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Forum: Trials 01-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 73,149
Posted By vintagetour
kick statr and gearung

Duly noted on the gearing. Thanks
It appears the stop has something to do with the kickstarter. I just have never seen one with a stop and it has the same ratchet mechanism as the larger TYs
Forum: Trials 01-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 73,149
Posted By vintagetour
Ty80 question for the experts

I am restoring a ty80 for my grandson. What is the purpose of the right foot peg forward rod that is welded to and forward of the foot peg mount? some pictures show it with a rubber like the...
Forum: Trials 01-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,864
Posted By vintagetour
Vintage?

I'm with you Geezer and I hope we snag a few returning riders or maybe a few unsuspecting young riders. But unfortunately once they've tried the new fangled bikes they are hard to get back. That...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,864
Posted By vintagetour
In the early seventies we were at the local...

In the early seventies we were at the local riding area. We were making fun of the helmetless rider making his way up the rocky hillside. As soon as he left we hit the hill on our motocross bikes...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,864
Posted By vintagetour
When was the last time you invited a friend or...

When was the last time you invited a friend or family to watch trials? No need they can't get to the sections to watch. Long loops may be what some riders want but it is not spectator friendly.
Forum: Trials 10-02-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 85,126
Posted By vintagetour
3rd Annual American Fallen Soldiers Project Charity Trial

Saturday November 2nd 2013
Donie Texas at the Huffman Farm
Portrait presentation, food, music, camping
Over 30 riders last year. 20 some vintage bikes
Vintage non stop rules
Spectator friendly...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By vintagetour
Peru

My son and I will be coming up from East Texas to Peru as the family/farm is near Bartlesville. I will be riding a 71 Montesa. Shawn has gone to the dark side :roflrides a new Beta.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,029
Posted By vintagetour
Don't know the answer

I have been asking myself the same question. My wife does want to ride and started on a 49cc scooter 5 years ago. She took the MSF course and got a Stella 150cc scooter. Modern brakes, turn...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,144
Posted By vintagetour
Rl 250

I rode a new one in 75 and rescued one a few years ago, put new tires, chain and sprockets and rode it at a AHRMA event before selling it after the trials. It had a broken frame also. Adding weight...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,330
Posted By vintagetour
The ongoing struggle

When your restorations are riders you find yourself telling your buddies " I'd like to go ride but I have oil to change, valves to set, tires to change......" Then I know it may be time to thin out...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
Nice Guzzi

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/IMAG0314.jpg
That is one beautiful motorbike. Very nice work :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
Wow! Nice work. A Steen was the first (running)...

Wow! Nice work. A Steen was the first (running) bike I ever bought. The guy let me pay it out knowing I was just a kid hauling square bales and working evenings at a full service gas station. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
Hairsmith's R100RS

"See. It only took a couple of hours to tear it apart. See you later! Good luck!":D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
What a difference colors make! This looks really...

What a difference colors make! This looks really nice.
Thanks. My son picked the color since it was going to be his first street bike. I wasn't too crazy about the color (Ford chrome yellow) but...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
Thanks. They are from 1998 till present. I keep...

Thanks. They are from 1998 till present. I keep saying "last one" and then I see what other people are doing on ADV and I say "Well, maybe just one more":wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Dumpster bike (FREE is GOOD)
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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This was in a box
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,948
Posted By vintagetour
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Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By vintagetour
I'm with Lornce. It depends on how comfortable...

I'm with Lornce. It depends on how comfortable you are with fixing whatever you choose to ride. Still I am influenced by the wow factor I get when I arrive. If it's an old BMW they won't give you...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By vintagetour
Depends

My buddies wife asks " Aren't you gonna ride that basket case some before you take it on a long trip?" He say's " Why, I've put almost 150 miles on it already" Of course it was an old BMW.
Having...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 269,309
Posted By vintagetour
WOW !! what a great start to a project ! i love...

WOW !! what a great start to a project ! i love the akronts ! did you get this goldie modded as it is ?
Found the Goldstar just like this about a year ago. The previous owner passed away after...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 269,309
Posted By vintagetour
Next project

Maybe not next but I will be working it in while I finish some that have already been started.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 269,309
Posted By vintagetour
Bitsa bike titled 1965

Not original but has a Lightning spec motor and goes like stink!
Forum: Trials 01-06-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 182,397
Posted By vintagetour
I still have to stop and look up when I hear a...

I still have to stop and look up when I hear a round engine or a 4 cylinder Conti (got my ticket in a Champ) I just like OLD
Real motorbikes are 6volt and have kickstarters Lol
Real airplanes have...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 182,397
Posted By vintagetour
Why Vintage

If it was easy anybody could do it! LOL But I have to agree with Sting 32. We must be crazy to spend the time and money to restore and ride a heavy, underpowered, no brakes bike when we could be...
Forum: Trials 10-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 182,397
Posted By vintagetour
Ahrma

"I have no personal interest in 80s vintage bikes, I just see no reason to exclude them other than to discourage more Trials riders from competing."
Amen to that!:clap We have tried to change...
Forum: Trials 07-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 362,122
Posted By vintagetour
Trials is different than vintage motocross or...

Trials is different than vintage motocross or vintage motorcycle rallies.While there is certainly competitiveness, people have a tendency to share what they know to help others become better. Just...
Forum: Trials 07-15-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 362,122
Posted By vintagetour
Lucky

Nothing but as I am reading this cool thread I was thinking about our last ride (July 9th) at Hutto Tx (Austin guys) and thinking about how friendly and helpful trials people are (Neilking you were...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By vintagetour
I got some

I know I have the tank badges. Don't remember if I still have the sidecover ones. PM me
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 102,164
Posted By vintagetour
bad habit

You can't have too many bad habits but I broke a rib at the farm 11 days ago (Montesa) and I can just now cough. Let's give it another week or so before I ask Shirley if it's OK:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 102,164
Posted By vintagetour
Cr 1100

Was I asleep at New Ulm when you talked about going on this trip? CR 1100 is two miles from my sisters house and you could have stayed with Jack if you stopped in Bartlesville. Just found this ride...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,861
Posted By vintagetour
RL competitive

Having owned a Suzuki years ago between Montesa's I picked one up cheap a couple years ago. As all have said they do have their weak points. I mechanically restored it and rode it one outing for a...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By vintagetour
Found measurements

Thanks for the help all. I made a trip to Denver and back over the holidays for another adoption so I now have the correct measurements. Problem is this "child"is in better shape than the other one...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7,438
Views: 3,478,669
Posted By vintagetour
just old school

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc27/vintagetour/BigSizeMotionIMG_0334.jpgThis photo was shot by Micah Shoemaker at the Harvest Classic in Luckenbach Tx. When I saw it I asked him for a...
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