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    Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 13:11
And what about you?
 
What is the sound of your childhood?
 
https://motocicletta10hp.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/the-sound-of-my-childhood/
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Any rd or kh 400 razzing like a barsteward...the late 70's and early 80's full of blue smoke...yum
Honda nc750x ...hmm - a superdream for the 21st century? ZZZZZZ But the goozi is back running..yesserii jim bob. Fun time
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"Motorbiking is not about power, or speed. It is about emotions."

Well put. I don't think my T3 is particularly loud or offensive in any way, but I too have listened to something on two wheels - bigger, shinier, and probably very long-distance capable - softly whistle past me, and thought something was lacking.

But maybe they like the quiet as much as we like the V-twin sound...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 19:39
Originally posted by cugsy cugsy wrote:

Any rd or kh 400 razzing like a barsteward...the late 70's and early 80's full of blue smoke...yum

Yep - and yoofs riding their sports mopeds 3 abreast while trying to hold a conversation, dog-eared L plates flapping in the breeze Big smile



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70s Suffolk life;
- 16er mopeds in groups (I never had one).
- American V8s driven by USAF personnel.
- Daily sonic booms.
1972 V7Sport "The Racing Rhino".
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@omobono
Is that your excellent blog ? 

Top post, I really enjoyed that. You’ve got me seriously contemplating why it is that Guzzis in particular get into the blood. The noise is a huge part, the curves are for me too, which is possibly why I find the later square engine Tontis slightly less attractive?

Perhaps it’s all about beauty. Well I’ve been smitten for the last five years now, but I could get my head turned though...if a lovely old roundcase gave me a wink Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

Originally posted by cugsy cugsy wrote:

Any rd or kh 400 razzing like a barsteward...the late 70's and early 80's full of blue smoke...yum

Yep - and yoofs riding their sports mopeds 3 abreast while trying to hold a conversation, dog-eared L plates flapping in the breeze Big smile



 
Jeez Mike, steady on, there'll be a chap on in a while now mumping about the state of the 'yoofs' and how they all should be shot! Tongue
 
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I DESPAIR AT THE STATE OF THE YOOFS TODAY. THEY SHOULD ALL BE SHOT!
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Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

I DESPAIR AT THE STATE OF THE YOOFS TODAY. THEY SHOULD ALL BE SHOT!
 
Nice try Jerry, but it doesn't sound sincere coming from you! LOL
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I remember the window cleaner coming down the street on his BSA sidecar outfit with the "Tradesmans" box on the side with the ladder tied on top.Probably an M21 or similar,thud,thud,thud.

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3 abreast with one of us passing round the Number 6’s 😂😂😂😂
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Don’t know if I’ve ever posted this before but as a kid we lived in a Victorian terrace with long back garden. Our neighbour was a little Yorkshire man, WW2 despatch rider who had had one leg amputated having been shot in the foot when he was so cold, he never noticed till he finished the ride some hours later. Anyway, every morning he went to work on a Panther with a huge double adult sidecar attached. It always seemed to start first prod and the thump thump of it ticking over was right below my bedroom window. What I’ve never been able to work out is how he got it up and down the cinder path to the back gate obviously as a child, such things didn’t bother me. Happy days and very times.
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Big smile

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Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

I remember the window cleaner coming down the street on his BSA sidecar outfit with the "Tradesmans" box on the side with the ladder tied on top.Probably an M21 or similar,thud,thud,thud.

Sorry Dave, it wasn't an M21 - it was my dad's PantherBig smile
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I spent my formative years in the sidecar of this bike. I think that's why I'm always drawn to the Norton singles......



At that age my legs were too short to reach the gear lever. Probably a good thing.
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