Old Enduros

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

  1. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Kind of James Dean style. :lol3
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  2. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    Heres one i resurrected, romped and eventually sold for a more reliable buddy bike. I still miss it!

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    1976 DT125
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  3. Marc gsbe

    Marc gsbe Adventurer

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    Here's my Yamaha 600 [​IMG]
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  4. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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  5. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    My '72 Yammy DT2
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    Working on making her street legal so I ride it legit.
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  6. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    I have two TT500s. One 1978 (yellow), and one 1981 (last year, not a whole lot of them around, white with the red graphics). Just acquired them from certain death from a family member. Both sat for 10 years. Yellow one fired second kick after cleaning the tank/carb/changing oil. White one needed some $12.99 Daichi points and cleaning of the same stuff and the pigtail from the magneto. Fired third kick.

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    My main dual sport/fun ride is an 86 XR600. Been doing a lot of rallies on it this year. Just keeps going.

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  7. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    With my dad's "new" 1968 Yamaha DT1

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    Then my own 1971 Yamaha JT1

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    Fast forward a few years....1983 Honda XR500R

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    1993 Honda XR600R

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  8. japollner

    japollner n00b

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    What qualifies as "old"? Here is my 88 KDX200 that a 16 year old got a hold of before me. Need's lots of love to get back to good riding condition, but I traded an old Puch moped I had fixed up for it, so I can't complain.

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  9. BigBeta

    BigBeta Slowrider

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    From 1983 but photographed in 2010.
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    An unwieldy beast but good fun nonetheless. Resting against a fingerpost in Nottinghamshire.

    This is how it looked when I bought it in 2002.
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  10. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    Taken last month, this is a shot of my 1986 XR600R. I bought it new, in July of 1987. I'd been in the shop a few days before I bought this. They had one just like it on the floor, in addition to an '87 in the new white color scheme. I passed that day.

    I got up Saturday to go look again. The salesman came over, and told me that he'd seen me in before. I said something like "I came in to look at that '86 you had, but it's gone. I don't know about the white ones". He told me that they had just finished putting together another '86. We went out back and they were just washing it off. I got on it, started it and listened to it idle for a little bit, them I bought it.
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  11. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    My '77 XT500, bought in Sept. '09 for $400, I spent another $250 to make it roadworthy. Only had 660 miles on it then, just under 12k now.

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  12. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    1981 Husqvarna 520 AE

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    My TT500 in middle between buddies' XT and TT (yellow was 1978, orange 1979). Sadly sold now:

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  13. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Had a new 76 (the 1st year out) and then a new 78. Great machines in their time. Then in 1980 Honda came out with the 1st XR500 with the 23 inch front wheel. So went to Honda and stayed there till my new Super Tenere.
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  14. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    Pretty much right off the showroom floor.

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  15. 90R100GS

    90R100GS Wrench Turner

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    Here's mine. Used to run now my project for next year:

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    Its my 1984 Can-am ASE. I purchased it from a farmer friend back in 2002. Started on the first kick. Last time it ran was 2009. The 6 pole stator broke. They are pretty hard to come by. But lately I've been digging around the Can-Am and Rotax website, and I am almost convinced I can squeeze in a DS650 4 wheeler engine without cutting or welding.
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  16. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Had one of those too. Rode a couple of eastern enduros on mine. Not very fast but good mountian goat and supposedly good suspension compared to the DT1 Yammie which a lot of guys were switching to. The enclosed chain was a pain.
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  17. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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  18. Pip116

    Pip116 n00b

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    My fathers Kawasaki KE 125 from 1978 with just about 4k

    Shot in 2012 ..... i love that bike


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  19. tundradirtbiker

    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    Old bikes may have been junk in comparison to a current bike, but who knew the difference? Thanks for sharing the cool pix
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  20. Tech23

    Tech23 Been here awhile

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    I picked up the first XL 600R from my local dealer back in 1983. Such a step forward from the 1981 Yamaha XT 500G it replaced. When this bike came out I thought the "enduro" market segment might actually get some new MX technology injected into new enduro/dual sport bikes...no such luck. Other than a rear disc brake my 2004 DR 650 has no new technology from what you see here. The XL was at least a hemi with dual/two stage carbs.

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