Dirt Bike History 101

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

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I don't know, what is it :confused
  2. xlcr

    xlcr Stop being a dick, dick.

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    4 cylinder Kawasaki made from 2 KH750s. I saw it parked in front of the Chandler Museum a few years ago at a pre-Love Ride event.
  3. ChopSuey

    ChopSuey Been here awhile

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    The following are from a 1973 ISDT event, location I'm not sure of.

    Charlie Vincent
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    Carl Cranke
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    Jack Penton
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    Jeff Penton
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    Malcom Smith
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    Dick Burleson
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  4. Trailing Jack

    Trailing Jack Dr. Acula

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    Where are you finding these pics, Chop? :ear :clap
  5. ChopSuey

    ChopSuey Been here awhile

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    It's a secret! :D
  6. ADK

    ADK ____

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    The '73 ISDT was in Dalton, Mass.:deal :beer
  7. ChopSuey

    ChopSuey Been here awhile

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  8. Hambone950

    Hambone950 Mas Naranjas Por Favor!

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  9. Hambone950

    Hambone950 Mas Naranjas Por Favor!

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    This looks like a Jawa CZ ISDT bottom end (forward kickstart etc) with a different head, frame and plastics etc. The enclosed chain looks identical.
    I almost broke my knee when my dad's 360 kicked back. I had a hole where the bolt from the kill switch made a hole in my 10 year old right knee (dad had it on the right). I still have te scars. Actually look closely at the tank. It says Jawa underneath Mazzili
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    Actually quite a few bikes I've never heard of here: http://www.isdt.eu/1373.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*[/quote]
  10. ADK

    ADK ____

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    There's a lot of bikes in Europe that we never hear about here.My Dad brought home a magazine/catalogue from Holland that had pics/specs of quite a few bikes i'd never heard of.:norton :beer
  11. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Dharma Bum

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    Your right, I'm into Rotax powered bikes, there are so many that were never imported. Portal's come to mind. It can't be a bad bike if its rotax powered! :nod
  12. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    that is Newburghs Pat Moroney on his Moto Fox CR 250, with Simons forks. That pic actually made it into the poster shops back then, and he had no idea how or why. A few years back some guy showed up at Moroneys with that bike and wanted to know if Pat wanted to buy it for under a grand, and Pat passed on it.

    Anyone priced late 70's Moto Fox CR's with Simons and Fox airs lately?

    Pat has. :D
  13. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Dharma Bum

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    1979 Husky 390, NOS 17" Trelleborg, NOS seatcover, etc. For Sale :evil

    Edit: wrong photo, scroll down \/

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  14. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    pretty wierd looking Husky. :D
  15. ADK

    ADK ____

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    That's what I was thinking,too.
  16. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    Rotax motor? orange body work? Not doubting anyone just love this vintage stuff.
  17. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    You sure that ain't a Can Am??
  18. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Dharma Bum

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    Dammit, wrong photo. :lol3 Thats an MX3 Can Am, heres the Husky:

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  19. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Dharma Bum

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    You should be doubting me!! :lol3
  20. motorrad2

    motorrad2 n00b

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    This is a stock 1975 KX400 with aftermarket shocks and fork boots. Judging by the amount of fork travel, I would guess it has a fork kit installed as well.