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    wow

    "Ever hear of a Morini???"
    Sure, he plays third base for the Brewers, don't he?

    Great report BG - made me smile this morning and I needed one. We have Bike Church at a coffee shop on Sunday morning that gets a variety of bikes. A radio station has free blues concerts in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursdays during the summer, but it is mostly a Harley thing.
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    1952 Vincent Black Lightning- I have 2 versions of the song. One by Greg Brown and the other by Richard Thompson.. Both great tunes

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    1952 Vincent Black Lightning

    The Del McCoury Band also did a bluegrass version and won a Grammy with it a year or two ago. I like bluegrass, but think the RT and GB versions are better. Seeing Mr. Thompson perform it live is a transcendant experience.

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    Two Wheel Tuesday is a great destination and outing for the middle of the week. Fun picture of Pineapple....

    BG -- thanks for sharing the cool pix.
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    they were called moto morini the 350 2 cyl. was sold here in the late 70's early 80's I think,maybe not, heck I can't remember last week

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    Ever hear of a Morini???
    Certainly!! I bought a new Moto Morini 3.5 Sport in 1983 & still own it. Hermy Baver, a BMW/Triumph dealer still active in Port Clinton, Pa. imported the 250, 350 & 500cc models from the mid 70's until the company's demise. Morini was a small family owned company that got bought out by Cagiva in the late 80's after the elder Morini passed away & his daughter tired of running the company. Franco Morini, who is not related to the original family, bought the name from the Castiglioni brothers (Cagiva) in 1998 and is reviving the company. The original designer of the 350 V-twin, Lambertini, is back on board and they have already shown a running example of the new V-twin motor which will be built in displacements ranging from 750-1200cc.
    The 350 Sport has a jewel of an engine with 11 to 1 compression using Heron heads, a dry clutch, 6 speed transmission & belt drive to the cams (a motorcycle first). Not bad for 1972!! The sport model redlines at 9000 rpm but will pull further without valve float.

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    Originally posted by Bikpaintr
    Now you know.
    And Cliffy had me convinced that he played for the Brewers! Now I've been properly Morinized. Thanks Bikpaintr. Feel free to post pictures of YOUR Morini.

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    There goes my cover.......

    I thought I could just slide in and hangout without being seen but "No Way Jose". The Paparazzi was there with there big cameras taking pictures. I was on assignment by a local big motorcycle manufacturer to see what all this hoopla was about and to see if there actually are gatherings of other brand bikes at places that don't serve beer. I reported my findings and told them that nobody noticed my presence and that my job was done. My reputation as an P.I. has been tarnished by one our own.
    I'm going to try it again one more time before hanging up my licence. There's a rumor going round that there's a big Octoberfest Brewha coming up and I'll be there to see if what they say about it is true. "These German bike guy's not only ride alot but they're no slouches in the Party Department either". I'll let you know if this is all a ploy to try and steal riders away from the local product...........

    Stay tuned.......................P..........

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    we have a little weekly gathering in NC:

    BIKER'S BREAKFAST @ Michael's Bar&Grill on US 15-501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. We will have between 75 and 175 bikes there most every Sunday, March to November. In the winter months (Dec.-March), we have 15-50 bikes, mostly Beemers.

    I have been told that our Breakfast is the largest weekly gathering of bikes in the Southeast. Don't know for sure but it is well known about in VA,NC, and SC!
    Onward, through the fog!

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    Re: There goes my cover.......

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by papple
    There's a rumor going round that there's a big Octoberfest Brewha coming up and I'll be there to see if what they say about it is true. "These German bike guy's not only ride alot but they're no slouches in the Party Department either".

    Yeah -- I've heard about that Oktoberfest Party too. I heard the hostess is AWESOME!

    (ahem)

    Party-On
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    Cool pics!! I hope that the weather stays nice for a while longer so you can post some more.

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    In Northern Illinois, the Chicago Region BMWR has the Monday Night Hot Dog Run, without any particular organization there's Sunday Morning at the Full Moon Family Restaurant on Rt 41 just south of Rt 137. There's also something out in Cary, IL on Sundays that I'm not familiar with.
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    Originally posted by boxergrrlie
    This is my friend Ritche on his Aprilia. TheyÔÇÖre pretty rare here in Milwaukee.
    Sure! they made a 3 1/2 Sport (350cc) V-Twin (like the ducati V) that was TOTALY kool! They started showing up in the early-mid 70's and were one of the first 4-stroke bikes to give the then famous Yamaha RD350 a real run for its money in the unmodified street class road racing circuit.

    I would SO love to have one in my stable.

    here's a link with some info

    RM

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    Sure! they made a 3 1/2 Sport (350cc) V-Twin (like the ducati V) that was TOTALY kool!
    The Morini V-Twin engine was a 72* V while the Ducati is a 90*. Here's a pic of my 82 3.5 Sport which shows the difference.
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    Originally posted by Bikpaintr
    The Morini V-Twin engine was a 72* V while the Ducati is a 90*. Here's a pic of my 82 3.5 Sport which shows the difference.
    SWEEEET! love those machines. Yer right it was a 72Deg. I was just refering to orientation as some V-twins are like the the Guzzi.

    you still got that baby?

    RM

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