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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #150 on: November 14, 2018, 09:11:07 AM »
This is my 1969 Triumph. Had it for many years and great fun on the back roads around Mt Macedon area. Holds her own on the freeways able to comfortably sit on the speed limit 2 up.


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« Reply #151 on: November 14, 2018, 11:45:03 AM »
I had a 69 Bonne, purchased it brand new.
Great bike.
I had a 66 Thunderbird and mate had a 69 Bonnie, they sure were great bikes

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #152 on: November 15, 2018, 02:56:54 PM »
Still are great bikes mate.
Spent Melbourne Cup weekend camped at Broadford for the Southern Classic. Lots of Triumphs racing, especially in the sidecars. I have a mate that races a sidecar, so does his father and 2 brothers. 4 of the same family racing pre-unit Triumphs.
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« Reply #153 on: November 15, 2018, 04:53:46 PM »
Still are great bikes mate.
Spent Melbourne Cup weekend camped at Broadford for the Southern Classic. Lots of Triumphs racing, especially in the sidecars. I have a mate that races a sidecar, so does his father and 2 brothers. 4 of the same family racing pre-unit Triumphs.
Yeah I bet they are Rob, still kicking myself for getting rid of it but I had a girlfriend that hated bikes so the bike had to go, still got the girlfriend albeit she is now the wife of forty something years. Did two of the Sunbury concerts on the bike, bloody good times they were

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #154 on: November 15, 2018, 05:35:15 PM »
Bought in August, ostensibly for my birthday!!
Previously had a R1150RS and loved it. This one is a lot more of everything, except luggage and fuel.

This shot was taken on the way home from the Thunder rally at Nundle, NSW.


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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #155 on: November 24, 2018, 04:42:48 PM »
Bought in August, ostensibly for my birthday!!
Previously had a R1150RS and loved it. This one is a lot more of everything, except luggage and fuel.

This shot was taken on the way home from the Thunder rally at Nundle, NSW.


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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #156 on: November 24, 2018, 05:00:55 PM »
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This shot was taken on the way home from the Thunder rally at Nundle, NSW.
Still got a trophy from the Thunder around here somewhere. And the ex had longest distance pillion :D
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« Reply #157 on: November 26, 2018, 05:59:03 AM »
Very nice.  How are you liking tour shift assist pro?

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Have to be honest and admit to only having used it a couple of times so far. Too old fashioned mentally to be downshifting without the clutch🤗
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« Reply #158 on: November 30, 2018, 10:44:38 PM »
Have to be honest and admit to only having used it a couple of times so far. Too old fashioned mentally to be downshifting without the clutch
Hey good on you. I would be the same but a couple of mates rave about it.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #159 on: January 22, 2019, 07:47:15 AM »
How about this puppy... got a spare £189,995.00?

Honda RC213V-S Serial Number: 002. The Ultimate Collectors Bike. With Race Kit
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #160 on: February 01, 2019, 05:47:54 PM »
My first R series BMW, 2006 R1200GS, had it for about 6 months now and absolutely love it.



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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #161 on: February 03, 2019, 05:53:48 PM »
My first R series BMW, 2006 R1200GS, had it for about 6 months now and absolutely love it.



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Lots of good times in front of you with that bike.
Be very careful though, once you have bought one BMW R series, there is no end to the number of them you will accumulate. I got to 5 in the shed, but the wife got a bit peeved. I have cut back to 4 only, with two 1200’s, an RT and an ST (both 2006), needing to be moved on.
Out of 4 very good friends, only one has a single BMW R series.



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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #162 on: February 06, 2019, 06:34:17 AM »
Lots of good times in front of you with that bike.
Be very careful though, once you have bought one BMW R series, there is no end to the number of them you will accumulate. I got to 5 in the shed, but the wife got a bit peeved. I have cut back to 4 only, with two 1200’s, an RT and an ST (both 2006), needing to be moved on.
Out of 4 very good friends, only one has a single BMW R series.



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Yeah been eyeing off a 1200 Ralle X 8) not my first Beemer though though had 3 before this, K100, k100RS and a F650GS, all great bikes, the daughter has a F650GS, that's it in the bottom photo, mate is on the R1100GS, actually most of the guys I ride with are on BMs.

