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Old 05-19-2006, 08:42 AM   #31
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Strange that those "ray gun" exhausts never caught on, isn't it?
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:55 AM   #32
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Mine is pimped with some carbon fiber bits so you might not like it.



Tell the intelligent and attractive female engineer to ride down to Carlsbad and I'll show her around.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:12 AM   #33
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Where is the Flying Merkel?
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:14 AM   #34
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The '73's (released late '72) had the Root Beer paint with stripes. The 74's & 75's were the best - stripes from '73 to '75. I think the '74's stripes had some yellow in 'em. I think the '75 Z1-B was the ab fab of the bunch. Fair disclosure, I had one and logged ~50,000 miles on it between 5/75 & 8/79. '73's had chain oilers to thoughtfully oil up yer rear tar.



The 76's became "KZ" bikes with duller paint and choked mufflers.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:15 AM   #35
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"A feather in the cap for the Japanese has to be the fact that the Kawasaki ER-6n won the Naked category, beating off many challengers from about 10 other manufacturers."

Sounds like some of the judges were beating off while drooling over the Italian bikes.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:21 AM   #36
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I had four mid 60's Impala's including a '67 two door SS I thought was the absolute bomb at the time. There's a guy at work drives one in and I look at it now and I still think it looks cool but it's a flippin' barge, They couldn't possibly have been that big back then........
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:22 AM   #37
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Default Re: 'World's Most Beautiful Bike', says International Panel.

On another day, I'd have listed the Rocket III. I suppose that my listing any pre-unit Trumpet should have been amended to include all like Beezers.



Should have had a Merkel in there instead of two like board trackers.



And how could I have possibly left off the 1st gen Guzzi LeMans complete with the mighty DLS ft drum brake!



A nod of the cap to sarnali for reminding us of the early K75S. Indeed the sweetest of the "flying bricks". Still holding resale quite well. Blue Moon BMW had one a few wks ago for about $4500 if I recall....it sold fast.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:33 AM   #38
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With me it was a toss up between the R90S and the K75S, both represent the best of BMW but the red K75S is so well proportioned and has the balance and handling to back it up just makes it so "right" that I had to go with it.



Almost any Ducati would be honorable mention, also a mid 70's Laverda Jota be close or a 69 Bonneville.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:34 AM   #39
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There used to be a shop near me in Oceanside that was filled with 70s vintage Japanese iron. Z1s, CB750s, everything and they were all perfectly restored. He had three or four rootbeer Kawasakis all lined up next to each other.



And then he went out of business.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:36 AM   #40
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The most beautiful bike is my bike with my nakie wife on it!!! Plus, they're both a pleasure to ride >()



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