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Thanks HDTony. Oh can we move my harley post over here?

I just mounted up some vintage style tires. They look like they are gonna be nice on my project.
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I don't have anything old to post in here yet. I just picked up an '81 kawasaki 440 and an "85 454, which I am hopeing to repair, repaint, and possibly rat out.

I will have to start taking some pics before I get into it and during. Should be fun.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 12:30 AM
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Thanks Tony...I'm sure I can carry my weight here...As of tomorrow I'm gonna learn how to post pictures and dazzle Ya! I've got my own bikes plus some great photos from Davenport last weekend.
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Thanks Tony...I'm sure I can carry my weight here...As of tomorrow I'm gonna learn how to post pictures and dazzle Ya! I've got my own bikes plus some great photos from Davenport last weekend.
Cool can't wait to see the Davenport shots. I'm gonna try to go next year. I know a couple of guys who go yearly. I just have trouble taking time off the friday and sat. before labor day.

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how old is 'vintage, classic'?

mebbe my 'old' bike would fit in here (82 ascot)

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how old is 'vintage, classic'?

mebbe my 'old' bike would fit in here (82 ascot)
I think we should stick to what the state call an "antique" for plating which is 25 years or older. So yes the ascot would count.

I have a feeling if we went by the A.M.C.A. definition of Antique 35 years or older we won't have many posts.

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how old is 'vintage, classic'?

mebbe my 'old' bike would fit in here (82 ascot)
That's a very good question...In the UK and various other parts of the world the terms antique, classic, vintage, pioneer etc. have very specific definitions. But, here in the states almost all of the terms are subjective or are defined differently depending on who is doing the defining.
The Antique motorcycle Club of America defines any motorcycle 35 years old or older as an antique. They have no other definitions.
AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Assn.) defines vintage as any motorcycle produced before 1975. From 1975 on they use the term post-vintage (in MX at least).
The State of Illinois defines any vehicle 25 years old or more as an antique, but other states define it differently and have different terms, such as "Historic" and a vehicle doesn't fit until it's 30 years old.
At many bike shows, vintage means 25 years old with many following the AMCA guideline as 35 years to be an antique.
The term "Classic" is very subjective...in some cases there have been brand new models termed "classics".
As you can see, it is an interesting controversy...Hopefully, someday a group of different old bike enthusiasts will sit down and hammer out distinct definitions to all of the terms
In answer to your question...Yes!...Your 26 year old Ascot fits right in here!
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woot!

I'm probably going to disappoint a lot of you when I take the engine out and make a go cart (at least, I was thinking about it)

It's a tough choice though, it's fun to ride it around town...but a cool go-cart would be..FUN!

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So a 10 yr old Dyna does not count? - DAMN IT ALL!

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DON"T DO IT, hexraptor! Check out F.S.S.N.O.C (the fourstroke singles owners club)...That Ascot is a limited production classic that has a loyal following and is potentially a valuable collectable! If you need a go cart engine...I'll help you find one that won't cannibalize a classic motorcycle!
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DON"T DO IT, hexraptor! Check out F.S.S.N.O.C (the fourstroke singles owners club)...That Ascot is a limited production classic that has a loyal following and is potentially a valuable collectable! If you need a go cart engine...I'll help you find one that won't cannibalize a classic motorcycle!
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oh wow...didn't know that. lol

In that case, I'm going to keep fixing it up.

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Steve I have an '81 Kaw 440. I'll trade you, and you can use that for your go kart motor.

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