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Old 06-07-2006, 07:25 AM   #11
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So true.



You can still get everything you need to run an old '50s or '60s Brit bike for cheap. They're lots of fun if you stay off the freeways.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:28 AM   #12
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I had a GS650G the smaller version of the 850. It was a good bike, but boring and it buzzed above 65mph - I wasn't used to 4-cylinder bikes. Always wanted the 850 - back in the '80s - not anymore though.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:58 AM   #13
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The thing about fond memories is that they soften and mellow and become sweeter over the years. Don't spoil good memories of the time spent with a favorite bike by bringing it into the harsh light of the present day, where its faults will be glaring and the things you loved about it will pale in comarison with the virtues of current bikes.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:02 AM   #14
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Yo, "glider",you completely missed my point. Which was: having fun!



As for the rest of your points...well, whatever.



Oh, and thanks for making my point for me with respect to salvage $$ savings...



Have fun riding & wrenching on your Hogly and I'll have fun riding something a bit more sport touring.

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Old 06-07-2006, 08:08 AM   #15
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My, my. Sounds like you just finished Thomas Wolfe's "..Can't Go Home Again" (aka NC Boy finds sadness in NYC and he was expecting what?).



But I can relate to missing that Trophy.



I do miss my old BMW R100RT. I sort of know where it is and I know it's in good hands...heck, the Brit ex-pat that bought it is taking better care of it than I did....
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:25 AM   #16
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Yes lets see the 109!
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:11 AM   #17
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Waxing a little poetic there.There are many more noble things.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:51 AM   #18
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Ditto on the rose-coloured glasses theory... I sometimes miss my NC24 VFR400R (and the owner before me occasionally berates me for having sold it to me), but then I remember how bloody awful it was to keep on the road when no mechanic this side of the Orient knew which end of it was up. And I never want to see a carburettor again in my life. Filter out the bad memories, keep the good ones, and move on.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:11 AM   #19
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True love...Maawage is what bwings us togetha today.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:51 AM   #20
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I want my 85 GS 1150 back....Red/Black...you seen it.
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