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Old 07-09-2005, 02:20 PM   #31
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Heh heh. They used to race XLCH Sportsters that tipped more than 500lbs off road. 4 inches of travel.

You are right. The old suspensions and brakes were so inferior to today's that they really were more difficult to ride.



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Old 07-09-2005, 04:59 PM   #32
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I'd like a shot at both of 'em. I'm pretty sure I can kick both of their sorry a$$es at the same time. And I won't need a phone reciever.



Actually, it'd be more fun to watch one of these old dudes give 'em a whipping. I'm pretty sure they still could.
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Old 07-09-2005, 08:11 PM   #33
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With the most worthless front brakes on the planet.



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Old 07-10-2005, 04:09 AM   #34
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That's why Triumph and BSA kicked their butts, they only weighed 425 lbs wet.





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Old 07-10-2005, 04:18 AM   #35
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Watching 74 year old Jack Palance crank out a set of one-armed push ups, wearing an Armani suit, at the Oscars in '92 put them boys right back in their places.
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:31 AM   #36
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Maybe the pilot will take a trip on his magic time machine and give us a report on how it was to ride those bikes of yesteryear. Godda be better than the one on his old gloves.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:50 AM   #37
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I saw that and was dumbfounded. It was an incredible display: difficult at 21, but at 74!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:40 PM   #38
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Yes, most he-men are in their fifties.
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:39 AM   #39
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In terms of quiet motoring competence McQueen is in a league with Paul Newman. No pretense in either. But McQueen was one tough SOB. I'd imagine was also a great guy to sit around bench racing with. Hey, Malcolm, was McQueen the real deal or what?
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:31 AM   #40
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Even though I loved most of his movies, the Magnificent Seven was (still is - I have it on both video tape and DVD) my favorite. Also have the complete "Wanted, Dead or Alive. Guns, cars, horses and motorcycles. Great guy.
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