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Old 12-16-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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PNW Vintage Dual Sport ride

Ok, here it is – the PNW Vintage Dualsport thread – or “VD” for short. Why, just imagine the looks you’ll get as you pull up to the 7-11 in a cloud of blue smoke on your DT175 and proudly tell folks “I’ve got VD!”

This will take some time, but I’d like to put together some form of a PNW VD camp & ride for 2015. This thread will serve as a place for discussion, planning, pic’s of your bikes and gear, pic’s of you and your bike from back in the day, links to CL finds that fit with the plan, and I’m sure all other sorts of general abuse and hilarity.

It will evolve over coming months, but my current thought is a dual sport camping trip on vintage (’75 or older?) bikes while sporting vintage (or period-correct) riding and camping gear. These were the bikes we all had back in the day – the ones we couldn’t wait to put Preston Petty fenders and knobby tires on, the ones we now pay $200 to find a speedo for, even though we remember removing and scrapping a cherry one back then. At the time, they were known as “enduro”, “trail”, or even “play” bikes; when all we really wanted was a dirt bike. They were what you had back when you rode with jeans, lace up boots, and an old Bell helmet. They were what you bought with the money made from that summer job while school was out.

They are what you now miss the most about your long-gone and misspent youth…


My idea is to spend a few days to a week cruising around the PNW (not gonna lie, most likely Oregon) and camping off these sorts of bikes. No high-dollar gear allowed. If you can’t build a fire and cook over it, you better like cold food.

And yes, extra points will be awarded for anything with a working Jake Brake! Hang on – it’s gonna be a bumpy ride on 3” of rear wheel travel.

Let's hear what you think!!
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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You donks need to spend a night at Crystal Crane. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
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IN duh!

I'm thinking extended time off is an issue for a lot of us. A weekend with a pre determined campsite would be perfect. That way if you can't make the whole time at least you could come in early or leave late and get to enjoy some of it. Realistic mileage, available gas, food, beer, firewood.

Pre 75 is ok with me but I think we should also include "inappropriate" Vehicles also. What the hell is an inappropriate vehicle?.....How about your street legal Lawn Mower with the 750 Honda motor. A 50cc Scooter with all your gear strapped on. A certain Gold Wing/GSXR Hybrid comes to mind. An old HardTail Chopper on a gravel road would qualify. Motorized Barstool.......
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:44 PM   #4
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Yes!!!

can't wait for some 70's VD! Only one cure for it, get out and ride the old beast.

I think the hardest part Miguel will be road legal bikes. I could be wrong, but that would be my first guess. I would also suggest saying 79 and older, but that's your call.


And for any of you FF who want a reason, these bikes are going for as little as $500 with title in running condition on CL if you look hard enough.


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Old 12-17-2014, 07:21 AM   #5
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Pre 75

Pre 75 puts me and the wife out, '76 and '77 Bultacos. But here are some photos anyway. Take that suckers

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:30 AM   #6
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pre 75 sounds a bit restrictive - how about dual sports with dual shocks? That will at least include some of the early XR's and XL's and everything before them?

I've often thought about organizing an orienteering ride in the Tillamook Forest on vintage dual sports - as in here is a compass and an map, go find these checkpoints. This might be a good way to find interested parties...
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #7
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Interested to see this develop! I will join in one way or another, even if it is just a chase, sweep, support type deal.

Loops throughout the China Hat area incorporating Fort Rock, Lapine, East Lake and beyond may bridge the gap for non road legal vehicles to participate.
Just throwing it out there.

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Old 12-17-2014, 08:58 AM   #8
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Zack, I remember the Alpina being Blue, and sort of a trials/Street bike hybrid. Been awhile...
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:01 AM   #9
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Yeah, 1975 or older might be a bit restrictive for folks who weren't even born by then!

I hate rules more than most, but some sort of "guidelines" will be necessary to keep the groovy 70's spirit alive. How about any year bike as long as it starts with a 7 or smaller - i.e. 1979 and older bikes. Also, bikes that are (or were when they were new) sorta street legal would be good. Not that I don't love the thought of a 1976 RM370 with a plate pop-riveted to the fender, it just doesn't feel like it fits with the vibe here, man . I don't give a shit if it's street legal now or not - that's your problem .

Combining the weekend camp-n-ride idea (thanks OMB!) with a 2 or 3 day camping trip on the bikes the following week sounds great. You can participate in part or all of the festivities! I just love the idea of bombing across the Cascades on gravel roads, camping in meadows, fishing in streams, getting lost, breaking shit, pretty much everything we tried to do on my ill-fated 555 ride (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800565) a couple years ago, only not grenading a bike on the first day!

Was thinking of riding my TS185, but now I'm toying with taking the Road Toad!
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:12 AM   #10
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Interested to see this develop! I will join in one way or another, even if it is just a chase, sweep, support type deal.

Great idea! We need a 1974 Chevy van with twice pipes and bubble side windows for a support vehicle!!
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Zack, I remember the Alpina being Blue, and sort of a trials/Street bike hybrid. Been awhile...
The Alpinas were a street legal enduro version of the Sherpa. Alpinas had a larger tank, larger seat, lighting circuit, etc. Similarly the Frontera was the street legal emduro version of the Pursang. Many of the Buls imported to the US were Blue, but they were also offered in many different colors. Red being the second most popular.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:56 AM   #12
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If my XL still looked like this, I would be in.



Even the camping part might work, because my tent and sleeping bag were made in 1962.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:22 AM   #13
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If my XL still looked like this, I would be in.



Even the camping part might work, because my tent and sleeping bag were made in 1962.
replacements.

http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/4805667539.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/mcy/4799579965.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/4809188784.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/mcy/4787948251.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/4808187755.html

http://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/4777956283.html

http://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/4763064285.html

http://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/4782623884.html

http://medford.craigslist.org/mcy/4787088667.html
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:45 AM   #14
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replacements.
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Thanks, but I still have it, though it isn't quite street-legal anymore.



Nor have I started it in several years.
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i love this idea!
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