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  1. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Flew to Venice Friday, delayed flight etc so really knackered
    This was in the foyer of my hotel, cheered me up a bit!
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  2. curly

    curly Noble Member

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    Do you think they'll miss it if you come home on it?
     
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  3. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Looks nice n original, ride it home :)
     
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  4. newcomer

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    Nah! The roads are to wet.
     
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  5. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    My dream bike. All I need is that big lottery win
     
  6. jbell

    jbell Well-Known Member

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    Do those forks make my butt look fat?
     
  7. Hamburg

    Hamburg Senior Member

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    I think the marketing department at Meridian must have been drinking magic mushroom tea when they came up with that as an idea, glad they did though, such a cool bike.
     
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  8. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    They wouldn’t let me take it for a spin! The hotel owner is a collector there was a couple of old scooters and pushbikes in there too, so I guess he’ll know the value
     
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  9. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    BUGGER!!:(
     
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  10. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Craig Vetter was the American designer for those that might not know :)
     
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  11. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Just wanna say 3 letters
    BSA .Lol
     
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  12. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    The original 1969 rocket three changed into the Hurricane by Vetter

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  13. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    And the fairings behind the bike are the original "Windjammer" designed and fabricated by Vetter. I always thought they looked the business and so had one of the rather shameless, British copies ("Comaco Pantera" - made by a Southampton based company, IIRC) fitted to an XS750 DOHC in 1978.

    In reality it made the iffy handling of the XS into something even less impressive and didn't do very much to improve the abysmal fuel consumption, either! Not a bike I greatly miss - it was certainly not as good as the GS850 that replaced it!
     
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  14. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Crème de la Crème

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    I had a custom BSA A10 with the steel liner from the Hurricane tank on it back in the 80s ....whish i had kept it.;)
     
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  15. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Crème de la Crème

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    A Triumph/BSA or BSA/Triumph...but a pretty nice bit of design for back in the day.
     
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  16. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    lol even with an ugly exhaust pipe
     
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  17. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    750cc BSA Rocket 3 engine in a custom designed bike with a Triumph logo on the tank and marketed as a Triumph Hurricane.:yum And about as practical as an ashtray on the handlebars due to a small petrol tank and a thirsty engine:(. Usually to be found being marketed at around the £20,000 mark in the UK, if you can find one.:eek:
     
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  18. newcomer

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    Known as a "Beezumph" designed by craig vetter.
     
  19. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Crème de la Crème

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    Nothing that special about them bar the styling and rarity, just a BSA version of the the T160 engine different cases same internals with a four speed rather than a five speed box.
     
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