Dirt Bike History 101

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by kittycactus, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    the front hub on the KR must weight 50lbs :D


    great photos :clap
  2. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    I freshened my H6 up a little this winter, and added a set of Marzocchi forks from it's MX brother VB 360.
    All the lights are working now, and I'm ready to do some vintage dual sport riding this summer.


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  3. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :clapVery nice! Beautiful bike. Always liked Montesa's.
  4. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Nice Montesa! Back in the early 70's I was drooling all over the Capra 250 VR, but ended up getting a 250 Pursang from the Triumph dealer down the road. Wish I had been able to keep it...
  5. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :ksteve...Nah nah, I had a VR75.... Fun bike but the exhaust always popped out of the jug when I crashed on the right side, which was often. Or was it on the left side?...Pop quiz.....what did VR stand for?:confused
  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Not sure I'm spelling it right..... Vekkonen Replica
  7. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Kalevi Vehkonen

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    Vehkonen Replica

    He re worked the previous model 63M Gray Tank 250 MX to come up with the next generation 73M VR.
    Bore was reduced from 72mm to 70MM and the stroke lengthened. The frame was completely redesigned, and looked more like the King Scorpion / 125 MX frame. The 63M frame looked like the early Husky frames with a large backbone that came down just behind the carb. The 63M and the early Huskys shared the round air filter box on the side because there wasn't room for a traditional air box behind the carb. The first 500 VRs had a Red tank the same style as the gray 63M bikes, and still retained the straight fin cylinder. After #500 the "Still Better" angular tank and wavy fin cylinders were added.

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    When Vehkonen quit riding for Montesa Factory Team the next generation Cappras with the "Laid Down" shocks were dubbed the V75.

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  8. 305racer

    305racer Fossil Rocket Pilot

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    :drif
  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :drif:drif..I second that motion. I would guess that your H6 could keep up with the modern bikes in the woods? What does it weigh? Is that a tool box from a Honda XL hanging off the back? I see you only have a center stand. My Frontera only had a center stand so I always had to find something to lean it against which was usually a tree. I don't know what I would have done if I was out west and there wasn't a tree nearby?:muutt
  10. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Awesome!!! That is the bike I wanted in the worst way. When I got the Bultaco, I found out that the down pipe was not suited for the type of riding we did! Tried to wheelie over some RR tracks and put a big dent in it. Got a Husky 250 CR the next summer ('75)
  11. A_Vasiliev

    A_Vasiliev M-ass-ter Craftsman

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    That's the exhaust silencer.
  12. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
    I haven't ridden it in anger yet, but when I tested it over a few obstacles around my property It does pretty well...... flies much nicer than my modern dual sports. It's a little porky........ the factory spec sheet says 108kg, or 238 lbs, but I'm sure that's "dry". A real world magazine test, gassed up and ready to go, put it at 275. I hear what you are saying about center stand. The works shocks were built off the VB card, and are a little longer than the Betors that came on it. Same thing with the VB forks. When I'm in the dirt out back I'm always looking hump to park over or a rut to put the tires in :lol3.

    The next project is on deck.................................

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  13. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Larkin....Gnarly dude.

    These were shared with me this morning, I had to pass them along here, hope they are old skool enough.
  14. 305racer

    305racer Fossil Rocket Pilot

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    You are a cruel,cruel man:cry.
  15. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    A muffler? Dang, thats almost as ugly as the one on my Alpina.
  16. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Cool shots SB. Charlie Curnutt says hello. I talked with him today.
  17. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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  18. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    Trampas Parker defying Gravity in the Cavity June 2012.

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  19. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    I had that shot for my screen saver for awhile. Awesome shot!!
  20. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Nice! I haven't seen Charlie in years now, thanks!!!!