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Old 04-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #31
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Maidenhead, UK
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1982 Yamaha XT 550. 5 MBOL bit it's still a nice bike. Been playing up recently in the carburetter department so that's another thing on the list.

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Old 06-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #32
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I ride an 81 xt with 31500km on the clock, rebuilt 1800km ago and running strong.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:52 AM   #33
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Location: That buzzing in your earhole, NorCal.
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Originally Posted by alfredman22 View Post
And her roomates, German, Austrian, Japanese, and a sexy new Swede should be poppin in next week for a visit:

A KLR in that garage is like a homeless crackhead at a wedding reception.
Wedding(s) = $30,000
Divorce(s) = $25,000
2009 Husky TE610 = Priceless
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:50 AM   #34
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Location: I see Drunk People.
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My daily hit 25 a few months ago. 50k, original piston, runs great.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #35
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Location: Columbus, GA
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Im shy by a year, bit it ws made in 87!


my 88 xr600r, semi modded and restored a bit...

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #36
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Location: minneapolis
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I've got a couple

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #37
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86 xl600r.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:49 PM   #38
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Joined: May 2012
Location: Wet side of WA.
Oddometer: 73
'87 Yamaha XT 350
'82 Honda XR 200
'81 Honda XR 500

One of these days I will get something with one of those new fangled electric start gizmos
My Honda XR's need a good home.
I'm looking for anything Yamaha XT & related
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #39
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Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Citrus Heights Ca.
Oddometer: 1,667

Got a few years beyond 25 going.

I have been riding these since they were new. Oh yeah, I ride XS650's from the 70's too.
My newest bike is a 96 XR6 but the longtime rides are my 92 and 91 xr600's. I sold my 82 500 xr 1 1/2 years ago...
Still running strong with no smoke and never dis assembled. It's those squeeky drum brakes that made me do it.
Besides with three white bikes the red was the odd man out.

Keeps me in the "fiddling with bikes" mode as they each take their turn "needing" something done.

Should be able to go for a ride most any time unless you wanna travel across country


And the Triumph

She vibrates darn near as much as a single if not more!

And the white brothers...

I have to ride all these old bikes...
I don't have any new bikes...

I just keep them running and they are great compared to new bikes made of plastic with the styling that they think us americans want. (and the americans bought into it)
too many...
I have completely lost count

and here's my channel...

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by plugeye View Post

my 79 yammer
antique plate good for 4 years here in Texas.
starts & runs very well
Looks very Simular To my 1987 XL600R Very Cool look!!!

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #41
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Oddometer: 726
Still flogging the '77 XT500 I bought for $400 back in '09. Rode 600 miles over Memorial Day weekend in the mountains of WV and VA, just did a 130 mile dual-sport ride in PA this past Sunday.
'69 Guzzi Ambassador,'77 Yamaha XT500,
'88 Ducati Paso, '91 ATK 604
'94 MZ Silver Star, '96 CCM 350
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #42
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1985 KLR 600

First ride after the build.

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:06 AM   #43
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Location: New Bunswick Canada
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1984 Unrestored

1984 XL350R ... well most of it anyway.

70,000 km

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #44
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Location: Bristol, CT - Home of ESPN and not much else
Oddometer: 764
Here's my 1989 Yamaha TW200. I found it on Craigslist with about 500 miles on it and bought it to get back into riding. She was bone stock when I got her and I've done a bunch of the more popular bolt-on farkles. She has a few stablemates now but I still ride her quite a bit.

I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be.

2003 BMW F650GS
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:52 PM   #45
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Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
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I traded a '81 Kawasaki 550LTD for something a little newer earlier this year, a '83 Yamaha XT550. Love those old bikes. It is a lot more fun to ride and it is smoother on the highway. Plus I can go trail riding!
"Maybe you ain't in a rut, maybe you're in a ditch, way over your head." Don Marshall
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