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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Waco, Nov 14, 2009.
I like this one, but I think it may actually be a photo of a Tamiya scale model kit. Seriously.
I felt in love with this one:
Though finally married the Queen
..23 years later I still shiver when I look at her (in Spanish, motorcycles are female)
Back during my little kid days my Dad's best friend Jim used to buy a new Huskie every year.
Jim's wife wasn't overly keen on Jim spending his weekends and money on this hobby and made it clear that she didn't want him ever buying another motorcycle.
As far as she knew, Jim had the same 10 year old bike he always had.
The wife never knew Jim put the old gas tank on the new bike. He'd swap the gas tank and take it out to get muddy and ride home. She never caught on. Eventually the tank was 6 or 8 years old but he mounted it on the current year bike.
I still remember my Dad and Jim laughing about this slight of hand.
This went on for years and years.
Anybody has a photo of the Suzuki DeCoster rode with that funky linkage front end?
I remember watching him on that bike on Cosell's ABC Wide World of Sports on Sundays with Pop on a color TV.
Thread over, we have a winnah! the husky gets second place, and the bsa 'scrambler' is third.
this, is perfection of purpose.
Yes, this one please!
Hannah's '76 OW27 125 "waterpumper"....it blew everyone's mind at Hangtown back in the day,including Marty Smith's I bet :eek1
I miss the real "Factory Bikes"
please, wich year?
That would be a '10, maybe '11. Italian motor, red PC valve cover. I think the '12's got the chinese mill. The white frame might place it '09 because the later ones were black. The date of the pic post is most likely the year of the bike.
Those are very nice bikes BTW.
I have a '11 TE630, black frame, red valve cover, silver rims. It's a great bike.
The Rallye Airheads from HPN are my favorite.
I live my dream with this bike.
Ralf from Germany
Sorry if this one has already been talked:
1973 CR250 Elsinore
On the picture is not the 600cc XR! Maybe he pictured the 250cc XR RFVC.
This was one of my first bikes and easily one of the best looking showroom stock dirtbikes, ever. [/IMG][/IMG] http://s562.photobucket.com/user/pennswoodsed/media/thbmw.jpg.html?filters[user]=90104569&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=2/phantom_moates.jpg[/IMG]
I owned a sand cast yz250 73 in 75,76 it came after boring xl250 ,and great Ossa pioneer 1971. The Ossa taught me how good a dirt bike could be, what a tank, could be ridden at 2-3 mph or 65 mph. Heavy ,but indestructible. The YZ250 and 77 Ossa Desert phantom 250 were the same but different. Yz had great motor ,good ergos , light enough to live with so so suspension. The Ossa DP was my last dirt bike, and probably the one that got away . Miles above my ability, low first gear and tall fifth. Mx starts and 80+ top end. 207 to 212 lbs wet weight. More suspension travel and control than I deserved. Both 250s would run for 30 minutes on a full tank . Inadequate on the YZ and silly on the DP. Desert ? you would be 50 miles from your starting point and done. either would run with my buddies open class pigs in very fast trail riding . As long as there was a turn every 1/4 mile.
Oh yeah the 77 YZ125 , nice ,light as a dream ,None of the bike I listed took any thing but plugs,gas and tires (tubes).
Don't want to mention the awful ones not listed .
Nice looking old silver yammer. The yeller one is too, but geez, they're both old.
The ossa is interesting...my thoughts were, "if you could keep it running". LOL
When I was a kid my riding buddy had a ossa and he custom fabed a Ducati 250 single into it. First frankenbike I'd been exposed to. Geez, that must be 40 years ago. It was a pretty good runner too.
The "72 Ossa Pioneer was a great running bike and for it's time handled pretty good. It did have a problem with the steel spokes and aluminum nipples. :huh Rode one in the Texas State Enduro Circuit in "72/"73. Finished tenth.