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    Cool bikes you would love to own but probably never will

    I'm gonna need that Norton Manx frame you have sitting in the back of your shed. And the running gear. In fact just take the motor out of your Manx and send the rest of it to me.

    I also need a Kawa 500 triple motor.
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    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

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    Meh - photo taken from a flattering angle... The featherbed frame is good - very good actually BUT its designed for a pre unit engine so theres a lot of real estate in there. Plus - the engine needs to be waay forward to get the weight distribution 'right' leaving an unsightly gap. If I was doing that - I'd either get a shorter frame made OR use a swing arm unit BSA frame. Excellent frames..

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    GT750 Waterbus that was at the Shiny Side Up event in Christchurch at the weekend.

    Show room condition. It was a thing of beauty. My mates and I speculated that it'd be up there with a CBx 1000 or a Z1300.

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    Also posted on the optimistic sellers thread (it wasnt for sale but my post followed Jellywrestlers one about selling his Vincent...) Godet Egli Vincent seen in the Waiararapa. Has about 2200km on it. Owner said the original English owner bought it from Godet, did about 1000km on it and didn't like it, left it in a damp shed for a number of years. New price from Godet was around $150k in south pacific pesos.
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    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
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    A MotoGP bike would be nice.

    And the Anti-Volvo Bike by Ogri (I wish I could find a picture of it)
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    I would love to own a cool bike, but probably never will.
    Riding cheap crappy old bikes badly since 1987

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    ...a 1970 Honda CL 50 Scrambler...

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    Suzuki GSXR750RK.
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    Black Lightening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tri boy View Post
    Black Lightening.
    they're not a scrattchbuilt bike, merely a stock bike with a few bolt on goodies.
    White shadows are an interesting beast, worth about 50% more than a black shadow, the only difference to a black shadow is that they didn't paint the engine.
    makes a ten dollar tin of paint stripper a good investment then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Meh - photo taken from a flattering angle... The featherbed frame is good - very good actually BUT its designed for a pre unit engine so theres a lot of real estate in there. Plus - the engine needs to be waay forward to get the weight distribution 'right' leaving an unsightly gap. If I was doing that - I'd either get a shorter frame made OR use a swing arm unit BSA frame. Excellent frames..
    I think you will find they are pretty woeful . I'd never really paid much attention to British bikes but then had a few racing ones on the dyno and couldn't help notice all the bent frame tubes with minimal bracing, the BSA was the worst with the squashed frame tube up front for engine clearance and that was apparently clearing up. Flattered by flat power curves of modest values I suspect.

    NSR500 V twin with a road kit please.

    And an R7 to counter OABs pedestrian homoligation gasaxe
    Better have the race kit on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberk View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post

    And an R7 to counter OABs pedestrian homoligation gasaxe
    OABs gixxer ought to be held up to the world as an engineering marvel.

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    I reckon that if you're going to have a cool bike - and ride it - a modern crotch rocket isn't what's wanted.
    Too easy to lose a licence now.

    So, outside the box, I'd go for a Sunbeam model 90. Late 20's, IMO best of the vintage flat-tankers.

    At that period Sunbeam's engineering, fit and finish was very good indeed. With known tweaks, not a lot slower than a Goldie up to the ton.

    And Dave, remember that the frames you criticise were from a period where grip levels were very low. Loadings weren't very high as you went arse over tit pretty easily.
    From back to back comparison on the same day at Ruapuna, featherbed steers power on or off, BSA only steers with power on.

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