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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by kittycactus, Jan 21, 2008.
the front hub on the KR must weight 50lbs
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.
Very nice! Beautiful bike. Always liked Montesa's.
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...
...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?
Not sure I'm spelling it right..... Vekkonen 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.
When Vehkonen quit riding for Montesa Factory Team the next generation Cappras with the "Laid Down" shocks were dubbed the V75.
..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?
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)
That's the exhaust silencer.
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 .
The next project is on deck.................................
These were shared with me this morning, I had to pass them along here, hope they are old skool enough.
You are a cruel,cruel man.
A muffler? Dang, thats almost as ugly as the one on my Alpina.
Cool shots SB. Charlie Curnutt says hello. I talked with him today.
Trampas Parker defying Gravity in the Cavity June 2012.
I had that shot for my screen saver for awhile. Awesome shot!!
Nice! I haven't seen Charlie in years now, thanks!!!!