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    Some tasty machinery on show.

    Jim F:

    Wouldn't a longer seat and two extra foot-pegs have been cheaper?

    My Brother the Bike Buff built a "Norvin" years ago. Black Lightning power plant shoved into a "re-worked" Norton Featherbed frame. He held a launch party, the highlight of which was the ceremonial "public starting" of the beast.

    What a glorious sound.

    He still has it in the "shed" and it comes out for "special occasions".

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    There was a Black Shadow on the wall at a bike shop near me. Every time I went there I offered to buy it and every time the owner told me he wasn’t interested in selling it. Then one day it was gone. So, I asked the owner where it was. He told me he sold it for less than half I had offered. I was baffled and disappointed, but I wasn’t surprised when he went out of business shortly after. I guess it was like a first love that wasn’t meant to be.

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    Exactly what my wife did mind you I had to teach her the fundamentals but she now has her license so we can ride around together and its pretty cool the 3 of us as my son has a LAMS 650F Honda that we can do it as a whole family not that much will be happening now as its winter here.

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    In the UKicon during the early 70's we used to go to the Drag racing at Santa Pod. My favourite drag bike's were the Vincent Comet called Mighty Mouse 500 single and the 1000cc twin Super Mouse.
    Both run by the rider; Brian Chapman. The 500 was amazing, running supercharged and weighing bugger all. It wiped the smile of many bigger bikes. It ran into the 8 second bracket if I remember correctly!
    (a Standard Hayabusa runs in the 12's)

    Some great photos on "The Acceleration Archive" . A photographic history of british Drag racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Exactly what my wife did mind you I had to teach her the fundamentals but she now has her license so we can ride around together and its pretty cool the 3 of us as my son has a LAMS 650F Honda that we can do it as a whole family not that much will be happening now as its winter here.
    That's what my last roommate did. She practiced for a couple weeks on an old CB350 I had, passed the test, and bought a nice Zuk GS500E. Perfect for her 40 mile/day commute.
    I've never been a fan of 2up riding. Takes me off my game. I've thrown a few down the road. Can't be 100% all the time. I don't want to know how it feels to have hurt someone because I
    mucked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce_in_Oz View Post

    Jim F:

    Wouldn't a longer seat and two extra foot-pegs have been cheaper?
    Bruce, when I was sixteen my girlfriend was more important than my motorcycle. I replaced the motorcyle.

    QUOTE=TankerDon;431897]
    I've never been a fan of 2up riding. Takes me off my game. I've thrown a few down the road. Can't be 100% all the time. I don't want to know how it feels to have hurt someone because I
    mucked up.[/QUOTE]

    Don,

    My wife doesn't like driving, but loves to sit and hold on. After 52 years that hasn't changed. When I go with the guys I take another bike.



    Two up riding.....

    On my own.....

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    Very nice, and having the back rest for longer rides in nice as well.

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    Used to run Yamaha XS 650's. Must have had five or six. Accumulated a bunch of others, some hot, some not, and sold 'em all off like most of us have. Down to three now, the '02 Heritage FLSTCI, the '73 750 Commando, and the '75 850 Electric Start. When She wants to go out, it's the Soft Tail, when I feel like losing harder to find bolts and such it's one of the Nortons. The Black Shadow has always been a dream. Keep eatin' bugs, guys!

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    We all had to start somewhere. I started riding in 1964 at fifteen. Fifty four years always having one bike or another. Seventeen total so far. This was my first, a Honda CB160. Bought it new, chopped the fender, chrome, pipes, painted, and used brylcreem on my mop before hemet laws. You always remember your first, of most things you do.






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