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Old 09-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #106
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The video clip for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks SYDADV for the photo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwLZQ...eature=mh_lolz
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #107
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:55 AM   #108
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great vid
great vid...

and thanks for the copy of the program Russ!

PM on it's way.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:22 AM   #109
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:29 AM   #110
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[QUOTE=troy safari carpente;19559327]





Possibly - for those in the know - THE most exotic/rare (and probably expensive) bike at the meeting...?! One of the original "last of the works MX GP 4strokes"
by Aberg/Hallman Yamaha... back before the 70's 2 stroke MX evolution completely banished valved engines from the worlds MX tracks... that was until the late 80's;
when Husaberg/Vertimati and later Yamaha brought 4 smokers back into the ballgame. How much would this thing be worth? (More tha 25 grand i'd reckon?? )



I was going to let this slide Troy. But I noticed in the RMX thread that you are a stickler for correct details.

Back in the day NVT produced about 200 of the HL 500's in England, and Protec/Hallman racing in the USA also sold frame kits.

GMC in Victoria now builds replica frame kits and has done for some years, and sells them world wide. So you can build yourself one of these for around $10,000 take or leave depending on how bling you want to go or how resourceful you are. They are a very popular project and most of the ones you see are replica's.

http://www.vmxmag.com.au/10_reader_resto/HL500.html
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #111
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two shay...

A "stickler for correct details..." haha... good one C & B...

In my defense I did preface my statement withe the word "possibly" and a questionmark at the end of the sentence...
not having any idea that there was a firm in Victoria making replicas of them to this day...

You see I have seen one of the original Aberg/Hallman HL 500's as raced by Sten Lundin and Bengt Aberg back in the day;



And I gotta give credit to GMC, that their "replica kit" is pretty damned true to the original... that I thought perhaps it was one.

Bengt Aberg is a legend within motocross in Sweden for his feats on these bikes; in the face of the 70's two stroke onslaught in the 500cc MX GP's...






Winner of the Luxembourg GP in 1977

One of the first of the HL500 factory bikes;

And the men behind the project (from left); Torsten Hallman,
Sten Lundin, Bengt Åberg and Staffan Enquist (the names behind Hallman Enquist)

So that's why I thought it might be an original...

But as far as the similarity to the RMX thread and stickler for details goes...

Well, if I had said that my old XT 500 in the shed at home had the same suspension and motor as a HL 500...
then I suppose you would have a case...
Other than that... thanks for the heads up on GMC's replicas... they sure are a nice piece of kit!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #112
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Other than that... thanks for the heads up on GMC's replicas... they sure are a nice piece of kit!
Troy, I figured you probably weren't aware of them, that's why I posted. GMC copied his frames from an original HL frame which is why it looks identical. A lot of YZ125's have been killed off just for their petrol tanks.
I had a TT500 back in the day, I remember when the HL500 was being raced, it was pretty exciting to see the transformation of what was considered an overweight play bike.

I think 'possibly' one of the most valuable bikes in this thread is that red twin port Jawa.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:31 AM   #113
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And especially for Troy, ..............name that face!!! MX and Enduro legends both there


From back row left...

Aussie "go the rat" Ballard, (Snowy ) Leisky, Avard? red cap/glasses dunno?, orange/silver roost guard???, Dunno?, GRUNTER (KTM beanie), Hans Applgren? (Husky jersey), (Chris Cater? Nope) - blue jacket? (obscured behind blonde lady in red jacket?) & finally "hands in pockets/THOR Pants" = dunno ???

Front row from left;

Stu Bennet, body armour ???, Mark Hill? Laurie Aldo (sitting), Dunno??/brown beanie (behind), & Mr Grey jacket...?

How'd I do...?
You did well Troy. To help fill in the blanks, a similar front on photo appears in this month's TrailZone Mag (Nov/Dec) titled LEGENDS ONE & ALL! Indeed.

Standing: Geoff Ballard; Jeff Leisk; Ray Vandenberg; Dave Armstrong; Andrew Bailey; Trevor Williams; Anthony Gunter; Chris Cater; Hans Appelgren; Frank Wheeler; Eli Knowles; Graham Smythe; Robert Scott.

Kneeling: Stuart Bennett; Dean Burt; Mark Hill; Paul Brenchley; Laurie Alderton; Terry Gunter.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #114
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Don't get me started on "HL's"........

I was offered a genuine one in the early 90's cos the owner couldn't sell it. Being the genius I am, I declined........

That said, I did just buy back my original KX500 from 1984.
It's no HL, but at least it is mine.



That's 2 of my old bikes from 25 years ago, that I've been lucky enough to get back in the last 6 months.

Back to HL's, did all the genuine ones have the 3 valve head?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:37 PM   #115
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Here's a bloke building his own HL (with mods!) - Bicheno M/C museum in Tas.

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #116
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Don't get me started on "HL's"........

I was offered a genuine one in the early 90's cos the owner couldn't sell it. Being the genius I am, I declined........

That said, I did just buy back my original KX500 from 1984.
It's no HL, but at least it is mine.



That's 2 of my old bikes from 25 years ago, that I've been lucky enough to get back in the last 6 months.

Back to HL's, did all the genuine ones have the 3 valve head?
Nice looking KX Tony, just add a front and rear light ready for Harrow next year?

What elese have you got back from the good old days?

Have you let the good folk at ADV know about your Harrow DVD - some great old bikes and footage?

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:19 AM   #117
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It should look good, that's a photo of it in 1984!
I did do some enduros on it back then, but it was a PITA as an enduro bike. I'm actually planning to have the Ossa ready for Harrow next year. More my style these days............ slow..........

Re. the Harrow video, I didn't really think there was many blokes on here that would be into it.

The other bike I got back is here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=12857
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