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Old 01-26-2011, 02:21 PM   #106
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Here is my concern about the 250 or 400/480/490 thing.

I think that too much power is not my friend...especally if it is a on/off power. I've ridden bikes like that and they make me feel like a stupid ass. I just don't know how to control it.
Thanks again guys for all your help. I'd really be lost without your input...Jim
This is why I went for the Yamaha 1981 IT465. It doesn't have the desert racer top speed of the YZ465 but it has a much wider powerband. It was designed more for courses with trees and twists than one with steep hills and long acceleration alleys. I have played with different rear monoshocks but none so far have been ideal.

FWIW, I am 6' 6" 210 lbs and I feel cramped on the IT465 but less cramped than on most older off road bikes. Bar risers and a thicker seat (bike's seat) help.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #107
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As noted that's Jeff Smith on a BSA Goldstar scrambler.
That's about as classic as classic racers come... and were used for every thing from MX to dirt track, roadracing and trials as bikes tended to back then.
They ceased production in 1963 and were never sold as a Triumph! Some of the later unit-construction singles shared different name plates however.
OK but the TR5MX I owned was a BSA B50 with Triumph bagdes. A descendant of the GoldStar. Nit picky freaks around here.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:39 PM   #108
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don't forget Bultaco. they had great rear suspension.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #109
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the 450 KX's are somewhat rare.



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Old 01-26-2011, 05:42 PM   #110
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I like building, playing with them. I'll do the same thing with a Honda ...
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:44 PM   #111
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can't go wrong with a Husky!

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:45 PM   #112
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #113
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Marty Smiths Mid Ohio 2007 mount.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #114
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did we mention Bultaco?

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:49 PM   #115
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That Bultaco never looked better...

Honda...my back is killing me...

Huskey...very nice.

Nice dirt nap.

That Yamaha is really nice looking, very well done. You're right. Dumb question, it that the stock swingarm?

Second Bultaco picture is wonderful, just stay way from the full bike picture...not needed.

Maico. So far...the leader...I just can't get over how it looks...I know that's not right...but, I just can't help myself. SEE post # 98

Garthe screwed with this post 01-26-2011 at 09:23 PM
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #116
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never hurts too have 2.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #117
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if you think you're tall go tell it to Rik Smits.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #118
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:57 PM   #119
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I think that too much power is not my friend...
nonsense. get 3 490's and make a triple out of it. that'll show these bastards and their modern bikes what putting power to the ground really means.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #120
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ok I'm going back on Black Ops and stick an AK 47 up somebodies ass.
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