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Richard230

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on: October 21, 2018, 04:25:59 pm
I saw my first running Nimbus today. It looked and sounded really sweet. I think it is a 1950's era model.  Attached are some photos.
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Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 06:41:26 pm
Looks quite new!  Here's one at our local meet this summer...

Photo attached below.

Short "running" video link: https://youtu.be/YR13KFvLhSc - check out those valves!



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Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 06:54:24 pm
That's a beauty!
I understand those are still popular bikes in Europe with good spares support.

The Solvang mMotorcycle Museum (north of LA) has one with a sidecar that's sweet, along with such things as a Moto Guzzi V8 racer and two Brittens as well as much much more.

http://www.motosolvang.com/
It's the right part number so it might fit.


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Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 01:27:47 am
That bike is a superb piece of rational design. The frame is all steel strip, plus a bit o' tube for the steering head. Yet it packs an in-line four with shaft drive - a wonderful dissonance.
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Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 09:14:10 am
That one in my pic is sporting a sidecar - not what I'd call "sweet," though...


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Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 04:29:56 pm
That one in my pic is sporting a sidecar - not what I'd call "sweet," though...

Is that a sidecar or a coffin?  ;)
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Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 06:25:04 am
Is that a sidecar or a coffin?  ;)

Why not both!