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Old 13-08-2009, 08:41 PM
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Just read over on HMVF that all the military Harleys are coming out of service and be up for sale / auction shortly . Photo taken at Witham Specialist Vehicles in Colsterworth showing present stocks .
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Old 13-08-2009, 09:03 PM
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A good buy for somebody, wish I had some spare cash......
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Old 13-08-2009, 09:23 PM
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always thought they looked funky.







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Old 13-08-2009, 09:40 PM
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They are those horrible little single cylinder jobs.

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Old 13-08-2009, 09:43 PM
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A Harley in name only!
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Old 13-08-2009, 10:24 PM
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Old 14-08-2009, 07:36 AM
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Old 14-08-2009, 08:37 AM
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I built one from a box of bits. I love pissing the chrome boys... yes it is a harley, yes thats a german engine.....

Engine is a bullet proof Rotax lump, 350cc tho I am on the lookout for a cheap 604e engine as it fits straight in.

Love the two electrical system, dynamo for the engine and alternator for the lights.

Could do with a parts bike might see what they are going for.....
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Old 14-08-2009, 11:54 AM
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I built one from a box of bits. I love pissing the chrome boys... yes it is a harley, yes thats a german engine.....

Engine is a bullet proof Rotax lump, 350cc tho I am on the lookout for a cheap 604e engine as it fits straight in.

Love the two electrical system, dynamo for the engine and alternator for the lights.

Could do with a parts bike might see what they are going for.....
850 is the last "bid" price I saw on their web site. good(?) bikes going for about 1500 on e-bay

It is a Harley, but not one that the seem to be vary proud off, Unlike the Army bikes they made in the 40s
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Old 14-08-2009, 02:14 PM
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A Harley in name only!

yup, a fabulously reliable and handsome rotax that will be forever blighted by an unfortunate name!!!!!
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Old 14-08-2009, 04:30 PM
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yawn,scratch arse,here we go again.
It must fucking hurt you spent so much money for so many to take the piss ....... CZ's used to be so much cheaper.
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Old 14-08-2009, 04:38 PM
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yup, a fabulously reliable and handsome rotax that will be forever blighted by an unfortunate name!!!!!
That unfortunate name has been going for 106 years now, must be doing something right
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That unfortunate name has been going for 106 years now, must be doing something right
Yep still one of the most iconic brands in the world. No other motorcycle manufacturer can hope to get close to the heritage of Harley Davidson.
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Yep still one of the most iconic brands in the world. No other motorcycle manufacturer can hope to get close to the heritage of Harley Davidson.
And all because Jimmy Dean & Marlon Brando rode...Triumphs
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And all because Jimmy Dean & Marlon Brando rode...Triumphs
The US has always been a big export market for UK bikes.

However the biggest export market for Harley Davidson is Japan!

So even the Japanese would rather have the real thing.
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Old 14-08-2009, 06:01 PM
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The US has always been a big export market for UK bikes.

However the biggest export market for Harley Davidson is Japan!

So even the Japanese would rather have the real thing.

whats coca cola got to do with it?
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Old 14-08-2009, 06:10 PM
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That unfortunate name has been going for 106 years now, must be doing something right
youd think they had figured out how to build a single cylinder lump by now eh. still, i suppose they will crack on with one just as soon as they have got the twins right!!!
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Old 14-08-2009, 06:42 PM
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So many years so little progress.
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Based on its predecessor the armstrong MT 500 which i believe is canadian of all things

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It must fucking hurt you spent so much money for so many to take the piss ....... CZ's used to be so much cheaper.
It does'nt bother me at all,but bike brand bashing is just boring.The bikes themselves are fine.Lot's of people that take the piss end up with one.
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It does'nt bother me at all,but bike brand bashing is just boring.
Erm ........... Nope it's not.
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Old 15-08-2009, 11:13 PM
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youd think they had figured out how to build a single cylinder lump by now eh. still, i suppose they will crack on with one just as soon as they have got the twins right!!!
only thing they got wrong is all the electronic shit they are now using and could do without
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Old 15-08-2009, 11:16 PM
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So many years so little progress.
Depends on what you call progress if its not broke why fix it
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The Buell blast 500cc has not been imported to the UK ....
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Old 16-08-2009, 07:42 AM
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Depends on what you call progress if its not broke why fix it
Which expresses well the gullibility of the Harley market.
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Old 16-08-2009, 12:18 PM
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Based on its predecessor the armstrong MT 500 which i believe is canadian of all things

Sorry if i got it wrong

Armstrong was British. Although Canadian armed forces did use the bikes IIRC.

Always fancied one, they fetch too strong money though for a POS hack.
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Which expresses well the gullibility of the Harley market.
Or those that aspire to owning plastic shrouded lumps of tat, that they consider to be bikes
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