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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2010, 03:38:15 AM »
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As an all life european motorcycle rider, I agree that with BMW you eat miles better than with any other bikes,
but they are for reasonably aged, riders.

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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2010, 04:27:59 AM »
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Go full frame,
Shave your hairy body
make exercice to keep body-shape
and then,
Ride Kawasaki!
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2010, 05:47:44 AM »
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Harley Davidson Is:

Noisy - like a compact cam
Slow, heavy and expensive - like a MFD
Unreliable - like Foveon
Unstable - like color profiles
Ugly - like the Pentax 645
Accurate vibrations for massage body seekers

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BMW is:

Extremely ugly - like a Kiev camera
Very reliable, heavy and expensive - like MFD
Stable germanic - like a Leica
Boring - like a Pentax K7
Confortable - like a Contax
The choice of reason when travel with package.

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Kawasaki is:

Fast, heavy and reliable - like a Canon D1 MK3
Agressivly designed - like  the S2
Fun in use - like MFT
Powerfull - like a Phase P65
Not as expensive as the other 2 - like a G10
The choice of the experts.

Fred.





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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2010, 08:22:52 AM »
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My single-cylinder BMW R26 (back several decades) was

           Very quiet -- like my Canon 5D

           Very stable and reliable -- like my Canon 5D

           Much less expensive than the big guys -- like my Canon 5D

           As good looking as the big guys -- like my Canon 5D

           More fun than a barrel of MFDs -- like my Canon 5D

             

Didn't need no freakin' electric starter, either. I could always start it with one gentle push of my hand on the kick-starter.  

BMW = Bliss, as far as I know. But I've never owned a Hawaiian shirt.
I am fat and old, but, like Schewe, I fancy the "wide-part" hair style.  

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2010, 08:39:36 AM »
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My single-cylinder BMW R26 (back several decades) was

           Very quiet -- like my Canon 5D

           Very stable and reliable -- like my Canon 5D

           Much less expensive than the big guys -- like my Canon 5D

           As good looking as the big guys -- like my Canon 5D

           More fun than a barrel of MFDs -- like my Canon 5D

             

Didn't need no freakin' electric starter, either. I could always start it with one gentle push of my hand on the kick-starter.  

BMW = Bliss, as far as I know. But I've never owned a Hawaiian shirt.
I am fat and old, but, like Schewe, I fancy the "wide-part" hair style.  

-Eric
I almost cut my hair...

Ok Eric, I admit...the R26 was on the gorgeous side. After, when they strated the flat cylinders, they kill the design.
But I would not compared the R26 to your 5D, to be fair, it is more suitable to a Pentax 6x7 ?
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And the kick return: could break your leg...  
Lot of fun.  

Fred.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2010, 10:10:54 AM »
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I almost cut my hair...

Ok Eric, I admit...the R26 was on the gorgeous side. After, when they strated the flat cylinders, they kill the design.
But I would not compared the R26 to your 5D, to be fair, it is more suitable to a Pentax 6x7 ?
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And the kick return: could break your leg...  
Lot of fun.  

Fred.

Old fat and hairy guys ride BMW's; old ( 70 ) thin and hairy guys ride KTM's.
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2010, 11:04:03 AM »
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Funny that you say it's in the shop–which when I did have a Harley that's exactly where it spent a lot of time at. I switched to BMW (and the GS in particular) because I could load my computer and some cameras/lenses and go 500-700 miles a day no problem. Ya see, I'm about 1,000 miles from really nice riding and it just takes too long if you only do 250 miles a day like most Harley riders :~)

So, what model is your red one?

Sounds like you had one of those Harleys manufactured in the early 80s when HD was owned by AMF, better known for bowling equipment than motorcycles? From what I've heard the latest Harleys are just as reliable as their Japanese counterparts - but I'll have to get back to you on that in a few months as I plan to take much longer trips than 250 miles...

I bought Softail Rocker C FXCWC which is in the picture, another here with the trick seat in use - I have even more chrome, sexier pipes. I'll surely post a picture of my baby once I get it
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2010, 11:14:33 AM »
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I almost cut my hair...

Ok Eric, I admit...the R26 was on the gorgeous side. After, when they strated the flat cylinders, they kill the design.
But I would not compared the R26 to your 5D, to be fair, it is more suitable to a Pentax 6x7 ?
[attachment=21131:bmw_1959_r26_250cc.jpg]

[attachment=21132:pentax67...handgrip.jpg]

And the kick return: could break your leg...  
Lot of fun.  

Fred.

OK, maybe the Pentax 67 (mark II) is a better comparison. I loved mine, and what it has in common with the R26 is that I no longer own either. Both were quite lovely machines.


As for the kick-starter, mine was silky soft and, if you treated it right, you could start it with two fingers and get no injuries. 

Thanks for the photos, Fred. They bring back lustful feelings!

-Eric
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2010, 11:16:09 AM »
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...mine was silky soft and, if you treated it right, you could start it with two fingers and get no injuries. 

Thanks for the photos, Fred. They bring back lustful feelings!

We're still talking about motorcycles, right?
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2010, 11:18:21 AM »
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So how many of you guys (or gals) ever rode a Norton? My other bike (before the BMW) was a Norton with single 500cc cylinder. Loud, wild, unreliable, but fun. 
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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2010, 12:44:34 PM »
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We're still talking about motorcycles, right?

