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Old 10th Mar 2015, 00:47
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Angel

Nice Beastie John ~ keep on rollin' on
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Old 10th Mar 2015, 07:20
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VF,

Currently coffee time at Max's in Paddington; 3,000km in 10 days, $2.20 running in speed, now to find a fun way home

Bells Line of Road, Bathurst, all points south?
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Old 10th Mar 2015, 11:01
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John - I have the GTLE version.


Awesome bike, particularly when you get over 4k and that V6 turbine howl kicks in.


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Old 22nd Mar 2015, 11:13
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AW139 and HD Dyna Wild Glide

I am flying a brand new Agusta phase 7 AW139 (second ine should be delivered end of next month





and driving a 2011 Dyna Wild Glide





I am based in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Africa
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 18:38
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I'd like to post a few bike pics but for the life of me I cannot figure out how. When I try it just gives me a URL option and no browse option. Any ideas?
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 20:18
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Old 26th Mar 2015, 22:54
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 13:14
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Very nice EN48!!!! Very jealous! I nearly bought one of these but settled for a cheaper option.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 11:35
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OK, so what's the story: is this the latest diversification of SAR resources? Or just stopping by to pick up more fish'n'chip oil from the most likely source


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Old 20th Sep 2015, 18:26
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Looks deceive

Both engines have an appearance to originate from the sixties or even further back.
But the Sea King is from 1995 and the Enfield Robin diesel motorcycle production started 1993.
The definition of "Modern Classic" can be revised or should i class both as "retro look"?

I have a gutt feeling this Enfield will out live this Sea King in active duty.

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Old 20th Sep 2015, 19:11
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the Sea King is from 1995


A bit older than that; from Wiki:

The XHSS-2 Sea King prototype flew on 11 March 1959
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 20:55
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Yes but not type HAR 3A ZH540
Enfields are also produced a lot earlier but not this type.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 23:52
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
Both engines have an appearance to originate from the sixties or even further back.
But the Sea King is from 1995 and the Enfield Robin diesel motorcycle production started 1993
"Production" being the key, the Westland Sea King went into production in 1969 and RN service in 1970

But then it doesn't run on recycled fish and chips oil, either
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 08:46
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My first motor bike was a Royal Enfield (Bullet) and last helicopter a Sea King (Mk3). Is there some connection here?
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 11:54
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MV Agusta

Someone just has to post a picture of this Italian masterpiece alongside an AW139 or AW189

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Old 21st Sep 2015, 18:42
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Geoff,

This is the closest I could get to your request
(Apologies for the thread drift)


SLB

I think i found something more contemporary.
I hope these two will turn out to be Modern Classics in 2 decades from now

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Old 21st Sep 2015, 20:36
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SLB

Brilliant - thread drift forgiven.

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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 10:45
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Vincent Black Shadow (Egli) and EC120

Would love to share some pics of my 1968 Egli Vincent, but failed to find the album maker on the control panel! (help).
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 15:14
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Triumph 1050 Speed Triple.

About to sell it to fund the build of an overland expedition vehicle, or my PPL(H).
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 03:49
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As an update, Battlestar Galactica is a few months overdue for replacement but BMW have a new option on the cards which will be worth waiting for with K1600GT number 4.

In the meantime, an R 1200GS Triple Black was acquired as a Christmas pressie and that now resides on the Gold Coast to save the two day ride back and forth: it has 14,000km already, just way too much fun!



Jerry Grayson sent a couple of trips down memory lane, when we ran a pair of Hondas in 1976/7 with all the latest safety equipment:



And then when Jerry hit the big time and splashed out on a BMW R 90 RS


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