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hunter_greyghost 03-10-2010 02:58 PM

Old [25yrs +] bike - Oz/Kiwi ADVRiders
 
Been thinking about starting a post for the Oz/Kiwi riders of older generation bikes, not neccessarily dual-purpose/enduro types but also roadies that are out there and being used to travel to rallys / around Australia whatever?
:freaky :kumbaya :ricky
Post a photo of your bike/s, bit of a story would be good. :lol3

I'll kick it off with my two beasties! :huh

http://aussiegreyghost.smugmug.com/M...94_MZjuc-M.jpg
White beast is a 1981 Special, set up for touring. :cromag

Yellow beast is a 1975 body with 1974 motor, various mods, used for touring and sometimes for the odd enduro charity ride. :topes

http://aussiegreyghost.smugmug.com/M...16_iwrjL-M.jpg
So anybody with a bike 25 years & older, who uses it on a regular basis, lets have look at your ride! :eek1

boxerboy81 03-10-2010 04:24 PM

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...onwineryYa.jpg

11/1981 R100RS John Player Special.

Used almost daily, mostly commuting, with the occasional blast thru the nearby ranges, a few annual weekenders over the Vic Alps and the Snowies, and a rare long interstate trip. I did a quick 4500k blast up the Newall and back the New England last year, 6 days, due to time constraints. Would've loved a leisurely tour, but not to be.

Close to 200K now, but going strong. The final drive is about to get a new spline.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...jpsballoon.jpg

Pezz_gs 03-10-2010 05:12 PM

Well, all my bikes are over 25 years old. Just not riding them enough!

1985 R80G/S Dakar
1980 R80G/S HPN Tank
1974 CB400 Four -> XR460Four
1976 R90/6 - long term Sidecar project.
1984 RZ250 = Brainfart
1976 XS650 - Project bike

http://pezz.smugmug.com/Other/R80-GS...42_P9Dpj-L.jpg

neilaction 03-10-2010 06:08 PM

A different GS
 
Well this probably doesn't count as this bike is a resto project and whilst it will get used, it won't be often. :cry

Just means a lot to me the Suzi. :evil

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...n/gs1000s2.jpg

slowbike smallpenis 03-10-2010 06:23 PM

Tuena Pub?

hunter_greyghost 03-10-2010 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slowbike smallpenis
Tuena Pub?

Spot on!, Nov '09, had a top weekend there :lol3

hunter_greyghost 03-10-2010 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pezz_gs
Well, all my bikes are over 25 years old. Just not riding them enough!

1985 R80G/S Dakar
1980 R80G/S HPN Tank
1974 CB400 Four -> XR460Four
1976 R90/6 - long term Sidecar project.
1984 RZ250 = Brainfart
1976 XS650 - Project bike

Gotta catch up with one day, maybe at a rally somewhere?

Pezz_gs 03-10-2010 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunter_greyghost
Gotta catch up with one day, maybe at a rally somewhere?

Wanaaring over Easter 2010 I will be there :evil

http://pezz.smugmug.com/Other/Advent...22_FTx4B-M.jpg

Tony T 03-10-2010 11:46 PM

I recently picked up a DR400 which turns 30 this month.
It needs some tidying up, but it's very original down to the helmet lock on the handlebars.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-...60/DR400_1.jpg

I've started giving it the once over and the wheels and spokes come up like new with a little polish.
With a period correct big tank, it should be a good thing for "retro adventure riding".
I've also got a '78 SP370, just picked up a PE250 from 1980 and will take delivery of a '72 DT2MX shortly as well.
Then there's a couple of 40 year old CT90's kicking about...... :evil

davorallyfan 03-11-2010 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilaction
Well this probably doesn't count as this bike is a resto project and whilst it will get used, it won't be often. :cry

Just means a lot to me the Suzi. :evil

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...n/gs1000s2.jpg

Nice The other GS :thumbup

Ho Hum me agun

http://davorallyfan.smugmug.com/Moto...6_2x7Ai-XL.jpg

Hows this peice of vintage iron?
http://davorallyfan.smugmug.com/Moto...80_qA6sV-M.jpg

WHoops.

hunter_greyghost 03-11-2010 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pezz_gs
Wanaaring over Easter 2010 I will be there :evil

http://pezz.smugmug.com/Other/Advent...22_FTx4B-M.jpg

No can do [joys of shiftwork] but I hope you take your camera! :eek1

Jeez DRF, that's not even vintage plastic let alone 'iron'!
http://davorallyfan.smugmug.com/Moto...80_qA6sV-M.jpg

Let's see some of those classics out there, preferably at rallies and getting dirty.

Just Dan 03-11-2010 08:00 PM

Rescued from McCardigan garage:lol3. After a wiring rebuild. it is almost a daily rider now. Too nice a bike to have hiding away in a garage.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/IMGP0365.jpg

tripodtiger 03-12-2010 12:08 AM

Neither the RD nor the XS are in regular use. The XS isn't registered at the moment.
The RD was bought by my brother in December '72, early shipment of the '73 model. I bought it in '76, when I weighed a bit more like my son. Crashed it into a semi at Moonbi in '79 and finally got it finished & re-registered (historic) in 2005. Had it out at Oran Park in Dec '09 and had a ball around the back of the circuit, held it to 85mph down the straight.:clap

http://scray.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...57_5jaBu-L.jpg

The XS is a 1980 model I bought in '81. Seen here with a mate's GL1000 'wing. I rode it until the early 90's, then loaned it to my brother for a couple of years. It spent quite a few years dragging a double chair around and then I semi retired it around '98. Got it back on the road a couple of years, just for 12 months. Needs some tidy up - including a re-spray and chrome. I would like to buy it a battery and get it road worthy again before the end of May. See what happens.

http://scray.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...29_psGXq-L.jpg

hunter_greyghost 03-12-2010 03:55 AM

Airheads are winning so far, :rofl
followed by fours, twins and two strokes, :clap
No big thumpers, british, yanks or other euros? :huh

davorallyfan 03-12-2010 04:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Dan
Rescued from McCardigan garage:lol3. After a wiring rebuild. it is almost a daily rider now. Too nice a bike to have hiding away in a garage.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/IMGP0365.jpg

Excellent but dont you go rund and rund in circles there:scratch

Spotted in Qld
http://davorallyfan.smugmug.com/Moto...89_BzLJz-L.jpg


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