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Old 02-26-2004, 10:25 AM   #11
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Hey, my dog is nuts and he doesn't have his anymore.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:19 AM   #13
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Here's one for sale!!



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Old 02-26-2004, 02:41 PM   #14
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I'd sell my left testicle for one, except that I can't find any buyers!
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:59 PM   #15
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..is more your speed.



Who can beat the Schwinn Stingray influence?
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:02 PM   #16
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I had a 1972 Combat Commando- my first "real" bike after a short appreticeship on a 200 Yamaha. Yes, they were tough to start, seeped oil, and the ignition parts seemed to be made of lead. At the time, the (horribly overstressed) motor was nearly a match for the Japanese, and this was before the Japanese manufacturers seemed to have a handle on handling.

All the UJMs I've owned since have been far better mechanisms, but I was never as attached to them as I was to the Norton. Although I never cursed at them as much either...

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Old 02-26-2004, 07:05 PM   #17
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How true how true. The Norton was a blast when it ran. And I had a fair amount of fun on a '54 BSA 500 single. But I put muchos more miles on my little ol' Yammer R5. I knew it would get me there and back. Nippondenso electrics. Couldn't beat 'em.



Just call riding the Brit bikes of the 60's/70's "adventuresome." That's a nice euphemism for hours of hitchhiking and cursing.
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:16 AM   #18
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The Stingray was cool. The Hi Rider was an abomination.
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:35 AM   #19
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For $20K you can have a brand new Norton:



http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/product.html



If you can wait a year the price goes down to 15K
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:54 AM   #20
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What happened to your 750 basket case?



I hope it found a good home.
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