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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    they're not a scrattchbuilt bike,
    Give us a Jota then mr. I've worked real hard to build up my clutch/wrist muskels

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    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.
    i commentated for a day in Aussie with Steve Parrish not long ago, asked him a few Q's. one was his first race bike which was a proper build, they decided the next year on thicker walled tubing and the riders didn't like the rigidity of them, funny when you think you're moving forward it's a step backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    . . .

    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.
    Yeah just people still talk about them like they had some magical quality especially as they were made by white people with names like Rex and Colin.

    Engines tyres suspension, evolutions upon evolution conspiring against each other. That's what changes the pitch and demands new approaches.


    . . . And that is why we have outgrown our God and we need a new one.

    I'm not usually that busy on Thursdays, I'm sure I could fit it in to my schedule.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    . . . And that is why we have outgrown our God and we need a new one.
    Boss Hoss then for me. All of them.
    we can pile them up in a funeral pyre and sacrifice them to F5Daves new god! Exciting new beginnings!
    Only a Rat can win a Rat Race!

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    Well it wouldn't be a religious movement (actually I'm on the toilet making another movement as we speak) if there wasn't an angle of sexual deviance to it. I haven't decided yet but I'm sure something will pop up.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    So you're saying some sort of Honda might be required?
    Only a Rat can win a Rat Race!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    So you're saying some sort of Honda might be required?
    No, he said sexual deviance, not homosexuality.

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    This great topic, the wondrous, if money no object wish list.

    Given my toys i already have, there are only two or three that I would really like (and lets be honest, they are "wants" not "needs").
    My 1990 RS125 Honda I won the 125 Grand Prix on many years ago now. Bought it by draining my super account, sold it to help with a house deposit
    an R7 OW02 to park next to my OW01
    A late model BIG capacity stroker GP bike. Running one is never going to be easy though....

    A retired Moto2 bike could be fun for ride days. Then again, so's a F750 Richard Peckett Trident....love the noise!!

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    890 duke

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcy25 View Post
    This great topic, the wondrous, if money no object wish list.

    Given my toys i already have, there are only two or three that I would really like (and lets be honest, they are "wants" not "needs").
    My 1990 RS125 Honda I won the 125 Grand Prix on many years ago now. Bought it by draining my super account, sold it to help with a house deposit
    an R7 OW02 to park next to my OW01
    A late model BIG capacity stroker GP bike. Running one is never going to be easy though....

    A retired Moto2 bike could be fun for ride days. Then again, so's a F750 Richard Peckett Trident....love the noise!!
    I hear that Steve Wheatman is having a bit of a clear out.

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    When I saw mentions of R7 I thought WTF? This is what I pictured in my mind. A pre war racing AJS 350.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    I hear that Steve Wheatman is having a bit of a clear out.
    His mostly Say S on the side, not a tuning fork....though a 90's to 2000 RGV I'd lower myself to...

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    Theres a nice YZR 5 min up the road that says Lucky Strike on the side but there might be a tuning fork somewhere on it if you look hard enough. And I did but was dribbling too much to notice logos.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Theres a nice YZR 5 min up the road that says Lucky Strike on the side but there might be a tuning fork somewhere on it if you look hard enough. And I did but was dribbling too much to notice logos.
    Is it parked near the ex Jezza McWilliams Proton by chance?

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    And thank you SCB for your deviance suggestion on PM. I almost spit out the chocolate fudge laughing and that just isn't polite behaviour in a cafe. Especially for a potential major deity.

    I'm still considering as work takes a lot of my day up and after dinner I have to clear up a bit and help put the kids to bed. After that I'd be free to answer your spiritual and ethical questions. Probably live feed from the chapel downstairs as I clean and oil the dirtbike airfilter, lube the chain etc.

    My wife and I have been working on the 'Smite button'. We have the concept pretty well nailed and potential first test targets queuing up, just need to work through the implementation phase of R&D, but surely it can't be that hard.
    She has suggested a 'Stun' setting as a warning, but I'm feeling that my Devine will is likely infallible so I cant see we'd bother and it would just tie up funding when we could be working on Locust plagues and Floods (that bit is well advanced).
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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