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As I recall there were some 350 2 stroke triples that were really fast, especially for their CC size.
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Oldest bike I owned was a 1968 XLH. It was the reason I joined this forum. Had the usual old bike/previous owner issues.
What caused me to get rid of it was the right hand shift and drum brakes. I never got used to it and having two Honda dual sports with left hand shift didn't help.
NYC is already pretty dangerous territory and too many close calls spelled the end for the old girl.
Great bike though and glad I owned it for two short seasons.
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As I recall there were some 350 2 stroke triples that were really fast, especially for their CC size.

The 350 wasn't bad for it's size and the era but my cousin had a 750 and it was really a screamer.
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Oldest bike I owned was a 1968 XLH. It was the reason I joined this forum. Had the usual old bike/previous owner issues.
What caused me to get rid of it was the right hand shift and drum brakes. I never got used to it and having two Honda dual sports with left hand shift didn't help.
NYC is already pretty dangerous territory and too many close calls spelled the end for the old girl.
Great bike though and glad I owned it for two short seasons.
I would have kept the XLH and moved, but I really, really, really do not like cities.
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I would have kept the XLH and moved, but I really, really, really do not like cities.
Got another XLH..... just 35 years newer.

Don't like cities anymore either, just doing my time.
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That's a great looking sporty. When I had the Triumph T100ss I found a 78 T140 Bonneville for a great price and snapped it up.It had a left foot shift which took some getting used to, it was the first British bike i rode with a left foot shift and the first left foot shift bike I had in 3 years. Sure enough I locked the back wheel up when i thought I was down shifting and ended up in a heap. I still have a limp & can feel my knee grinding 40 years later
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My oldest bike is a Harley Davidson 1942 WLA that I retrieved from Russia and spent 7 years overhauling.

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My first bike was a 150 cc Jawa (CZ) 2 stroke, 3 speed...when going from a bicycle to even a 150cc motorcycle it is a big deal. I liked the bike and rode it a lot but eventually lost 3rd gear so my dad bought me new Harley. Here is a picture somewhat like my 1951 Jawa….mine was not quite as nice as this one....but it was way better than walking.
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