Looking back, which camp were you in?

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Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by SteveD » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:45 pm

...and have you jumped to t'other?

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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by Chuey » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:25 pm

Ziss iss funny. By my responze, you can guess my anzwer. Yah Wohl!

Actually, I like zem bose! :)

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Post by Jeff in W.C. » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:20 pm

Food for thought. How come the guy preferring the Kawasaki isn't speaking with a Japanese accent?
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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by Airbear » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:04 pm

Another camp entirely - PROPER motorbikes.

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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by jagarra » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:34 pm

I have switched, but I was in the Kawasaki camp for many years. I started with a BSA 441 when I was discharged from the Army in 68. Had a few Triumphs when I was going to college and then bought my 70 Norton Commando in 70. Had it till 75 when I was tired of quality issues and bought my 75 Kawasaki Z1, which I had till a couple years ago. So I ended up with some Japanese and some German and still have some English bikes. I guess I am an equal opportunity rider. The one that gets pampered and ridden the most is my BMW, love that bike.
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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by malcom » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:21 am

Hi I've had two bob each way on this topic, as well as a foot in each camp.
I have an 69 Triumph Trophy and an 85 BMW Mono R100s+.

The BM developed a fuel leak/seep over the weekend of rough (dirt) roads, (back bracket under tank) so I've been on the Triumph since.
The BM tank will be welded up when a mate with a welding business finds time.

I had the Trophy out today Image where our club had a Bar-B-Q day at Maloneys Beach just North of Batemans Bay.

Along side the Triumph is a magnificent 1934 Morgan three wheelerImage powered by a 1000 watercooled matchless V twin.

Jumping on the Triumph after riding the BM is, is, different, the Triumph while great, is slightly more agricultural in the suspension and braking departments. The BM does everything that much more smoothly and with finesse.

One of the regular highlights is trying to find neutral with the foot brake after an arduous ride

cheers Mal

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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by ME 109 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:44 am

I'll put the fractured fuel tank mount down to the weld. If anyone's mount was going to fracture and cause a leak, mine was.
But the weld must have been finished well enough to not produce a stress fracture. (after 35 years)
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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by malcom » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:17 am

ME 109 wrote:I'll put the fractured fuel tank mount down to the weld. If anyone's mount was going to fracture and cause a leak, mine was.
But the weld must have been finished well enough to not produce a stress fracture. (after 35 years)
Re: the leak all I can put it down to is the rubber grommet was missing on that side, and the tank was tapping on the dirt rd corrugations, but It looks like it had been seeping for some time. I've never smelt it though, but it was discoloured in that area, and there is crap on the collector box that I put down to an oil leak.

& besides it is a good excuse to put some miles on the trumpy

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Re: Looking back, which camp were you in?

Post by enigmaT120 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:26 am

They must have improved the Beemer's suspension when they went to the monoshock, because my '70 Bonneville has better suspension than my '81 R65. And the brakes (same as yours) are just as good, but not as progressive.
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