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bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #250 on: 10-Aug-20, 10:23 »
:tease:

lol-any comment might be misconstrued... 2lipsrsealed

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #251 on: 10-Aug-20, 10:24 »
I'm still lusting after a Morgan (any wheeler).  2smitten 2smitten 2smitten

I agree Doddso, I reckon they'd be a real hoot to drive. I had an opportunity to buy a three wheeler powered by a 1000cc Moto Guzzi engine from a mate a couple of years ago, but I didn't fit.
I'm not exagerating either as it didn't have any doors and I got stuck half in and half out. 2embarassed

bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #252 on: 10-Aug-20, 10:27 »
Here are a few, some even in Victoria for a lot less than that Vincent.
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/morgan/

And for the real masochistic there is a three wheeler further down the page for $60,000
lol the Aero a bit earlier than the one I was smitten with-more the 50's model (vs the 1920's )....

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #253 on: 10-Aug-20, 10:37 »
And just like Australian cars,  the 8 cylinder is twice the price of 4 cylinders.

I had aTriumph Herald once and much like my 250cc road bike,  it was always fun having to work the whole vehicle on the roads.  My first company car was a 70's Toyota Corolla panel van which was similar to drive.  (It was skinny enough to corner on 2 wheels I'm told). lmao

I took the old CB250rs road bike on a track day back in the 90's.

In the pouring rain, no one would try to pass me until we got to the straight.  2funny 2funny 2funny

You can have fun without the power.

VC3

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #254 on: 10-Aug-20, 11:03 »
Back to Hondas?

Nicely done Goldwing:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/d/seattle-1978-goldwing-standard-parts/7174487060.html

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And a temptingly cheap and very clean XL250.....

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/d/portland-1980-honda-xl250/7174235240.html

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bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #255 on: 10-Aug-20, 11:28 »
yes back to reality...

 


Like the goldwing-the mild cafe approach changes initial perceptions more "cruiser" like.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #256 on: 10-Aug-20, 13:04 »
Two very good deals there Victor.....you should grab one of them.  2smiley

VC3

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #257 on: 10-Aug-20, 15:11 »
Of the two, only the XL250 is of serious interest to me - I like the looks of early naked GoldWings but they strike me as way too heavy for a skinny old guy like me...... :grandpa:

The seller of the XL250 really should ask more - that's an exceptionally nice bike.  Way too far from me to go for a look, though.. 2cry

I agree, though, both are good deals.

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #258 on: 10-Aug-20, 16:08 »

Triumph Herald Horrid

Is what my old Dad used to call them.

bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #259 on: 10-Aug-20, 19:26 »

Triumph Herald Horrid

Is what my old Dad used to call them.
Little coupe/convertibles might still be fun-e.g. VW coupes akin to early porsche-dunno which one Doddsy had....
And with respect to Victor/VC3 we are off Hondas again-no one in this thread mentioned the G...O...G...G...O..but in this case the Dart :tease:

https://www.carmrades-blog.com/all-articles/2017/1/28/g-o-g-g-o-1959-goggomobil-dart

Onetrack

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #260 on: 10-Aug-20, 20:07 »
For those that came in late this is a Goggomobile Dart.

bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #261 on: 10-Aug-20, 20:11 »
For those that came in late this is a Gogomobile Dart.

yup 200-300cc motor and a smokey 2 stroke trail-what could go wrong...........

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #262 on: 11-Aug-20, 10:54 »
I like the looks of early naked GoldWings but they strike me as way too heavy for a skinny old guy like me...... :grandpa:

Maybe you could buy it and fit it with training wheels as they really are a lovely bike to ride.
I remember going for a ride with my youngest son about 4 years ago who was riding his Yamaha R1 and he suggested we swap bikes for the ride home. I was greatly offended when he declared it to be an old piece of sh1t.  :well:

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #263 on: 11-Aug-20, 16:35 »
For those that came in late this is a Gogomobile Dart.

yup 200-300cc motor and a smokey 2 stroke trail-what could go wrong...........

Got a ride in one back in the early '80s. Went like the powers of p... for what it was, and could do a u-turn in your drive- not the gateway and road- the actual drive, and do it at damn near full speed.

bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #264 on: 11-Aug-20, 18:58 »
being low to the ground I'd think the sense of speed would be heightened too....somewhat go-kart like.
To quote Mins Man re the Morgan (car-not the actors)-"would be a hoot"


Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #266 on: 15-Aug-20, 09:53 »
being low to the ground I'd think the sense of speed would be heightened too....somewhat go-kart like.
To quote Mins Man re the Morgan (car-not the actors)-"would be a hoot"

Oh, hell yeah!

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #267 on: 15-Aug-20, 20:21 »
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And one for Doddso.

Absolutely.  What a lovely machine.

Why am I stuck in lock-down?  lmao lmao lmao

Onetrack

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #268 on: 15-Aug-20, 20:25 »
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And one for Doddso.

Absolutely.  What a lovely machine.

Why am I stuck in lock-down?  lmao lmao lmao
Because you are silly enough to "live" in Victoria.  rolleye0012
"Young" Les F

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #269 on: 15-Aug-20, 20:37 »
There's some truth in that.

After the last lock down,  there seemed to be a general attitude of back to normal instead of social distancing.

I'm hoping for a better attitude this time.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #270 on: 16-Aug-20, 10:53 »
Well I really don't know who the heck this one's for, but I'll put it up here because I find it interesting. I've always been curious as to why someone would buy a full size automatic motorcycle, as I've always thought that using the gears was one of the joys of riding a bike.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-honda-cb750-a-hondamatic-3/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-08-15

Having said that, I reckon one of the best features of my Postie is not having to use a clutch when I stop.

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #271 on: 16-Aug-20, 11:09 »
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And one for Doddso.

Absolutely.  What a lovely machine.

Why am I stuck in lock-down?  lmao lmao lmao

So that you don't spend money you may not have on things you may not need?

Thereby avoiding this? rollingpin0.gif rollingpin0.gif rollingpin0.gif

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #272 on: 16-Aug-20, 12:25 »
Ok. lmao  2funny

The wire up for Harry's automatic says that the bike has a parking brake.

I've never heard of tart on a bite.

bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #273 on: 16-Aug-20, 16:16 »
re VF750Ryep nice machine-had the earlier version (VF750F) with the chain driven and soft cams 2cry...zippy performance (with 220km top speed) but design issues (cam hardening,cooling issues etc)-resolved by this model i believe

Re lockdown-certainly slowed things down, local post office is quoting 3 weeks for standard parcel postage cowes to melbourne.....lol.
A pack-mule could do the 150km in less than 3 weeks I think.
(yes realize its part of necessary OH&S/COVID social distancing/work rosters etc....)

bahn88

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #274 on: 16-Aug-20, 16:55 »
Well I really don't know who the heck this one's for, but I'll put it up here because I find it interesting. I've always been curious as to why someone would buy a full size automatic motorcycle, as I've always thought that using the gears was one of the joys of riding a bike.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-honda-cb750-a-hondamatic-3/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-08-15

Having said that, I reckon one of the best features of my Postie is not having to use a clutch when I stop.
Maybe the auto was geared toward the American market-highway cruising.
Did meet some CB750A owners in the past-but those gentleman were amputees-probably not Hondas intended market.
The "A" was a slug in its day-hence the cheap price here I think....

 


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