Old [25yrs +] bike - Oz/Kiwi ADVRiders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by hunter_greyghost, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Now there's a man that enjoys motorcycling!.........GREAT STORY.:D:thumb
  2. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Great story, nice to know that sometimes you get a winner :eek1
    I can relate to where he was coming from, good to see he got it back :wink:
    Cheers
    Baza
  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    From a rally a few years back.[​IMG]

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  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Found this @ Nabiac Motorcycle Museum - L5T Yamaha, got one of these little beasts awaiting restoration! :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Remember the Suzuki Stinger? About 125 or maybe 150. Twin high exhausts and bright, bright, bright colours! i was may 12 or 13 when they were about. This girl around the corner had one. All I remember is the high pipes, bright colours and big tits!
  6. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Never seen a bike with big tits.... Sounds like fun.:norton
  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    See one @ Griffith Classic Ride most years, no big tits though! :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  8. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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  9. *nick*

    *nick* lost.

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    me an my '47 Beeza dirt tracker at a bike show down here in Melbourne

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  10. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    A bit of a party at a mate's place on Sat night, we ended up in the garage as usual...

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  11. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Would they not let the BMW in?

    Or do you secretely have a Guzzi.

    And change the lighting setting on your camera to fluoro. I've never seen a KTM Orange LeMans before.:thumb
  12. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    More my style of Guzzi, luv them old beasts :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  13. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    I'm very fussy about where I'll park my bike, wouldn't want to catch anything...
  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    '78 XS650E, nice job of converting, not radical - just common sense
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    Cheers
    Baza
  15. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson SlowRobo

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    Yamaha YL1. 4 speed. Used it on short circuit back in '68. But I could not stay on it.( I blamed all my falls on the short wheel base) but I just didn't have a clue.

    Now proposed as a coffee table talking piece. A few screws & carby's & it's there

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  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Got a big generator/alternator on it! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  17. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Some pics (not by me) from a Black Duck Rally, probably 1985.

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  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Nice photos Dave, have some old ones from '70's Alpine around somewhere, I'll have a look :deal
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    here's one from '79, Huon Valley, Tassy, probably posted before but shit happens! :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  19. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Some good loking bikes esp. the round case and lav.

    Good effort thanks:clap
  20. fnqgr650

    fnqgr650 Adventurer

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    Bit intrigued by slowbikes pik. Must be one hell of a bumpy road the bird is ridin. Either that or she is doing something she doesn't really enjoy but must make the effort? Anyway, I am all for the Aussie site for old folks......and their not quite as old equipment. I have fingers crossed my '85 gr650 will survive the roadworthy tomorrow and join the throng.