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Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 10:25 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Well, one of these years I will learn to search...

Well, one of these years I will learn to search Wikipedia before I open my piehole. Thanks for the link.:D I still think the Mugen is a cool bike.

Read some about about the Suzuki RH last...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,363
Posted By kittycactus
Has she rode at all? I started on dirt bikes, so...

Has she rode at all? I started on dirt bikes, so a street bike was easy, but even still, I started on a 1980 something Yamaha 650. We bought it for $500.00 bucks, I rode it for a couple of months...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,363
Posted By kittycactus
Ya ya, I still like mine better. :amazon :D

Ya ya, I still like mine better. :amazon :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,363
Posted By kittycactus
Hi Pokey. How tall is your sister? I've got an...

Hi Pokey. How tall is your sister? I've got an 05 SV650S with handlebar conversion off a naked 650. Very comfortable and user friendly. I'm 5'4" and I can almost flat foot this bike. If your...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2008, 09:52 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
1981 495 twin shock. even more feared than a 490...

1981 495 twin shock. even more feared than a 490 Maico.

Why is that?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2008, 04:40 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Was reading about Johnny O'Mara last night and a...

Was reading about Johnny O'Mara last night and a bike was mentioned that I don't recall hearing about in this thread or elsewhere; a Mugen. Pretty cool looking bike.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2008, 04:12 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
I have a thread going in the women's section of...

I have a thread going in the women's section of TT on dirt bike history because I think it is incredibly interesting stuff and I thought they might enjoy learning a little bit. However, it's become...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2008, 10:43 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
I guess I'm sort of an anal and uptight kind of...

I guess I'm sort of an anal and uptight kind of person and I like details and it’s been frustrating trying to figure out when certain bikes were made, from when to when for a given make and model,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2008, 10:01 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Well I hope you all don't think I wasn't being...

Well I hope you all don't think I wasn't being respectful to him or ignoring the fact that he won 8 consecutive National Enduro Championships and 8 consecutive ISDT gold medals, which is unbelievable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2008, 09:34 AM
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Views: 1,407
Posted By kittycactus
Common sense dictates that slower moving users...

Common sense dictates that slower moving users going in the same direction should yield to faster traffic and so far no problems, but I've heard stories from dirt bike riders who encountered pissy...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2008, 10:20 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Some items of interest to me that I’ve learned...

Some items of interest to me that I’ve learned this past week, other than what a pro link is:

Torsten Hallman was the founder of Thor riding apparel.

Richard Burleson was the first US...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2008, 06:16 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
LOL!! Thank you Doug. I was just being a smart...

LOL!! Thank you Doug. I was just being a smart arse - I had read a post in another thread here that I found highly amusing along those lines.

I'm starting to wonder if spring will ever come...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2008, 06:05 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
And one more thing: Did I mention that I'm an...

And one more thing: Did I mention that I'm an old lady and I have an SV650S and I'm not smokin' hot and by the way did I mention that I'm an old lady and I have an SV650S... :fitz
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2008, 05:42 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Thanks for bringing this up. I understand that...

Thanks for bringing this up. I understand that they sat down more because of the limited suspension, but I also wonder if they ran smaller rims early on; more like what you would see on the mini...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2008, 05:22 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
There are some great pictures there and I've...

There are some great pictures there and I've browsed around several times, it's sure frustrating not being able to read the captions and detail though.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2008, 05:19 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Hour and a half left ... come on, snake that guy...

Hour and a half left ... come on, snake that guy and go play in the mud this spring!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2008, 05:16 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
I've been meaning to ask which one you are. ...

I've been meaning to ask which one you are. There were only nine mentioned besides Sieman and the tree hugger - are you the Phantom Duck!!! :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2008, 08:59 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Thanks for the info and link Stagehand and Strong...

Thanks for the info and link Stagehand and Strong Bad! There are some very bizzare looking forks out there!!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2008, 04:27 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Thank you for clarifying leading axle verses...

