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Old 14th January 2009, 09:19   #31
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Wow ! what a stunner! Was stuck at first photo for minutes!

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This is a treat for the eyes, well done sir good job you could give American Chopper a run for their money. Sheer talent and dedication !
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Hi all,

Last Sunday I saw a movie, " The fastest Indian ****Anthony Hopkins.

Some may have seen this, I had not. A wonderful feel good movie where an underdog Herbert Munro who manages a world speed record on a 1922 Indian bike which was achieved in 1962. He went back about nine times, each time upping the speed till he reached 206 MPH on his bike in 1000cc class. This record stands to this date, he did this with a highly modified 1922 Indian, todays Honda's and others cannot surpass this. And this is a true story. One can get details on this link:

Burt Munro - A New Zealand Legend, The Munro Special

I enjoyed this so much that I wanted to share.
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Old 1st April 2009, 01:48   #34
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Hi all,

Last Sunday I saw a movie, " The fastest Indian ****Anthony Hopkins.

Some may have seen this, I had not. A wonderful feel good movie where an underdog Herbert Munro who manages a world speed record on a 1922 Indian bike which was achieved in 1962. He went back about nine times, each time upping the speed till he reached 206 MPH on his bike in 1000cc class. This record stands to this date, he did this with a highly modified 1922 Indian, todays Honda's and others cannot surpass this. And this is a true story. One can get details on this link:

Burt Munro - A New Zealand Legend, The Munro Special

I enjoyed this so much that I wanted to share.

Lovely movie that is, Harit. I'd written about it too on this or the Indian bike thread by Julian, not sure now and certainly not going to labour through the threads at this point! Wonderful, and inspirational stuff this movie, and Anthony Hopkins of course does full justice to it and more. I can understand your sense of elation on watching it.

While we are on the topic of films for us grease-fingers there's another one that's come out here recently (was released in the West earlier in 2008) called Gran Torino, produced and starring Clint Eastwood and a Ford Gran Torino Sport. I also posted about it in the 'Car movies' thread or some such thread in the afternoon before getting disconnected from the net, so won't repeat further on this OT! You may like the flick, it's not just about cars but also some of the other angst that our types have to go through in life.

Ok, getting back, here's a bit of Indian vs Harley motorcycle war trivia that also I'd posted earlier but can't remember where now. A little lymeric for Indian bikes, there used to be one for Harleys too but can't rememeber that now, so here goes:

You'll never wear out the Indian Scout,
Or it's brother the Indian Chief
They're built like rocks to take hard knocks,
It's the Harleys that give the grief!

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While we are on the topic of films for us grease-fingers there's another one that's come out here recently (was released in the West earlier in 2008) called Gran Torino, produced and starring Clint Eastwood and a Ford Gran Torino Sport.
Excellent movie and a few memorable quotes:

Lawyer: [reading from Walt's will] And I'd like to leave my 1972 Gran Torino to...
[the lawyer pauses and looks up at Ashley, who smiles expectantly]
Lawyer: ...my friend... Thao Vang Lor. On the condition that you don't chop-top the roof like one of those beaners, don't paint any idiotic flames on it like some white trash hillbilly, and don't put a big, gay spoiler on the rear end like you see on all the other zipperheads' cars. It just looks like hell. If you can refrain from doing any of that... it's yours.

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finally I could find one photo of the Indian before it was restored. ths was the condition of the bike when I bought it.
Holy Camoly That was the condition?? Wow, wondering how you managed to get the parts for this 1912 baby!
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This motorcycle is re-aligned and is ready to hit the roads back soon. I shall now be able to ride it thru to all the competitions and shows. There were a few technical alignment problems with the front fork and a little bit of paint chip off. I shall post the latest pictures for you guys to see.
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Hey Subodh Nath, it's really lovely bike .

By the way are you the one who owns a Garage on the way from Airport to Naroda?

Pradip.

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Hey Subodh Nath, it's really lovely bike .

By the way are you the one who owns a Garage on the way from Airport to Naroda?

Pradip.
yes, i had my workshop there before not now. subodh
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I was lucky to see this bike up close last year when she visited Bombay. It really looks like a million bucks up close, and complements to the owners for the superb restoration and presentation.

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Nathji, can you tell us about the registration number JU 14?
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JU 14 is of Marwar State i.e. Jodhpur 14. We still have the original registration book issued by the state police department in 1932.
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