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This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 16:12 #11

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Triumph makes golf balls in addition to motorcycles.

Ok I am done for now !!

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This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 16:14 #12

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ok...ok....

I more

The world's longest motorcycle, built in Russia in 2005, is 31 feet long and seats up to 16 people.


geeezz!

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"Get Sideways ".....Meis
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This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 17:09 #13

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Motorcycle spelled backwards is elcycrotom.

Ok, I'll stay out of this thread.....

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This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 17:09 #14

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“Bugs, fly’s, airborne and alike all taste better mashed between your teeth on a motorcycle.”

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This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 17:21 #15

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Yamaha's first motorcycle, the YA-1, was heavily influenced by the iconic DKW RT125. The Japanese focused on improving and updating the original design and the Yamaha motorcycle division was born.

Trivia: As part of World War II reparations, right after the war the plans for the successful little DKW were given to Britain, the USA, Poland, and Russia (and maybe more countries). BSA, Harley Davidson, WFM, and MMZ (later MZ) all made versions of the DKW from the 1940's to at least the 1960's

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1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 17:56 #16

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I read that there were motorcycles in the old testament: "Joshua's triumph was heard throughout the land..."
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Where the Yamaha Enduro is still a current model...

This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 19:16 #17

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Meis wrote: Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) was killed in a motorcycle accident after swerving to avoid two boys on their bicycles.


Were the boys small enough to have been eaten in a single setting? Isn't that the guideline for whether to swerve or not to swerve?

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This Site is a History Lesson 15 Mar 2019 20:48 #18

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In there beginnings Suzuki started making looms, Honda started make piston rings, Yamaha pianos and
Hodaka......well ....they made motorcycles.
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This Site is a History Lesson 16 Mar 2019 00:57 #19

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Zozr wrote: Well run forum helping keep these old dinosaurs alive!


Are you referring to the bikes or their owners..................?!

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This Site is a History Lesson 16 Mar 2019 01:01 #20

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My first two bikes were Yamahas (FS1-E then RD125), but it was years before I realised that Yamaha manufactured musical instruments before they started on motorcycles and that their insignia was three tuning forks!

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