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Old Jan 14, 2010, 1:34 AM   #1
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 8:42 PM   #2
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Those high, twin side pipes on the Spitfire Scrambler and the Triumph TR6C...really said power....with a capital P.
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I liked them as a kid but hated them later on. Girlfriend burned her leg on one.
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I liked them as a kid but hated them later on. Girlfriend burned her leg on one.
British Scrambler side pipes just had rudimentary pipe guards. Probably the worst when it comes to lack of protection would be the late '60's Norton / Matchless P11 with a mid level straight pipe on either side, with no protection.

I always figured you would have to ride one of these bikes bow legged...
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British Scrambler side pipes just had rudimentary pipe guards. Probably the worst when it comes to lack of protection would be the late '60's Norton / Matchless P11 with a mid level straight pipe on either side, with no protection.

I always figured you would have to ride one of these bikes bow legged...
Even then the inside of your thighs would get overly warm.
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Even then the inside of your thighs would get overly warm.
They were 'slow cookers' ....50 miles and the insides of your legs were rare to medium.
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They were 'slow cookers' ....50 miles and the insides of your legs were rare to medium.
Heavy jeans didn't even help.
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Heavy jeans didn't even help.
Those high pipes were primarily for competition keep the pipes high and free from being crushed or from restricting your lean angle around corners.

People liked the way they looked on street scramblers...but as you say, they could give you a nasty burn.

I used to wear heavy jeans, heavy, high calved, cowboy boots that in my boot's case had square toes...they were called Civil War boots....don't know why.

I also wore a heavy Euro style motorcycle jacket with leather gauntlets and a Bell Magnum helmet.

On sunny, summer days...I got hot, but I did feel safer from getting concrete rash.
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Lesmore,

That look is back in with the current crop of cafe racing bikes, and euro naked bikes. My wife wants a vintage looking leather jacket and some high boots now. Another example of what was old now is new.

I seen the new scrambler by triumph. It has that race bike feeling of the BSA.

Thanks again bigdawg
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Lesmore,

That look is back in with the current crop of cafe racing bikes, and euro naked bikes. My wife wants a vintage looking leather jacket and some high boots now. Another example of what was old now is new. I still have my old leather jacket size 46 tall (extra large tall)and Bell Magnum helmet...(7 5/8) ...sadly my old boots and gauntlet gloves have had the biscuit and are no more..

I seen the new scrambler by triumph. It has that race bike feeling of the BSA.

Thanks again bigdawg
Triumph I think is one of the few manufacturers that can capture the '60's style, rather well.
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