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #163 on: March 07, 2019, 11:28:21 AM »
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« Reply #164 on: March 07, 2019, 11:36:29 AM »
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #165 on: March 07, 2019, 12:13:57 PM »
How's that.
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« Reply #166 on: March 07, 2019, 01:38:27 PM »
How's that.
first one works - second still not
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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #167 on: March 07, 2019, 01:53:55 PM »
first one works - second still not

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #168 on: March 07, 2019, 02:06:45 PM »
Yeah been eyeing off a 1200 Ralle X 8) not my first Beemer though though had 3 before this, K100, k100RS and a F650GS, all great bikes, the daughter has a F650GS, that's it in the bottom photo, mate is on the R1100GS, actually most of the guys I ride with are on BMs.

I also have this;

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #169 on: March 11, 2019, 06:28:28 AM »
that link not working

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Re: Show us ya real bike!
« Reply #170 on: March 28, 2019, 10:36:45 AM »
Different photo same bike
All hail to the man with huge K-nackers. Serious power band with nil handling. One ride was enough for me to hand the keys back when I took one for a test ride.
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« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2019, 10:47:36 AM »
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All hail to the man with huge K-nackers. Serious power band with nil handling. One ride was enough for me to hand the keys back when I took one for a test ride.
known as a hinge!! just plan ahead too if you want to stop ;)
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« Reply #172 on: March 28, 2019, 12:38:52 PM »
Great bike if you set them up properly, as for a power band, not that I ever noticed, they pull like a 4 stroke almost off idle, mine will sit at 60kph happily in 5th and pull away from 60kph without an effort, actually it's happier when it's in a higher gear at lower speeds.

As for brakes, as above with new everything it pulls up quite well for a 60s/70s bike.

This is a small part of an article from Cycle Magazine from 1973,

The H-2 was comparison tested by Cycle magazine in 1973 against the Ducati 750, the Honda CB750, the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000, the Kawasaki Z1, the Triumph Trident 750, and the Norton Commando 750. The competition consisted of acceleration, braking distance, and road race course lap-times. Each test was run several times including 10 attempts at a fastest road course time. The H2 was the fastest accelerating machine, posting the fastest 1/4 mile run on a drag strip. Experts were surprised at the other results. Despite an uncomfortable feel and slight front wheel hop under hard braking and not giving the sensation of stopping particularly fast it had the shortest stopping distance and highest braking G load of all the bikes. On the road course, despite what had been heard and written about its ill handling, frame flexing and the supposed tendency to speed wobble exiting high speed turns, it was tied for the fastest lap time with the Kawasaki Z-1 to the tenth of a second. Overall the Kawasaki H-2 750 had the lowest ET, second-highest quarter-mile speed, the fastest lap time, the strongest braking force, the highest torque and horsepower readings on the dynamometer, the highest power-to-weight ratio, the lowest price and scored by points for performance was by far the least expensive per unit displacement.

I have raced both the H1 500 and the H2 750, once I sorted the brakes out by renewing all the lines and new pads and seal in the caliper the brakes were great, the key to handling is aligning the front a rear wheels properly, makes a big improvement to the bike,

All the hipe about it's handling was unfounded, ask anyone that raced one.

Here ya go the H2 and H1 I raced, that's my GPZ and K100 also, that H2 was not mine.

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« Reply #173 on: March 28, 2019, 01:10:26 PM »
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Here ya go the H2 and H1 I raced, that's my GPZ and K100 also, that H2 was not mine.

Second one Amaroo?
I miss that place, loved going over the top and down the right hander off camber :D specially on teh chooky
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« Reply #174 on: March 28, 2019, 01:18:46 PM »
Second one Amaroo?
I miss that place, loved going over the top and down the right hander off camber :D specially on teh chooky


Yeah great circuit I loved Amaroo too, our Club(Northern Districts) did the last ever meeting there, shame.

ANYWAY

Here is the complete article from Cycle Magazine if you want some light reading.

http://www.kawatriple.com/articles/1973%20Superbikes/superbikes1.htm
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