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Motomochila OP
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Your First Thumper-Pics and why you bought it.

Until the late 80's, I was a diehard 2-stroke fan. The smell of castor bean oil and race fuel got me hooked early. yep, I'm an product of the 70's. But by accident, I came to own a 1984 Yamaha TT 600. The year was 1985. It ran like crap compared to my CR 500 and took over half an hour to start the damn thing, but once started the torque coming out of corners was awesome. I was hooked. It wasn't long before I dialed in the starting procedures and swapped out the front drum brake set up for a KX 500 unit. I now had the ultimate long distance trail weapon. ( 60 mile range on my CR 500 was a thing of the past, I could now ride over 125 miles on a single tank) That TT was my "first" true Thumper. Yea, I had a Honda 4-stroke as a kid, but this was my first 4-stroke single, a true thumper. I still own a CR500 but since that day, I've never looked back.

This was mine, what was your first true Thumper?
2014 KTM 690 Enduro R, 2014 EXC500,2012 BMW GTL1600, 2015 BMW F800 GS Adventure, , 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP and 16 other motorcycle projects in various stages of completion. It's an addiction thing.

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