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Race around Australia 10 years 4 months ago #1492

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Well found Pete............

Got a lump in me throat now................such a lovely old bike !!

Pete F
Why Have Four When You Can Have Six ?

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Race around Australia 10 years 4 months ago #1507

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I have a news paper clipping about it when it was done I will find it and post it in the next few days
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Race around Australia 10 years 4 months ago #1510

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Funny story from a mate, he had a 13 with sidecar, he was crossing the Nullarbor Plains towards Perth with a few mates, and came across a Harley rider broken down, he stopped and offered to tow the Harley to the next town, he told the Harley rider not to tie the rope onto the bars because that way he could let go of the rope incase anything went wrong, and the rope was long enough he had time to stop, so off they set, my mate towing the Harley with the 13, because it was getting late and the pub in the next town was getting close to shutting, they decided to speed up a tad, mate says he was cruising at 140 or higher, Harley still behind him. He said they got to the town and pulled over outside the pub, he got off and walked over to the Harley, dumb guy had tied the rope on, mate says the Harley riders eyes were as wide as dinner plates and all he mumbled was "I gotta get one off those bikes" :-), don't know if the story is true, mate passed away a few years ago, but he always seemed to tell the truth, and knowing him it's probably true, still why let the truth get in the way of a good story I always say :-)
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Race around Australia 10 years 4 months ago #1511

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KZA,

I just love story's like that, its part of what biking is all about in my opinion & why this site is so good.

I was parked up with one of my 1300's on the sea front on the North East Coast of UK one summer evening many years ago enjoying the view when an old guy pushing a push chair with a small child in it (grandchild) came over to look at the bike.
After 5 minutes or so looking & bending down to see more of the engine he eventually commented

"Has that really got 6 cylinders?"

Yes.............I replied.......hoping he would break into conversation (as most do)...

"Should be in a car mate" .............he replied & slowly walked away.

I still laugh about that comment.........as its TRUE !

Pete F
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Race around Australia 10 years 4 months ago #1512

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Occasionally people look at the bike, start counting the elbows and get confused by the two crash-bars (which finally makes eight pipres going down from the engines).

Some even ask (line in Pete's case). I did get the comment: "but it's the same as in my car". Usual answer is: "yup, right".

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location: borderland-triangle France/ Germany/ Switzerland, Europe

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Race around Australia 10 years 4 months ago #1514

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BigSix wrote: Occasionally people look at the bike, start counting the elbows and get confused by the two crash-bars (which finally makes eight pipres going down from the engines).

Some even ask (line in Pete's case). I did get the comment: "but it's the same as in my car". Usual answer is: "yup, right".

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