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This would live in my den.

Ricci.WrightRicci.Wright Member Posts: 5,130 ✭✭✭✭

I remember going to a motorcycle shop on Long Island with my Dad in 1967 or 1968. He was picking up a new Triumph Bonniville 650. The shop sold Royal Enfield as well and I remember falling in love with one of these machines. A 1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750. The electrics suck, they vibrate like a clothes dryer, and aren't very fast, but man they look and sound great.


  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 50,936 ✭✭✭✭

    Mine was a '64 Bonneville.

  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,345 ******

    That's a classic, Ricci.

    They sell new ones near me.

  • Wild TurkeyWild Turkey Member Posts: 2,420 ✭✭✭✭

    My younger brother got a early Harley when we were in High School (early 60's)

    He took after the scrawny side of the family -- he was a distance runner and I was the football lineman and weighed twice what he did at the time.

    He had the Harley for several months and never could get it to start. Finally one sunny afternoon he decided he'd had enough and if he couldn't get it to start he was selling it.

    Worked for a while setting and checking everything and kicked it several time and nothing happened.

    He backed off and glared at it for a few minutes, then decided it was time to quit fooling around and get it started.

    He carefully placed the bike pedal on the kick starter, jumped up in the air and kicked it with every ounce he had.

    It barked and started running like a champ.

    He'd finally gotten that 74's attention and from then on no problems.

    When he retired from teaching he did an "Iron Butt 1000", riding from Texas to Kentucky in under 24 hours.😵

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,807 ✭✭✭✭

    Lucas "Prince of Darkness," enough said. 🤔

    The Moto Guzzi in your Avatar, "would live in my Den."

    That Royal Enfield would be out somewhere behind my Lawn Mower. 😂

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,060 ✭✭✭✭


    Would make a great looking man cave toy

    Around 1979 or so I was big it to trading guns, cars , pickup trucks ,parts just about anything to make a few dollars or just have something new to me .

    Any way I ended up with a old triumph 750 In part of a package deal trade

    It had been "customized" by bubby or spike into a chopper

    Remember Clint Eastwood in "any which way but lose " the bike gang that was after him the bike would have fit perfectly as one of theirs classic iron cross mirrors sissy bar very long extended forks to name a few

    I pushed that thing home as much as I rode it lucky i was young and in great shape now i would just leave in the ditch lol

    I had a cousin who had to have it And I was glad to see him get it

  • buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,160 ✭✭✭✭

    I loved old British bikes,but they were about as dependable as a perforated condom.

  • Ricci.WrightRicci.Wright Member Posts: 5,130 ✭✭✭✭

    A kick starter and right side shifter. Those were the days.

  • Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 21,257 ✭✭✭✭

    The Indians make them now.


  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,643 ✭✭✭✭

    A true motorcycle has the BMW emblem on it, like my 1976 R75/6 had. Stir, stir, stir....

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,807 ✭✭✭✭


    (Or) My 1999 BMW FS650 Dual Sport, rigged for Touring. 😁

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • Ricci.WrightRicci.Wright Member Posts: 5,130 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2

    AWWWW, you got a little learner motor bike to go along with your little learner go cart thingy. That is soooo cute.

  • dcon12dcon12 Member Posts: 31,872 ✭✭✭✭
  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,807 ✭✭✭✭

    I would expect no less. 👍😁

    That Bike has a Cult following amongst World Travelers. (Go to the web site, look for yourself.) That engine won the Isle of Mann, that bike has won the Paris to Dakkar. What else you got? 🤔😂

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

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