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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Retro?
« Last Post by jimku on Today at 02:16:03 am »
Nothing personal, but I'd crawl in the mud for a whole day to avoid those ugly wheels.  ;D
Well, you go ahead and crawl in the mud when you get a flat if you want.  I won't have to.
Bilgemaster is correct.  I refuse to ride a bike that doesn't have tubeless alloy wheels.  I wouldn't have bought my Interceptor if I hadn't have found these wheels before I ever ordered it, I would have paid the extra money and bought a Triumph.  When I think of what I would have to go through to fix a flat on the stock tires/wheels, these are things of beauty.
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Himalayan / Re: Newbie intro
« Last Post by Bilgemaster on Today at 01:34:19 am »
Welcome aboard! From your user name I'd guess you're Dutch or maybe Flemish? If the former, you may soon discover here a rather militant fanbase for adorable Dutch blonde gals on Himalayans: https://www.youtube.com/c/ItchyBoots
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Himalayan / Re: Newbie intro
« Last Post by oldphart on Today at 01:25:27 am »
Hi!
I went from years of oh-it'll-definitely-be-a-Bonnie to Himalayan!! in one test drive last Saturday.
That was all it took in the search for my first ever motorbike. Love at first ride. I'm still smiling!
Come to think of it, I might be still smiling because I bought one this week and can pick it up tomorrow. Brand new Himalayan Snow.
Just got word from the dealer that it's got plates!
A turn of events which took me completely by surprise.  :D
It's difficult not to just burst into pieces from happiness, but I will do my best.
Be seeing you.
Ruuntje

You'll be amazed how many people fall in love with these little bikes on their first ride.

Have fun. Now go and wear it out  ;D
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Retro?
« Last Post by Bilgemaster on Today at 01:09:48 am »
Nothing personal, but I'd crawl in the mud for a whole day to avoid those ugly wheels.  ;D

If memory serves, those wheels were a case of function triumphing over form. Unlike me, who is utterly indifferent to tubed vs. tubeless, our man Jimku REALLY wanted tubeless rims, and that style was about all he could find out there to do the job. Sure, they're a little peculiar, but so what? Thing is, and I've said this before, Jimku has otherwise fettled his bike into the very model of a tourer that I'd like to own myself. I might not give the first, let alone second, thought about those wheels, but otherwise his taste is unimpeachable. And I dunno...I think even those "vortexy" wheels giving roadside passersby vertigo might grow on me.
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Retro?
« Last Post by mwmosser on Yesterday at 10:55:28 pm »
Life is already complicated enough. I like the simplicity and uncomplicatedness of my bikes. A modern bike festooned with all the electronics and plastic and angles and aids is exactly what I want to get away from with my motorbiking. It's why I drive a 30 year old car, too. On my bike or in my car, I can kind of check out of the present for a little while.

Those wheels don't get better with age, do they? I'd choose a different bike if it came to that.  ;)

Funny. I love the bells and whistles on my cars. I like the driver aids and other electronic accoutrements. But I don't want on my bike. Different purposes.
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Retro?
« Last Post by greentrumpet on Yesterday at 10:16:09 pm »
Great thread, I love these bikes, great to ride and they do transport me back many years to how I thought BSAs etc were in my imagination. In reality the old bikes were often a bit too "characterful". Sure, some improvements/personal taste mods can be made but they're fine. Even the seat doesn't bother my assteroids too much!
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Campfire Talk / Re: Chevy's electric crate motor
« Last Post by gizzo on Yesterday at 10:11:31 pm »
That is so cool. I want that in my ski boat.
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: New paint
« Last Post by ROTENMEYER on Yesterday at 10:01:20 pm »
I have a dream ... my bike painted whit British Racing Green with my brown seat

https://www.shpock.com/en-gb/i/XKm3iR2eIWxEaPfj/triumph-thunderbird-900-british-racing-green



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Campfire Talk / Chevy's electric crate motor
« Last Post by Richard230 on Yesterday at 09:51:31 pm »
Now here is something interesting. No need to smog your old truck anymore:  https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/10/chevrolet-readies-an-electric-crate-motor-for-homebuilt-ev-hotrods/
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Removing the gas tank logo
« Last Post by ROTENMEYER on Yesterday at 09:50:44 pm »
1-gasoline destroys adhesive (protects engine with rags)
2-a nylon fishing line

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