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tony barnhill
04-20-2006, 06:25 AM
http://www.theautoist.com/tot3.jpg
(That's me - but I'm about now 50 pounds lighter now!)

Basil
04-20-2006, 08:40 AM
Is that a 650?

drooartz
04-20-2006, 10:19 AM
That really is a pretty bike. No Brit bike for me yet, but I'm working on it...

DrEntropy
04-20-2006, 10:51 AM
Nice dew-rag, there bubba. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

kennypinkerton
04-20-2006, 12:16 PM
Howcome the screen-name boxes are so skinny here?

Nice bike Tony, Old picture though!

DrEntropy
04-20-2006, 02:44 PM
*SHHH!!!* That was just taken 50 pounds ago.

What'd ya do, by-th-by... bump yer elbows?! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

And notice the footwear. "Issue". /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Dave Russell
04-20-2006, 04:33 PM
My 83 Triumph TSS T140W, 750 cc.
The last of the Meriden Triumphs.
Factory equipped with the Weslake 4 valve per cylinder conversion. The engine is extensively modified by The late Jack Wilson of Big D Cycle.

Lurking behind - 69 Kawasaki H1 500. The first of the 3 cylinder two strokes. Still in mint condition.
D
http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/203874-83TSS.jpg

AngliaGT
04-20-2006, 05:17 PM
Nice bikes Tony,Dave.
Dave very nice Bonnie.I also remember being in class in High School & hearing a MachIII "winding it up" on the street next to the school.Brought a smile to my face.

- Doug

vagt6
04-20-2006, 05:32 PM
Great photos, guys. Tony, gorgeous Norton. And I wonder what fun vehicles Dave Russell DOESN'T have in his garage??? Some guys have all the fun . . .

I won't post a photo of my Kawa, but I have a friend who restores Triumph bikes, does that count???

Any, thanks to Bas for starting the bike forum. It seems a fair number of us like to ride.

Cheers, thanks again for the great pix.

tony barnhill
04-20-2006, 05:32 PM
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Is that a 650?

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Nope - Combat 750

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And notice the footwear. "Issue".

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Jungle "issue" at that!

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The last of the Meriden Triumphs.

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Now, THAT's th Triumph to own!

Grantura_MKI
04-20-2006, 09:55 PM
Iam glad to be am okie from missckoeiee? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

AngliaGT
04-20-2006, 11:02 PM
Here's mine - 1978 Triumph Bonneville (one of the Meridian bikes).
Bought at a yard sale for $500.It's still "under restoration",which means that I haven't done anything to it for awhile.

- Doug

AngliaGT
04-20-2006, 11:04 PM
Sorry - picture didn't go through.
Don't know what I did wrong.

- Doug

Basil
04-20-2006, 11:18 PM
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Sorry - picture didn't go through.
Don't know what I did wrong.

- Doug

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Make sure the file size is under 200k. (jpg). Then, post a message (or reply to this one) and select "I want to preview my post and/or attach a file".

Basil

swift6
04-20-2006, 11:36 PM
This BSA is destined to be mine. Fully restored 441 Shooting Star with all the period speed accessories already on it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif He won't part with the Triumphs yet. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/sloseke/P6010004.jpg

First order of business would be a good dusting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

tony barnhill
04-21-2006, 06:46 AM
Shawn - Great BSA...I've a friend with one of those....now, let me know when he's ready to "get rid" of the Triumphs...Ft. Collins is only a couple day drive from me!

swift6
04-21-2006, 09:20 AM
There is a long line forming for those Triumphs. He has close to ten at last count. The 441 is the only BSA in his collection. Which is why he is selling it to me.

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

SilentUnicorn
04-22-2006, 05:50 AM
Excellent Forum,
Here is a pic of my old 76 750, never should have sold it.... http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/204606-bonnivile1c.jpg

Paul Johnson
04-22-2006, 10:39 AM
Well, I ride one of the new Bonnevilles. At 22k miles, there have been no issues at all. Takes about 45minutes to reconfigure from tour to cafe modes.

http://static.flickr.com/49/132883766_105ae6d996_m.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/55/132883763_f6c0f7bbb7_m.jpg

DrEntropy
04-22-2006, 10:49 AM
That's just *sweet*!

...I'm jealous.

tony barnhill
04-22-2006, 04:15 PM
WOW!! Didn't know you could switch 'em like that...is that standard or an option?

drooartz
04-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Are those the Hepko & Becker bags? They look nice!

