Clubmans in Key West!

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Clubmans in Key West!

Post  chuckspeed on Wed 1 Dec - 18:44

Hello all-

My name is chuck, and I live in Key West, Florida. Been riding bikes since 1968. I like older bikes, and have a small collection down here:



My 1985 Sportster. Daily rider - I don't own a car.



My 1968 Puch SGS 250. Original everything, save a clutch cable and battery!

And my latest project:



a 1969 BSA Thunderbolt. Just beginning to convert the bike to a cafe' racer - you can see the short fender and clubman bars.

I have had 20+ motorcycles and have some pictures of my older stuff - if you're interested.

I get to rid year-round in Key West, as it rarely goes below 20 Celsius, which is great if you like these bikes! the hard part is the salt air corrodes the alloy, so they have to be polished constantly.

I will eventually post a project thread on the BSA.

Cheers for now,

Chuck.

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Post  TinTin on Wed 1 Dec - 22:29

Hi Chuck!

Welcome to the forum. Nice collection by the way...
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Post  chuckspeed on Thu 2 Dec - 0:28

TinTin wrote:Hi Chuck!

Welcome to the forum. Nice collection by the way...

thanks! almost all my bikes have been older - odd to see what I consider new bikes being made to look like older ones!

one of my formers - a Dnepr:



and another - a Moto Guzzi Eldorado:



I'll dig up one of my old RatZook pix and then see if I can find a digipic of my Kawasaki Mach III cafe bike. It was ported with a short final drive ratio - nothing I raced on the street was faster than it to 80 MPH (140 km/h). The rear tyre was too narrow - kept spinning when the bike went on the pipe.

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Post  650zed on Thu 2 Dec - 15:55

Impressive collection!
Welcome to the forum

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Post  Wallace on Fri 17 Dec - 23:46

Hi and welcome to the forum. Nice A65
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