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Old 08-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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How cool. Nothing looks as good as an old school Triumph motor, unit or not. The new ones look like sh!t compaired to the originals.

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Old 08-07-2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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Well, better rolling on the road as some kind of "statement" than sitting in a landfill.

But I'd rather have a new one that actually works and doesn't pee oil on my driveway or leave me stranded on the side of the road.

"Wow, look at that poor bastard pushing that bike in this heat." "Yeah, but at least his motor looks cool."
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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I was kind of expecting custom takes using the new engines. Same old, same old.
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See now that's what Iam talking about old school that looks good. This is the style I could go for. Not to take anything away from Harley davidson but it's just a different style and perspective. And it looks good.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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A few random observations:

Those guys are all way cooler than I am. They also have more money and time than I do.

650s used to be "big bikes" ridden by unruly men prone to drunk and disorderly bad behavior. Now they are chick sized learner displacement bikes and you meet friendly people on them. It strikes me how small the old bikes are when I look at them.

My current ride probably grunts out more power just off idle than those old leakers make at their pushrod bending redlines.

Old is cool to admire and check out in passing, but no way I would want to dwell there too long. These are the good times!
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:22 AM   #7
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I dig those old Trumpets. Looking at them, anyway...
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #8
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British and American Cycles

They are buddies of mine. They, I believe, are the top of the game in the South. They worked on my 69 for years before the wreck that broke my right foot. If it weren't for that wreck I would still own a right shift bike.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #9
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They are buddies of mine. They, I believe, are the top of the game in the South. They worked on my 69 for years before the wreck that broke my right foot. If it weren't for that wreck I would still own a right shift bike.

That Trident in the last frame is the one I would sell everything for. I've wanted one of those forever.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:53 PM   #10
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A page worth looking at and reading. OCC wished they could do a bike like these. Maybe little Paul will, will see. Nice article and bike's. lov'n it Go Triumph!
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