Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

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Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:47 pm

Finally got the CB160 out for my first ride on it. It will have to wait.
The bike has been sitting for a few years and the clutch plates are stuck and the petcock is leaking. Tomorrow.
Took this pic and it reminded me of a bad '80s movie about a kid that hires a bully to protect him from other bullies...My Bodyguard.

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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby EMS » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:08 pm

That is funny, Steve :D :D
It shows very well, however, how much motorcycling evolved in the 1970s.
Quantum leaps were made by virtually all manufacturers.
Suddenly, a 450cc, which was considered a big bike for years, was too small to be commercially viable.
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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby NobleHops » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:44 pm

That photo is good fun. The little bike looks mint!

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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby SteveG » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:37 pm

Ha! What a cute little brother to the X.

It can be more fun to ride a "little" bike to its max potential than to ride a superbike to 40% (which I would be lucky to achieve!).

Thanks for the fun pic.

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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby bikeymikey748 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:07 pm

What a study in contrasts. How will you choose between them when the 160 is running?
Too much fun, both bikes !
Ya just have to love old(der) bikes.
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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Fri May 31, 2013 7:39 am

That didn't take long.
Finally got the new clutch in and the carbs semi-sorted.
Great fun to bomb around on a little bike. 50 mile ride ending up at this working Grist Mill.
On some weekends they engage the water wheel and operate the mill.

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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby EMS » Fri May 31, 2013 9:49 am

Cool, Steve!
I know what you're saying about the "little bike".
While it is really not THAT "little", I always get a kick out of riding my GB500. It is such a great, light bike and even rolling on the throttle really hard, it remains completely controllable. Fun is the word. 8) 8)
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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby Larry Zimmer » Fri May 31, 2013 11:40 am

Great ride, Steve. That should be more fun than any of the 'biggies'!
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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby Stormer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:06 pm

Lovely bike, well done my friend!
Sory the bad english!
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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:49 pm

While out for a short jaunt i got to watch this crop-dusting helicopter spraying fruit trees.
Fast, loud and VERY agile. Sounds like excellent qualities for a bike.

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Re: Fun photo...My Bodyguard.

Postby Z Grand » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:28 am

Great photos, Steve. The CB looks great!
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