Paul Johnson
04-24-2006, 08:02 AM
To answer a few questions above, the bags are from a company named Leather Lyke. Very nice work they do. The solo seat is from Corbin, called a Smuggler. The flyscreen is a factory accessory, low bars from Bella Corse and bar end mirror from CRG. (Maybe an hour to convert - forgot about the bags and brackets)

tony barnhill
04-24-2006, 09:08 AM
So, Paul - you built your own conversion - neat....you should do a "how to" since it might convince a couple of us to go new!

Banjo
04-24-2006, 07:34 PM
Noooo.. Must... resist... sold off.. all ..bikes... not .. going... back... to... having... bikes..
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
whywhywhywhywhy did this forum have to start?!!!!
Nice bikes wveryone. I personally really like the BSA above

kennypinkerton
04-24-2006, 09:14 PM
I'm kinda partial to the BSA too - it seems to stand out amongst all those triumphs. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Graham
04-24-2006, 09:44 PM
Tony,
I know a bloke who bought a Norton like that about 15 years ago. He answered an ad in the paper for one that wasn't going, went and had a look at it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif, looked good, kicked it over, lots of resistance must have good compression, checked the spark, nice and fat and blue, seemed OK, can't be much wrong so it should go without much trouble. He paid a reasonable (he thought) price and took it home. He mucked about with it for about 2 days with no luck /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif until he finaly checked the compression pressures. "0" PSI presures so lifted the head. "TENNIS BALL" had been inserted in the cylinder to give the impression of compresion /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif he had to completly overhaul the engine at great expense to the management (really pi$$ed off)
He got it going well and has since sold it, just a story I thought some of you may enjoy.

I actualy have an old BSA A65 (1964) that I have owned since the 70s. Its unrestored and needs a bit of work although it still runs.
Thanks Basil for the new section I can see it adding to the best site online even more!

Graham /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

tony barnhill
04-24-2006, 09:48 PM
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...lifted the head. "TENNIS BALL" had been inserted in the cylinder to give the impression of compresion...

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Tennis ball.....hehehehehe....what an idea!

DrEntropy
04-25-2006, 08:58 AM
Just when ya think you've seen every dodge there was...

Wow.

Tennis anyone? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

Paul Johnson
04-25-2006, 10:14 AM
Tennis ball - fantastic. Even worse than bananas in a differential to stop noise, which really, really, smell bad when opened.

SilentUnicorn
04-25-2006, 07:03 PM
Here is a pic of my Bsa a65 70ish i think. It needs a little work. I know some of the history behind it and i know the motor is good,,,been looking for a front end for it..

mark http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/205986-Bsa_a65_1.JPG

jsneddon
04-25-2006, 08:49 PM
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Tennis ball - fantastic. Even worse than bananas in a differential to stop noise, which really, really, smell bad when opened.

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Oatmeal works well too and doesn't smell as bad /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Banjo
04-25-2006, 09:42 PM
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Tennis ball - fantastic. Even worse than bananas in a differential to stop noise, which really, really, smell bad when opened.

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Oatmeal works well too and doesn't smell as bad /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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I've seen shag carpet under Chevy valve covers to quiet down valve noise.
Never heard of bananas... Sawdust yes.

davelgee
06-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Well, it is not, strictly speaking, British. But it does shift on the "wrong" side! and UP, down down down and down at that! Does that count?

http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/219706-duck753s.jpg


Cheers!
Dave G.

davelgee
06-03-2006, 04:57 PM
And here is one that really IS British. The dreaded OIF Thunderbolt!

http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/219747-bsaTB.jpg

With a Volvo 'work in progress' as a backdrop.
Cheers
Dave G.

Super 7
06-03-2006, 09:11 PM
I had a CBX like that. silver anyway. Mine was a '79 with a Russ Collins pipe.

Super 7
06-03-2006, 09:20 PM
I still own this. Bought it new. Its still nearly perfect with only 50,000 miles. rode it to Mexico, entered it in a road race from San Filepe to Ensenada and rode it home once. Its peppy for a Norton. Not too many pushrod twins will run with it. Fairing is gone now.

Super 7
06-03-2006, 09:29 PM
This has been around the house for the last 18 years.

'70 Lightning

Super 7
06-03-2006, 09:37 PM
This has been in my family since the late 70's. Mine for the last 20 years. It has an HPI cam and motor. Its very peppy for a Norton. Mods are from the 70's and are thus period correct. This Commando hauls.

davelgee
06-03-2006, 10:47 PM
You, Sir, have a good eye for bikes. Yep 79, stock with euro kit and 8.9k. Here is an unusual bike, although not British, NSU SuperMax 250cc OHC. I am working on a 441 Victor special but it has a ways to go yet.

http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/219928-Nsurs4.jpg

Cheers
Dave G.

davelgee
06-07-2006, 01:46 AM
I hate replying to my own posts, but in this case I will add a bit of British content. The system used to actuate the OHC in these motors (I mean, NSU offerings including the Max, Super Max, Maxi 175ccm and much sought after Super Fox 125ccm) was earlier used by Bently in what I think of as their Golden Era. RR also produced a little known motor called a "Merlin" that may have used something similar, as well as a strange 'rotary' valve system. Liner to rotary and back,and back again...elegant IMHO.

