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  1. Tbone

    Tbone Jan 5, 2017

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    I'm sure there were more than a few of us watch geeks at Monterey. Same thing with Rennsport. We should plan a dinner or something for next year!
     
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  2. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jan 5, 2017

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    Press Cars and Track Days mainly. Early and mid-seventies we also had the 2002 Turbo, but the more regular models, like 2002 tii and 3.0 Si were pretty quick too. After that era I moved on to work for Alfa Romeo and I don't think BMWs have ever been as exciting/attractive as then, even with today's sophistications and electronic trickeries. The cars of my era were not particularly well-made but in the UK we marketed them well and they really were the bees-knees at that time!
     
  3. Tbone

    Tbone Jan 5, 2017

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    Totally agree. I have a new BMW and it's devoid of all character....
     
  4. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 6, 2017

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    Singer

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  5. Tbone

    Tbone Jan 6, 2017

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    Thrashing 500k.... I think I'd be more inclined to beat on a RSR clone with a built 3.8. But that's because I'm poor.... :thumbsdown:
     
  6. primabaleron

    primabaleron Jan 8, 2017

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    primabaleron Jan 8, 2017

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    primabaleron Jan 8, 2017

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  9. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 8, 2017

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    Even though Singers are made a few miles from me I had not seen one in person until I was up in Monterey. They are stunning and worth every penny they are asking for them.
     
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  10. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jan 14, 2017

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    If you like generous rear-ends and multiple posers . . .
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  11. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jan 14, 2017

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    Some more Abarth curvaceousness:
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  12. Tubber

    Tubber Jan 14, 2017

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    @Fritz That's very impressive. Looking at the ergonomics, where the seat, gear lever/footrest and 'bars are I would struggle to even sit on it. I nearly bought one of the new Kawasaki H2s but they are completely impractical. I prefer a bit of comfort these days. 145bhp/200+kg, nearly the same as the NCR ;).
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  13. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jan 14, 2017

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    An FJ! One of the guys is our area, who has a very understanding wife, bought one of those damn things. I ran into him mid summer the year he bought it and was quite impressed to notice 20,000km on it when he'd only bought it in the spring!

    and here I am saving for another Enfield!
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  14. Tubber

    Tubber Jan 14, 2017

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    Hard to beat the FJR for long distance comfort.
    Vintage British bikes with "character". I had a 1964 Triumph Thunderbird years ago. Bought it with the various bits in a bath-tub. Rebuilt it and it wasn't too bad. Kind of wish I still had it. You can understand why the CB750 was the final nail in the coffin for the British bike industry after riding both.
    Been playing with the idea of buying one of the modern Enfields. What's you next Enfield?
     
  15. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jan 14, 2017

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    The Enfield pictured was a '93, it gave me 17 years/76000km of fun and far outlasted the Kawasaki I bought to replace it! (luckily the Oilfield was still in the garage to ride while the Kawasaki got new cams.... every 20,000km!) So I'll likely buy the basic 500.

    As for the Japanese killing off the British bike... they didn't need to, the British stopped trying and basically committed suicide. I had a friend that ran a '39 BMW, it was as good as my '62 BMW and both were light years ahead of a '75 Triumph.

    And the oil stayed inside! The only time my Triumph stopped leaking oil was at the end of a long winter.... why.... because it ran out of oil to leak! It was all in the pan on the floor. Damn thing needed diapers! At least the Enfield had a oil filter!
     
  16. CTS-V

    CTS-V Jan 14, 2017

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    We finally got some snow last night....


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  17. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Apr 27, 2017

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  18. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Apr 27, 2017

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    That photograph is exactly what this thread was made for ... I actually let out a little "oooh" when it popped up on screen.
     
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    jw0n Apr 28, 2017

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  20. Oppo

    Oppo May 2, 2017

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    I get my Tesla in about 2 weeks, I'll have to post some pictures if that's allowed?
     
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