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...What I love about the finished product is that it's still a capable track bike - the lights and tag holder/tail light/indicators all come off in less than 10 minutes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at loudbike
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We have a great selection of Vintage NOS OEM Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Bimota and MV Agusta Parts / Spares on our eBay Store Continue reading
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I finished the morning by setting off on Bar's Yellow Bike to see if I could puke oil all over the track or break the motor. Neither happened and I was pleasantly surprised that the new 85HP motor Gary built had great power and torque everywhere and was a blast to ride. The sun was shining, the DB1, Mosport and I were bonding and Bar had a solid ride in his future. Lunch was served and life was good. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at loudbike
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Image courtesy of Alex Bilo 92 honest-to-goodness rear wheel horsepower in a perfectly set-up package that weighs less than 300 pounds. Arguably the fastest DB1 in North America and likely the only one set-up for serious track day work. Noted... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at loudbike
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Well, not me at Phillip Island - but the Yellow Bike III (840cc Ducati 750 F1) made its debut at the island yesterday with new owner Basil in the saddle. By all accounts, bike and rider bonded nicely and the machine performed flawlessly. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at loudbike
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Yeah, it’s 2014 and I’ve become a grumpy old man bitter about a future promised but never delivered. But you’d be bitter too if you were promised a flying car. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at loudbike
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Damn, I’ve had a lot of bikes in my life. In order of appearance: 1966 Yamaha 180 basket-case (never finished it – can’t remember what became of it..) 1967 Triumph 500 Daytona café racer (open meggas, clip-ons, rear sets; the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at loudbike
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Yellow Bike III was supposed to be my bike. A replacement for the one that went to Bar. I had the original frame from my first F1, a seat and tank from Gary Palmer’s original spares collection (authentically yellow) and a few other bits stashed away waiting for the right time. The frame had already been modified by Palmer and I figured when I was done with the TT1 and DB1 projects, I’d start accumulating all the bits required to complete the project and pick away at it for a few years Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at loudbike
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But, for an event focused on light, loud, fast and gorgeous Pantahs this Symposium was incredibly people-focused. With the Jimmy Adamo Memorial ceremony - Adamo Replica helmets presented to Jaime and Dainelle, the Lifetime achievement awards to Pat Slinn & Reno Leoni, Pat's birthday cake, the Jimmy Adamo Memorial Race and the trophies for top Amature and Expert P89 racers, the bikes took a backseat to the people around them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at loudbike
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This machine came to the current owner about 12 years ago from a collector in Florida and has very little time on it since the restoration. As the GYTKIT racer still used the street frame they were often upgraded with superior frames and suspension components. #946 is running a Bridgestone chassis with Ceriani shocks. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The bike was acquired by the current owner in the late 90s and was road tested by Canadian moto-journalist Larry Tate in the French language Moto Mag (August 2000). That article, as well as a number of road tests and the original Czech log book (with stamps) are included in the sale. This is a very good running machine that was properly prepared for display in the owner's collection about 9 years ago. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The marriage of a KSS motor with the more current MAC rolling chassis was a fairly common practice that resulted in a far better platform for the OHC KSS motor. Classic Motorcycle & Mechanics tested one in July '92 and came away impressed with the combo. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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1986 Bimota DB1 Custom For Sale - 92 honest-to-goodness rear wheel horsepower in a perfectly set-up package that weighs less than 300 pounds. Arguably the fastest DB1 in North America and likely the only one set-up for serious track day work. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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With 88 rear wheel horsepower in a sub-300lb package, this example is arguably the quickest and best handling old-school TT1 in North America. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since Lou Saif held the first Ducati TT & F1 Symposium; an informal gathering of Ducati TT and F1 aficionados and machines at his shop in Queens, NY. While the event... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at loudbike
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Although its been renamed Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, we'll always know it as Mosport. The 2nd fastest race track in the world. Ten turns, dramatic elevation changes (166’ over the 2.459 mile circuit), and a wide-open noise policy. I love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at loudbike
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There's nothing like a day on the ol' rollin' road to cap-off a couple of projects - and I've been going to a dyno just about 45 minutes south of Ottawa at Richmond Motorsports lately. While it’s always hard work and kinda stressful stuff, I truly enjoy the process and it's a great way to get the bikes nicely dialed-in before putting on all the shiny stuff and heading to the track. They've got a Mustang dyno that's a bit of a different set-up than I'm used to, but a treat in that it’s open, cool and pretty user-friendly. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at loudbike
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So, after a first session to remember how to ride a bike and where the damned track went, things fell into a pretty nice rhythm and in the second session I had enough comfort to pay attention to how the whole package felt at speed. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at loudbike
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A beautifully executed restoration of this this little 'giant killer' 125 (24BHP @ 12,500RPM). This machine came to the current owner from a collector in Florida and has very liitle time on it since the restoration. Frame # 400-999259, engine # AS3-990259. Pretty, rare and competent machine. The complete hi-resolution photoset for this bike; located in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada region is HERE. $12,000.00 USD steve@loudbike.com 1.613.230.7448 anytime.. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The legendary Aermacchi /Harley-Davidson Sprint CRTT flat-single racers were born in 1961 when the Italian factory Aermacchi entered into a financial relationship with Harley-Davidson. The union led to the production of 65cc to 350cc street and racing motorcycles for AMA-sanctioned lightweight competition and the CRTT (known as the "Ala d'Oro" in Europe) earned a reputation as being a serious competitor in the lightweight class. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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1959 Triumph Bonneville For SaleThis stunning example was restored by by noted Canadian expert Tim Bardsley of Mostly British Motorcycles Company and is acknowledged to be one of the finest examples in Canada (if not North America). It won Best in Show at the CVMG Paris National Rally in 1992 winning the prestigious McBride Silver Cup and has won first place in every concours entered. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The number 57-93983 stenciled on the gas tank identifies this machine as a Canadian military unit stationed originally at Canadian Forces Base Camp Borden. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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However the TD1-C, announced for the 1967 season, was represented a quantum leap in the vital missing ingredient – reliability. This example was restored by Candian racer & restoration expert Dave LLoyd and then acquired by the current owner. Its an excellent example that has been on display in his collection for over a decade. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The current owner bought this gorgeous and rare 1952 Nimbus Outfit from a local BMW dealer back in 1998 and it's seen occasional use up to 2009; when it was decommissioned for display in his collection. The sidecar is the correct Danish Bender copy of the well-know Steib. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Vintage Motorcycles For Sale
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The DB1SR lit right up and although far too rich with Fran’s set-up for jetting, all was well with the motor and the sound with the Montjuich cams put a grin on my face as I warmed it up. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at loudbike