Play bikes

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Gtrpcknman124, May 6, 2013.

  1. Gtrpcknman124

    Gtrpcknman124 n00b

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    New here! Since hardcore motocrossers call anything that isn't a YZ, CR, KX, SX, or RM a play bike:evil, lets start a thread for pics of "play bikes"! Any 2-stroke that you would rip off road with, jump, and basically have some fun bottoming-out moments on qualifies. I'll start with my 1991 Yamaha RT 180. It's reliable as the day, morning, evening, and night is long and a blast to ride. The suspension isn't the best, but by gum, it works. Every week we go riding out at a track in the boonies and I take the old smoker, because the only other bike I have is a 1977 Honda CT 125. I've jumped the thing--35 feet repeatedly, 25 feet constantly--and I weigh 200 lbs being 6' 6", but the little sucker gives me no troubles. Nothing like flying on one of those old buggers--everybody looks at you like "what in the world?!?" :rofl Here she is![​IMG]
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  2. nedc

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    Here's mine- 1988 DT50. It's a budget playbike...I have about $250 in it. You would think a 50cc dirt bike could not hurt you, but I have proven that theory wrong!:puke1

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  3. dhallilama

    dhallilama Long timer

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    my piece of junk...
    '77 yamaha IT 250. have very little $ into it... just wanted a project to keep me busy between other projects. fun as could be.

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  4. Gtrpcknman124

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    Those are awesome! Keep them coming everybody! I think the part about " You would think a 50cc dirt bike could not hurt you, but I have proven that theory wrong!" needs more detail:D I like the fact that you only have $250 into it. I paid $150 for mine, and then put on a new rear tire, patched the seat, bought an air filter, and relaced the rear wheel. Good as new:D I've had an opportunity to buy an IT 250, but I didn't know how they were for jumping and such. Probably about the same as what I already have though. You should paint your gas tank man!
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  5. klp

    klp Been here awhile

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    Here's mine -

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    It's an xr100 with a 120cc kit. I built it to compete in a local mini road race series. I have knobbies for it too.
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  6. Gtrpcknman124

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    I forgot to post a pic of my little Honda! It goes well with yours. It's a '77 CT 125: [​IMG]
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  7. dhallilama

    dhallilama Long timer

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    the IT was yamaha's enduro bike at the time (IT stands for International Trials). the 250 and 400 was basically rehashed outdated YZ stuff with different porting/pipe and a bit more rake/trail. they can rip if setup right.
    the IT175 was its own thing... and a very competent trail bike that can take a ton of abuse.
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  8. Jeffn

    Jeffn Been here awhile

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    Down to this one-just out of storage and ready to be cleaned up in/out and maybe even make a street scrambler:

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  9. Gtrpcknman124

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    It's cuter than the dickens! What is it?
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  10. Highside>Lowside

    Highside>Lowside Hairier Than Thou

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  11. Gtrpcknman124

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    Golly man you worked wonders with that thing! Thanks Highside>Lowside for posting that.:thumb
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  12. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Who let the fourstrokes in!

    My 1981 Dt175

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  13. Highside>Lowside

    Highside>Lowside Hairier Than Thou

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    I was wondering the same thing!



    Nice DT, here is mine (as hard core as $60 can get)-


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  14. woods wizard

    woods wizard Been here awhile

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    Wow .thats a beauty. I Dont know much about Rickmans , but that looks original ? Always love those radial fin heads.
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  15. Jeffn

    Jeffn Been here awhile

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    Yep, original but lightly restored 73 MX(not a playbike back in the day however). If you could keep it out of 8 false neutrals, you could get a chequered flag. I had a new 72 endure 125 back in 73 as my 1st real bike w/a clutch...paid 699 & sold it for 175.
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  16. Gtrpcknman124

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    Whoopsies...I was forgot and put my CT 125 in, and I'm the one that specified 2-strokes and put it in the 2T forum to begin with:D Forgive me guys! Pretty nice bikes coming in here--I'm enjoying it :thumb
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  17. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    That is a 4 stroke :puke1


    :rofl
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  18. Highside>Lowside

    Highside>Lowside Hairier Than Thou

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    :deal
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  19. bogieboy

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    heres my pair of play bikes.... an 01 ke100 and a 75 f11 250cc... that 250 needs jetting and suspension work, but once its up in the rpms, it PULLS......:rofl its scary as heck with no damping in the shocks front or rear...

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  20. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Flamed out

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    I retired my first helmet on an F11. They were not hurting for power. But I could have used some suspension landing that dune jump. :lol3
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