Classic,Vintage Adventure Bikes

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Eric66, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    Surely there must be some other strange people out there that get a kick out of restoring and riding these old bikes? Watch ya got? Here's a couple of mine[​IMG][​IMG] Nothing like bringing a bike back from the dead and reliving your youth:lol3
    Regards Eric
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  2. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    Yep! :D
    Gotta love an original Tenere. Nice work! :clap
    I'm still in progress of rebuilding my DR750, but picked up this one from the original owner last week.
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    He did 9000kms mainly on the street, then had a small 'off' which caused him to park it for the next 24 years. :rolleyes
    Because of being left to the elements for many years, it's cosmetically not perfect, but mechanically it's a real gem and very original.
    Just gotta find one of those big 'Dakar' tanks for it and I'll be happy.
    I'm just finishing a '75 Husky too but it's hardly an ADV ride....... :evil
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  3. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    I had one of those Honda's... really miss it. Bought new in 82 and sold in a divorce settlement in 85.

    Magic bit of gear!

    M
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  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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  5. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Highly paid idiot

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    Had a 79 KLX 250. Rode to Fraser and back then on to Bathurst Easter races ( 1984 ). Wouldn't mind another.
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  6. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    87 Transalp 600 XLV.
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  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I'll see your bike Rob, up it to a 'Kenny' :lol3

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    Cheers
    Baza
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  8. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    89 Suzuki DR 750.
    Kenny got to much suspension for me Bazz.


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  9. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    You bastards are just showing off now! :lol3

    Your bikes definitely do blow away my little XL in the 'cool' stakes. :cry

    Hey Baza, where's that pic of the DT taken?
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  10. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    North of Injune, Qld, circa '78 :clap
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    Spent 6 months in the bush doing Seismic Survey, up around Carnavon Gorge [Nat Park?] :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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  11. PBee

    PBee eya goin

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    I, like the rest of you did adventure riding as Baz said before it had a name.

    My TT500, bought new (notice the ATGATT).
    Rode this thing all over the Flinders on a regular basis. You'd be surprised how much shit you can pack on it..:lol3
    I really miss it. :cry
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    Then I upgraded to an XR600RF

    New just out of the box.
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    One of many trips to Arkaroola
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    The XR is still in my shed.
    Didn't bother with pannier racks & shit, just loaded everything on the back of the seat.
    Didn't know any better back then....:tb
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  12. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    Jeez, ya haven't aged a bit, Baza! :rofl

    Thanks for those pics. The 'good ol' days', eh? :D

    One of my favourites from years gone by.

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    Great trip and didn't have to worry about running out of fuel. :rolleyes
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  13. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    What size is the Ducati Bootlace, from memory - 250/350/450 in the singles, cranky little pricks if the timing is out, is as much as I remember about them from '70's, :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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  15. Nanin

    Nanin Halfozze

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    I am gonna love this thread

    This is mine, 1990 DR800 SR42,I left her in Spain and I miss her sooooooo much.

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    Adios
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  16. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    My 52 m72 1952 Ural, hope to do the OCR next year
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  17. FIIG Rick

    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    Loaded up heading to the OCBR last year[​IMG]
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  18. Tfos1

    Tfos1 Been here awhile

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    A bog-stock '95 Dominator. Love it. It's a bit heavy and short on horsepower, but so's the rider.

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  19. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    What sort of fuel consumption do ya get outa that beastie? :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
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  20. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    Some great photo's,here's one of the day I got my 1st Tenere, about 86-87:eek1[​IMG] Then off for a ride to Nth Qld,T boots,Belstaf jacket,jeans all the best gear:lol3Still got that red sheep skin.[​IMG]
    Regards Eric
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