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« Reply #250 on: 14 January 2020, 11:31:59 AM »

that looks like a modern Ariel Square 4, or an original one off.
  It's a Sunbeam s8 I think. The s7 looked cool with it's fat tyres.

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« Reply #251 on: 14 January 2020, 02:08:01 PM »
Sunbeam were a subsiduary of BSA. Yep, I'd agreee, an S8. :)

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« Reply #252 on: 15 January 2020, 05:15:25 PM »
Yes that's an S8, I had one with a chair when you could ride a combo on L plates but the S7 was the one to have for pulling a chair. All 3 wheels were interchangable and they looked great with them balloon tyres.Those Sunbeams had a big fault in that the rear cylinder would overheat because being in line it wouldn't get the air cooling like the front.They were also very slow,you were lucky to get 50 with a chair on but I remember having a great crack lifting the chair wheel on tight left handers,when you first did it though you'd shit yourself thinking the chair was coming over and you'd bang it down and be on the wrong side of the road!! but when you got the hang of it you could go along with the wheel in the air in a straight line,very cool I thought,probably the only one who did though. :lol
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« Reply #253 on: 15 January 2020, 06:56:58 PM »
Getting the chair in the air was great fun, as you say, once you'd got the hang of it. I had a third share of a Tiger 110 with a float sidecar. It used to be used for recovering broken down or crashed bikes. We bought it off a bike dealer for 15 quid when he upgraded to a van. No one relished their turn being passenger on the float with just a bit of scaffolding to hang on to though. Happy days :thumbup

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« Reply #254 on: 16 January 2020, 09:14:56 PM »
 I didn't know whether to post this in cool bike or best paintjob.

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« Reply #255 on: 17 January 2020, 06:46:33 PM »
Niether!! these never did it for me,don't know why because they've got a cult following,well I think it's cult. :lol
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« Reply #256 on: 17 January 2020, 06:53:46 PM »
Niether!! these never did it for me,don't know why because they've got a cult following,well I think it's cult. :lol

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« Reply #257 on: 17 January 2020, 09:53:50 PM »
MV eternally cool 8) . The 6 cylinder 350 GP bike also has the coolest sound :D .
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« Reply #258 on: 17 January 2020, 10:18:01 PM »
MV eternally cool 8) . The 6 cylinder 350 GP bike also has the coolest sound :D .

  Many years ago, I went to the Post TT Classic at Mallory Park. John Cooper and Ago were 'Parading' on their old bikes, a BSA triple and the MV500/4, not quite the 350/6 but it still sounded fantastic, that dry rasp sounds like nothing else.

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« Reply #259 on: 18 January 2020, 10:42:17 PM »

MV won every 500cc GP title from 1958 through to 1974 and Ago took 7 of those on the bounce from '66 to '72 ('74 was the last time a four stroke won the championship before the start of the two-stroke era)


Awesome stats :eek
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« Reply #260 on: 18 January 2020, 11:11:59 PM »

MV won every 500cc GP title from 1958 through to 1974 and Ago took 7 of those on the bounce from '66 to '72 ('74 was the last time a four stroke won the championship before the start of the two-stroke era)


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  They certainly are, Ago's and MV's. Hailwood is my all time hero ( I actually met him once, I was about 14) but Ago was an incredible rider.
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« Reply #261 on: 19 January 2020, 04:09:50 PM »
Thing is a lot of those titles were won against manx nortons,G50's,patons,Jawas' etc when the Japs pulled out,Agostini had very little competition for a good few years and when he did he'd struggle against the likes of Saarinen and when Phil Read started beating him after joining MV he was soon on his way.As far as I'm concerned his best days were the sixties when he had some great battles with Hailwood,Read,Ivy,etc, but one of the greatest? on paper maybe but I don't think he deserves to be classed amongst the really great,great riders.Imo he showed his true colours when he shafted Eddie Lawson when he was riding for Marlboro,Eddie asked Ago if the deal was going to be the same as last season and he said they'd pulled the funding and it was going to be a struggle to find funds,what he didn't know was Eddie was well in with the main man at Marlboro and when he questioned it he was told there was no problem with the funding and couldn't understand what Ago was on about,turns out Ago was creaming off the top and wanted to get Lawson as cheap as possible.Eddie jumped ship and won again,a proper great.IMO
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« Reply #262 on: 05 February 2020, 08:47:02 PM »

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« Reply #263 on: 07 February 2020, 08:05:09 PM »
You'd want understanding neighbours with that one!! :kiss
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« Reply #264 on: 08 February 2020, 03:45:53 PM »

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« Reply #265 on: 08 February 2020, 05:49:18 PM »
Jesus :eek

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« Reply #266 on: 08 February 2020, 06:45:02 PM »
Not to my taste.. but certainly a head turner. And I'm sure there are plenty of people that would think its "cool"

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« Reply #267 on: 08 February 2020, 07:20:18 PM »
It's already been down by the look of it. That's not cool. :rollin
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« Reply #268 on: 08 February 2020, 07:45:06 PM »
Nothing that a small can of juice and some matches wouldn't fix.I mean seriously, that is one uncool motorcycle. :eek   

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« Reply #269 on: 08 February 2020, 08:47:44 PM »


Fazersharp's bike ----
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I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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« Reply #270 on: 09 February 2020, 11:18:12 AM »
Quote
Sometimes its best not to stand out too much.
Was it really necessary to repost that thing, just as I am trying to unsee it?
 

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« Reply #271 on: 09 February 2020, 11:39:36 AM »

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« Reply #273 on: 09 February 2020, 09:16:13 PM »
Anybody remember this cool machine
https://orangedition.com/images/Laverda-1000-V6-900px.jpg


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« Reply #274 on: 09 February 2020, 09:31:22 PM »
Aye, didn't the V6 play a major role in their downfall?

The race bike looks a bit of a mess, but here it is looking a little cooler;