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Old 12-11-2004, 09:22 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Johnny Drunkard
So she took the Bultaco collection? Man that is evil!
Thanks for the info on Chappy. Wonder what happened to him?
Nah, she didn't take the Buls but the financial squeeze forced their departure. Life goes on. I still have a restored Sherpa 100cc motor in my living room; the frame is out back waiting for time, money, and patience.

I don't know what ever happened to Bob and Chappy. I got out of dirt car racing stuff in '87 and lost track of a bunch of good people after that.
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:37 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by gaspipe
Rokon had some ISDT experience. They did more than build those crazy 2WD bikes:

Remember when the U.S. Army had an enduro team and they rode Rokons? When I got to basic training about half the guys there had been told by a recruiter that they would have no problem getting into motorcycle recon

But speaking of desert racers, back around 1970 I had a husky 360 which was called a Desert Racer. It had a lever on top the case to change the gear ratios. Since I rode enduros in the southeast, I never needed to change to the higher ratio. I've tried to look it up on husky and vintage sites, was that just a huskyWR? did all the WR's have that transfer lever? Man that was a fun bike.
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