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OK. .  .so I'm bored, had a few glasses of wine, and decided to put my auto/motorcycle literature knowledge (from what I do for a living + a bit of wikipedia) to work making this poll.   :P

(AND I didn't want to spend the next hour counting hangers in my closet for that other poll. .  .('ten gallon hats')   ;D  )


let me know if I made any glaring omissions and I will try and add them . . .
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hoppin' on down the bunny trail . . .

1973 Honda CB500K2
1970 Ding-How aka Nova R-S w/3.5HP Tecumseh MiniBike
1970 Taco Model 22 deluxe w/3.0HP Briggs & Stratton MiniBike
1973 GMC Vandura 3/4 Ton Van (350CID V8)
1973 Dodge "Chinook" RV (360CID V8)
1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 (4WD - 3A engine)
1982 Toyota Pickup Truck (2WD - 22R engine)
1962? DriveX Pack-Mule (Tote-Gote clone)
1989 VW Jetta GLi 16V
1991 Diamondback Mtn. Bike

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I'm gonna pick Kawasaki(900 Z1),HD(springer softtail),and Norton(850 Commando) but not necesarily in that order ;D.....good idea for a poll Bunny!
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So I would say that if I could have ANYTHING I would probably get a pre-war Indian Four or Chief (but that would be WAY more money than I would see anytime soon. .  . lol).

I also think the Vincents are hOt (plus, there's the Hunter Thompson connection). . he he. But if I had to pick a realistic brand that I like that I could actually get parts for and ride, I'm thinking a BMW? Probably because they look pretty cool and they're kinda familiar to me having been in the air-cooled VW scene for many moon prior to motorcycles. .  .dunno really know that much about them, though. . .  except that parts are WAY more spendy than Honda!
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hoppin' on down the bunny trail . . .

1973 Honda CB500K2
1970 Ding-How aka Nova R-S w/3.5HP Tecumseh MiniBike
1970 Taco Model 22 deluxe w/3.0HP Briggs & Stratton MiniBike
1973 GMC Vandura 3/4 Ton Van (350CID V8)
1973 Dodge "Chinook" RV (360CID V8)
1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 (4WD - 3A engine)
1982 Toyota Pickup Truck (2WD - 22R engine)
1962? DriveX Pack-Mule (Tote-Gote clone)
1989 VW Jetta GLi 16V
1991 Diamondback Mtn. Bike

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I think if I couldnt have my relationship with my honda, the next best would be my fathers CZ Jawa that Ill be beginning soon. Whats a hanger for...?  ;D
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It would have to be a Laverda Jota (Other- European), the absolute brute icon of the late 70's.

If £25k was to hand, an MV Agusta from the era.
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Hmm... I know we were only allowed 3 picks, but there are so many I'd want..

-MV Augusta Grand Prix
-Brough Superior SS100
-Kawasaki Z-1
-Indian Chief
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I think if I couldnt have my relationship with my honda, the next best would be my fathers CZ Jawa that Ill be beginning soon. Whats a hanger for...?  ;D
Sounds like something I would say :D
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You all will think I am nuts but I am going to buy one of those Urals.  The thought of driving in snow with chains on 2 drive wheels and a side car is just to cool.
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I like this one:

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It's not a brand, per se, but I would be all over a Triton.

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I picked Norton, Triumph and Yamaha (XS650). I was actually looking for either a CB550 or an XS650 when I found my CB.

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19APR2007 - I nixed NSU and replaced it with MV Agusta as I didn't know NSU had been gone for so long. In the older motorcycle magazines I have been browsing, they seemed to have been pretty popular at one time. If I recall, I think I left the poll so you can change your vote(s).

I just picked up The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Hugo Wilson. A very cool read with all sorts of motorcycle 'glam shots' and information on the different makers of cycles, all over the world. The CB750 was well praised as quite the revolutionary bike and is also on the front and back covers - I might have to scan that for you all.    ;)



Any other brands I should have included in the poll? How about Vespa? (here in Portland Oregon, they are all over the place).
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hoppin' on down the bunny trail . . .

1973 Honda CB500K2
1970 Ding-How aka Nova R-S w/3.5HP Tecumseh MiniBike
1970 Taco Model 22 deluxe w/3.0HP Briggs & Stratton MiniBike
1973 GMC Vandura 3/4 Ton Van (350CID V8)
1973 Dodge "Chinook" RV (360CID V8)
1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 (4WD - 3A engine)
1982 Toyota Pickup Truck (2WD - 22R engine)
1962? DriveX Pack-Mule (Tote-Gote clone)
1989 VW Jetta GLi 16V
1991 Diamondback Mtn. Bike

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Suzuki - love the two stroke three cylinders, mainly the GT 380.
And a couple of Nortons and Triumphs would makes me happy too.
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I would definitely have to go Ducati, maybe not a round case 750 SS, but the sport, just for riding fun. I also love the Moto Guzzi V-7 sport, and I'm just waiting on a cherry BMW R65.

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A 1927 Henderson 4 cyl.

Knew a old guy(76 at the time... 4-5 years ago) that took 2 inline4 motors, and made a 8 cyl.
Looked awesome, had drip carbs, and a wooden sidecar.

Even his stock hendersons were awesome.


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Here's what I'm talkin' about. . . .    ;D



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hoppin' on down the bunny trail . . .

1973 Honda CB500K2
1970 Ding-How aka Nova R-S w/3.5HP Tecumseh MiniBike
1970 Taco Model 22 deluxe w/3.0HP Briggs & Stratton MiniBike
1973 GMC Vandura 3/4 Ton Van (350CID V8)
1973 Dodge "Chinook" RV (360CID V8)
1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 (4WD - 3A engine)
1982 Toyota Pickup Truck (2WD - 22R engine)
1962? DriveX Pack-Mule (Tote-Gote clone)
1989 VW Jetta GLi 16V
1991 Diamondback Mtn. Bike

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I'd settle for a Moto Morini 3 1/2 or a Guzzi Le Mans.
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Suzuki gt750 kettle please  8), cheers mick.
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        I'd have a hard time narrowing it down to just three. I'd probably have to make a list and go from there, until I got it down to just three. ::)

        mid40's & up (to 53') Indian Chief,  42' Indian Four,  57' Indian (enfield) 700cc Apache,  Norton Commando Fast Back,  mid 60's Royal Enfield Interceptor,  late 60's Jawa Californian,  BSA 500cc Gold Star,  BSA 650cc Super Rocket,  Matchless 600cc Typhoon  & an Ariel Square Four. 

          I think I could narrow them down to: 42' Indian Four, Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Jawa 350 Californian. I'd better quit before I change my mind. ;D ::)

                                                     Later on, Bill :) ;)
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        Sorry there MoTo-BunnY,

                             This would be more my style of the Indian Fours (not my color though)! ;) 8)



         

               





                                   
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Due to the shocking absence of Brough, Vincent and Triton ::) I opted for an Indian and a Ducati 8)



I've just noticed, all the above are twins, remind me again, why am I riding an SOHC4? ;D
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I'd like the 1968 Triumph Bonneville back that I traded in on a 1969 CB750. I still would have bought the Honda, just wished I had enough money and brains to keep the Triumph. Besides I killed the Honda 5 weeks later in t-bone crash with a Cortina. So no Triumph or Honda then.
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