Of course we are! This is the "Luminous Motorcycle" forum, isn't it? 
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2010, 01:12:00 PM »
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So how many of you guys (or gals) ever rode a Norton? My other bike (before the BMW) was a Norton with single 500cc cylinder. Loud, wild, unreliable, but fun. 
Ahhh the Norton... Mytic and pure british chic.
I'd like to try the new Ducati. Been told that they are fun.

As for photography, we are talking about motorised photography aren't we?  

Fred.
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« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2010, 10:40:44 PM »
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Ahhh the Norton... Mytic and pure british chic.
I'd like to try the new Ducati. Been told that they are fun.

As for photography, we are talking about motorised photography aren't we?  

Fred.

As long as we're talking mythic bikes, nothing like the Laverda triples. Had an RGS and then an RGA. Shook your teeth loose 'till you got into 2nd at about 40MPH, so a PIA in town. The Jotas were even worse. Handled sweepers like they were on rails though.

MV Agusta has come out with a new rocket. Not as pretty as the original, but should give Bimoto a run for the money.

PS - There was a reason hard core Harley guys had tiny Crescent wrenches on their key chains.
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« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2010, 03:39:22 AM »
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The best (for overall fun) I ever owned was a Norton 650 Dominator. Those Roadholder front forks were something else at the time. Mind you, my Triumph Bonneville pushed it hard.
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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2010, 10:31:30 AM »
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The best (for overall fun) I ever owned was a Norton 650 Dominator. Those Roadholder front forks were something else at the time. Mind you, my Triumph Bonneville pushed it hard.

I'm partial to Nortons.

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« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2010, 11:34:01 AM »
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I'm partial to Nortons.

Ken Norton

Yeah, but now I'm waiting for someone to come out with a "Myrvaagnes" bike.   


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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2010, 02:51:38 PM »
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So how many of you guys (or gals) ever rode a Norton? My other bike (before the BMW) was a Norton with single 500cc cylinder. Loud, wild, unreliable, but fun. 

Ahhh  my college roomate rebuilt his in our living room.... I still remember the shredded burned carpet when he rode it out
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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2010, 07:05:50 PM »
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Listening to all you folks extoll two wheelers, especially German ones, makes me anxious to get my Porsche back onto the track. Nothing like tracking out onto the rumble strip after the downhill at Lime Rock.
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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2010, 10:05:42 PM »
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I'm really surprised that so many of you guys are into status symbols (well, not really. It was always apparent).

Whatever happened to the concept of 'the best tool for the job'? Oh! I see! The job is to impress. To impress the client with one's magnificent ego. It's no wonder there's a market for the MFDB.

My interest in motorbikes, when I was much younger, was mainly centred on the practical advantages of getting from A to B in an economical manner. The exhilaration of pushing air as one sped along a country road at 100km/hr was part of the experience, but unfortunately was offset by the uncomfortable experience of riding in rain and cold weather, not to mention the increased risk of accident due to no fault of one's own.

When an accident is my own fault, I can deal with it and learn from it. When it's someone elses fault, there's a problem.

Now I don't have a photo of my Honda 250cc four-stroke which I sold about 15 years ago, but I do have a photo of the trailer I used with that bike. It so happens that it featured in a dynamic range comparison between my 5D and 60D. The image of the trailer is a small crop from the centre of the frame and therefore of low resolution, but sufficient for you to get an impression.

There was many a time when I carried two 40kg bags of cement in that trailer, picked up from the local hardware shop to save on delivery charges. Fortunately, I wasn't as overweight as Jeff Schewe. A 250cc bike without trailer and bags of cement, can easily break the speed limit on Australian roads, if you're not obese.

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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2010, 03:03:07 AM »
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Having had one-and-a-half heart attacks (don't ask - I'm not sure myself) already, I was determined not to allow the next version to happen without some sort of preventative action on my part.

I am only 68 kilos in my natural state - never weighed more than 71; I don't have more than a single red a day- effing orders - and I eat no animal fat that I can see. I went for a blood test in December and, to my surprise, was within every recommended parameter. The next week I was scheduled for a stress test - the walking machine thing - and I though hey! a piece of cake. Except it wasn't. I needed another stent. Which I got a month ago. I protested my innocence to the cardio and told of how I walked up a particular hill three times a week, every week, after visiting a restaurant in the area. He looked shocked. Oh no, he said, all that go for the burn stuff is lethal after you reach forty! What you must do is take normal walks but on the flat!

So there you go; you may be better off just riding the bikes than pushing them, in which case I suggest you never buy a Derbi which my son had for a while until he had to push it home one day from the beach at Formentor. Which is reachable via a mountain climb or, alternatively, by sea, which latter option was clearly unsuited to the task in hand.

As a further bit of useless information, his Mum fixed the bike when he got home - throttle cable and carb problem. She actually rode the bike a single time and didn't take to the experience. Women are generally wiser than we are, though that's yet another generalisation I hesitate to offer.

However, a ponytail is quite useful; I now claim that mine, post-hearts, is all about keeping an equilibrium in life: the less hair I have then the longer it has to be to maintain the essential balance.

Rob C
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