A fun bike...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by tannergdog, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. tannergdog

    tannergdog Adventurer

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    Yamaha TY 250. a.k.a "CAT 250"
    When I was a kid I used to ride one like this. What a great bike. Many a fond memory of riding the mountain roads and trails back in N. Idaho on a bike like it.
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  2. Reg01

    Reg01 Got Adventure?

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    I used to want an Ossa Plonker or TY 250 so bad in my teen days. Had to ride the old DT-1s and YZs but always wanted a trials bike for playing in the woods. Looks great!
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  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Great lookin' bike :thumb
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  4. bacon

    bacon KZ5TLP

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    Yesterday there was one on ebay still might still be running but I am not sure
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  5. Motomech

    Motomech Adventurer in Latin Amer.

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    Where did you ride in N. Idaho?
    I grew up in Coeur 'd Alene and used to ride on the Bee Line trail, Best Hill, the Sand Hill and around Hayden Lake. Those were the days.
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  6. tannergdog

    tannergdog Adventurer

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    NE of Sandpoint out to Clark Fork (the town), then cross the Clark Fork River and backup Dry Creek Rd, or up the High Drive, to Green Mountain, Packsaddle, Trail 414, 76 in that general area. Yup, those WERE the days. Even the simplest things were all day fun. Up the bank and over a log or two and back down around to do it again. ...all day. :D
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  7. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I just got one of these on Saturday.

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    Mine isn't quite as shiny, but just as complete. Mine has a bit more "patina", meaning dust and scuffs and scratches. Meanwhile, I've bruised my pinky (trying to pinch between the tire-swing and the tree), and my elbow has a raspberry (bracing against the stucco on the house while trying to open the gate). Oh, and my legs and arms are sore, too.

    Damn this stuff is fun.
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  8. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    want to add a TY175 to your collection? not to far either! :evil

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  9. tannergdog

    tannergdog Adventurer

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    To be clear, that isn't my bike in the picture. I wish it was! I just found that pic on the web and have fond memories of one I had "like" it as a kid. Ours was well used to be sure.

    Nice find Cpt. Ron. Good looking bike. Those things are just fun to crawl around on.
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  10. tannergdog

    tannergdog Adventurer

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    Thanks for the offer, but I just don't have the room. I live in a garage. No joke. :D
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  11. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    My first bike was a Ty80
    Sold it and mowed a lot of lawns to buy my second bike a TY175
    That looks a little better then the one in the photos

    I bought the 175 from my mom who had decided that riding wasn't her thing.

    That was in the late 70's or early 80's I still own the bike today and wouldn't sell it.

    Riding these bikes was awsome and the skills I got from it has helped me in my road riding many times over.

    I was never much for the motocrozz lifestyle
    but an old trials bike like this was mad fun on the trails of washington state.
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