Old Enduros

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

  1. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Cool story. How much did you give for it back then?



    Here's my oldest ride.

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  2. Toddd

    Toddd Adventurer

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    My brothers XT500.
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    My XT600, with performance aged front suspension. RIP
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  3. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Cool XT500!!
  4. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    GREAT XT500 shot in the mountains!!!

    In response to the question: "Which ‘everyday’ modern bikes do you think will become future classics? The equivalent of the Honda CB750 or Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, if you like? "

    Edgar Heinrich said:

    "The R 80 G/S and Yamaha XT500 are there already."


    Who is Edgar Heinrich?

    "The man in charge of motorcycle design at BMW Motorrad right now is Edgar Heinrich. He’s the new boss of the company’s Design Studio, after working his way up through the ranks (with one break) since 1986."

    http://www.bikeexif.com/edgar-heinrich
  5. DC354

    DC354 Adventurer

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    Eventually everything will become a classic! Pretty much everything pre-1980 fascinates me...
    Mopeds, enduros, scooters, choppers.
  6. High Desert Rider

    High Desert Rider Been here awhile

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    No action shots, but:

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    the first "dirt bike" I ever rode. I titled the picture '71 Suzuki, but I really have no idea what the bike is. we pieced it together from 5-6 decrepit old Suzukis behind an ex-girlfriends fathers shed. We had decided that we thought it was a '71 T/S 185, but i have no idea how we came to that conclusion. I believe we robbed the rear wheel and carburetor off a slightly newer (early eighties?) RM250.
  7. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Been here awhile

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    Did I hear the mention of Hodaka's ? ? ?

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    This was my first Hodaka Ace 100



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    Not certain of the year... Hodaka 125 Combat Wombat...



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    Pic from 1974, Hodaka 125 (very modified for trials) you can see it worked well this day... Still have the "Hottie" :wink:



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    Hodaka 250ED Thunderdog... One of the first in the US...


    Hope you enjoyed these ol' Scans...
  8. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    Window shopping in New Matamoras, Ohio..................


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  9. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    This one belongs to a friend's father. It's spent most of it's life being hauled here and there. Beautiful bike........


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  10. Bikenstitches

    Bikenstitches Been here awhile

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  11. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Great photos. Like that early Ace. :thumb
  12. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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    Yamaha DT 175 I think it is 1978 model
  13. puffer

    puffer Adventurer

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    Now that's a right proper bike, Mate!
  14. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    I am in the process of restoring a 1980 Suzuki PE400, and looking to get the motor/transmission/clutch completely rebuilt.

    Can anyone recommend a builder in the NJ or NY area?

    Thanks in advance
  15. buddoggin

    buddoggin Been here awhile

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    Looks like my first bike in the 70's. Yamaha DT1
  16. skandero

    skandero Been here awhile

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    Grandpa on CZ350. Soviet Union.
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  17. pachecomike

    pachecomike n00b

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    Had one too...it was my "Japanese Bultaco Alpina" excellent spread of power...used to cruise the trails of Northern Virginia with it.
  18. spdjnky

    spdjnky Been here awhile

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    I'd love to have that Hercules! Rode one in the early 80's. That motor ripped!

  19. Trialsguy

    Trialsguy Been here awhile

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    Hmmm. Tank, head and front motor mount looks like a Husqvarna. Right side shift.


    Ah ha ..... '66 250 Husky
  20. skandero

    skandero Been here awhile

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    Yep... looks so. The picture is signed "CZ", and I know, that he was riding CZ. But Husquarna... in USSR... sounds almost unreal! Like KTM))) Only a few riders had access to the bikes like KTM in Soviet Union.
    Thanks for correcting my mistake.

    My grandfather had CZ, Jawa and Ural. Maybe, it's the bike owned by local motocross club.