lornce
It was pretty straight forward a few years ago....

It was pretty straight forward a few years ago. Pleasant, low impact ride.

:dunno

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Cross-Country-Airhead-Fly-n/i-WtFPjqn/1/L/DSC_2273-L.jpg...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22,510
Views: 2,411,777
Posted By Lornce
How've you been, Doughy? Help me out, here....

How've you been, Doughy?

Help me out, here. I can't get this song out of my head.

<iframe width="1366" height="667" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VBmCJEehYtU" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22,510
Views: 2,411,777
Posted By Lornce
Now yer talkin'. ...

Now yer talkin'.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/0/L/Ducati%20900%20%2775-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/A)
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,354
Posted By Lornce
:thumb My main ride. ...

:thumb




My main ride.
http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-QpWkCd7/0/L/IMG_1456-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Buells-1/i-QpWkCd7/A)
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,354
Posted By Lornce
http://www.autogaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02...

http://www.autogaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2010-Harley-Davidson-Road-Glide-Custom-Photo-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 31,551
Posted By Lornce
I guess a Superbug is a Super Hornet? :dunno ...

I guess a Superbug is a Super Hornet? :dunno

Anyhow, the old jets made way more sound than the new hardware. Less power, but way more sound.

Can't figure out how to reduce this image, but it's...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 399,174
Posted By Lornce
WTB Garmin 60CSx Accessories

Looking for a handlebar mount and a 12V power cord.

What'cha got?

:dunno

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Bike-Parts/i-C47tBrb/0/L/IMG_1736-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Bike-Parts/i-C47tBrb/A)
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
One and a half CB500's is more or less exactly...

One and a half CB500's is more or less exactly what it was. In a decent Italian frame.
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Honda%20CB%20500%2072.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Desmodromics have become little more than an...

Desmodromics have become little more than an iconic marketing tool for Ducati (and not a bad service angle for their dealer network).

Not unlike 45* twins for H-D and flat twins for BMW: They...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 358,743
Posted By Lornce
You get around, Jim. As you know, that...

You get around, Jim.

As you know, that desolate two-lane crossing Northern Ontario is the only road connecting Eastern Canada to Western Canada. Hope you didn't have to gas up just down the road...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 358,743
Posted By Lornce
Just google-checked that. Knew I'd seen it...

Just google-checked that. Knew I'd seen it (http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/ignace.htm) somewhere before.

:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Never ventured north to Edmonton. Did you ever...

Never ventured north to Edmonton. Did you ever deal with Elite Motorcycles in Calgary? They were into everything Italian, Benellis, Morinis, Laverdas, Ducatis, Moto-Guzzis. The owner was a Duc fan...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Have a buddy a few blocks away with an...

Have a buddy a few blocks away with an interesting shop full of bikes. Velocette Thruxton; '68, I think? '75 Ducati 900SS, an early square case with the rare and original fibreglass "Imola" tank, not...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 399,174
Posted By Lornce
Aerostich Kanetsu Electric Fleece Jacket size small

Aerostich Kanetsu Electric Fleece Jacket size small. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047726)

As new.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Bike-Parts/i-5vLCkRx/0/L/IMG_1732-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
:lol3 Lots of guys loved those bikes.

:lol3

Lots of guys loved those bikes.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,091
Posted By Lornce
Fantastic trip and a great RR. Thanks for...

Fantastic trip and a great RR.

Thanks for your efforts.

:thumb :thumb

In 1980 I was still only dreaming of a BMW from the seat of a series of problematic Yamahas.

:norton
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Lornce
If you take the time to give it a thorough...

If you take the time to give it a thorough cleaning and ensure there's no glaring mechanical issues, there's no reason that bike wouldn't fetch $3,000. Maybe more?

At some point I'll be in the...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Lornce
A friend of mine recently bought a 1980 R100RT...

A friend of mine recently bought a 1980 R100RT for $4300.

:brow

Post pictures of your bike and we'll help you as we're able.

:freaky
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,095
Posted By Lornce
Tough call. Better get one of everything. ...

Tough call.

Better get one of everything.

:freaky

http://lornce.smugmug.com/BMWs/i-LbRxshT/0/L/R100GSPD-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/BMWs/i-LbRxshT/A)
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Lornce
Those are good shocks. ...

Those are good shocks.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/0/L/Ducati%20900%20%2775-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Some-Bikes-Over-the-Years/i-d9WHFvw/A)
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 149,062
Posted By Lornce
This is kinda swell....

This is kinda swell. (http://boingboing.net/2014/12/11/video-naissance-dune-moto.html)

:ricky
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,267
Views: 579,907
Posted By Lornce
'ave you lads seen this...

'ave you lads seen this (http://boingboing.net/2014/12/11/video-naissance-dune-moto.html), then?
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
They looked good and handled in typical Italian...

They looked good and handled in typical Italian "on rails" fashion.

But those Heron heads were lawn-mower-lame, even by '70's standards.

:brow
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Made my career in a completely different field. ...

Made my career in a completely different field.

I should have bought the bikes.

:deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Great story. :thumb Keith Harte was in...

Great story. :thumb

Keith Harte was in Grimsby, Ontario in '83.

Around the same period I passed on a minty 750 SFC in Oakville for $3,000 and a '69 R69US in North York for $1,400.

I had...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Here's another Mille showing the engine case from...

Here's another Mille showing the engine case from the left.

The Mille motors featured a plain bearing bottom end.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/buellS1/DucatiMHR01Bred.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
Looks like an early model MHR perhaps just...

Looks like an early model MHR perhaps just missing a few decals.

The later "Mille" engined bikes had distinctive cases, different side covers, signal lights, rear fender and tail lights.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 230,930
Posted By Lornce
Vancouver. ...

Vancouver.

http://lornce.smugmug.com/Winter-2014-2015/i-SV8dN98/1/L/IMG_1677-L.jpg (http://lornce.smugmug.com/Winter-2014-2015/i-SV8dN98/A)
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,257
Posted By Lornce
That's a great looking bike. How many...

That's a great looking bike.

How many Hurricanes were built?
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,720
Posted By Lornce
If I offered him $9k do you think he'd aim the...

If I offered him $9k do you think he'd aim the headlight?

:dunno
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,966
Posted By Lornce
Mine is an '09 XB12X that I bought from the...

Mine is an '09 XB12X that I bought from the original owner in spring of '11. 46k kms and gas, oil, tires and brakes are all I've had to do to it.

Still marvel at how well it works every time I...
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