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Old 09-08-2003, 08:16 AM   #11
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It sure was a breath of fresh are to see some old Triumphs. Has there ever been a better looking tank/logo combination? In terms of style, the new stuff from Triumph just isn't quite there. Thanks Walt, for saving these bits of history. BTW, that was a very kind treatment of the Lucas subject.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #12
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Make that a breath of fresh AIR!
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Old 09-08-2003, 01:31 PM   #13
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Yes, it is a great article. Very well written. Brings back a lot of memories for me as well.



My only question is, what's up with the photography? Blurry focus, a reversed image, overexposures, underexposures, bad lighting choices (the shot of the 1911 HD shows no detail at all with the sun straight overhead). Worst of all, there are no close-ups of Walt's beautiful work. Walt hand builds a bike from scratch, and we see it from 20 feet away? How about some detail shots of the motors, etc.? A really great article, but the photography just doesn't do it justice.



I know you guys can do better than that.
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Old 09-08-2003, 02:45 PM   #14
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I agree with you in principal, but I think the few VFR's and SV's and what not that people have kept around will have value just because they'll be so rare

I think in that case their technology will work against them, as simpler machines like flatties, pans, original Triumphs, airheads and that type of bike would be easier to keep running or fabricate parts for.

When we all switch to hydrogen powered bikes and cars these dinosaurs will be nothing but eye-candy anyway.
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:01 PM   #15
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Yeah, but cleaning out the sludge trap in the hydrocarbon converter and replacing the stainless/ceramic coated water exhaust- to say nothing of what a pain in the ass it will be to keep up your regenerative braking system- will make you long for the days when your scoot was air cooled and needed nothing but an oil change & the odd set of friction pads.



...that is, if we're even allowed to own instead of leasing it from the local Green Motors outlet.</p>

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Old 09-09-2003, 04:23 AM   #16
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Well, I've got a 30 year old Honda CB125 sitting in my garage. It certainly is a rare bike. It's also worth less than the cost of driving it to the scrap yard.



Unless you'd like to buy it from me for a "collector's item" price? Send a check for $2000 and it's yours!
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Old 09-09-2003, 07:13 AM   #17
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The check's in the mail buddy
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