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    All motorcycling nuts will appreciate this

    Guaranteed to stir you or double your money back
    https://youtu.be/LD2UY9HyFfE

    #2
    what does this have to do with equipment and supplies?

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      #3
      Sweet damn all except that it shows machinery and if you had an interest or a passion for things mechanical or bikes, I don't think that you would ask.
      It made me feel a whole lot better today, so enjoy it, ignore it, bitch about it; today I just don't give a fat rats arse. 🤪😄
      Maybe the mods will move it.......................
      Last edited by slow_runner; 4 Nov 2021, 1:36 PM.

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        #4
        I live 5 miles from Barbers'. They have a "century" race at Vintage Festival. 1 lap due the oil they unavoidably leak (hand pumped oil to open rockers).
        Haven't been there to see one in 5 or 6 years
        Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
        Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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          #5
          I'm an old HD rider from wayback, seeing things like this still gets my blood pumping. Those old flat tracker riders had balls of steel, there's still flat tracking going on using the HD 750 engines, they haul ass, and still no brakes.
          "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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            #6
            Originally posted by slow_runner View Post
            Guaranteed to stir you or double your money back
            https://youtu.be/LD2UY9HyFfE
            HAHA, that's excellent, I wish they could make one with training wheels so I could ride........🤣

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            • SCI-Nurse
              SCI-Nurse commented
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              I know several people with paraplegic injuries who had their motorcycles fit with "training wheels" which retracted when the bike comes up to speed. (KLD)

            #7
            That takes some good size nuts to be on two wheels without legs to assist in weight distribution etc

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              #8
              Originally posted by STS42 View Post

              HAHA, that's excellent, I wish they could make one with training wheels so I could ride........🤣
              Some day I'll post photos of my retractable landing gear. Power chair transaxle, sprung tipper wheel brackets, and the rest is fabbed. Zoomer scooter (stretched fat tire scooter, 160cc). I rode it around the block 8 times last month on it's maiden run. Too cold now to do further testing of it and myself. 1 more tweak needed to be ready for spring/summer.

              Search "Wheels Through Time". The founder Dale (as seen on American Pickers a few episodes) passed away last year but his collection/legacy of mostly un-restored yet ride-able machines lives on.
              Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
              Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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                Transisioning from THIS .................................To THIS

                isn't so bad! The FrankenScooter may be more frightening than the Ducati (usually, but there was one exception) was!

                It has a theoretical top speed of 36mph, but I can tell you that given the ridiculous high COG of the short, narrow tricycle, at 20 on my shitty roads, I'm wondering when the perfect storm of unevenness will put me up on one wheel. Given how unstable it is with smallish steering movement, I hunch recovery would be impossible, at least until many tries. I must be getting old
                Last edited by pfcs49; 10 Nov 2021, 10:40 PM.
                69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                NW NJ

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                  #10
                  And while we're on the subject of getting old and motorcycles, you must see "The World's Fastest Indian" about Burt Munro, a NZ man who spent most of his life making a very old Indian Scout go fast. Trust me, it will touch your heart.
                  Here's a video about him:
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP6Gdz4e6s4

                  I'd post the movie trailer, but somehow it misses the feeling of the film by a mile! With Antony Hopkins as the lead, you know it must be good.
                  The film is available streamed; watch it!
                  69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                  NW NJ

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
                    And while we're on the subject of getting old and motorcycles, you must see "The World's Fastest Indian" about Burt Munro, a NZ man who spent most of his life making a very old Indian Scout go fast. Trust me, it will touch your heart.
                    Here's a video about him:
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP6Gdz4e6s4

                    I'd post the movie trailer, but somehow it misses the feeling of the film by a mile! With Antony Hopkins as the lead, you know it must be good.
                    The film is available streamed; watch it!
                    The movie only skimmed his life and obsession. Once at Daytona Beach, he destroyed his pistons. As the story goes, he literally sand cast a set in the beach sand. He made all his own pistons

                    There is an old documentary about him that is interesting. Might be found streaming.
                    Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
                    Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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                      #12
                      My wife's Uncle knew Burt. The movie portrayed Bert pretty well but there was much more. As with most stories the narrative is often somewhat embellished. Bryers raced Vincents in his young years and still rides occasionally, on one of those duel front wheel motorbikes.
                      He was there at the first and every event until the last Brass Monkey Rally in 2021 - with his Son who also attended that first event with him.
                      My eldest Son rode down to Invercargill for the Burt Munro Rally back in 2019. Quite a number went, gathering more mates on the way. It took some courage as he was in stage 4 cancer. He had planned for a flight home - that didn't need to be implemented as he dug deep and with two mates took the slower ride home with him. Every day
                      needed to rest up after a few hours riding. That adventure with his close mates and new, took a whole lot out of him. Once returned home, it took him a month to recover - no regrets though.
                      In the end there was no miracle for him either.
                      Last edited by slow_runner; 10 Nov 2021, 1:55 PM.

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                        #13
                        PFC - That movie was very good, thought they did a good job of showing his passion, and some of his obstacles along the way. Good comedic portions too.

                        Gearhead - might have to look up that Doc, hah, sand casting at the beach, can't get more hardcore than that.
                        "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by McDuff View Post
                          PFC - That movie was very good, thought they did a good job of showing his passion, and some of his obstacles along the way. Good comedic portions too.

                          Gearhead - might have to look up that Doc, hah, sand casting at the beach, can't get more hardcore than that.
                          My two favorite docs, Burt Munro & T.C. Christianson (The Hogslayer)
                          Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
                          Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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                            #15
                            John Britten is another epic tale. https://britten.co.nz/pages/john-britten

                            or check out the Buckley V3 2 stroke and on to Denver Lawson
                            Last edited by slow_runner; 11 Nov 2021, 7:11 AM.

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