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Post by Bearcx » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:04 pm

Just read the post from Tex, and it got me thinking. Not just about bikes but anything. What do you Guys/Gals prefer?? An XP falcon or a BF? An EH holden or VX Commy? 1950's triumph or late model triple? A new modern house or a stone brick one with open fires? '70s, 80s music or (Naughties) '00s.

Just thinkin out loud..................Lets hear it

For me its somethin like these.....

XM - XE ford
Modern house (like big screen TV's)
Early 70s and 80s Jap bikes Honda, Kwaka, yam Although I love 2006 Vulcan Mean streak.
Loud rock music (KISS, Quo to Metallica, Nickelback)
8 year old Wild Turkey, Coffee, Beer. Not in the same glass!!!
The brave may not live long, but, the cautious do not live at all.

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Post by KeithinSB » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:55 am

I vote for Old bikes and cars and house's. I don't mind a small teevee. Loud music and strong drinks.
Ride it like you can fix it.

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Post by sks » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:00 am

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Post by Cromag » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:38 am

old style houses pre 50's (I live in a 70's model)
pre-80's cars (I drive a 93)
pre mid 80's bikes, most things air cooled.....(1 liquid cooled trail bike 96 mdl & Honda 4)
music....latlely anything pre 1900, but eclectic tastes to suit.


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Post by Chainblock Dave » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:33 pm

1877 stone farm house, complete with cracks.
1975 ford F250 (ex ambo), complete with cracks.
1970s Beeza A65, will develop new cracks as old ones are being attended to.
1951 A7 (Beeza) cracks only
1951 Bantam cracks dealt with, 10 year old daughter wants this to ride, cracks guaranteed.
196? wife came with cracks, deepening with time

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Post by midnight7503 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:05 pm

Any style house, as long as its liveable,
but must have sufficient garage space, 4 bays atleast (got it :wink: )
Any car as long as it can pull a big enough trailer when needed (got it :wink: )
Any bike, its the freedom that counts, so 1 of each old style and new(got them both :wink: )
Music wise, anything I don't need ear plugs to listen to, so decent Rock N Roll :lol:

:cry: maybe lifes complete, either that or time to hit Shaun up with the next project, or maybe I better wait till he's had a small holiday :lol:
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Post by Thespis » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:17 pm

Mostly easy answers for me....

Falcons? neither; but if I had to choose, it would be the older one.

EH every time..but built my way ;-)

Triumphs....I have a '60s/'70s chop (and owned a '50s one in the past) and an '09 triple. I'll stick with both, thanks .... two completely different bikes that couldn't be fairly compared .... in either direction!
Plus my '80s XLH .... no-one else would be silly enough to want that one anyway!

No question...stone house and open fire....but with solar power and tank water .... and MUST have a shed bigger than the house! 8)

Music? I have favorites from all decades .... but mostly 70s.

1982 XLH (getting there...)
2009 Speed Triple
2005 FZ1/DJP sidecar (sidecar very soon)
'68/'76 T140V Chop

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Post by pommychopper » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:23 pm

I wasn't aware there was anything old in Aus, not been around long enough has it!!!!
Older for me!!
70's and 80's bikes, Punk, Old Old Ska, Scratchy old Blues, real old Yank cars or Mark 1 Escorts, Series 1 and 3 Land Rovers.

Old houses, not the sticks and plasterboard rubbish we live in.

Cheers all :D

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Post by Tex » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:47 pm

I got a house (not that old) with a fireplce, solar power, tank water, radio telephone, satellite broadband, 4 bay shed, 2 shipping containers on 50 acres.

1971 Shovel ElectraGlide, 1974 Shovel Chopper, 1990 Nissan Navara ute

And about 50GB downloaded music, 60's, 70's Rock n Roll, Blues, Soul.

Guess I'm stuck in the past?? And lovin' it!!

(Oh ... and a 2007 HD Fatboy.)


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Post by Zoid » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Hmmm . . no Fords. '67-'72 GM musclecars. Same era Triumphs. Old stone house in the bush, with fireplace AND plasma TV AND a decent stereo with serious watts pumping out Black Sabbath - with the shed sufficient distance from the house, which contains the well stocked second fridge and all the tools I could possibly need. Nearest neighbour a kilometre away. Good friends. Have I forgotten anything?
Nothing really matters . .

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Post by Cromag » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:54 pm

Hey Tex, i just bought a D21, V6 Auto, any ideas to make it more fuel efficient?

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Post by sks » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:21 pm

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Post by Stray » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Life Rule #7:

A man's car should always be older than his woman.
every man needs a shed, to put his stuff and clear his head and work out what the hell she said.

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Post by Prof » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:11 am

Yep Zoid, a good shooting range. Blasting things to smitherines with a shotty is next best therapy to riding a chopper!

to the other comments re cars. I'll take my 71 Holden wagon over my wifes 86 Nissan any day. rougher, tougher and easy to work on and parts are cheap... I actually did in an oil pump on the way to a funeral in Adelaide once and picked up another one from a motor lying in a guys back yard in the next town. Hitched both ways in a semi and got to the funeral on time.

When we were travelling a lot with a trailer and building materials and loading the HG to the hilt I always carried a spare rear axle. The kids were pre teenage, but with their help we could change an axle in 20 mins from stop to start! Ended up going through about three axles (rear bearings).

Going 40 miles to Pirie with a mate in his Hx Monaro one day the petrol pump packed it in, so we sucked some fuel out ot the tank and put it into an orange juice container and ran a hose (used windscreen washer hose I think) to the carby. I held the container on top of the roof. We got into Pirie and did what we had to do then got another pump from the wreckers. Can't do that with fuel injection!

The other day Rilda's nissan stopped up the street and local mechanic said to get it tested at the local electrician as it could be a faulty fuel pump (still put out a six foot jet), pressure regulator or intake manifold sensor. Ended up going to U pullit and getting all three and putting them in. It works, so one of them must have been the problem!!!! too stingy to pay the electrician. paid the local mechanic with a dozen free range eggs and a bag of lemons! He was pretty happy as he said he didn't do much.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Post by Chucky » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:43 am


Music: clash era Punk, early rude boy Ska, Nothern Soul, Greazy Rock'n'Roll and some good 70's stoner rock
Cars, mid 60's American muscle and Mk3 two door cortina's, FJ40's, XA/B's, 2 door VG Vals
Bikes: older the better especially pre-war, but also love the big 80's-90's japs GS1000, GSX1100ET, Z1000, Air colled GPz1100, CB1100, GSXR1100

and an exception the FZR1000RU Exup.......awesome bikes :D

Houses: I prefer caves

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