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any of us into classic bikes?
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    any of us into classic bikes?

    although i havnt owned a Cortina GT mk 1 for over 30 years i have got a couple of Royal Enfield Continental GTs,a 65 and 66.i would love a mk 1 GT from the same year,preferably a red two door as i think it would look great next to one of my little red cafe racer 250cc bikes.are any of us also into classic bikes?

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    I don't own any classic bikes but I have restored a few vintage Bultacos for a good friend of mine. We are in the process of doing up a mid-60s Ducati single cafe racer now.

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    Yep, love the old bikes. Like Pimtina, I have not currently got one, but one day, when skills permit, I'll build a Triton cafe racer. A Norton Atlas would be a good thing in the mean time.
    www.cortina-mk1.com
    Contact me for parts.

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    I have got a project bike. (I have tooo many projects !)
    Having grown up in a family that was always traveling to races all across Australia (both road and off road), the bug for bikes has woked its way into me.
    My interest is mostly off road, as a result my project is a 1977 Kawasaki kx125 motocross bike. Not too sure if you would call that a classic or not?
    My Dad used to mechanic for the late Greg Hansford, so I have a soft spot for the H2R Kawasaki.

    Hmmmm, the memorys....

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    A KX125! That's pretty funny knowing your stature!

    I would have been much like you growing up then. Visited just about every track in Vic growing up watching both on and off road racing. Got a soft spot for the early Duke Superbikes myself, 851's , 888's, there was nothing like the sound of a bunch of them screaming down into Turn 1 at Philip Is. Almost classics themselves these days...

    Also big bore two stroke dirt bikes. Nothing like the sound of a 2 stroke motor on full throttle...

    Going to try and make it to Winton this year for the historic races in May. Apparently lots of old bikes there.
    www.cortina-mk1.com
    Contact me for parts.

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    I would be disadvantaged if I raced it.

    Dad was woking for Kawasaki way back then, he spent a lot of years working with Trevor Williams. The 125 that I have is a pre-production bike, it was the first bike that Kawasaki gave to Trevor.
    I understand the big bore 2 smokers, they sound great. I can remember standing behind the start line at Broardford for one of the Mr Motocross rounds, the smell, she sight, the sound.... and the mud.
    Trevor still has his works GP 500 from 1980, Anthony Gunter still has his GP as well, but his got damaged in a workshop fire in the early 90's, but it's virtually finished as a complete resto now.

    I also like the sound of the big bore thumpers from more recent times. I raced the thumpernats for 8 years, back before there was a limit of 450cc's in the open class.
    We (dad Trevor and I) built race bikes from KLX650's, by the end they were 700cc weapons, probably the fastest thing out there in a straight line, but they handled like tanks. We spent longer on the KLX 250/300 bikes, we even got to the point of experimenting with EFI on one in 1999.

    We spent a bit of time with the TKA road race team as well, usually helping out at the long distance races at Philip Island, winton and others.
    Nevil Doyle still has some of the old H2R racers, he is restoring them and selling them as his retirement fund.

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    pmolly Guest
    Here you go Winton May 2009

    Great cars great bkies

    Phil M
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    Mathew this was my last bike about mid 1970s
    Mainly raced in Enduros and desert rallies

    Bultaco Frontera 360cc

    Was a great bike at that time
    Phil M
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    Phil, that "taco" is a cool classic, but those other things are antiques!

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    I also have a couple of Kawasaki KV75's and a Honda XR75/80.... tooo many projects!
    If your interested ill post some pictures when I get home.

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    Hi all, here is a pic of my 1953 Norton Dominator. I sold it a couple of years ago to finish off an Escort race car which has since been sold to fund the Mk 1 Cortina build. Was a great bike, glorious to ride, Kickstart was the only way to start it, 500cc twin, no key, magneto...from a simpler time..cheers DougNorton 1953..JPG

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    Ive a bike or 2 ,...languishing in shed.

    Bay to birdwood 1992, My Dad and Bro, dropped in on way back



    My first real dirt bike......still have it too.



    My stable from awhile ago......

    still have suzuki.



    YZ getting a make over...........



    Second road bike..........



    One of Dads, now in new hands.





    Me on a rental in Alice Springs........many years ago



    Current steed..





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    Bro pulled over on 2009 Bay to birdwood, when he spotted me......................




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    A friend sent me this link.....................................

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320480

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    I like the look of the white tyred harley.

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    took these at a factory in Williamstown , seems they always have interesting jobs tro work on.
    Last edited by redbrowed; 14th May 2011 at 02:51 PM.

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    Does anyone here sells a pocket bike?

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    Here's some shots of my current ride, 78 Suzuki GS1000, had full resto by P.O. with period mods,4in1s, pods, 79 yoshimura paint scheme, great old bike to throw a leg over and go for a cruise, especially now its spring.

    Picture 263 (Small).jpgPicture 260 (Small).jpg

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    Larfalot

    Did you ever get your GT? If not would you be interested in a 1963 Estate. AE120 6015 Spear Racing intake manifold? Stored last 26 years only needs clutch and pressure plate engine mount, air cleaner,top radiator hose. Has Bench seats and column shift.

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    I have a 1972 BSA B50t and a kawa z200 1978 model

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