Cheers!
Dave G.

DrEntropy
06-07-2006, 10:08 PM
Here come them devilish Desmodromic valves again!!

Hey Dave! Wanna come down to Florida and set th' valves in th' ol' Spitzgrummish Agamemnon?!?! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

BWUHAAHAHAAA!!!!!!

davelgee
06-08-2006, 11:09 AM
Heh! Na, not really desmos, although they do use em on Ducks beginning about the same period as mine (see above).
I was talking about the way the overhead camshafts are spun, or in the case of the Supermarine Aero engines the "sleeve" valves (they don't use camshafts!).
Two (or 3 I think on the bently)offset discs are spun at half crank speed, a kind of connecting rod(s) transfer the motion up to the cam where another set of offset discs live. Rotary - (discs) linear -(rods) rotary again -(cam discs).
On the NSU, if you cover the pipe while it is idling, there is no sound at all from the engine except a kinda very quiet 'whirring'!

"Spitzgrummish Agamemnon?!?!" ? (sound of something going over[my]head)?

Cheers!
Dave G.

tony barnhill
06-08-2006, 11:14 AM
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This has been in my family since the late 70's. Mine for the last 20 years. It has an HPI cam and motor. Its very peppy for a Norton. Mods are from the 70's and are thus period correct. This Commando hauls.

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ALL Norton's haul! Interesting color - your green one & my yellow one might be rare colors as most of the ones I see are black!

Super 7
06-10-2006, 08:19 PM
I thought that Ducati was newer, like maybe a late 70's 860. They have really grown on me.

davelgee
06-10-2006, 09:29 PM
Mine is a bit later than the earliest production desmo's, a very late (74) "round case bevel". the 860's had a more angular look to the cases and a very different (worse IMHO) frame.
The GTS was the 860 with an electric start (HAH!) that never worked and a kick starter designed by the Spanish Inquisition (which of course, Nobody expected /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif). If you get the right duck you will love it, but they produced some "questionable" models too.
My "daily driver" is the BSA - light, enough power, and first kick starting..oh yeah, one carb. too!

Cheers!
Dave G.

Super 7
06-13-2006, 01:55 PM
I bought this 1968 Royal Enfield Series 1 1/2 Interceptor 750 in Delta Junction, AK in '88. I sold it last November.

I'll miss it, but the new owner really really wanted it.

Super 7
06-14-2006, 11:46 AM
I owned this from about '84 to '92. It was great fun to ride, and I rode the crap out of it. It never leaked or had any problems. If you look closely at the pipes you can see how they got a bit flattened at the kink from dragging in right turns.

triherald
08-31-2006, 10:48 AM
Nice bikes guys, this is the one for me.. sold all the other bikes, bought this one from my old roomate in college, 20+ years ago... it was choppered quite a bit, so been buying all the correct sheetmetal and am final finished collecting... starting to rebuild the motor now... it will be a long process.. but 59 bonnie will be my final bike..... http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/tonegod/59bonnie_sheetmetal.jpg

tony barnhill
08-31-2006, 10:55 AM
Na, you don't want to rebuild that bike...you want me to come up & relieve you of the possibility of cracking an ankle someday....just think of it as "medical preventive insurance"....hehehehe

Seriously, nice looking bike.

davelgee
08-31-2006, 07:24 PM
Yes, that is a seriously nice old Bonnie you have there! Monoblocs, mag, You don't have to go back much further in the Triumph blood line to run into "sprung" rear hubs!

Cheers!
Dave G.

tony barnhill
08-31-2006, 08:09 PM
Super7 - you in Delta Junction now? If so, I can tell you where there's a beautiful BMWbike that's been sitting in a garage for at least 10 years...

drooartz
08-31-2006, 09:46 PM
Pretty Bonnie you've got there. Hope you enjoy getting her back to her old glory, though you do realize that now that you've shown her here, you'll have to let us all take her out for a spin. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

In my home town in a consignment/antique shop there is an early BMW with sidecar in the window, as a prop I think. Keep meaning to pop in and check it out, let them know where to send it if they ever need to get rid of it...