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post #61 of 83 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 07:28 AM
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Cool photo, of a cool bike with a cool sunset
Can it get any better!

Nice one Travis

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post #62 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 11:22 PM
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I have been signed up here "a while" now, but forgot ..... I'm sorry. My first bike was a 1970 Norton 750 Fastback, I bougt it in 1972. In late 1974 I traded it in on a new 1974 T150V ..... I wasn't so great about pics then but I do have a few. I always kept the stock parts, but I also played with a 60 tooth sprocket on a 18" rear wheel from a T140 and a header and some jetting .... sorry about the "sissy bar" mod but it was popular then and a couple girls I knew liked it back there .... and it was handy for carrying a helmet for them on the nights I met up when cruising the main drags back home on the bike.



I wrecked her one fall day in 1977, we "parted company" after a very bad tank slapping wobble episode at 70 mph .... glad I had already slowed from over 100. She mostly slid on her left side, she was fixed in time it cost me two weeks in a hospital laying on my stomache with little meat on my hind parts. The Bell Star 120 saved my face though. No broken bones, but it was two weeks of no crapping. I tumbled some. I was lucky.
In time, I let her go and along came career and family and no bikes until 1994 when I spied the second and present T150V in "Old Bike Journal" 4 sale in Vergenes, Vt. Brad was the owners name, after some convo on Friday, I sent a check Saturday and Tuesday too off and drove my F-150 760 miles getting there and 760 miles home with "Baby" in the bed on Wednesday.
I still have her, I did do some polishing on the aluminum, she now has Boyer and a electr Reg/Rec unit and a Carello H-4 headlight and I junked the pod filters and put a new Chrome earlier model on and after tiring of the rusty stock pipeset, got Paul Bryant to build what became his first I believe, "Big Bore" one piece pipeset for a T150 and ship to me and a set of repro Dunstall Decibels work well. I also did swap in a T140 rear wheel complete, the orig 19" is hanging up.




Back in 1974, many T150Vs were sold with the red and silver tags on the side covers, and many came througfh with the black and gold ones. My first T150V came with red and silver, my second one was a later date machine, it had black and gold .... you can see what I liked. Yeah, I added horns that work somewhat.

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My "not totally standard" 1969 T150





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My two works bikes - well one's a works bike, the Highboy (Daytona No.8), the other is Son of Sam which is about as close as you can get without ctually being one given that it was built by works mechanices and raced by works riders

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Hey, GRIN: Beautiful paint job!

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post #66 of 83 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 12:16 AM
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John: Is your Iron Butt Trident famous? I thoroughly enjoyed following your adventure. Bob
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John: Is your Iron Butt Trident famous? I thoroughly enjoyed following your adventure. Bob
I suppose the word I would use is that it's "recognisable" rather than famous !!

In any event, thank you for you comment

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You have an impressive spectrum of triples. Do you have any favorite modifications or standard features? Bob
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