My "New" Thumper - More Pix



16 replies to this topic
  • Hokie

Posted May 30, 2002 - 10:06 AM

#1

Posted Image

Except it is a 1968!
All original, and in great shape.
Looking forward to the ride home tonight!

Here are two pix of the actual machine that is in my garage. That was one FUN ride home! Talk about vibration....


Posted Image
Posted Image

[ June 02, 2002: Message edited by: Hokie ]

  • John_Lorenz

Posted May 30, 2002 - 10:44 AM

#2

Oh man thats beautiful

A dude in town here in Hollister has a complely restored 67 Triumph T120, bone stock.

Man it sounds soooooo gggggoooooood, I love British Iron.........

Nothing in the world better then a Britsh Bike in all its glory
Thanks

  • Hokie

Posted May 30, 2002 - 11:12 AM

#3

Thanks!

I'll post some pix Sunday.
I'm off to vegas for the weekend!

  • rmarion

Posted May 30, 2002 - 12:08 PM

#4

Hokie

Man thats awesome, just like old times.
That was the BIKE, when I first starting riding. All striped, that 500 single had some major power.
You think the YZ426 has a starting issue?
Can you imagine, all the whiner’s of today on that bike! :D

They all would be :) in the face, trying to start it.

Thanks, Hokie, now I feel much OLDER. :D

  • yznvegas

Posted May 30, 2002 - 12:11 PM

#5

Hokie, you coming to ride? I will be riding all weekend. (as long as the temp stays under 110) :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted May 30, 2002 - 12:26 PM

#6

rmarion
You got that right, I remember seeing a guy go right over the handle bars from the kick back on a 500 goldstar. It was the funniest thing "Well Outsode of me bail mpg"
I ever saw.

Ya thse brits sure made starting a bike an education

  • Dodger

Posted May 30, 2002 - 12:48 PM

#7

Dude Hokie;

You are on lucky dude. I will be keeping my eyes pealed for you around town. How's your knee, hope it's better. Give a shout when you might want to hook up for some riding, trails are clear up to about 10,500Ft. Got some sweet single track to show ya.

Peace!!

Dodger :) :D

  • Hokie

Posted June 02, 2002 - 03:08 PM

#8

Originally posted by yznvegas:
Hokie, you coming to ride? I will be riding all weekend. (as long as the temp stays under 110) :)


Nah, bachelor party. Just got back.

Lets just say I'm tired.

:D

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • Hokie

Posted June 02, 2002 - 03:11 PM

#9

Originally posted by rmarion:
Hokie

Man thats awesome, just like old times.
That was the BIKE, when I first starting riding. All striped, that 500 single had some major power.
You think the YZ426 has a starting issue?
Can you imagine, all the whiner’s of today on that bike! :D

They all would be :) in the face, trying to start it.

Thanks, Hokie, now I feel much OLDER. :D



Just for the record it is a Victor 441.

I started it up relatively easily. But then again, I don't have too much trouble with my 426 either!


Still not used to the shifter being on the right side and the brake being on the left. Makes for some interesting riding!

  • Hokie

Posted June 02, 2002 - 03:13 PM

#10

Originally posted by Dodger:
Dude Hokie;

You are on lucky dude. I will be keeping my eyes pealed for you around town. How's your knee, hope it's better. Give a shout when you might want to hook up for some riding, trails are clear up to about 10,500Ft. Got some sweet single track to show ya.

Peace!!
Dodger :D :D


The knee is pretty good. Still twinges once in a while. Hopefully I'll be free after next weekend, I have ANOTHER bachelor party to go to next weekend, this time in Boston. I think I'm going to be pickled before this month is over.
:)

  • Fireballsocal

Posted June 02, 2002 - 04:31 PM

#11

B.astard
S.talled
A.gain?
That is one clean BSA Hokie. I can't believe it's not drooling oil anywhere! How does it handle with that super short wheelbase?

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 02, 2002 - 05:59 PM

#12

Man that is a BEAUTY! :D
I love the older bikes!
Especially my 99' fourHUN F!!! :D
But surely you DO know why the Brits do NOT make CPU's ........don't you ???

:)
CUZ THEY CANNOT GET THEM TO LEAK OIL!!!! :D
I can say that cuz I owned a 76' Triumph SPITFIRE!
Awesome car!
Man those Euro's have some WIERD ideas!
Suspension on the rear end of that car had a SOLO leaf-spring ----sideways---- and supported the whole rear end of that thing! :D

  • Hokie

Posted June 03, 2002 - 05:34 AM

#13

Originally posted by Fireballsocal:
B.astard
S.talled
A.gain?
That is one clean BSA Hokie. I can't believe it's not drooling oil anywhere! How does it handle with that super short wheelbase?


Oh, it is leaking oil. It wasn't out long enough to get a puddle going on the driveway.

It handled great, easy to turn at slow speeds. But I was concentrating on making sure to use the left foot for braking so I was not too concerned about that aspect of it!

  • John_Lorenz

Posted June 03, 2002 - 05:48 AM

#14

Hokie Stop it your killing me stop stop AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Leaking oil Oh how I love British Bikes. If its not leaking oil it aint a brit bike :)

You Sadistic SOB stop it already :D

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted June 03, 2002 - 07:21 AM

#15

Ive got a 71 250 victor. Being an obsessed teen ager, I fixed all the leaks believe it or not. My dad told me it couldnt be done! Showed him :)

Ya gotta love the copper enhanced RTV. I wish I had a picture of that thing. I forward mounted the shocks, and put some 14.5" Mulhollands on it, and a Maico fork, it turned pretty good for what it was. Now it drips on my uncles garage.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted June 03, 2002 - 07:43 AM

#16

A small trick I learned to keep things from leaking at a race, was to etch the cases with a exacto blade just enough to place a lip in the center of the case face. Plenty of Silicon (Enough to make Pamala Anderson Blush)

wont leak for at least tech inspection
:)

  • Bambislayer

Posted June 03, 2002 - 04:48 PM

#17

thumpin rock hucker- so does the "new" z06 vette.





Related Content

 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.