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Unread post by paulcali3 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:06 pm

Image I met a Polish guy in Cork driving this. Can't make up my mind about it...over to you .Sounded great!Image

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Unread post by Hooli » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:59 pm

I don't, those engines look way too horrid to not cover in tuppaware.
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Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:21 pm

Looks like it's based on an old Ural.
Those older Eastern European custom jobs are pretty good, when you consider they had virtually no access to decent bikes, no-one professionally making parts and not much chance of importing bits from the Decadent West, and only limited access to ancient copies of Easyriders.
It might look like a cobbled together pile of crap to you and me, but when you consider what they had to work from, it's a pretty decent effort.

I recall a Polish guy back in the early 80s who had an old Suzuki GS550 he'd acquired from somewhere - It was the best bike in Poland by a country mile, but he couldn't get any bits for it for love or money.
In the end, thanks to a letter he got published in Superbike (I think) a bunch of guys made him an honorary member of the Suzuki Owners Club and every now and again folk would trek over there and smuggle him in some spare parts (Bear in mind this was pre-Solidarity and Poland was firmly behind the Iron Curtain).

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Unread post by Detour Rd. » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:10 am

it does look like a comfortable ride for long distances. not bad at all.

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Unread post by SMIFFY R » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:42 am

Might look a bit odd over 'ere but I bet where he lives it's the bizz...Like Gus says you have to admire their efforts
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Unread post by scotduke » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:07 am

I don't mind that, bit peculiar but it works and it isn't hideous

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