Old Enduros

Discussion in 'Photos' started by DC354, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    1978 TT500...I had one of those.

    My dad always called it the "Lemon Drop Special" cause I used to break it so often when I raced it, lol.

    It didnt break from poor quality, it was more from overstressing the bike by trying to ride it beyond its design perameters.

    I flat tracked it on Saturday nights, then re-configured it to race motocross on the following Sunday morning...man, those were fun times.
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  2. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Had one of these too...it was my dads bike, he bought it brand new.

    Years later after I joined the Air Force I bought it from him and shipped it up to Alaska...rode the hell out of that torque monster too!

    Love those Yamahas. :clap
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  3. DC354

    DC354 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the advice! I currently have a .50 over Honda piston and need a new jug. I never thought of looking in to CR parts for it.
    Does anyone know about these bikes? I was wondering if i might be able to get away with throwing a cr250 or mt250 engine into the frame? Or am i just day dreaming?... Can't seem to find any mt250's for sale. Or 125's!
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  4. motogrady

    motogrady Adventurer

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    Why yes sir, it is a 1975.
    Only 250 Enduro that was lighter that year was the Bultaco.
    By a pound maybe.
    A wolf in sheeps clothing this one is.
    Only big differences between these and the Cappra (the MXer),
    is the piston skirt is a tad longer, to tame it down a bit,
    the lights, 1st gear is a bit lower, 5th a bit taller, and that's it.

    I'm lucky to have grabbed it......................
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  5. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    I still don't know exactly what I am talking about, but try some of the vintage forums for cross-over parts. You may find that the CR top end fits or that there is a MT 175 barrel that will swap. After thinking about it more, I think one of the "sleeper" set-ups was the CR 250 top end on the MT 250 giving you a wide ratio
    trans with a motor that can pull it.
    Look here for a start. http://www.honda-elsinore.com/ Good luck.
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  6. Bridge Club

    Bridge Club Been here awhile

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    Clearly things have progressed down the generations.
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  7. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    Unfortunately I don't own either of these anymore

    PE250B with a RM250C exhaust fitted

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    Purchased new in Dec 1978 and I only sold it about 4 years ago as it had been sitting in my Mothers garage unused since 1980.

    My younger brother had a propensity to come home from rides with his bike in this sort of condition.

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    Forerunner to the PE series. A 1974 TM125 chassis fitted with a similar age TS185 engine. Fully street legal.

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  8. jitterymonkey

    jitterymonkey Been here awhile

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    Here's my '73 XL250. I'd love to put a MT250 next to it in the garage.
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  9. motogrady

    motogrady Adventurer

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    these guys, they're a pretty good bunch....

    http://www.vintagemx.us/message_board/
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  10. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

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    My latest toy. '74 Dt360 , only has 3k on it! Waiting on parts to sort out the lights, but FUN so far!![​IMG][​IMG]
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  11. DC354

    DC354 Adventurer

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    Very cool! I had a 1972 XL250 my self! I regret selling it. I traded it straight up for a 1985 RM250. That was a pretty fun motorcycle as well. Those XL250's are great reliable bikes though! I would ride accross the country on one if I could.
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  12. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Need another one?

    Kind of ironic...I spotted this minutes before seeing your post this morning.

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3416518418.html
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  13. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

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    That one is a bit nicer ... I'll have about $650 in mine when it's all said and done, chain and sprockets, tires ,bars.. Hell get and let's go riding!!!
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  14. gpthis

    gpthis Been here awhile

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    Nice 360 ~ Had one back in 79. bought it off my neighbor who tweeked it a bit, bored,piped and diconnected the oil injection. Man what a ride. That thing would pull my arms off, that is, when it wasn't rejecting my knee into the bars after trying to start the beast. :lol3
    Have fun with that one!!
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  15. tradex56

    tradex56 Been here awhile

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    as I dreamed it in the 70's



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    I found it on holiday in the island of Malta. I wanted to take her home, but I was on an island.
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  16. spikerjack 46

    spikerjack 46 Adventurer

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    This was taken in the early 80's of me on my Yamaha 250dt.

    Loved it. This got me hooked on trail bikes.

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    Then I got a DR 400 Suzuki outside the family home.

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    My latest bike is this..............

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  17. tradex56

    tradex56 Been here awhile

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    nel 1982 io avevo 26 anni e ho comprato il DR 500 S. Mi costava 3.200.000 lire italiane.


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  18. motogrady

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    Ha! FullBore Boots. (the red white & blue stripes down the front). Had a pair just like them.

    I tell ya, the 400 you have now, is one sweet looking ride.
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  19. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    My XL350 Pic circa 1983 -
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    How about my old Mini Enduro -

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  20. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    I have one awaiting funds for restoration and it still runs...
    I could be convinced to part with it ;)
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