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We know there are many more not to.

https://www.sorrymate.com/2019/05/22/12-reasons-to-ride-a-motorcycle/

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morning kev

are you getting a new bike ?


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Even though I did some motocross when I was young, I'm not a biker.

I just hear the stories that my co-father-in-law who has always been tells.
Many BMW, either flat-twin engines or K series.
Then a pair of Yamaha FJR1300, one with the automatic gearbox, the second with manual.

Getting older and therefore becoming wiser [biggrin], he now rides a Ducati Multistrada 1200.
He usually takes part in the "Ventimila pieghe Raid" (poorly translated into twenty-thousand bends (or banking), see https://www.20000pieghe.it/en/ ) which this year was not held due to the coronavirus.
I don't know what your wife thinks about it. I suspect [frown]

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I forgot to say that when I was young my dream was a Bimota.
In fact, I was young and with little money in my wallet, completely out of badget remained a dream.

Now that I would have the age and budget to buy a Harley (or a Buell), that type of motorcycle causes intestinal troubles to me.
Much better a Multistrada or a KTM even if they are motorcycles for dentists or senior financial advisors.
You know, like those with prominent bellies and hair tails on their shoulders.[biggrin]
If you meet one of them on a motorhome, it's a Concorde or Morelo.
Still out of my budget of course [frown]


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I forgot to say that when I was young my dream was a Bimota.
In fact, I was young and with little money in my wallet, completely out of badget remained a dream.

Now that I would have the age and budget to buy a Harley (or a Buell), that type of motorcycle causes intestinal troubles to me.


they make me sick as well 😂

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Reading that makes me want to throw my leg over the bike and go for a blast. :-)

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Don't know if this link will work for everyone but:


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Should have said, not to my taste the tick tock brigade but that guy can ride it.
Total prat though tee shirt doing that?

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I would just call him a very lucky chappie with the skill to stay on the bike.
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Wow!, he has skills and a lot of luck.
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Do you know that it can be said that the large-displacement motorcycle market was launched in Italy?

I don't forget Norton motorcycles but when those above 500cc were only a few English twin-cylinder (Triumph Bonneville/BSA Lightning 650, the Trident and Rocket 3 did not yet exist), four cylinders bikes already circulated here (MV Agusta 600 Turismo, strictly with double cam drum-brake).

Going up in displacement we had the two cylinders Moto Guzzi 700 and 750, the Laverda 750 series to finish with the four-cylinder MV Agusta 750 Sport.
Those were the days of Ceriani and Mazzocchi forks and shock absorbers and Fontana drum brakes.

Then came the Honda CB750, the Kawasaki's 500 MachIII and 750 H2 MachIV (two-stroke) and it was all over.

At that time Italy did not have off-road motorcycles.
Brands such as the Spanish Bultaco, Ossa, Montesa (now Honda owned), the Germans Hercules, Zündapp and Maico were very popular.
The Swedish Husqvarna (still well positioned on the market) was not missing, and the Czechoslovak CZ should not be forgotten.
They were all strictly with two-stroke single-cylinder engines and in the 500 class in fact the bikes used a 360cc displacement.
Maico was the first to make a 500 cross bike.


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I restored a 1969 guzzi v7.
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I restored a 1969 guzzi v7.


At that time I was sixteen and obviously passionate of Laverda.
The V7s seemed to me like daddy's bikes.[smile]

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P.S. Among the off-road motorcycles I forgot the Austrian Puch and KTM.
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Do you know that it can be said that the large-displacement motorcycle market was launched in Italy?

I don't forget Norton motorcycles but when those above 500cc were only a few English twin-cylinder (Triumph Bonneville/BSA Lightning 650, the Trident and Rocket 3 did not yet exist), four cylinders bikes already circulated here (MV Agusta 600 Turismo, strictly with double cam drum-brake).

Going up in displacement we had the two cylinders Moto Guzzi 700 and 750, the Laverda 750 series to finish with the four-cylinder MV Agusta 750 Sport.
Those were the days of Ceriani and Mazzocchi forks and shock absorbers and Fontana drum brakes.

Then came the Honda CB750, the Kawasaki's 500 MachIII and 750 H2 MachIV (two-stroke) and it was all over.

At that time Italy did not have off-road motorcycles.
Brands such as the Spanish Bultaco, Ossa, Montesa (now Honda owned), the Germans Hercules, Zündapp and Maico were very popular.
The Swedish Husqvarna (still well positioned on the market) was not missing, and the Czechoslovak CZ should not be forgotten.
They were all strictly with two-stroke single-cylinder engines and in the 500 class in fact the bikes used a 360cc displacement.
Maico was the first to make a 500 cross bike.


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I think you are forgetting the Ariel Square 4, Vincent Black Shadow etc.

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I think you are forgetting the Ariel Square 4, Vincent Black Shadow etc.

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I agree but you're talking about another era.
I was not yet born.
In any case, you're right.

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The V7 was the Californian version, have pictures somewhere and an article.
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The V7 was the Californian version, have pictures somewhere and an article.


In short, a sort of Harley with the shaft and cardanic instead of belt.
It was fine for knees arthritis care.

Did you also have western bags with studs and straps too ?

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well i will stick with these swingarm4.jpg  P1010203.jpg  DCP_0044.jpg 
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You can go right off some people
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hi kev please dont

the monkey is fun but a little small but only cost £200

i have had the harley for around 23 years 


i have had the1920/21 indian  about 10 years but it will have to go as it is just to tall for me and it would never get used

i have 1 and 3/4 spare engines and allways fancied making a bobber with 1 of the engines

if the brexit thing restricts us with the 90 day in 180days i will put the harley back on the road next year as its reliable parts are easy to get and most importantly fun to ride with  foot clutch hand shift

any luck selling the van yet ?

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I've had a couple of bites but no one has actually been to look
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In the early 80's I did a load of work on a 3 cylinder Laverda Jota for a customer, it had the 120° crank conversion and there was a lot of hype in the motorcycle press about them; I was really looking forward to getting it finished so as I could give it a good road test, what a disappointment, for me it was a bloody awful motorbike.

Sorry if I've offended anyone but that was my impression.

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I remember seeing one being worked on in a garage, revving up, it sounded very powerful. In its day it probably was, but on the limits of reliability. It wouldn’t have been a pleasant ride for any length of time. Certainly not the 600 mile days I used to do on my Suzuki. Not that I could do anything like those mileages these days. 
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I had a ride on a laverda 3cl 1000 with jota cams,handled a treat once i got her over the ton on irish roads,well i have had over 300 bikes and still lots in my garage,the irish were born on bikes,i started early. FB fulmar 352 glebe rd.jpg 

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