Moving on. Bike resto

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#21 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by 44DHR » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:22 pm

Andrew,
You are right about bikes being smaller and easier to store, yet they still have great engineering and heritage.
If you liked the Triumph Scrambler and get the opportunity to ride off road in your country, how about some Spanish Trials bikes and Bultaco in particular ? Some great 1970’s two stroke bikes and they even made their own fixings, with each bolt head stamped with their name.
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#22 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by Jaglex » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 pm

How about a Yamaha XT 500 for a start?
Not to expensive, but value is rising.
Lots of fun and character.
Easy to work on.
Nearly all parts available for pretty cheap money.

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#23 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by arron » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:03 pm

Honda CBX

Just like the Jag...a straight 6.

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#24 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by 71 V12 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:06 pm

As said by others, bikes are much more manageable but also very challenging. I love the character, sound and style of old British bikes, but as soon as you get on a Japanese bike of the same era you will immediately understand why they killed off the complacent British Industry.

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#25 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by H7OB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:20 am

Ducati, Vincent, Velocette, Bultaco, XT, CBX, CB750, all of which are great bikes Id love in my collection!
(Cracking looking resto BTW 71 V12!)

Ah, the agony of choice! (alongside an E-Type!) :thumbsup:
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#26 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by Rustyred » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:54 am

Series1 Stu wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 pm
steve3.8 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:52 am
Coincidently ive just been trying to research the bike my dad had when doing his National Service in Malaya 58-60, it took me a while , anybody else know the model?
I'm no expert but that looks like a Moto Guzzi. Could be very wrong though.

Andrew, how about an MV Augusta? Really well engineered bikes. Or build a Triton out of a Norton Featherbed and a Triumph Bonneville engine? Would stand nicely next to an E Type.

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I would have to agree, I reckon that looks like a early Guzzi V7 or possibly later with a Jap tank.
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#27 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:03 pm

The angle of the barrels and the round end to the crankcase looks like a Moto Guzzi engine.

Is that a Honda wing logo on the tank?

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#28 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by mgcjag » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:45 am

Marusho Lilac as mentioned by Simon in post 13
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#29 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by mystery type » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:05 am

As said, bikes are easy to store! And a good connection to jaguars, especially sidecars :lol:


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#30 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by chrisfell » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:24 am

The most impressive bit of that image isn’t the Enfield on the shelf but the carpet under the E, and presumably under its engine and gearbox and axle, all of which on my car leak oil profusely .
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