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Old 10-02-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Thumb Hell's Belles

Watched "Hell's Belles" on SPEED channel tonight. Low tech 1969 motorcycle movie where a cowboy type is going after a gang who stole his motorcycle.
They're tearing up the desert on old Triumphs and look like they're having plenty of fun. The movie even shows them pushing their bikes and dabbing feet when needed.
So with all the talk about how "Brand X" bike is no good for this and too heavy for that, I guess back in 1969 anything was possible on a big heavy old air cooled thumper with low fenders and knobbies. Every single one of todays bikes must be better than those.
So the next time somebody asks if a particular bike can so this or that, the answer is "Yes".


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Old 10-02-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:33 PM   #3
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Do you get yur life lessons from the movies
You have to hope the women don't.... or they'd be riding pillion across the Arizona desert in leather mini skirts
...not that there's anything wrong with that.


I watched too...always a sucker for a cheesy old biker movie.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:36 AM   #4
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I thought of THIS Hell's Belles when I saw your thread.



Second only to The Friggs!



I see there was a movie:

that I need to watch (great funk score? )
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:22 AM   #5
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Watched "Hell's Belles" on SPEED channel tonight. Low tech 1969 motorcycle movie where a cowboy type is going after a gang who stole his motorcycle.
They're tearing up the desert on old Triumphs and look like they're having plenty of fun. The movie even shows them pushing their bikes and dabbing feet when needed.
So with all the talk about how "Brand X" bike is no good for this and too heavy for that, I guess back in 1969 anything was possible on a big heavy old air cooled thumper with low fenders and knobbies. Every single one of todays bikes must be better than those.
So the next time somebody asks if a particular bike can so this or that, the answer is "Yes".


Ride on.
Most desert racers (including myself) in the early 60's rode 650/500 Triumphs with a few BSA's, Nortons, and AJS's in the 250cc and over class. The 250cc and under classes included Triumph Cubs (200cc), Zundapp's and some others I can't recall (my age you know). Just pulled off the lights, changed tires and sprockets, cut off the mufflers and you were on your way. Most of the races at that time were Hare and Hounds with 3 40-50 mile loops over virgin terrain. Made for a long day but a lot of fun.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:55 AM   #6
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I saw the title and I thought what does the AC/DC song Hells Bells have to do with Thumpers!!
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