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« Reply #2150 on: October 02, 2019, 07:26:06 pm »
thats nice, tow things though

on the plus side it'd piss off both the boring old farts from the BSA world as well as the harley crowd

on the down side its got the self destructing mid 80s 1100 motor, apparently they don't react well to spirited riding and wheel stands, the gearbox reacts by trying to get out the side of the cases

It says it has a Triumph trans..........all it needs is Lucas electrics!  What would call a crossbreed like this? Barley, Harley Bezerson, a Bad idea?
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« Reply #2151 on: October 02, 2019, 08:13:44 pm »
I dont think those engines are unreliable,  but I wonder if the tranny can handle it. stock Sporty tranny would be ok.
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« Reply #2152 on: October 03, 2019, 03:23:07 am »
That bike is absolutely magnificent! The early Evo Sporties still had the 4 speed ironhead gearboxes, but had really good "Bathtub" heads, so were good hotrod prospects. That bike has been beautifully engineered, and I would bid on it if I thought I could get away with it, but it's already knocking on the outer boundaries of my available cash, before we talk about shipping to Oz and taxes etc, bugger it. Fantastic work though, NZ really does punch above it's weight when it comes to engineering magnificence! ;D
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« Reply #2153 on: October 03, 2019, 12:50:35 pm »
Yep, there are some clever Kiwi's here (or were in John Britten's case) - here's and example of a not so clever Kiwi though; https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-2325898056.htm?rsqid=6272606243b44a8a903460e0695f3841-004

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« Reply #2154 on: October 03, 2019, 10:36:47 pm »
Yep, there are some clever Kiwi's here (or were in John Britten's case) - here's and example of a not so clever Kiwi though; https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-2325898056.htm?rsqid=6272606243b44a8a903460e0695f3841-004

Yep, that's pretty bad mate. It does remind me of many bikes that were around when I was a kid back in the 60's and 70's here, you don't see too many like that here nowadays, because all the "collectors" have bought them up and had them over-restored as investments to only be wheeled in and out of shows, and never ridden again in anger. ;D
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« Reply #2155 on: October 04, 2019, 12:47:06 am »
The comment the owner made on the listing says it all - "water blasted the bike and took the carb off to empty the water out of it" !!!

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« Reply #2156 on: October 05, 2019, 02:08:33 pm »
Wonder if he pulled the plugs to blow the water out of the cylinders too or just counted on the valves to not bend and con rods break when it tried to compress the water in the cylinders?
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« Reply #2157 on: October 07, 2019, 10:35:41 am »
thats nice, tow things though

on the plus side it'd piss off both the boring old farts from the BSA world as well as the harley crowd

on the down side its got the self destructing mid 80s 1100 motor, apparently they don't react well to spirited riding and wheel stands, the gearbox reacts by trying to get out the side of the cases
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my 88 has 74000k on the gearbox,engine rebuilt at around 71k,still lots on the road here,lots of power has been put through the old four speed,the trap door is the biggest weakness.bill
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« Reply #2158 on: October 08, 2019, 02:58:39 am »
thats nice, tow things though

on the plus side it'd piss off both the boring old farts from the BSA world as well as the harley crowd

on the down side its got the self destructing mid 80s 1100 motor, apparently they don't react well to spirited riding and wheel stands, the gearbox reacts by trying to get out the side of the cases
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my 88 has 74000k on the gearbox,engine rebuilt at around 71k,still lots on the road here,lots of power has been put through the old four speed,the trap door is the biggest weakness.bill

Yeah, the biggest problem (and it's not really a problem if treated with respect) is that gearbox is a BSA or Triumph item Bill, from a pre-unit Pommy oil distributor from the stone age, that was built to handle no more than 30 or 40 BHP, so a rider with a heavy right hand might cause it some grief. I would still buy it if it was about half of the asking price, but it is worth the 12K they're asking, as it's super unique, and beautifully engineered. ;D
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« Reply #2159 on: October 08, 2019, 07:30:24 am »
yeah I know the brit stuff well,agreed it is a nice bike.bill
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« Reply #2160 on: October 29, 2019, 02:18:45 am »
Well here's a nice home grown abomination that you can have for the princely sum of $19000.00! (13000.00 USD) In the past I've said cruel things about K7/8's, saying that any mods are good mods, and they could only make one look better, but sadly, I've been proven wrong, some "builder" has actually made a K7/8 uglier, than when it rolled off the showroom floor. Wow. ;D

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« Reply #2161 on: October 29, 2019, 12:33:38 pm »
I guess it's a fashion right now, but personally I just don't get the whole "chop off the arse, fit a Chinese made mini seat and wrap the exhaust in a bandage" thing.
And $19,000 !!!

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« Reply #2162 on: October 29, 2019, 02:12:55 pm »
I guess it's a fashion right now, but personally I just don't get the whole "chop off the arse, fit a Chinese made mini seat and wrap the exhaust in a bandage" thing.
And $19,000 !!!

Yeah mate, I saw some wanker on youtube justifying just that, saying that modern Cafe Racer/Bobber/Street Tracker builders were doing the work that Honda should have done when they originally designed the CB750.

I laughed so hard at his noob fuelled drivel that I almost spilled my beer! ;D
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« Reply #2163 on: November 05, 2019, 03:05:02 pm »
Wow, ugly, what can I say?
Almost like getting a fuel injected 57 Bel Air and taking off the fuel injection to put on a two barrel carb
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