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Offline organicjedi

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1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:54:39 AM »
This has a few more wheels than our usual discussion items, but very cool none the less.

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/cto/d/1959-berkeley-se492/6404976125.html

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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 10:06:04 AM »
My Dad had one of these back in the 1970's. Used it as his daily driver for many years. Unforgettable experience as a young kid being taken to school in that thing!
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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 10:10:15 AM »
Here's a different one on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A2hpGY7fbQ

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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 10:29:47 AM »
I like that, and is on a M/C trailer.

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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 11:46:09 AM »
oh man. i want that

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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 12:36:54 PM »
Very cool!  Must make for a light car!

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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 12:45:53 PM »
Very cool!  Must make for a light car!

Pretty light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDQTWQ1Zg8A

(demo of light at 1:38)
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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 03:06:53 PM »
I think they're about 700lbs.

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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 04:18:53 PM »
One of those showed up at the 2007 2-Stroke Extravaganza -- same model and year.
http://vintagebikeoc.com/gallery/woodley/DSCN0081
http://www.motorcycle.com/events/twostroke-extravaganza-68226.html
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Re: 1959 Berkeley SE492 2 stroke triple
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 04:36:05 PM »
The one in the first link was featured within the last couple of days on Bring a Trailer.
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