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Old 02-02-2008, 01:27 PM   #751
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[QUOTE=German Trick]Nothing could have prepared me when I walked through the doors of...


Damn, that's quite a find.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:41 PM   #752
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:49 PM   #753
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:31 AM   #754
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A couple of my late father's restorations at his annual garage party and BBQ a couple years ago. Sunbeam, Ariels, BMW and BSA Gold star.

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Old 02-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #755
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what on earth is that bluegreen thing? it's gorgeous.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:52 AM   #756
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what on earth is that bluegreen thing? it's gorgeous.
That bike is a 1950 Sunbeam S8. It was a shaft drive 1950's tourer with a rubber mounted OHC inline (one behind the other) twin.
Not super fast, but reasonably comfortable and they were made for a number of years.

This one ws featured in the Guggenheim "Art of the Motorcycle" exhibit in Las Vegas a few years ago.

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:28 AM   #757
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Looks like alot of riff-raff from around Osgoode standing around
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:15 AM   #758
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Looks like alot of riff-raff from around Osgoode standing around
Actually it's Ottawa now. I have the property Tax bill to prove it!
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:39 PM   #759
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Roadholder, I think that's an S7.

The S8's had 18 inch wheels. This bike has the 16 inch wheels used on the S7's.

I personally prefer the fatter look of the S7 models.

BTW, the flexible section of exhaust pipe is there to prevent manifold breakage due to the engine bouncing around in the rubber mounts.

Your home must have been a great place to grow up. Motorcycles were only a distant fantasy for me as a child. Wasn't until I had a job and money of my own that I was able to get a motorcycle.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:59 PM   #760
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Roadholder, I think that's an S7.
Yeah...me bad. I always got that mixed up. That would be the S7 "deluxe", to be precise I guess!
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:23 AM   #761
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That bike is a 1950 Sunbeam S8. It was a shaft drive 1950's tourer with a rubber mounted OHC inline (one behind the other) twin.
Not super fast, but reasonably comfortable and they were made for a number of years.

This one ws featured in the Guggenheim "Art of the Motorcycle" exhibit in Las Vegas a few years ago.

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Wow I wish I could have gone to that exhibiit!
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:00 PM   #762
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Wow I wish I could have gone to that exhibiit!
You and me both!

Still kicking myself for missing that one!
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:35 PM   #763
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Taken a long time ago. My Norton with a 500 Manx in it. It was a street ride and racer. The Norton is still running but not with the Manx. [/IMG]
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:58 AM   #764
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Taken a long time ago. My Norton with a 500 Manx in it. [/IMG]
That doesn't look like "sunny So Cal" there?
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:00 AM   #765
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Nah it looks like good old jolly England to me, I see some cars there that I remember well, Austin Minis, and a think a Cambridge and a Ford Anglia. Great shot.
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