Thank you for clarifying leading axle verses leading link. So just to make sure I'm understanding the basic difference between the two: leading axle/fork (not sure exactly how it should be stated)...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2008, 09:21 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Yes, what he said. I blew the picture up and it...

Yes, what he said. I blew the picture up and it looks like something is strapped - right above the rear shock.

And I don't think I'm a he. He he.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2008, 04:31 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Now this is something I had not even thought...

Now this is something I had not even thought about; dual pipes. Was that a carry over from converting street bikes to dirt bikes since there wasn't really much for true dirt only bikes? And what year...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2008, 03:45 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Great stuff guys - that makes sense and I get it....

Great stuff guys - that makes sense and I get it. Yay - my hair is getting darker!! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2008, 04:37 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
So is anyone brave enough to try and explain to...

So is anyone brave enough to try and explain to imnotablonde the change from non leading fork axle? Or provide a link with info? I have some ideas, but they're just that. Did the change positively...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2008, 04:26 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Cut and paste: Danny LaPorte (born December...

Cut and paste:

Danny LaPorte (born December 3, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA) was one of the top American motocross racers in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the first American to win a 250cc motocross...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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Posted By kittycactus
I found that site this morning trying to find out...

I found that site this morning trying to find out more about the monoshock timeline. I also found this site that had some very interesting info. in the various links...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2008, 08:05 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Okay, thanks that's helpful to know. Works bikes...

Okay, thanks that's helpful to know. Works bikes are the testing ground for what will possibly later be a production bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 03:27 PM
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Posted By kittycactus
So 1975 is the year when the monoshock was...

So 1975 is the year when the monoshock was introduced on works bikes or production bikes? I had a later date in my head, closer to 1979 or 1980? When something is introduced, is the introduction...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
Oh, okay. Just a variation of the fins, like the...

Oh, okay. Just a variation of the fins, like the porcupine headed CZ many pages page.

Glad I could be of help with the avatar, it's nice to not be a complete and total mooch.:1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
Thanks SB! But what is a sunburst head? LOL! I...

Thanks SB! But what is a sunburst head? LOL! I think the biggest thing that kills me is lack of understanding of what words mean. Anyone got a dirt bike dictionary?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 01:32 PM
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Posted By kittycactus
What is this rear suspension setup called? It's...

What is this rear suspension setup called? It's a 1979. Thanks!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/chopsuey62/79-honda2-250.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 10:02 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Are you going to ride it or add it to the...

Are you going to ride it or add it to the collection?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 10:01 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/chopsuey62/...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x45/chopsuey62/unilink.gif

I saved it to photobucket - there's an option to save as avatar.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
Well, I wasn’t going to post anymore on the...

Well, I wasn’t going to post anymore on the subject since I'm still embarassed, but you see those nifty decals on the swingarm that say “Pro-Link”? I was having such a hard time with what I was being...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
I know you guys are laughing at me and think I'm...

I know you guys are laughing at me and think I'm a blonde, but that's okay, I deserve it. I'm learning though and I'm not blonde.

I'll tell you what, if any of you have women who ride, make...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
Hallelujah. Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol? ...

Hallelujah. Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?

I get it. FINALLY!!!!! Thank you nachtflug and Strong Bad.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
Alright, that helps, thanks. I look at pictures...

Alright, that helps, thanks. I look at pictures of some of the older bikes and it looks like the swingarm (and maybe I'm speaking of the wrong part) looks like it's part of the frame, fixed in place...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2008, 11:24 AM
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Posted By kittycactus
Excellent - thanks!! What happened...

Excellent - thanks!!



What happened to Falco???



Thank you sir, may I have another? :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
This is not the tank with the nickname "Silver...

This is not the tank with the nickname "Silver Bullet" is it?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,064
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Posted By kittycactus
So if I'm understanding correctly, in the...

So if I'm understanding correctly, in the beginning, there was no swingarm at all. When did the Full Floater, Pro Link and Uni track make their entrance? I'm trying to imagine how a bike would...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,087,730
Posted By kittycactus
Can anyone tell me when the power valve was...

Can anyone tell me when the power valve was introduced?
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