Desert sleds- post 'em here!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Just realised that my old beast qualifies for this thread :deal
    Did fairly sandy outback trip in 2010 - Off Centre Rally [OCR] @ Wannaarring, [outback NSW]
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    heading north towards Louth
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    unschedualled stop north of Louth
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    looking east towards Bourke
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    west toward Louth
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    think Macca was looking for his kidneys! :lol3
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    l to r; Strudy - DR650, Smithy - TT600 ['82], Macca - XT600 ['83] & my XS650 'Adventure'
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    signpost in the middle of nowhere
    Cheers
    Baza
  2. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    My '63 TR6SS is in the process of becoming a Desert Sled. Still several details to complete . . .

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  3. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Lookin' good buddy! ^^^
  4. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  5. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Best of the Triumph's?
    Chrome molly frame, good electrics, easy starter. No real problems except the ungainly exhaust….
  6. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  7. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Hello Mr President! This looks very much like the B25T I had back in the mid 70's, an excellent bike and something I dearly wish I still had! :D
  8. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  9. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Hey LC Garage, you racing motorcycles this year? I am going to run the same Sherpa S but hopefully will have a heavyweight trials bike ready for 2013.

    Dave
  10. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Am racing at least two races on my modern bike and then taking the vintage twin to Crooked River for the Steel Stampede. We have been making good progress on all projects and once the twin is up and running again should be good to go for at least a couple of seasons. Looking forward to seeing you and that Bultaco! :D
  11. LeatherFoot

    LeatherFoot Adventurer

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    Anybody ever seen a shovelhead desert sled?
  12. Kasi

    Kasi Adventurer

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    Just finished my 71 OIF Sled

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  13. Kasi

    Kasi Adventurer

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    My Paint Guy made a Typo :D:D:D my Modern Version of it .

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  14. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    front fenders are helpful in the desert
  15. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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  16. Cowboy Don

    Cowboy Don n00b

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  17. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Here's a real desert sled. Built and rode by famous Checkers MC member Carl Krohn. Eddie Mulder has probably rode it.

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  18. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  19. redprimo

    redprimo Been here awhile

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    I have a bunch of questions for whoever owns/restored that XR500.

    where did that tank come from. Plastic or metal and is it still available.

    Tell me about the electrics. what did you have to do to run that light.

    What is the front wheel off of and are those the stock forks.

    What rear shocks are those

    What exhaust are you running and do you have a better picture of it.

    Nice seat too.
  20. ducnek

    ducnek Trying not to feel it too hard

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    Sweet mercy that XR500 is sexy!:eek1