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Just liked this
« on: 08.11. 2013 10:43 »
Dont know why as not to my normal taste but I really like this

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151150608895258&set=o.17837691955&type=1&theater

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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #1 on: 08.11. 2013 15:27 »
Love that!

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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #2 on: 08.11. 2013 15:36 »
Built for a purpose, and very well built. Looks really great.

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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #3 on: 08.11. 2013 15:55 »
Hey Angus,

That is very similar to one belonging to a friend of mine.  He has named it the "Dark Star" and travels all over Europe on it.

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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #4 on: 08.11. 2013 18:44 »
Looks great, but how does he brake? Dragging his feet on the pavement? *smile*
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #5 on: 08.11. 2013 19:07 »
That's the usual way morris, the brakes don't work any better, and less unsprung weight.
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #6 on: 09.11. 2013 05:53 »
That 'dark star' looks great.
Is that an inspection cover to get at the genny chain?
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #7 on: 09.11. 2013 07:59 »

 They Both look great, the 'Dark Star' is a bit like what I originally might've had in mind,  looks like a B31-4  fuel tank too, wouldn't take much to make it fit..?
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #8 on: 09.11. 2013 10:01 »
Is that an inspection cover to get at the genny chain?

Well spotted Olev and you are quite correct.

That is one "well sorted" machine.

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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #9 on: 09.11. 2013 12:20 »
How does the girder front end handle the twin leader? I gather it must or he wouldn't be still riding.
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #10 on: 09.11. 2013 14:35 »
How does the girder front end handle the twin leader?

Hey Musky,  I reckon it does pretty well.  I took that image in Norway a couple of months ago just after it had been ridden over the Trollstigen Pass (worth a Google search).  The guy has total confidence in himself and in his bike.

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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #11 on: 09.11. 2013 19:31 »
Yep, that's my kinda road. Could only find a utube vid from a tin top.
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #12 on: 10.11. 2013 11:03 »
I notice a lot of the bobber style bikes seem to have big fat front tyres.
Has anybody ridden one?
How does it effect the ride and handling?
A few of them certainly have attitude.
I think the American dirt track racers had big front tyres too, but there was probably a reason for that.
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Re: Just liked this
« Reply #13 on: 10.11. 2013 11:48 »
ref. the Trollstigen Pass, I live not too far away, but never been there yet lol, it's funny, people come here to visit such nice places, and we who live here go to the Alps etc, went here with the A10 > http://www.a7a10.net/BSA/pass/stilfser.jpg

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