916 vs Black lightning

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Ace, May 31, 2011.

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    Ivan D. Reid Guest

    I need to get my eyes checked, I always thought that was brown,
    not green.
    Actually, IIRC the little 650 sibling was pretty neat when it
    first came out. Metalflake green, I think (now you'll tell me it was brown).

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    Ivan D. Reid, Jun 7, 2011
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  2. Talking of prices, the Ducati 750 SS has been in a couple of peoples
    lists. Here's a link to a (serious) for sale ad:
    Steve Borland, Jun 8, 2011
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  3. I think it was the original GW test in Bike way back in 1976 or so were
    they had the comment that Honda had originally intended to call it the
    Lead Wing, until they noticed that gold was heavier...

    My personal preferences would include a Ducati's TT2, the '73 750 Sport
    (with the black bits on the engine and forks I think it's actually
    better looking than the Super Sport, and the colour is better), Triumph
    T160 (from the side it really looks good), Norton 750 Fastback, Guzzi's
    Le Mans I, the early Jotas, the list goes on and on.

    The Guggenheim museum in New York had an exhibition several years ago
    entitled "The Art of the Motorcycle". It went on tour to the various
    Guggenheim sites in the US & Europe, but unfortunately I never made it
    to any of them. The catalogue is a bloody big thick book, full of some
    of the best photos of bikes you will see. Well worth digging up on one
    of the old book sites on the net.

    /Steve in Denmark, who may own one or more of the bikes mentioned..
    Steve Borland, Jun 8, 2011
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    Andrew998 Guest

    "The Older Gentleman" wrote in message
    It even has the fibreglass tank of which I spoke. Absolutely glorious.
    Andrew998, Jun 8, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    It isn't £70k for me though
    Hog., Jun 8, 2011
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    darsy Guest

    and I would agree - preferably in red/white/purple.
    darsy, Jun 8, 2011
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    ogden Guest

    I can only assume you've typoed 'green/purple'.
    ogden, Jun 8, 2011
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    Is that really worth £70K? I think I need to get some valuations done.

    Simon Wilson, Jun 8, 2011
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    Andrew998 Guest

    "Hog." wrote in message news:4def61cd$0$2508$...
    Me neither.
    Andrew998, Jun 8, 2011
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    darsy Guest

    perversely, no.
    darsy, Jun 8, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    wessie, Jun 8, 2011
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    darsy Guest

    darsy, Jun 8, 2011
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    ogden Guest

    ogden, Jun 8, 2011
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    darsy Guest

    darsy, Jun 8, 2011
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    Lozzo Guest

    Gaylord purple bodywork and wheels.

    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
    Lozzo, Jun 8, 2011
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    davethedave Guest

    davethedave, Jun 8, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    He hasn't bred, so yes,
    wessie, Jun 8, 2011
  19. Only for looks - the B34 was a pile of pretty scap metal. On of my old
    mates lightened, 'adjusted' heads, fitted 1" Monoblocs, bumped-up
    compression atio, tripled oilflow, fed oil into both ends of crankshaft,
    improved gearbox and made Dural big-ends for a T35 Mk5 Douggie.

    Lost a DBD B34 on the M1.
    Macabre of Auchterloonie, Jun 9, 2011
  20. Fell off the recovery wagon?
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jun 9, 2011
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