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Old 05-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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two triumph 500's chase scene, clint easwood

one of my favorite movies involving triumphs! enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6nBUJBbKPU
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm

Just to be nit-picky, the bike El Clinto was on is a 650.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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er.. yup.
you are right... -j
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That's Coogan's Bluff.

While I have a client's '68 Tiger in my shop, I'm going to park it next to my '67 Bonnie and get a "movie shot".
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it a TR6C?
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What is great about this scene is there are no fake bikes. In Viva Knievel his Sportster turns into a Triumph quite often. Triumphs always had to do the dirty work in a lot of movies, while HD sat around and took credit for it! Does anyone on this forum ride like that? Clint Eastwood has a few movies with great bike shots, but I was bummed out when he junked out some of the "Black Widders" brit bikes!
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That scene is, in my opinion, the best motorcycle chase scene ever filmed. I'm not sure who did the actual riding, but judging by the style displayed I speculate it's Bud Ekins and Eddie Mulder. Bud was Eddies uncle, at least he called him Uncle Bud, and it is widely known that Ekins broke "Squirrel" into the stunt Biz.
The bike "Coogan" is riding is a '67 Bonneville with the late model year paint scheme, which means it Probably has concentric carbs. It is missing the rubber knee pads that should be on the tank. The Bike the fugitive is riding is a '67 T100R Tiger. 1967 was the second year in a row that Triumph won Daytona with basically that bike, highly modified of course. The '67 Daytona 200 was won by Gary Nixon, and it set him up to go on and win his first of two consecutive Grand National Championships. In 1968 the T100R was dubbed "Daytona". I have both a '67 Bonnie and a '67 T100R, and I am fond of telling my friends that I have one of each of the model bikes in the "Coogan's Bluff" chase scene!
Another great chase scene is the Desert chase in "Hell's Angels '69" Mulder (on a TR6) and desert racer J. N. Roberts doubled the actors...what is amazing is that many of the actual Oakland Hell's Angels did their own riding in the chase! I consider it a close second to "Coogan's Bluff" in motorcycle chase scenes on film!
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I did notice that the scenes were mildly edited as Clint re-starting the dropped Bonnie does the first kick with the bike in gear, next it shows him riding away.

That's definitely Clint picking up the bike and kicking it. I think he may have actually ridden in some of those shots, not sure about "Ringerman".

Note that Clint (or his stunt double) clips the top column of the steps as they are going UP a short run, the scene had to be clipped just before the bike went down, there's no way it stayed up after that whack.

Not only do I have one each of those two, I've also got a California police Guzzi and KZ1000 from "Magnum Force".

Clint also rode a HD chopper in "The Gauntlet". no stunt double there. I think he may have done all his own riding shots; kinda like Jackie Chan in that respect.
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I seem to remember in Magnum Force the Guzzis changed in to Triumphs near the end of the film when on board the mothballed ships.
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I'll bet they made a deal with the LAPD to buy a bunch of thier outgoing patrol units because they had HD, Guzzi, Triumph & Kawasakis in the movie and in the LAPD.

Maybe they bought them at auction...
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