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Old 12-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #2817
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Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket View Post
^^ ^^

There were a ton of oddball brands coming into the U.S. in those days.

A dealer in the next town from me started selling Cooper motorcycles. They had a Mexican (I believe) engine, Moto Islo. ( we called is Motor IS SLOW).

Dealer was demonstrating a 250 in his parking lot and the engine blew up.

I don't think he ever sold one.
And those were the days too. When I was a kid my local dealer was a Suzuki, Rickman, Ossa, Hodaka, Triumph, Royal Enfield, Indian, Ital Jet, Greeves dealer. This was a small town Mom and Pop shop too. I miss shops like that.

2004 Suzuki DR 650SM
2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG
2011 Victory Cross Country

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