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Author Topic: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?  (Read 22015 times)

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #45 on: Jul 18, 2008, 11:14:08 »
With all us old coots,we should have are own sub-sect,  "half tons,doin the ton"    ;D

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #46 on: Jul 18, 2008, 13:20:22 »
With all us old coots,we should have are own sub-sect,  "half tons,doin the ton"    ;D

Or at least "Half tons tryin' for the ton."  Not sure my ol' 360 would do the ton going downhill, wide open, with a tail wind!
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

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These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #47 on: Jul 18, 2008, 14:03:16 »
LOL, That would be another good "just for fun" How many bikes on here can actually do the ton.(not just think they can" cause its harder than it  seems!)  Most bikes under 1000 ccs that are vintage,have a hard time doing the ton,with a few exceptions like the cb750 etc. etc. I have one xs that will just do it,and another that will shatter the ton mark,and up the anty another 25 mph!

Offline Hoofhearted

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #48 on: Jul 18, 2008, 19:06:48 »
My 1960 Norton has an old (mid 70s) Weslake 500 speedway engine in it.   I run it at El Mirage and Bonneville.  It run in the 500 PS/PG which is Partial Streamlining Pushrod Gas.  So far its best time has been 129.917mph.  No guessing on whether or not it will do the ton.
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

Offline Represto

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #49 on: Jul 18, 2008, 19:59:32 »
My 78 CB550 can do it no problem...on a straight highway.  It shakes like bastard though. 

Offline brewtown16

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #50 on: Jul 18, 2008, 22:01:38 »
well i seem to be the baby of the group, 22 years old, learned on a dream305 on a farm in the middle of IL when i was 12, just got back into bikes when i turned 20, built up the CL450 from parts, tried to get it running, bought the 360 last fall and have been wrenching since.
68 CL450
74 CB360 "Mississippi Queen"

Offline Canuck Plumber

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #51 on: Jul 24, 2008, 00:53:07 »
38.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the parts I cannot find; the courage to ride the bikes I build; and the wisdom to know when I've spent too much..

Offline Ton-O-Fun

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #52 on: Jul 24, 2008, 03:20:45 »
22, ive got a CB350, CB100, trail 90, S-65, and a cub 55T...  Only the 350 runs.  First two wheeled vehicle was a 150cc honda elite scooter, but quickly graduated to the trail 90.

Offline Hoofhearted

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #53 on: Jul 24, 2008, 03:55:32 »
Its great to see such a range of ages on this forum.  I know I'm without a doubt the oldest but age is, to a point, irrelevant.  Enthusiasm is the key.   Show me a Manx Norton and I'll show you a giddy schoolboy.
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

Offline brewtown16

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #54 on: Jul 24, 2008, 13:28:38 »
Its great to see such a range of ages on this forum.  I know I'm without a doubt the oldest but age is, to a point, irrelevant.  Enthusiasm is the key.   Show me a Manx Norton and I'll show you a giddy schoolboy.

i think everyone on this board turns 10 when we see one of those
68 CL450
74 CB360 "Mississippi Queen"

Offline rob in socal

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #55 on: Jul 24, 2008, 14:58:03 »
I'm 36........my first bike was an orange 78 CB400T........since then Ive had a 77CB550 and now my 77CB750{not including mopeds and dirt bikes when i was a kid} ;).....Im pretty sure I will only own 70's hondas....

{well, maybe an old norton, or,  maybe a triumph......and, um,well,  those new retro ducatis are really bitchen
um}
anyway

ride safe

rob

Offline judeyramone

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #56 on: Jul 24, 2008, 17:39:22 »
41.
there's nothing else but me
and an empty road
and a cool, cool wind and it makes me feel so good

Offline kiwi

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #57 on: Jul 24, 2008, 20:56:15 »
I'm 57.  Started riding in '68. First bike was a '57 Tiger 110, with all the nice goodies from Paul Dunstall. Wish I still had it.   John.

Offline manxman

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #58 on: Jul 27, 2008, 02:15:58 »
58, First bike, '67 Honda CL90 (cafed!)

Offline HorrorHo

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #59 on: Jul 27, 2008, 15:25:19 »
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HorrorHo
99 RS 125
01 Rc51
02 R1