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Old 11-16-2008, 02:09 PM   #1411
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I am the daughter of a man who passionately raced motocross AMA, TT, hare & hound, trials, & enduro's all through the 60's, and part of the 70's. We were on a track EVERY single Sunday of my young life! My dad went through every kind of bike there was and had at least two in the garage and one in the crate. Although I can't give spec's on any of the bikes, but all the names mentioned...Bultaco, Maico, Penton, Ossa, Triumph, CZ, Husky, etc were part of his stable at one time or another. I had a 1971 175 Yamaha when I was 12, while my brother went on to get the famous Elsinore that I never could keep running because you had to keep it on the pipe, which I never could do. I can't remember how far two strokes go back but when I smell two cycle oil and California stink weed together I feel like I'm home. 'On any Sunday' was our life, and looking at these pictures some of you have posted has really taken me back. I LOVE THEM! Thank you cactuskitty for starting this thread and thank you all for posting to this and adding your memories.
What was your fathers name?? If you don't want to post it here PM me. We may have raced together back then... Perris Raceway, Bay Mare, Elsinore, South Bay, Ascot,.....
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:13 PM   #1412
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My brother found a few more old photos.

Here I am working on my wheelies with the TL-125.

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Old 11-19-2008, 06:35 PM   #1413
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My brother found a few more old photos.

Here I am working on my wheelies with the TL-125.
What kinda dork would run around doing wheelies with no helmet on back in the 70's?

Umm... uh... er... never mind




At least I had a cool rig to drag my bikes around in... the GYDBT had *nuttin* on me!

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Old 11-20-2008, 06:47 AM   #1414
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What kinda dork would run around doing wheelies with no helmet on back in the 70's?


I only did it off-camera!

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Old 11-20-2008, 06:53 AM   #1415
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What kinda dork would run around doing wheelies with no helmet on back in the 70's?
I'm surprised I didn't have some love beads on to go with the leather visor!
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:37 PM   #1416
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:37 PM   #1417
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Enjoyed!!...
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:49 AM   #1418
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Holy Crap! I am almost certain that a friends dad used to own one of the bikes in those pictures. The Husky with the handmade tank and #1 plates, I think it was Mark Blackwell's ride in 72? Somehow it ended up at Woodland Hills Sportcycle, and he bought it. I remember the bike having some really trick shit on it, like a very small handmade tank, every bolt that could be, was drilled out. One thing on it that wasn't so trick was the gas tank bolt between the tank and the seat. Larry fucking near tore his sack off on that piece.

My memory isn't what it used to be, but it sure looks familiar.

On another note, for you old So Cal guys, if you hadn't heard, Kolbe Cycles are closing the doors after 51 years, They will be gone for good in three weeks.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:10 PM   #1419
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You get a gold star for that one. I was already smiling with great memories of motocrosses long past and then every once in a while there'd be one of those "oh man, I forgot about that..." or "aw geeze I always wanted one of those..."

I see Hi Point boots, an AJS, a mud covered 501, a shiny 360 Maico, the orange tank Suzuki, multiple Ossa Stillettos, DTs with down pipes, Jimmy Weinert, Bad Brad sans rubber ducky, a DKW, and the poor guy on the Maico about to lose the battle with the tank slapper while in the lead.

Thanks much, that was a fantastic ride down memory lane.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:47 PM   #1420
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Question Damn - I shoulda' looked in old skool first!

Question for ya' thumpers *oops. Found an interesting bike in CL but not sure what it is... seller calls it both "tc125" and "ct125" which could just be fat finger Freddy at work; but I cannot find anything like that.
Found a TS125 what looks very similar BUT the seller also says this has 4hi/4lo gearing - the TS125 is listed as a 5-speed tranny...

so whadoya' know?
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #1421
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Question for ya' thumpers *oops. Found an interesting bike in CL but not sure what it is... seller calls it both "tc125" and "ct125" which could just be fat finger Freddy at work; but I cannot find anything like that.
Found a TS125 what looks very similar BUT the seller also says this has 4hi/4lo gearing - the TS125 is listed as a 5-speed tranny...

so whadoya' know?
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Click the link; http://www.suzukicycles.org/TS-TC-se...rochures.shtml

Suzuki made several models with a dual range tranny during the late '60s - '70s. They were not as popular as the 5 speed TS models. Geared, literally, towards hunters, farmers and slow pokes.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:13 PM   #1422
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werent those TCs?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:54 AM   #1423
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werent those TCs?
Yeah, that's what he was asking about. He just couldn't find the model specific info on it.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #1424
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On another note, for you old So Cal guys, if you hadn't heard, Kolbe Cycles are closing the doors after 51 years, They will be gone for good in three weeks.[/quote]

What happened- bought my firts mini trail (1972)there as well as my first 125 elsinore (1975). What a bummer any reason why its closing???
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:28 AM   #1425
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On another note, for you old So Cal guys, if you hadn't heard, Kolbe Cycles are closing the doors after 51 years, They will be gone for good in three weeks.
What happened- bought my firts mini trail (1972)there as well as my first 125 elsinore (1975). What a bummer any reason why its closing???[/quote]

I wouldn't know being in NM but that is sad anyway!
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