Discussion about "Lesser" makes, er, Non-BMW ;-) Discussion about "Lesser" makes, er, Non-BMW ;-)
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1976 RD400
It's alive!  Can top the ton and is a blast to ride.  I've got the carbs, brakes and wiring all sorted out.  Only oil leak is RH side case gasket.  New OEM part on the way. Once installed it should be...

Started 05/13/16 at 14:09:26 by kayakr65
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By: Tony Smith
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CB400F photos
It's been requested I share a photo or two of the ol' parakeet yellow SS.  I wandered into the garage and managed to find it, hasn't been run in over a year at this point.  Slowly trying to find the m...

Started 05/13/16 at 10:49:54 by Matt Chapter
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By: skippyc
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Dangerous walking into Kawi/Yama/Honda Dlrship
I've successfully walked in & out of some BMW dealerships lately, and I have certainly noticed several of the bikes, particularly F800GS and R1200R, but I never felt in much danger of losing control o...

Started 03/18/16 at 20:50:45 by nhmaf
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By: nhmaf
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Bought a KLE 500
The gods of eBay smiled and I am the proud owner of a Kawasaki KLE 500, I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I have only parted with $117.00 to buy it. Every once in a while the remoteness of Far North...

Started 05/06/14 at 21:06:44 by Tony Smith
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By: skippyc
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Let's see your Triumph
There seems to be a lot of interest among folks on this forum about Triumphs.  So let's see some of them.  Like Monte "Mongo" Miller says, "if there ain't a picture, it doesn't exist."
Here is my...

Started 07/20/11 at 18:14:21 by Bengt_Phorqs
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By: Paper - Ex Member
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Ducati Diavel Dark
A few years ago I got my neighbor into motorcycles when I snuck a Honda Nighthawk under his wife's nose.  Now she sports a Rebel and as of the other day he has upgraded to a 2015 Diavel.  It was a dem...

Started 12/12/15 at 16:28:43 by Luca
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By: Luca
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Rewiring Lighting Circuits V65 Guzzi
The handle bar switches on the Guzzi gave up in July this year, parked the bike, as the heat was too much for me with the amount of work involved .
No OEM switches are available and the aftermark...

Started 10/28/15 at 22:12:21 by Bob_Roller
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By: Tony Smith
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Harley Davidson Road King
As most of you know I've just done a guided motorcycle tour of Route 66 and my mount for the trip was a 2015 Road King. As a bike it would not be practical over here in the UK, but for riding in a gro...

Started 08/23/15 at 13:32:28 by Tony Shaw
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By: Bob_Roller
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I seem to have been bitten by the biking bug
After only riding for a year I seem to have accumulated a few bikes and cant wait to get started on the next project i've just bought. Think I was inspired at The Bike Shed show this year.
I mana...

Started 06/15/15 at 17:14:06 by jamestnewsonr65
5 838 Last Post 07/05/15 at 18:45:52
By: Tony Smith
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Had a test ride on a 2015 Harley Road Glide
I'm riding Route 66 this summer and since it was cheaper to hire a Harley Road King by a grand than a Beemer I'm doing it one one of them. Not having ridden a Hadley Ableto since the early 90's I thou...

Started 04/24/15 at 04:52:22 by Tony Shaw
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By: Lucky_Lou
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Feels Like I'm Selling An ' Old friend '
Put my '91 Honda CRX Si up for sale last Sunday on a CRX forum .
The new owner will be picking up the car tomorrow afternoon .
Had the car 24 years, only time it failed on me was in Sept., 2...

Started 03/21/15 at 21:19:48 by Bob_Roller
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By: Lucky_Lou
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BMW r65LS v.s. Vintage Triumph, Honda
This is a sort of "by request" comparison but I think that I will try to do some justice here if possible.
Barry wrote on 11/16/13 at 07:12:37:
I had a T140V back in 75. I'd be interested to hear your comparison between the R65...

Ok, I'll hav

Started 11/18/13 at 23:32:15 by 65shawn (Ex Member)
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By: Ed Miller
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Freeing stuck Carbs
On the bench at the rear of my hut sits a, dare I say this, Yamaha.
It was stripped and 'dry' stored 25 years ago, now on inspection I find that the carbs are solid.
Anybody any ideas on how...

Started 03/06/13 at 05:25:39 by Hardgravity
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By: suecanada
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A (humorous) Triumph Bonneville bike review
Found this on the net "An honest review of the Triumph Bonneville" - it is pretty amusing, but may be mildly offensive-

Started 01/31/14 at 21:23:54 by nhmaf
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By: Justin B.
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The new Nortons are here, new Nortons are here!
So Norton has now shipped its first batch of the new motorcycle to (9) dealers in the US of A (dealers are noted in the linked blog post below).
Nortons are bikes I've always lusted after (not ju...

Started 01/08/14 at 08:20:54 by nhmaf
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By: Hardgravity
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Chinese Copy of pre-WWII BMW sidecar.
I have been looking with some fascination at the site below:-

The story, as I understand it goes like this. Prior to WWII the German Army work...

Started 12/17/13 at 01:07:41 by Tony Smith
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By: nhmaf
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Odd Electrical Fix !!!
Since I got my Guzzi on the road in April of this year, I've had a very dim charge light illuminated .
Replaced the voltage regulator with a higher voltage regulator from Motorrad Elektrik, repla...

Started 11/13/13 at 17:07:51 by Bob_Roller
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By: Bob_Roller
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Got up to 50 F (11 C)! Went for a ride!
Actually, it was just to run the old fuel out to get the tank as light as possible (2012 Honda CBR250R) for removal.
I am getting ready to install a rear shock from a Yamaha R6, which comes with ...

Started 12/28/13 at 17:37:57 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
7 1130 Last Post 01/12/14 at 09:24:42
By: montmil
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SYM wolf 150 classic
Any one had experience with the sym wolf...or any other of their scooters and cycles? It's a 150 cc around town cycle.

Started 03/17/12 at 16:21:00 by scottyintex (Ex Member)
12 2339 Last Post 01/08/14 at 00:16:43
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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I've bought a Suzuki...
Some of you may remember a thread a while back on what bikes you have always wanted.
One of mine was a Suzuki TS250. They are as rare as hens teeth, I missed the last one that hit the market late...

Started 06/03/12 at 13:37:11 by Chris S
5 1191 Last Post 01/07/14 at 14:44:51
By: Barry
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