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Old April 8th, 2019, 11:19 PM   #21
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Thought I'd better post a pic of the Gilera NordWest but the site doesn't invite uploading your own images, only url's. Is there a trick to this?
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Old April 8th, 2019, 11:26 PM   #22
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Thought I'd better post a pic of the Gilera NordWest but the site doesn't invite uploading your own images, only url's. Is there a trick to this?
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Old April 9th, 2019, 11:44 AM   #23
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Thanks for that.

OK, here's the Gilera NordWest 600. Monoshock rear, USD front with twin discs and a 50BHP DOHC single that runs very smoothly for a single. Excellent handling and the suspension is quite plush.

As made in 1994, the bike would have had very brash cosmetics but fortunately a previous owner decided Ducati red would look better and I SO agree! The Nordie was the last true Gilera before the owners, Piaggio, shut down the Arcore factory and then revived the name for mopeds and scooters.

Highly recommended!

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Old April 27th, 2019, 06:39 AM   #24
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Since my HS broke down in October I’ve had to press my little LS650 into service as my main means of transportation. Which means that for the last 3700 miles I have literally beaten the snot out of this bike all the while having no money to give it proper maintenance.
And after all of the punishment I’ve thrown at it the past winter all that’s gone wrong is a loose header bolt and fork seals slightly leaking. I have a new found respect for the toughness and durability of this neanderthal of motorcycles.
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